Dr. Kezhi Wang

Senior Lecturer, Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize, 2022
♣ Top 2% Scientists of the World by Stanford University, 2022 (single-year dateset)
♣ IEEE Senior Member
♣ HEA Fellow
♣ EPSRC Associate College Member
♣ Chancellor’s International Scholarship, University of Warwick

Research Interests

♣ Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence for Wireless Communications
♣ Mobile Edge / Cloud / Fog Computing
♣ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Ground Vehicular Networks
♣ Intelligent Reflecting Surface (IRS) / Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces / Massive MIMO
♣ 5G / 6G / Beyond Networks
♣ Computational Intelligence, Resource Allocation, Optimization Algorithm and Protocol Design

Journal Editorship

♣ Associate Editor, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
♣ Associate Editor, IEEE Communications Letters
♣ Associate Editor, IEEE Access
♣ Associate Editor, International Journal of Communication Systems
♣ Associate Editor, Frontiers in Communications and Networks
♣ Associate Editor, Peerj Computer Science
♣ Editorial Board Members, Journal of Smart Environments and Green Computing
♣ Guest Editor, Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications: Status, Challenges, and Future Perspectives, Applied Sciences, 2022
♣ Guest Editor, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) for Wireless Communications, Electronics
♣ Guest Editor, 5G and Beyond-5G (B5G) Technologies Enabled Intelligent Wireless Emergency Communications, Journal of Communications and Information Networks
♣ Guest Editor, UAV Assisted Communications and Networking, Physical Communication
♣ Guest Editor, Artificial Intelligence for Physical-Layer Wireless Communications, IEEE Access
♣ Guest Editor, Communication and Computation Cooperation: Principles, Algorithms and Systems, International Journal of Communication Systems

Conference / Workshop

♣ Co-Chair, Edge Computing and Intelligence Symposium, The 14th International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP), 2022
♣ Publicity Co-Chair, INFOCOM ICCN’22 Fourth International Workshop on Intelligent Cloud Computing and Networking, 2022
♣ TPC Track Chair, Algorithms, Theory, and Protocols, The 17th International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking (MSN), 2021
♣ Special Session Co-Chair, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for 6G Systems; Computing, Communications and IoT Applications Conference (ComComAp), 2021
♣ Workshop Co-Chair, Millimeter-wave and Massive MIMO in Future Wireless Networks, IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China, 2018
♣ Session Chair/TPC member for a number of international conferences such as IEEE Globecom/ICC/VTC

Other Professional Activities

♣ External Examiner: Edge Hill University, Aston University, University of Exeter, etc
♣ Grant Reviewer: Israel Science Foundation, EPSRC, etc
♣ Journal Reviewer: IEEE Transactions, Nature Electronics, etc
♣ Book Reviewer: ELSEVIER, Taylor & Francis Books, Springer, etc
♣ Workshops and Symposia Officer: IEEE Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Emerging Technology Initiative
♣ Visiting Schloar of two universities
♣ 20+ invited talks by various institutions and organizations, e.g., University of Exeter and IEEE ComSoc School Series UK and Ireland.

Publications

Highlight

♣ Full List: Google Scholar (5,650+ citations, H-index: 38)
♣ 100+ IEEE Journals (IEEE Transactions, IEEE Letters, IEEE Magazines)
♣ 40+ Conferences
♣ 4+ ESI hot papers (Clarivate Web of Science, 0.1%)
♣ 13+ ESI highly cited papers (Clarivate Web of Science, 1%)
♣ 25+ Popular papers (IEEE Explore)
♣ 14+ IEEE Journals (Google Scholar citations > 100)
♣ 30+ IEEE Journals (First author/Corresponding author)
♣ 20+ Journals (IF > 9)
♣ 3 Patents
♣ 6 Journals (REF 2021)

Selected IEEE Journals

♣K. Zhi, C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang, et al, Two-Timescale Design for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Aided Massive MIMO Systems with Imperfect CSI, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2022
♣C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang, et al., Multicell MIMO Communications Relying on Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2020. (ESI hot paper, ESI highly cited paper, popular paper in IEEE TWC)
♣L. Wang, K. Wang, et al, Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning Based Trajectory Planning for Multi-UAV Assisted Mobile Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 2020. (ESI highly cited paper, Top 4 popular paper in IEEE CCN in many months)
♣J. Neera, X. Chen, N. Aslam, K. Wang, Z. Shu, Private and Utility Enhanced Recommendations with Local Differential Privacy and Gaussian Mixture Model, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2021
♣Z. Yang, C. Pan, K. Wang and M. Shikh-Bahaei, Energy Efficient Resource Allocation in UAV-Enabled Mobile Edge Computing Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 4576-4589, Sept. 2019. (ESI highly cited paper, popular paper in IEEE TWC)
♣Y. Zhou, C. Pan, P. Yeoh, K. Wang, et al., Secure Communications for UAV-Enabled Mobile Edge Computing Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2019 (ESI highly cited paper, popular paper in IEEE TCOM)
♣C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang, et al., Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided MIMO Broadcasting for Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, 2020. (ESI hot paper, ESI highly cited paper, popular paper in IEEE JSAC)
♣G. Zhou, C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang and A. Nallanathan, Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided Multigroup Multicast MISO Communication Systems, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2020. (ESI highly cited paper, Popular paper in IEEE TSP, first paper of IRS in IEEE TSP)
♣S. Hong, C. Pan, H Ren, K. Wang, et al, Robust Transmission Design for Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided Secure Communication Systems with Imperfect Cascaded CSI, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2020. (ESI highly cited paper, popular paper in IEEE TWC)
♣G. Zhou, C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang, et al, A Framework of Robust Transmission Design for IRS-aided MISO Communications with Imperfect Cascaded Channels, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2020. (ESI highly cited paper, popular paper in IEEE TSP)
♣S. Hong, C. Pan, H Ren, K. Wang and A. Nallanathan, Artificial-Noise-Aided Secure MIMO Wireless Communications via Intelligent Reflecting Surface, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2020. (ESI highly cited paper, popular paper in IEEE TCOM)
♣L. Wang, K. Wang, et al., Joint Trajectory and Passive Beamforming Design for Intelligent Reflecting Surface- Aided UAV Communications: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2022
♣P. Huang, Y. Wang, K. Wang, Qingfu Zhang, Combining Lyapunov Optimization with Evolutionary Transfer Optimization for Long-Term Energy Minimization in IRS-Aided Communications, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2022
♣L. Wang, K. Wang, et al., Deep Reinforcement Learning Based Dynamic Trajectory Control for UAV-assisted Mobile Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2021 (popular paper in TMC)
♣P. Huang, Y. Wang and K. Wang, A Divide-and-Conquer Bilevel Optimization Algorithm for Jointly Pricing Computing Resources and Energy in Wireless Powered MEC, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2021
♣P. Huang, Y. Wang, K. Wang and Z. Liu, A Bilevel Optimization Approach for Joint Offloading Decision and Resource Allocation in Cooperative Mobile Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2019
♣Y. Wang, Z. Ru, K. Wang and P. Huang, Joint Deployment and Task Scheduling Optimization for Large-Scale Mobile Users in Multi-UAV-Enabled Mobile Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2019 (ESI highly cited paper, popular paper)
♣C Pan, H Ren, K. Wang, et al, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for 6G Systems: Principles, Applications, and Research Directions, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2021 (ESI hot paper, ESI highly cited paper, popular paper in IEEE CM)
♣X. Wang, K. Wang, et al., Dynamic Resource Scheduling in Mobile Edge Cloud with Cloud Radio Access Network, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 2429-2445, 2018
♣K. Wang, K. Yang and C. S. Magurawalage, Joint Energy Minimization and Resource Allocation in C-RAN with Mobile Cloud, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 760-770, 1 July-Sept. 2018(popular paper in TCC)
♣X. Yu, X. Huang, K. Wang, F. Shu, and X. Dang, Joint Design of Power Allocation, Beamforming and Positioning for Energy-Efficient UAV-Aided Multiuser Millimeter-Wave Systems, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, 2022
♣H. Bi, W. Shang, Y. Chen and K. Wang, Joint optimisation for pedestrian, information and energy flows in emergency response systems with energy harvesting and energy sharing, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2022 (ESI hot paper, ESI highly cited paper, popular paper)
♣K. Wang, et al, Packet Error Probability and Effective Throughput for Ultra-reliable and Low-latency UAV Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2020. (Popular paper in IEEE TCOM)
♣Q. Tang, K. Wang, et al., Congestion Balanced Profits Maximization Charging Strategies for Electric Vehicles, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2020
♣G. Zhou, C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang, M .D. Renzo and A. Nallanathan, Robust Beamforming Design for Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided MISO Communication Systems, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2020. (ESI highly cited paper, popular paper in IEEE WCL)
♣Y. Zhou, C. Pan, P. Yeoh, K. Wang, et al, Communication-and-Computing Latency Minimization for UAVEnabled Virtual Reality Delivery Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2020
♣X Yu, G Wang, X Huang, K. Wang, et al, Energy Efficient Resource Allocation for Uplink RIS-Aided Millimeter- Wave Networks with NOMA, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2022
♣K. Zhi, C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang, Power Scaling Law Analysis and Phase Shift Optimization of RIS-aided Massive MIMO Systems with Statistical CSI, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2022. (Popular paper in IEEE TCOM)
♣G. Zhou, C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang and Marco M. Direnzo, Fairness-Oriented Multiple RIS-Aided mmWave Transmission: Stochastic Optimization Methods, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2022 (Popular paper in IEEE TSP)
♣Y. Pan, K. Wang, C. Pan, H. Zhu and J. Wang, Self-Sustainable Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Aided Simultaneous Terahertz Information and Power Transfer (STIPT), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2022
♣L. Zhang, C. Pan, Y. Wang, H. Ren, K. Wang, Robust beamforming design for intelligent reflecting surface aided cognitive radio systems with imperfect cascaded CSI, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 2021 (Popular paper in IEEE CCN)
♣H. Ren, K. Wang, C. Pan, Intelligent Reflecting Surface-aided URLLC in a Factory Automation Scenario, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2021. (Popular paper in IEEE TCOM)
♣X. Yu, K. Yu, X. Huang, X. Dang, K. Wang and J. Cai, Computation Efficiency Optimization for RIS-Assisted Millimeter-Wave Mobile Edge Computing Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 70, no. 8, pp. 5528-5542, Aug. 2022
♣ P. Huang, Y. Wang, K. Wang and K. Yang, ”Differential Evolution With a Variable Population Size for Deployment Optimization in a UAV-Assisted IoT Data Collection System,” IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 2019
♣X. Yu, F. Xu, J. Cai, X. Dang, K. Wang, Computation Efficiency Optimization for Millimeter-Wave Mobile Edge Computing Networks with NOMA, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2022
♣Y. Pan, C. Pan, K. Wang, et al, Cost Minimization for Cooperative Computation Framework in MEC Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2021
♣ M. Asim, Y. Wang, K. Wang, and P. Huang, A Review on Computational Intelligence Techniques in Cloud and Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 2020 (popular paper in TETCI)

Funding

External:

♣ (∼ €1m+) COVER: Cooperative and Intelligent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Emergency Response Applications, HORIZON-MSCA-SE-2021 (PI), European Commission, 01/2023 - 12/2026 (Coordinator/PI, Proposal writing/submission, consortium building/coordination, Coordinator role handed over to another EU partner due to that the UK institutions cannot be the coordinator at the time of grant signature, including 10 univeristies and industrial partners from UK, EU, Australia and Canada)
♣ (∼ €690,000) EVOLVE: Electric Vehicles pOint Location optimization via VEhicular communications, European Commission, (Co-I from Northumbria University), 2023-
♣ Large-Scale Bilevel Mixed-Integer Programming Framework to Support Future Wireless Networks, International Exchanges Cost Share, The Royal Society, 03/2022 - 03/2024 (PI)
♣ MEC Based MmWave MIMO Revolution to 5G/B5G Applications, Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, The Royal Academy of Engineering, 01/2019 (PI)
♣ (∼ €3.8M) EU Horizon 2020 intelligent Converged network consolidating Radio and optical access aRound USer equipment (iCIRRUS) project, 01/2015- 12/2017, (Key Researcher).
♣ (∼ £926K) UK EPSRC iNtellIgent, heteRogeneous, VirtuAlised Networking infrAstructure (NIRVANA) project, 01/2015- 09/2017, (Key Researcher).

Internal and under review:

To be added.

Teaching

Supervision
I have (co-)supervise/supervised 10+ PhD/research/visiting students from Northumbria University, Queen Mary University of London, Central South University, etc.

Teaching at Northumbria University, 2017-2022
♣ KF7023 Computer Networks & Operating Systems
♣ KF4005 Operating Systems Fundamentals
♣ KV5002 Computer Networks, Security, and Operating Systems
♣ KF4010 Computing Fundamentals
♣ KF7010 Computer Networking
♣ KF5011 Computer Networks and Control Systems
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