Researcher

Dr Wing Kwan Ng

My Expertise

Energy efficiency, high data rates, and security are the main driving forces for the evolution of wireless communication networks. Traditionally, these requirements have been fulfilled by increasing both the transmit power and the bandwidth. However, nowadays the radio spectrum available for wireless services is extremely scarce and universal frequency reuse is a new trend to accommodate the increasing number of users. In other words, increasing the transmission bandwidth will not always be an option in the future. On the other hand, power consumption in cellular networks is not only a financial burden to service providers, but also a main contributor to greenhouse gas emission. Besides, due to the universal frequency reuse, strong co-channel interference puts system designers in a dilemma since increasing the transmit power may not be beneficial for the overall system performance. As a consequence, a better system design for utilizing the limited resources is needed. My research interest is the design of resource allocation algorithms for realizing spectral efficient, energy efficient, and secure communication networks.

 

Fields of Research (FoR)

Wireless Communications, Signal Processing, Communications Technologies

Biography

Derrick is currently a Scientia Fellow and a Senior Lecturer (Tenured Associate Professor in U.S. system).

 

Derrick received his Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honors in Electronic Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2006. In Jul. 2008, he got his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree from the same university under the supervision of Prof. Vincent K. N. Lau. He finished his Ph.D. in...view more

Derrick is currently a Scientia Fellow and a Senior Lecturer (Tenured Associate Professor in U.S. system).

 

Derrick received his Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honors in Electronic Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2006. In Jul. 2008, he got his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree from the same university under the supervision of Prof. Vincent K. N. Lau. He finished his Ph.D. in the ECE department of The University of British Columbia (UBC) under the guidance of Prof. Robert Schober in Nov. 2012. He was a Senior Research Fellow of Institute for Digital Communications (IDC) at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. From 2017-2019, he served as an ARC DECRA Research Fellow. Dr. Ng received the Best Paper Awards at the IEEE TCGCC Best Journal Paper Award 2018, INISCOM 2018, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2018,  IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) 2016,  IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2012, the IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom) 2011, and the IEEE Third International Conference on Communications and Networking in China 2008.  He has been serving as an editorial assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications from Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2019. He is now serving as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications,  the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and an area editor for the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. Also, he is listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics since 2018. His research outcomes have attracted >12,700 citations with h-index: 55 (Google Scholar, as of Nov. 11, 2020).   He is an IEEE Fellow (Class 2021). 


My Awards

1. Most Influential Scholar Award Honorable Mention, AI 2000, for my outstanding and vibrant contributions to the field of Internet of Things between 2009 and 2019

2. The UNSW Scientia Fellowship 2020-2022

3. 2018, 2019, 2020 list of Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thompson Reuters) Highly Cited Researchers, top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

4. Best Paper Award in INISCOM 2018 - 4th EAI International Conference on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems

5. IEEE Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2018

6. IEEE TCGCC Best Journal Paper Award, 2018

7. IEEE Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) 2016

8. Goldener Igel, Publication Award of the Telecommunications Laboratory (LNT),

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2014 (2 awards out of 40 researchers)

9. Top Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2014, 2016 (3 researchers were awarded)

10. Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Wireless Commun. Lett. 2012, 2014 (top 3% of reviewers)

11. IEEE Best Paper Award in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012), Paris, France, Apr. 2012 (1407 papers submitted, 620

accepted)

12. IEEE Best Paper Award in IEEE Global Communications Conference, Houston, USA, Dec. 2011 (2923 papers submitted, 1070 papers accepted, there were 14 best papers awards)

13. IEEE Student Travel Grant to attend the IEEE Global Communications Conference, Houston, USA, 2011 (20 awards out of 146 applications)

14. IEEE Student Travel Grant to attend the IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2011 in Kyoto, Japan, 2011 (19 student travel grants, 1093

accepted papers)

15. IEEE Student Travel Grant to attend the IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference in Sydney, Australia, 2010

16. Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award 2009, 2010, 2011, $ 4000 CAD each 17. UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowships (FYF) - For the best PhD students (top 2–3 % of PhD student) in UBC

18. UBC Research Assistantship, 2008-2012 (graduate)

19. UBC Graduate Entrance Scholarship 2008, $ 5000 CAD

20. UBC International Partial Tuition Scholarship 2008 – 2012

21. Best Paper Award at IEEE 2008 Third International Conference on Communications and Networking in China - Industrial Special Session

22. Sumida & Ichiro Yawata Foundation Scholarship 2007, $ 40000 HKD ( $ 5128 USD)

23. CenWIT Scholarship: R&D Excellence, Center for Wireless Information Technology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Oct. 2006.

24. First-Class Honors (B.Eng.), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jul. 2006

25. Best Final Year Project (FYP), Second runner up, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jun. 2006

26. Postgraduate Research Studentship, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Sep. 2006 – Summer 2008

27. Dean’s List, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Spring 2004 –2005, Fall 2005 – 2006, Spring 2005 – 2006

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