Copyright 2018 © Nan (Jonas) Yang

Research
Research Topics 
  • Wireless Communications and Networking

    • Massive MIMO systems

    • Millimeter wave and terahertz communications

    • Cyber-physical security

    • Heterogeneous wireless networks

    • Multiple access techniques

    • Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications

    • Collaborative and distributed signal processing

    • Cognitive radios

  • Nano-scale Communications

    • Molecular communications

Research Grants 
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, 2018-2020, AUD $453,270, Lead chief investigator

    • DP180104062: Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Mission Critical Communications

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, 2015-2017, AUD $340,300, Chief investigator

    • DP150103905: Safeguarding Future Wireless Communications with Physical Layer Security

  • CECS Industry Engagement Advice and Investment Scheme 2017, AUD $7,888

    • Industrialising Wireless Research via Software Defined Radio

  • ANU Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Travel Grant, AUD $3,000, Sole applicant

    • This grant supports the attendance of the IEEE GlobeCOM at Washington DC, USA, in December 2016

  • The Ian Potter Foundation, Travel Grant, AUD $2,500, Sole applicant

    • 20160251. This grant supports the attendance of the IEEE GlobeCOM at San Diego, USA, in December 2015​

Achievements and Awards
  • 2018                   Exemplary Reviewer Award, IEEE Transactions on Communications

  • 2017                   Top Editor Award, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies

  • 2016                   Exemplary Reviewer Award, IEEE Transactions on Communications

  • ​2016                   Best Paper Award, IEEE GlobeCOM 2016

  • 2016                   Runner Up Prize in the IEEE Australia Council 2015 Student Paper Contest (Undergraduate Student Paper Category)

  • 2016                   Exemplary Reviewer Award, IEEE Transactions on Communications

  • 2015                   Top Reviewer Award, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

  • 2014                   IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award

  • 2014                   Exemplary Reviewer Award, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

  • 2013                   Exemplary Review Award, IEEE Communications Letters

  • 2013                   Best Paper Award, IEEE VTC 2013 Spring

  • 2012                   Exemplary Review Award, IEEE Communications Letters

  • 2011                   Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis, Beijing Institute of Technology

  • 2005                   Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis, China Agricultural University

Research Talks​ ​
  • Expected Density of Cooperative Bacteria in a 2D Quorum Sensing Based Molecular Communication System

    • SAC MBMC Track, IEEE GlobeCOM 2019, Waikoloa, HI, USA, December 2019.

  • What Does 5G and Beyond Era Look Like?

    • ANU Dialogue, Beijing, China, November 2019.

  • Enabling Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications in 5G and Beyond Era

    • Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China, November 2019.

  • Write a Good Research Paper as a Non-native English Speaker

    • Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China, November 2019.

  • Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications for Internet of Vehicles and Smart Factory

    • Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China, November 2019.

  • Safeguarding the Internet of Things with Physical Layer Wireless Security

    • Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China, November 2019.

  • Enabling Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications in 5G and Beyond Era

    • Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, July 2019.

  • Enabling Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications in 5G and Beyond Era

    • Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, July 2019.

  • Enabling Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications in 5G and Beyond Era

    • Wireless Silk Road 2019, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, July 2019.

  • Enabling Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications in 5G and Beyond Era

    • University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China, July 2019.

  • Safeguarding the 5G Era and Beyond with Physical Layer Wireless Security

    • Tutorial (with Assoc. Prof. X. Zhou and Assoc. Prof. J. Lee) at IEEE ICC 2019, Shanghai, China, May 2019.

  • On the Block Error Performance of Short-Packet Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Systems

    • Wireless Communications Symposium, IEEE ICC 2019, Shanghai, China, May 2019.

  • When Short-Packet Communication Meets Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

    • City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, March 2019.

  • Downlink Power Control in Massive MIMO Networks with Distributed Antenna Arrays

    • Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, December 2018.

  • Downlink Power Control in Massive MIMO Networks with Distributed Antenna Arrays

    • Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, December 2018.

  • When Short-Packet Communication Meets Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

    • Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, November 2018.

  • Enabling Internet of Autonomous Vehicles by Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications

    • International Intelligent Unmanned System Conference, Xi’an, China, October 2018.

  • Harnessing the Benefits of Short-Packet Communications in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, June 2018.

  • A New Simulation Algorithm for Absorbing Receiver in Molecular Communication

    • International Workshop on Molecular, Biological and Multiscale Communications, IEEE SECON 2018, Hong Kong, June 2018.

  • Downlink Power Control in Massive MIMO Networks with Distributed Antenna Arrays

    • Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, IEEE ICC 2018, Kansas CIty, MO, USA, May 2018.

  • Modeling Recharge Time of Radio Frequency Energy Harvesters in α − η − µ and α − κ − µ Fading Channels

    • Workshop on Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications, IEEE ICC 2018, Kansas CIty, MO, USA, May 2018.

  • On Channel Reciprocity to Activate Uplink Channel Training for Downlink Wireless Transmission in Tactile Internet Applications

    • Workshop on 5G TACNET, IEEE ICC 2018, Kansas CIty, MO, USA, May 2018.

  • Short-Packet Communications in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Systems

    • Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, April 2018.

  • Short-Packet Communications in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Systems

    • Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China, April 2018.

  • Statistical Models for Battery Recharge Time From RF Energy Scavengers and Generalized Fading Channels

    • Workshop on Wireless Energy Harvesting Communication Networks, IEEE GlobeCOM 2017, Marina Bay, Singapore, December 2017.

  • Mitigating Pilot Contamination in Multi-Cell Multiuser Massive MIMO Networks

    • South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, September 2017.

  • Safeguarding Future Wireless World with Physical Layer Security

    • IEEE VTS Shanghai Chapter & Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, September 2017.

  • Exploring Short-Packet Communications in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Systems

    • Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, September 2017.

  • User Capacity and Pilot Design in Multi-Cell Massive MIMO Networks

    • Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, July 2017.

  • Safeguarding 5G Era and Beyond with Wireless Security

    • Wireless Silk Road 2017, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, July 2017.

  • Short-Packet Communications in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Systems

    • University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, June 2017.

  • Safeguarding Future Wireless Networks with Physical Layer Security

    • Tutorial (with Dr. X. Zhou and Dr. T. Q. Duong) at IEEE VTC 2017 Spring, Sydney, Australia, June 2017.

  • Training Design in Full-Duplex Wiretap Channels to Enhance Physical Layer Security

    • Wireless Communications Symposium, IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France, May 2017.

  • Leveraging Multiple Nano-Receivers for Reliable Molecular Communications

    • Invited Technical Talk, AusCTW 2017, Australian National University, Acton, ACT, Australia, January 2017.

  • Low-Complexity Physical Layer Security Design in Emerging and Future Wireless Networks

    • Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, June 2016.

  • User Capacity and Pilot Design in Multi-Cell Massive MIMO Networks

    • Technical Talk, AusCTW 2016, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia, January, 2016.

  • Writing a Good Scientific Research Paper as a Non-Native English Speaker

    • Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, October 2015.

  • Designing Low-Complexity Physical Layer Security Strategies in Multi-Antenna Wireless Networks

    • Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, October 2015.

  • Designing Low-Complexity Physical Layer Security Strategies in Multi-Antenna Wireless Networks

    • PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, October 2015.

  • Performance Comparison of Device-to-Device Mode Selection Schemes

    • Mobile and Wireless Networks Track, IEEE PIMRC 2015, Hong Kong, China, September 2015.

  • Full-Duplex Wiretap Channels: Security Enhancement via Antenna Switching

    • Workshop on Trusted Communications with Physical Layer Security, IEEE GlobeCOM 2014, Austin, TX, USA, December 2014.

  • Artificial Noise with Optimal Power Allocation in Multi-Input Single-Output Wiretap Channels

    • Communication Theory Symposium, IEEE ICC 2014, Sydney, Australia, June, 2014.

  • Confidential Broadcasting via Linear Precoding in MIMO Multiuser Networks

    • University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia, June, 2013.

  • Transmit Antenna Selection with Maximal-Ratio Combining in MIMO Relaying

    • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, September, 2012.

  • MIMO Two-Way Relaying: A Comparison of Beamforming and Antenna Selection

    • Cooperative Communications Track, IEEE VTC 2012 Fall, Quebec City, Canada, September, 2012.

  • Transmit Antenna Selection with Maximal-Ratio Combining in MIMO Multiuser Relay Networks

    • Communication Theory Symposium, IEEE GlobeCOM 2011, Houston, TX, USA, December, 2011.

  • On the SER of Distributed TAS/MRC in MIMO Multiuser Relay Networks

    • Transmission Technologies Track, IEEE VTC 2011 Spring, Budapest, Hungary, May, 2011.

  • Adaptive MIMO Relaying in Nakagami-m Fading Channels

    • Poster Session, AusCTW 2011, University of Melbourne,  Melbourne, VIC, Australia, February, 2011.

  • Opportunistic Scheduling in Wireless Multiuser Relay Networks

    • ACoRN Workshop on Co-operative Wireless Communications, Adelaide, SA, Australia, June, 2010.

  • Symbol Error Rate of Wireless Multiuser Relay Networks in Nakagami-m Fading Channels

    • Technical Session, IEEE ICC 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, May, 2010.

  • Outage Probability of Multiuser Relay Networks in Nakagami-m Fading Channels

    • Poster Session, AusCTW 2010, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, February, 2010.

University Visiting
  • 2019                  Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. Host: Prof. Riqing Chen.

  • 2019                  Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China. Host: Dr. Jinsong Hu.

  • 2019                  Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China. Host: A/Prof. Chenxi Liu.

  • 2019                  Institute of Computing echnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Host: Prof. Yiqing Zhou.

  • 2019                  Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China. Host: Dr. Xiaofang Sun and A/Prof. Ke Guan.

  • 2019                  University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China. Host: Prof. Haijun Zhang.

  • 2019                  City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Host: A/Prof. Ray C. C. Cheung.

  • 2018                  Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China. Host: A/Prof. Ke Guan.

  • 2018                  Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. Host: A/Prof. Kai Yang.

  • 2018                  Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. Host: Prof. Huiming Wang.

  • 2018                  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China. Host: Ass. Prof. Jun Zhang.

  • 2018                  Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. Host: A/Prof. Rui Wang and Prof. Yi Gong.

  • 2018                  Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), Shenzhen, China. Host: A/Prof. Yang Wang.

  • 2018                  Tsinghua University, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China. Host: A/Prof. Bo Yuan.

  • 2018                  Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China. Host: Prof. Lisheng Fan.

  • 2017                  South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. Host: A/Prof. Guiping Jin and A/Prof. Yuan Liu.

  • 2017                  Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. Host: Prof. Wen Chen and A/Prof. Yongpeng Wu.

  • 2017                  Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. Host: A/Prof. Kai Yang.

  • 2017                  Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China. Host: Prof. Zhangdui Zhong and Prof. Bo Ai. 

  • 2017                  University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Host: Prof. Yonghui Li and Dr. He (Henry) Chen.

  • 2016                  York University, Toronto, Canada. Host: Prof. Andrew W. Eckford.

  • 2016                  University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. Host: Prof. Dimitrios Makrakis and Dr. Adam Noel.

  • 2016                  University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Host: Prof. Jay Guo, Prof. Xiaojing Huang, and A/Prof. Andrew J. Zhang.

  • 2016                  University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Host: Prof. Yonghui Li.

  • 2016                  University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Host: Prof. Jinhong Yuan.

  • 2016                  Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. Host: Prof. Huiming Wang. 

  • 2015                  Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China. Host: Prof. Zhangdui Zhong, Prof. Bo Ai, and Dr. Ke Guan.

  • 2015                  PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China. Host: Prof. Yueming Cai and Dr. Weiwei Yang.

  • 2013                  University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Host: Dr. Ingmar Land and Dr. Ramanan Subramanian.

  • 2012                  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Host: Prof. Cyril Leung.

  • 2011                  Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. Host: A/Prof. Chau Yuen and Dr. Himal Suraweera.

Research Collaborators​​
  • Prof. Jinhong Yuan, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

  • Prof. Robert Schober, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany.

  • Prof. Iain B. Collings, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

  • Prof. Ranjan K. Mallik, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

  • Prof. Zhiguo Ding, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

  • Prof. Cyril Leung, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Prof. George K. Karagiannidis, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  • A/Prof. Andrew W. Eckford, York University, Toronto, Cananda.

  • A/Prof. Huaiyu Dai, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA.

  • Asst Prof. Maged Elkashlan, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

  • Asst Prof. Trung Q. Duong, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK.

  • Asst Prof. Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore.

  • Dr. Phee Lep Yeoh, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

  • Dr. Adam Noel, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

  • Dr. Giovanni Geraci, Bell Labs, Ireland.

  • A/Prof. Chengwen Xing, Beijing Institute of Technology, China.

  • Asst Prof. Himal A. Suraweera, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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