Professor Qiang NiProfessor
Prof Qiang Ni's interests are Wireless Networks, Communications, IoT, Data Analytics and Machine Learning techniques, including Energy-Efficient Green Communications, Cognitive Radio Networks, Future Wireless (5G/6G), Intelligent Communication Techniques, SDN, Edge/Fog/Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning, IoT, Cyber Security, Smart Grids, Sensor Networks, Vehicular Networks (VANETs), THz Communication, Quantum Communication, Quantum Machine Learning and Mobile Positioning. Prof Ni is a Voting Member of IEEE 1932.1 standard. He is a Vice Chair of Big Data with Computational Intelligence SIG, IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Big Data. He was an IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN standard Voting Member. China CSC PhD applicants/visitors are very welcome!
Prof Qiang Ni is a Professor in Communications and Networking at School of Computing and Communications and Data Science Institute at Lancaster University. He is the Head of Communications Research Group and the School's Director of International Partnership (previously was School's Director of Postgraduate Studies and School's Deputy Director of Research). Prof Ni is a Fellow of IET, Fellow of Higher Education Academy and Senior Member of IEEE. China CSC PhD or visitors are very welcome!
IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, 2021-2022;
Editor of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networks;
Editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) - Machine Learning in Communications and Networks Series;
IEEE Access Journal;
Wiley Journal of Security and Communication Networks;
KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems;
IEEK Transactions on Smart Processing & Computing;
Elsevier Journal Computer Communications Special Issue on “Secure Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Edge Computing”, 2020;
Elsevier Journal Internet of Things Special Issue on “Towards Smart Vehicles: Emerging Marriage Applications via Internet of Things and Deep Learning Technologies”, 2019;
IEEE Communications Magazine Special Issue on “Orchestration of Ultra-Dense 5G Networks”, 2018;
IEEE Access Journal Special Issue on “Fairness in Futuristic Wireless Networks: Applications, Implementation, Issues, and Opportunities”, 2019;
Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies Journal Special Issue on “Data-Driven Intelligence in Wireless Networks: Issues, Challenges, and Solution”, 2018;
Springer Journal of Ambient Intelligent and Humanized Computing Special Issue on “Towards Enhancement of Communication Systems, Networks and Applications for Smart Environment”, 2017;
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks Special Issue on "A Step Towards 5G: Lightweight IoTs and Energy Efficient Sensor Networking", 2016.
IEEE Access Journal Special Issue on “Artificial Intelligence Enabled Networking (AI-enabled Networking)”, 2015;
IET Network Journal Special Issue on “A Smarter Environment through the Advancements of Communication Systems, Networks and Applications”, 2015;
Chairing various IEEE conferences, including IEEE ICC 2021, Cognitive Radio & AI-Enabled Networks Symposia, IEEE ICC 2020 workshop on ULMC6G networks Executive Committee, IEEE CPSCom 2017, mmWave5G 2016, IEEE ICUMT’ 2014/13/11/10/09, IUCC 12, CIT 10.
TPC committee member of over 100 international conferences, including regulary for IEEE Globecom, ICC.
Keynote Speaker at conferences such as IEEE GreenCom-2017, I-SPAN 2017.
- Principal Investigator, "SANCUS: Analysis software scheme of uniform statistical sampling, audit and defence processes", EU H2020 SU-ICT Cyber Security RIA funded Project on 5G Security and Privacy Issues, 2020-2023.
- Principal Investigator, "Developing Novel Quantum Machine Learning Algorithms", HIRP funded Project, 2018-2020.
- Principal Investigator, "iCASE: Intelligent Remote Monitoring Systems for Digital Healthcare", UK EPSRC funded Project, 2019-2023.
- Co Investigator, "DLINK: D-band Wireless Link With Fibre Data Rate", UK EPSRC funded Project, 2019-2021.
- Principal Investigator, "Effective cooperative multicast towards 5G non-orthogonal multiple access systems", UK Royal Society funded Project, 2018-2020.
- Co Investigator, "TERALINKS: TERAhertz high power LINKS using photonic devices, tube aplifiers and smart antennas", EU Chist-ERA and UK EPSRC funded THz Wireless Project, 2017-2019.
- Co Investigator, "Simultaneously Wireless InFormation and energy Transfer (SWIFT)", UK EPSRC funded Project, 2015-2019.
- Principal Investigator, "Cognitive Resources Scheduling Designs towards Green Wireless Systems (CogGreen)", UK EPSRC funded Project, 2013-2016.
- Principal Investigator, "Cross-Layer Research on Green Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks and Services (CROWN)", EU FP7 funded Project, 2014-2018.
- Co Investigator, "5G Wireless Heterogeneous Millimetre Wave Communications (TWEETHER)", EU Horizon 2020 funded Project, 2015-2018.
- Principal Investigator, Smart ICT Technology for Smart City: Big Video Data Analytics Research, International Cooperation funded Project, 2015-2018.
SCC160 Fundamentals of Communication Systems
SCC406 Broadband Communications
Networks Security Research Areas Lead, Security Lancaster Centre.
Group Lead, Communication Systems Group, School of Computing and Communications.
Director of International Partnership, School of Computing and Communications.
Theme Lead (Security and Defence) of the Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous systems (LIRA) Research Centre at Lancaster
PhD Supervision Interests
You are welcome to contact me if you are interested in doing your PhD in Wireless/Mobile Communications, Networking, IoT, Big Data Analytics, Security, AI and Machine Learning techniques. Please email me your CV, academic transcripts and a draft PhD research plan/proposal. China CSC PhD applicants or visitors are very welcome.
Nash Bargaining Game Theoretic Scheduling for Joint Channel and Power Allocation in Cognitive Radio Systems
Ni, Q., Zarakovitis, C.C. 01/2012 In: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 30, 1, p. 70-81. 12 p.
Effective capacity maximization with statistical delay and effective energy efficiency requirements
Musavian, L., Ni, Q. 07/2015 In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 14, 7, p. 3824-3835. 12 p.
On the spectral-energy efficiency and rate fairness tradeoff in relay-aided cooperative OFDMA systems
Song, Z., Ni, Q., Navaie, K., Hou, S., Wu, S. 09/2016 In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 15, 9, p. 6342-6355. 14 p.
Energy efficient green wireless communication systems with imperfect CSI and data outage
Zarakovitis, C.C., Ni, Q., Spiliotis, J. 12/2016 In: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 34, 12, p. 3108-3126. 19 p.
An evolving graph-based reliable routing scheme for VANETs
Eiza, M.H., Ni, Q. 05/2013 In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 62, 4, p. 1493-1504. 12 p.
Tradeoff analysis and joint optimization of link-layer energy efficiency and effective capacity toward green communications
Yu, W., Musavian, L., Ni, Q. 05/2016 In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 15, 5, p. 3339-3353. 15 p.
Aggregation with fragment retransmission for very high-speed WLANs
Li, T., Ni, Q., Malone, D., Leith, D., Xiao, Y., Turletti, T. 04/2009 In: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking . 17, 2, p. 591-604. 14 p.
Power-Efficient Cross-Layer Design for OFDMA Systems With Heterogeneous QoS, Imperfect CSI, and Outage Considerations
C. Zarakovitis, C., Ni, Q., Skordoulis, D.E., Hadjinicolaou, M.G. 02/2012 In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 61, 2, p. 781-798. 18 p.
Capacity analysis of reservation-based random access for broadband wireless access networks
Vinel, A., Ni, Q., Staehle, D., Turlikov, A. 02/2009 In: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 27, 2, p. 172-181. 10 p.
Performance Analysis of Contention Based Bandwidth Request Mechanisms in WiMAX Networks
Ni, Q., Hu, L., Vinel, A., Xiao, Y., Hadjinicolaou, M. 12/2010 In: IEEE Systems Journal. 4, 4, p. 477-486. 10 p.
Secure and robust multi-constrained QoS aware routing algorithm for VANETs
Hashem Eiza, M., Owens, T., Ni, Q. 01/2016 In: IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. 13, 1, p. 32-45. 14 p.
Design of Cooperative Non-Orthogonal Multicast Cognitive Multiple Access for 5G Systems: User Scheduling and Performance Analysis
Lv, L., Chen, J., Ni, Q., Ding, Z. 06/2017 In: IEEE Transactions on Communications. 65, 6, p. 2641-2656. 16 p.
Cooperative Content Transmission for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks using Robust Optimization
Tian, D., Zhou, J., Chen, M., Sheng, Z., Ni, Q., Leung, V.C.M. 11/10/2018
SL:H2020 SANCUS: analysis software scheme of uniform statistical sampling, audit and defence processes
01/09/2020 → 30/11/2023
SL:H2020 SANCUS: analysis software scheme of uniform statistical sampling, audit and defence processes
01/09/2020 → 31/08/2023
Sustainable and Low Emission Internet of Things for Climate Smart Agriculture
06/03/2020 → 31/12/2020
DLINK - D-band Wireless Link With Fibre Data Rate
01/01/2019 → 31/12/2022
iCASE: Intelligent Remote Monitoring Systems for Digital Healthcare
05/10/2018 → 04/10/2022
Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grant 2018
01/04/2018 → 31/03/2019
Effective cooperative multicast towards 5G non-orthogonal multiple access systems
31/03/2018 → 30/03/2020
Proximity to Discover: Industry Engagement for Impact
31/03/2018 → 30/11/2019
TERALINKS: TERAhertz high power LINKS using photonic devices, tube aplifiers and smart antennas
01/04/2017 → 31/12/2019
SWIFT - Simultaneously Wireless Information and Energy Transfer
01/12/2015 → 30/11/2018
Improving wireless information security by using physical layer dynamics
16/03/2015 → 15/03/2017
Smart ICT Technology Research for Smart City: Big Video Data Analytics Research
01/02/2015 → …
Cognitive resources scheduling designs towards green wireless systems
07/01/2013 → 06/07/2016
- Cyber Security Research Centre (Communications)
- DSI - Foundations
- Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre
- LIRA - Security and Defence
- SCC (Communication Systems)
- Security Lancaster
- Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence)
- Security Lancaster (Distributed Systems)
- Security Lancaster (Networks)
- Security Lancaster (Secure Machine Learning and Intelligence)
- Security Lancaster (Systems Security)