Professor Qiang Ni


Research Overview

Prof Qiang Ni's interests are Wireless Networks, Communications, IoT, Cyber Security, AI and Machine Learning techniques, including Future Wireless (5G/6G), Intelligent Communication Techniques, Energy-Efficient Green Communications, Cognitive Radio Networks, 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!

Selected Publications

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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
Conference contribution/Paper

DSI: Western O-RAN Dense Mobile Challenge
01/10/2023 → 31/03/2025

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 → …

H2020: TWEETHER: Travelling wave tube based W-band wireless networks with high data rate, distribution, spectrum and energy efficiency
01/01/2015 → 30/09/2018

EU FP7 funded Project: Cross-Layer Research on Green Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks and Services (CROWN)
01/04/2014 → …

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)