Prof. Ying-Chang Liang

Affiliation: Leader the Center for Intelligent Networking and Communications (CINC)

The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Biography: Ying-Chang Liang is currently a Professor with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China, where he leads the Center for Intelligent Networking and Communications (CINC). He was a Professor with The University of Sydney, Australia, a Principal Scientist and Technical Advisor with the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, and a Visiting Scholar with Stanford University, USA. His research interests include wireless networking and communications, cognitive radio, symbiotic communications, dynamic spectrum access, the Internet-of-Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning techniques.

Dr. Liang has been recognized by Thomson Reuters (now Clarivate Analytics) as a Highly Cited Researcher since 2014. He received the Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award from The Institution of Engineers, Singapore, in 2007, the Outstanding Contribution Appreciation Award from the IEEE Standards Association in 2011, and the Recognition Award from the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks in 2018. He is the recipient of numerous paper awards, including the IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize in 2021, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2014, and the IEEE Communications Society APB Outstanding Paper Award in 2012. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and a foreign member of Academia Europaea.

He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS: COGNITIVE RADIO SERIES, and the Key Founder and now the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. He is also serving as an Associate Editor-in-Chief for China Communications. He was a Guest/Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, the IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL AND INFORMATION PROCESSING OVER NETWORK. He was also an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the World Scientific Journal on Random Matrices: Theory and Applications. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He was the Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks, and served as the TPC Chair and Executive Co-Chair of the IEEE Globecom’17.

Title: Symbiotic Communications: Where Marconi Meets Darwin

Abstract: With the proliferation of wireless applications, the electromagnetic (EM) space is becoming more and more crowded and complex. This makes it a challenging task to accommodate the growing number of radio systems with limited radio resources. In this talk, symbiotic communication (SC) paradigm, which is an evolution of cognitive radio, is proposed through which the relevant radio systems in a radio ecosystem form a mutualistic symbiosis through intelligent resource/service exchange. Promisingly, the proposed SC paradigm breaks the boundary of radio systems, thus providing us a fresh perspective on radio resource management for future wireless communication systems. We will also address its applications in low-power Internet-of-Things (IoT) communications in 6G and beyond.