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Research interests


  • Wireless channel modelling and simulation
  • Green (energy efficient) communications
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Vehicular communication networks
  • Massive MIMO
  • 5G wireless communications



Cheng-Xiang Wang received the PhD degree in Wireless Communications from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2004.


He has been with Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK since 2005, and became a Professor in Wireless Communications in 2011. He is also a Chair Professor of Shandong University, and a Guest Professor of Southeast University, China. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Agder, Norway, from 2001-2005, a Visiting Researcher at Siemens AG-Mobile Phones, Munich, Germany, in 2004, and a Research Assistant at Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, from 2000-2001. His current research interests include wireless channel modelling and 5G wireless communications. He has edited 1 book and published 1 book chapter and about 190 journal/conference papers.

Roles & Responsibilities

Prof. Wang has served as an Editor/Guest Editor for 11 international journals, including IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY (since 2011), IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS (2007--2009), and IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS. He has served as a TPC Chair/Member and General Chair for over 70 international conferences. He received the Best Paper Awards from IEEE Globecom 2010, IEEE ICCT 2011, ITST 2012, and IEEE VTC 2013-Fall. He is a Fellow of the IET and a Senior Member of the IEEE.


  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Wireless Communications
  • Inofrmation & Communication Technology

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Research Output

3D Non-Stationary Wideband Tunnel Channel Models for 5G High-Speed Train Wireless Communications

Liu, Y., Wang, C-X., Lopez, C. F., Goussetis, G., Yang, Y. & Karagiannidis, G. K., Jan 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 21, 1, p. 259-272 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    A 3D Non-Stationary GBSM for Vehicular Visible Light Communication MISO Channels

    Al-Kinani, A., Wang, C-X., Zhu, Q., Fu, Y., Aggoune, E. H. M., Talib, A. & Al-Hasaani, N. A., 2020, In : IEEE Access. 8, p. 140333-140347 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Artificial Intelligence Enabled Wireless Networking for 5G and Beyond: Recent Advances and Future Challenges

    Wang, C-X., Di Renzo, M., Stanczak, S., Wang, S. & Larsson, E. G., Feb 2020, In : IEEE Wireless Communications. 27, 1, p. 16-23 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 25 Downloads (Pure)

    BER Performance of Spatial Modulation Systems under a Non-Stationary Massive MIMO Channel Model

    Fu, Y., Wang, C-X., Fang, X., Yan, L. & McLaughlin, S., 2020, In : IEEE Access. 8, p. 44547-44558 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    End-to-End Energy Efficiency Evaluation for B5G Ultra Dense Networks

    Fu, Y., Soltani, M. D., Alshaer, H., Wang, C-X., Safari, M., McLaughlin, S. & Haas, H., 30 Jun 2020, 2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2020-Spring). IEEE, 9129481. (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access