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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 2006 2018

3D non-stationary GBSMs for high-speed train tunnel channels

Liu, Y., Feng, L., Sun, J., Zhang, W., Wang, C-X. & Fan, P., 26 Jul 2018, 2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring). IEEE, p. 1-5 5 p. (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference)

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

Stochastic models
Stochastic Model
High Speed

A 2D Non-Stationary GBSM for Vehicular Visible Light Communication Channels

Al-Kinani, A., Sun, J., Wang, C-X., Zhang, W., Ge, X. & Haas, H., 9 Oct 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Communication Channels
Stochastic models
Optical receivers
Gaussian distribution

A General 3D Non-Stationary 5G Wireless Channel Model

Wu, S., Wang, C-X., Aggoune, E. H. M., Alwakeel, M. M. & You, X-H., Jul 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Communications. 66, 7, p. 3065-3078 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fading channels
Stochastic models
Millimeter waves
Communication systems

A modified non-stationary MIMO channel model under 3D scattering scenarios

Zhu, Q., Jiang, K., Chen, X., Wang, C-X., Hu, X. & Yang, Y., 5 Apr 2018, 2017 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC). IEEE, 8330490

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

Mobile telecommunication systems
Base stations

Analysis of Performances for Three Massive MIMO Channel Models

Lai, F., Lopez, C. F., Gao, X., Wang, C-X. & Zheng, F., 3 Dec 2018, 2018 10th International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP). IEEE, 8555730. (International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP))

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

Channel capacity
Stochastic models