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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

A Novel 3D Non-Stationary Wireless MIMO Channel Simulator and Hardware Emulator

Zhu, Q., Li, H., Fu, Y., Wang, C-X., Tan, Y., Chen, X. & Wu, Q. 9 Apr 2018 In : IEEE Transactions on Communications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Frequency modulation
Stochastic models

A WINNER+ Based 3-D Non-Stationary Wideband MIMO Channel Model

Bian, J., Sun, J., Wang, C-X., Feng, R., Huang, J., Yang, Y. & Zhang, M. Mar 2018 In : IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 17, 3, p. 1755-1767 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Channel Model
Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
Angle of Arrival
Level Crossing

Capacity and Delay Tradeoff of Secondary Cellular Networks with Spectrum Aggregation

Chen, L., Liu, C., Hong, X., Wang, C-X., Thompson, J. & Shi, J. 30 Mar 2018 In : IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cellular Networks
Queueing theory

Energy efficiency of relay aided D2D communications underlaying cellular networks

Zhang, R., Li, Y., Wang, C-X., Ruan, Y. & Zhang, H. 15 Feb 2018 2017 IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC). IEEE, 8292545. (IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC))

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

Cellular radio systems
Energy efficiency
Power control
Fading channels

Energy Efficient Adaptive Transmissions in Integrated Satellite-Terrestrial Networks with ser Constraints

Ruan, Y., Li, Y., Wang, C-X. & Zhang, R. 1 Jan 2018 In : IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 17, 1, p. 210-222 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficient
Energy efficiency
Symbol Error Rate