Vincent LAU (劉 堅 能)
PhD, Cambridge
Fellow, IEEE
Fellow, CSR
Chair Professor
Dept of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST

Research Areas
Wireless Communications and Networking (WCN)

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Email : eeknlau
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Research Interests
Stochastic Optimization for Wireless Systems, Distributive Algorithm Design, Delay-Sensitive Resource Allocation, Robust MIMO/OFDMA/SDMA Cross-layer Optimization with Imperfect CSIT & Limited feedback, Cooperative Communications and Cognitive Radio Systems, Network MIMO Systems, Interference Mitigation Techniques for Cellular Communications Systems, Dense Small Cell / Femto Cell Resource Optimizations, Random Networks

Side Interests: Digital baseband ASIC architecture and RTL design for wireless communications, digital hardware (FPGA/PCB/Embedded controller) design and prototyping.

Vincent obtained his B.Eng (Distinction 1st Hons – ranked 2nd) from the department of EEE, University of Hong Kong in 1992. He joined the Hong Kong Telecom (PCCW) after graduation for 3 years as system engineer. He obtained the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship, Rotoract Scholarship and the Croucher Foundation in 1995 and study for Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He completed the Ph.D. degree in 2 years and joined the Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies, New Jersey in 1997 as Member of Technical Staff. He has been working on various advanced wireless technologies such as IS95, 3G1X, UMTS as well as wideband CDMA base station ASIC Design and Post 3G Technologies such as MIMO and HSDPA. He joined the department of ECE, HKUST as Associate Professor in August 2004 and was promoted to Professor in July 2010 and Chair Professor in July 2014. He has also been the technology advisor and consultant for a number of companies such as ZTE and Huawei, ASTRI, leading several R&D projects on B3G, WiMAX and Cognitive Radio. He is the founder and co-director of Huawei-HKUST Innovation Lab (click here)
Vincent has published over 200 papers, including around 100 IEEE Transaction papers (IEEE Transactions on Information Theoy, IEEE JSAC, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies,..etc), 100 IEEE conference papers, 15 Bell Labs Technical Memorandum and contributed to 28 US patents on wireless systems. In addition, Vincent is also the key contributor of 4 IEEE standard contributions (IEEE 802.22 WRAN / Cognitive Radio) which are accepted into the IEEE 802.22 specification. He has received three best paper awards from IEEE ICC 2008, IEEE ChinaCOM 2008 and IEEE CICC 2007 and is a Fellow of IEEE. He is currently an Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, a guest editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications (JSAC) – Special Issue on Limited Feedback, a guest editor of IEEE Special Topics on Signal Processing, IEEE System Journal, a book-series editor of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) book series for John Wiley and Sons as well as an editor of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking.