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Professor Qiang Ni


Qiang Ni


Tel: +44 1524 510328

Research overview

Prof Qiang Ni's main interests are Wireless Networking and Communications, including Energy-Efficient Green Communications and Networking, Cognitive Radio Networks, Broadband Wireless (5G/4GLTE/WiMAX, WiFi), Intelligent Communication Techniques, Context-&User- Aware Networks/Communication, Smart Grids Communication, Vehicular Networks, Quantum Communication and Mobile Positioning. He was an IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standard working group Voting Member. China CSC PhD applicants/visitors are very welcome.


Prof Qiang Ni is a Chair and Professor in Communications and Networking at InfoLab21, School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. He is the School's Director of Postgraduate Studies (previously was School's Deputy Director of Research) and the Head of Communications Research Group. Prof Ni is a Fellow of IET, Fellow of Higher Education Academy and Senior Member of IEEE. Visit our Commuincations Research Group website at:  http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/scc/research/communication-systems/ 

Professional Role

Journal Editor/AE:

Wiley Journal of Security and Communication Networks;

KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems;

IEEK Transactions on Smart Processing & Computing;

IEEE Access Journal Special Issue on “AI-enabled Networking”, 2015;

IET Network Journal Special Issue on “A Smarter Environment through the Advancements of Communication Systems, Networks and Applications”.


Conference Chair:

Chairing various IEEE conferences, including IEEE ICUMT’ 2014/13/11/10/09, IUCC 12, CIT 10.

TPC committee member of over 100 international conferences, including regulary for IEEE Globecom, ICC.

Research Grants

  • Principal Investigator, "Cognitive Resources Scheduling Designs towards Green Wireless Systems (CogGreen)", UK EPSRC funded Project, 2013-2016.
  • Principal Investigator, "Cross-Layer Research on Green Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks and Services (CROWN)", EU FP7 funded Project, 2014-2018.
  • Co Investigator, 5G Wireless Heterogeneous Millimetre Wave Communications (TWEETHER), EU Horizon 2020 funded Project, 2015-2018.
  • Principal Investigator, Smart ICT Technology for Smart City: Big Video Data Analytics Research, International Cooperation funded Project, 2015-2018. 

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