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Professor Qiang Ni


Qiang Ni


Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4WA

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 510328

Location: B23

Research overview

Prof Qiang Ni's main research interests are Wireless Networking and Communications, including Energy-Efficient Green Communications and Networking, Cognitive Radio Networks, Broadband Wireless (5G/4G LTE/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 and visitors are welcome.

PhD supervision

You are welcome to contact me if you are interested in doing your PhD in Wireless/Mobile Communications and Networking. China CSC PhD or visitors are welcomed.


Prof Qiang Ni is a Chair and Professor in Communications and Networking at InfoLab21, School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. He is School's Deputy Director of Research, and the Head of Communications Group. Prof Ni is a Fellow of IET, Fellow of Higher Education Academy and Senior Member of IEEE.

Career Details

Academic Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (1999)

M.Sc. (1996)

B.Sc., Huazhong University of Science and Technology - HUST (1993)


Professor/Chair in Communications and Networking, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2012 - present.

Reader in Wireless Communications, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University, London, 2010 - 2012.

Lecturer in Wireless Communications, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University, London, 2005 - 2010.

Senior Researcher in Communications/Networking, Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland, 2004 - 2005.

Researcher in Communications/Networking, Planete Group, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2001 - 2004.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Communications/Networking, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, HUST, China, 1999 - 2001.

Visiting Scholar, Wireless and Networking Group, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, 2000 - 2001.

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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