Talk of Pr. Zhiguo Ding

Zhiguo Ding

Embracing Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in Future Wireless Networks


Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) is an essential enabling technology for the fifth generation (5G) wireless networks to meet the heterogeneous demands on low latency, high reliability, massive connectivity, improved fairness, and high throughput. This talk is to provide a comprehensive survey of the impact of this emerging communication technique on future wireless networks. Particularly, how the NOMA principle affects the design of the generation multiple access techniques is introduced first, where various practical forms of NOMA developed by academia and industries are described. Then the applications of NOMA to other advanced communication techniques, such as wireless caching, mobile edge computing (MEC), multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) techniques, millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications, and cooperative relaying, are discussed. The impact of NOMA on communication systems beyond cellular networks is also illustrated, through the examples of digital TV, satellite communications, vehicular networks, and visible light communications (VLC). Finally, the study is concluded with a discussion of important research challenges and promising future directions in NOMA.


Zhiguo Ding received his B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2000, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2005. From Jul. 2005 to Apr. 2018, he was working in Queen’s University Belfast, Imperial College, Newcastle University and Lancaster University. Since Apr. 2018, he has been with the University of Manchester as a Professor in Communications. From Sept. 2012 to Sept. 2018, he has also been an academic visitor in Princeton University. Dr Ding’ research interests are 5G networks, game theory, cooperative and energy harvesting networks and statistical signal processing. He has been serving as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Networks, and Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, and served as an editor for IEEE Wireless Communication Letters and IEEE Communication Letters. He was the TPC Co-Chair for the 6th IET International Conference on Wireless, Mobile & Multimedia Networks (ICWMMN2015), Symposium Chair for International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications. (ICNC 2016), and the 25th Wireless and Optical Communication Conference (WOCC), and Co-Chair of WCNC-2013 Workshop on New Advances for Physical Layer Network Coding. He received the best paper award in IET Comm. Conf. on Wireless, Mobile and Computing, 2009 and the 2015 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP 2015), IEEE Communication Letter Exemplary Reviewer 2012, the EU Marie Curie Fellowship 2012-2014, IEEE TVT Top Editor 2017, 2018 IEEE Heinrich Hertz Award, 2018 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award.