Talk of Pr. Hong-Chuan Yang

Hong-Chuan Yang

Wireless Communications for Advanced Internet of Things: A Unifying Data-Oriented Approach


Wireless communication systems will play an essential role in data transmissions for future Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Future IoT applications generate data traffics of variable sizes and dramatically different quality of service requirements, ranging from ultra-reliable low-latency (URLL) transmission to extremely energy-efficient transmission. In this talk, we present a unique data-oriented approach for the design and analysis of wireless transmission systems for advanced IoT applications. Novel data-oriented performance metrics are proposed and applied to establish performance limits for individual data transmission sessions. We present several design examples to demonstrate how the data-oriented approach will facilitate a common physical transmission infrastructure for diverse traffic types. Finally, we conclude with several potential future research directions.


Prof. Hong-Chuan Yang received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, in 2003. Dr. Yang is a professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. From 1995 to 1998, he was a Research Associate with the Science and Technology Information Center (STIC) of Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications (MPT), Beijing, China. His research covers various aspects of wireless communications, with special emphasis on the analysis and design of energy and spectral efficient transmission technologies. Dr. Yang has published over 200 referred journal and conference papers on these topics. He is the author of the book Introduction to Digital Wireless Communications (IET Publishing) and the co-author of the book Advanced Wireless Transmission Technologies (Cambridge Univ. Press). Dr. Yang is a senior member of IEEE and a registered professional engineer in BC, Canada.