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Dr. Fan Liu is currently an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). He received the Ph.D. and the BEng. degrees from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China, in 2018 and 2013, respectively. He has previously held academic positions in the University College London (UCL), firstly as a Visiting Researcher from 2016 to 2018, and then as a Marie Curie Research Fellow from 2018 to 2020. He was the recipient of the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award of Chinese Institute of Electronics in 2019, the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in 2018, and has been named as an Exemplary Reviewer for several IEEE Journals. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters, a Lead Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Special Issue on "Integrated Sensing and Communications (ISAC)", and a Founding Member of the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee (WTC) Special Interest Group (SIG) on ISAC. He has served as the organizer and Co-Chair of the IEEE ICC 2020 Workshop on Communication and Radar Spectrum Sharing, as well as of the ICASSP 2021 Special Session on Intelligent Sensing and Communications. His research interests include ISAC, vehicular network and intelligent transportation, and mmWave communications.

Education

2013-2018:Ph.D, School of Information and Electronics, Beijing Institute of Technology

2016-2018:Visiting Researcher, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London

2009-2013:BEng.,Information Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology

Working Experiences

2020-now: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

2018-2020: Marie Curie Research Fellow, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London

Research Introduction

Joint Radar Sensing and Communications

Intelligent Sensing and Communications for Vehicular Network

MmWave and Massive MIMO Communications

MIMO Radar Signal Processing

Awards & Honors

Publishing Project for Young Scholars in the Frontier of Electronic and Information, 2020

Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Chinese Institute of Electronics, 2019

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF), European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, 2018

Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2018

Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2018

Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters, 2017 and 2018

Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2017

Papers

1. F. Liu and C. Masouros, "A Tutorial on Joint Radar and Communication Transmission for Vehicular Networks - Part III: Predictive Beamforming without State Models", IEEE Communications Letters, Early Access, 2020. - EiC Invited Paper

2. F. Liu and C. Masouros, "A Tutorial on Joint Radar and Communication Transmission for Vehicular Networks - Part II: State of the Art and Challenges Ahead", IEEE Communications Letters, Early Access, 2020. - EiC Invited Paper

3. F. Liu and C. Masouros, "A Tutorial on Joint Radar and Communication Transmission for Vehicular Networks - Part I: Background and Fundamentals", IEEE Communications Letters, Early Access, 2020. - EiC Invited Paper

4. W. Yuan, F. Liu* (Corresponding Author), C. Masouros, J. Yuan, D. W. K. Ng and N. G. Prelcic, "Bayesian Predictive Beamforming for Vehicular Networks: A Low-Overhead Joint Radar-Communication Approach", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Early Access, 2020.

5. N. Su, F. Liu* (Corresponding Author) and C. Masouros, "Secure Radar-Communication Systems with Malicious Targets: Integrating Radar, Communications and Jamming Functionalities", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Early Access, 2020.

6. F. Liu, W. Yuan, C. Masouros and J. Yuan, "Radar-assisted Predictive Beamforming for Vehicular Links: Communication Served by Sensing", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 7704-7719, Nov. 2020.

7. F. Liu, C. Masouros, T. Ratnarajah and A. Petropulu, "On Range Sidelobe Reduction for Dual-functional Radar-Communication Waveforms", IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 1572-1576, Sept. 2020.

8. F. Liu, C. Masouros, A. Petropulu, H. Griffiths and L. Hanzo, "Joint Radar and Communication Design: Applications, State-of-the-art and the Road Ahead", IEEE Transactions on Communications,  vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 3834-3862, June 2020. - EiC Invited Paper (ranked 6th most popular article in IEEE TCOM, Nov 2020)

9. A. Li, F. Liu* (Corresponding Author), C. Masouros, Y. Li and B. Vucetic, "Interference Exploitation 1-Bit Massive MIMO Precoding: A Partial Branch-and-Bound Approach with Near-Optimal Solution," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 3474-3489, May 2020.

10. Z. Ma, F. Liu* (Corresponding Author), M. Li, H. Qiao and X. Lv, "Joint Optimization of Anchor Deployment and Power Allocation in Wireless Network Localization", IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 1086-1089, May 2020.

11. F. Liu, A. Garcia-Rodriguez, C. Masouros and G. Geraci, "Interfering Channel Estimation in Radar-Cellular Coexistence: How Much Information Do We Need?" IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 4238-4253, Sept. 2019.

12. F. Liu, L. Zhou, C. Masouros, A. Li, W. Luo, and A. Petropulu, "Toward Dual-functional Radar-Communication Systems: Optimal Waveform Design," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 66, no. 16, pp. 4264-4279, Aug. 2018. (ranked 16th most popular article in IEEE TSP, Nov 2020)

13. F. Liu, C. Masouros, A. Li, T. Ratnarajah, and J. Zhou, "MIMO Radar and Cellular Coexistence: A Power-Efficient Approach Enabled by Interference Exploitation,"IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 66, no. 14, pp. 3681-3695, Jul. 2018.

14. F. Liu, C. Masouros, A. Li, H. Sun and L. Hanzo, "MU-MIMO Communications with MIMO Radar: From Co-existence to Joint Transmission," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 2755-2770, April 2018.

15. F. Liu, C. Masouros, P. V. Amadori and H. Sun, "An Efficient Manifold Algorithm for Constructive Interference Based Constant Envelope Precoding," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 1542-1546, Oct. 2017.

16. F. Liu, C. Masouros, A. Li and T. Ratnarajah, "Robust MIMO Beamforming for Cellular and Radar Coexistence," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 374-377, June 2017.

Recruitment Announcement

We are looking for self-motivated students who want to pursue Ph.D and Master degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, as well as undergraduates who wish to join my group as Research Interns. We also welcome applications of Research Assistant Professors, Post-Doctoral Researchers and Visiting Scholars. If you are with a solid background in Wireless Communications/Signal Processing and a strong grounding in mathematical skills, and are interested in working with me, please drop me an email with your CV by contacting: liuf6@sustech.edu.cn

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