Associate Professor Nan Yang

Doctor of Philosophy
Associate Professor
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics

Areas of expertise

  • Wireless Communication Systems And Technologies (Incl. Microwave And Millimetrewave) 400608
  • Molecular, Biological, And Multi Scale Communications 400603
  • Signal Processing 400607

Research interests

  • Terahertz communications
  • Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications
  • Intelligent communications
  • Co-located and distributed massive MIMO systems
  • Cyber-physical security
  • Advanced multiple access
  • Molecular communications


Dr. Nan Yang received the B.S. degree in Electronics from China Agricultural University, China, in 2005, the M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from a joint programme between the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia and BIT in March 2011. Since July 2014, he has been with College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering. He is also the leader of the multi-scale communications research team and the head of the Emerging Communications Laboratory. Prior to this, he was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation from October 2010 to September 2012 and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at UNSW from October 2012 to June 2014. He received the Top Editor Award from the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies in 2017, the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of the IEEE Transactions on Communications in 2016 and 2015, the Top Reviewer Award from the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2015, the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award and the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters in 2014, and the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of the IEEE Communications Letters in 2013 and 2012. Also, he is the co-recipient of Best Paper Awards at the IEEE GlobeCOM 2016 and the IEEE VTC Spring 2013. His general research interests include communications theory and signal processing, with specific interests in massive multiple-antenna systems, millimetre wave and terahertz communications, heterogeneous wireless networks, ultra-reliable and low-latency communications, cyber-physical security, collaborative and distributed signal processing, and molecular communications.

Dr. Nan Yang is currently serving on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (SWAT Team), and Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. He has also served as the Guest Editor of eight special issues and the Reviewer of many international prestigious journals. He has further served as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair and Member for IEEE flagship conferences such as IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), IEEE Global Communications Conference (GlobeCOM), IEEE VTC, and the Australian Communications Theory Workshop.


Projects and Grants

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