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Dr Wenqiang Yi

Lecturer
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Dr Wenqiang Yi
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  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    ACADEMIC SUPPORT HOURS Time: Tuesday 15.00-16.00; Wednesday 13.30 - 14.30 Office: 5B.522 If you wish to contact me to arrange a meeting outside of these hours, please feel free to do so at: wy23627@essex.ac.uk

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Biography

Dr Wenqiang Yi is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Queen Mary University of London, U.K., in 2020. From 2020 to 2023, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the Communication Systems Research Group at the Queen Mary University of London. He was working on millimetre-wave communications and non-orthogonal multiple access techniques from the stochastic geometry-based network analysis and AI-aided resource allocation perspective. Based on previous research experience, his current research interests focused on radio frequency sensing in wireless systems, including communication and sensing mutual-interference management, communication resource management, wireless signal/channel feature characterising, physical-layer security, etc. He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE OJ-COMS, in the area of Big Data and Machine Learning for Communications. He received the Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Communication Letters and the IEEE Transactions on Communications in 2019 and 2020. He served as the symposium chair on reconfigurable intelligent surfaces at IEEE ICCT. He has served as a TPC Member for many IEEE conferences, e.g., GLOBECOM and ICC. He also served as the Secretary of the Special Interest Group on Next Generation Multiple Access (NGMA) by the SPCC Technical Committee and the Emerging Technologies Initiatives on NGMA by the Emerging Technologies Committee till 2022.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Electronic Engineering Queen Mary University of London,

  • MSc in Wireless Communications and Signal Processing University of Bristol,

  • BSc in Optical Information Science and Technology Wuhan University of Technology,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (15/10/2023 - present)

Other academic

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (11/12/2023 - 11/12/2026)

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Queen Mary University of London (1/6/2020 - 14/10/2023)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Radio Frequency Sensing

Key words: Integrated sensing and communication, Wireless SLAM
Open to supervise

Distributed Learning in Wireless Networks

Key words: Federated learning, Reinforcement learning
Open to supervise

Design and Analysis of Wireless Networks

Key words: MIMO, Non-orthogonal multiple access, Performance analysis
Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Exploiting Index Modulation for Enhanced NOMA

IEEE Global Communications Conference, 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6/12/2023

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • High Level Digital Design (CE339)

  • High Level Logic Design (CE869)

Publications

Publications (20)

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Nallanathan, A. and Li, GY., (2022). Efficient Wireless Federated Learning with Partial Model Aggregation

Zhang, C., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Hanzo, L., (2022). Semi-Integrated-Sensing-and-Communication (Semi-ISaC): From OMA to NOMA

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Alam, AS. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). Dynamic Task Software Caching-assisted Computation Offloading for Multi-Access Edge Computing

Xie, Z., Yi, W., Wu, X., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). Is the Envelope Beneficial to Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access?

Ahsan, W., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). A Reliable Reinforcement Learning for Resource Allocation in Uplink NOMA-URLLC Networks

Xie, Z., Yi, W., Wu, X., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2021). STAR-RIS Aided NOMA in Multi-Cell Networks: A General Analytical Framework with Gamma Distributed Channel Modeling

Liu, Y., Yi, W., Ding, Z., Liu, X., Dobre, O. and Al-Dhahir, N., (2021). Developing NOMA to Next Generation Multiple Access (NGMA): Future Vision and Research Opportunities

Fayaz, M., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2021). A Power-Pool-Based Power Control in Semi-Grant-Free NOMA Transmission

Xie, Z., Yi, W., Wu, X., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2021). Modeling and Coverage Analysis for RIS-aided NOMA Transmissions in Heterogeneous Networks

Fayaz, M., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2020). Transmit Power Pool Design for Grant-Free NOMA-IoT Networks via Deep Reinforcement Learning

Zhang, C., Yi, W. and Liu, Y., (2020). Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Aided Multi-Cell NOMA Networks: A Stochastic Geometry Model

Yi, W., Yu, W., Liu, Y., Foh, CH., Ding, Z. and Nallanathan, A., (2020). Multiple Transmit Power Levels based NOMA for Massive Machine-type Communications

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2020). Signal Fractions Analysis and Safety-Distance Modeling in V2V Inter-lane Communications

Zhang, C., Yi, W., Liu, Y., Qin, Z. and Chai, KK., (2020). Downlink Analysis for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Aided NOMA Networks

Yi, W., Liu, Y., Bodanese, E., Nallanathan, A. and Karagiannidis, GK., (2019). A Unified Spatial Framework for UAV-aided MmWave Networks

Yi, W., Liu, Y., Nallanathan, A. and Elkashlan, M., (2019). Clustered Millimeter Wave Networks with Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2018). Cache-enabled HetNets With Millimeter Wave Small Cells

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2018). Exploiting Multiple Access in Clustered Millimeter Wave Networks: NOMA or OMA?

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2018). Modeling and Analysis of MmWave Communications in Cache-enabled HetNets

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2018). Modeling and Analysis of D2D Millimeter-Wave Networks with Poisson Cluster Processes

Journal articles (33)

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., Robust Federated Learning for Unreliable and Resource-limited Wireless Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

Chen, Z., Yi, W. and Nallanathan, A., (2024). Exploring Representativity in Device Scheduling for Wireless Federated Learning. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 23 (1), 720-735

Xie, Z., Yi, W., Wu, X., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2024). Is the Envelope Beneficial to Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access?. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 1-1

Fayaz, M., Yi, W., Liu, Y., Thayaparan, S. and Nallanathan, A., (2024). Toward Autonomous Power Control in Semi-Grant-Free NOMA Systems: A Power Pool-Based Approach. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 1-1

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Nallanathan, A. and Chambers, J., (2024). Distributed Digital Twin Migration in Multi-tier Computing Systems. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 1-15

Fan, C., Zhou, X., Zhang, T., Yi, W. and Liu, Y., (2023). Cache-Enabled UAV Emergency Communication Networks: Performance Analysis With Stochastic Geometry. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 72 (7), 9308-9321

Gao, X., Yi, W., Liu, Y., Zhang, J. and Zhang, P., (2023). DRL Enabled Coverage and Capacity Optimization in STAR-RIS-Assisted Networks. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 71 (11), 6616-6632

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2023). Knowledge-Aided Federated Learning for Energy-Limited Wireless Networks. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 71 (6), 3368-3386

Gao, X., Mu, X., Yi, W. and Liu, Y., (2023). Intelligent Trajectory Design for RIS-NOMA Aided Multi-Robot Communications. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 22 (11), 7648-7662

Pei, Y., Yue, X., Yi, W., Liu, Y., Li, X. and Ding, Z., (2023). Secrecy Outage Probability Analysis for Downlink RIS-NOMA Networks With On-Off Control. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 72 (9), 11772-11786

Zhang, C., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Hanzo, L., (2023). Semi-Integrated-Sensing-and-Communication (Semi-ISaC): From OMA to NOMA. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 71 (4), 1878-1893

Xie, Z., Liu, Y., Yi, W., Wu, X. and Nallanathan, A., (2023). Physical Layer Security for STAR-RIS-NOMA: A Stochastic Geometry Approach. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 1-1

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Shin, H. and Nallanathan, A., (2023). Adaptive Model Pruning for Communication and Computation Efficient Wireless Federated Learning. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 1-1

Gao, X., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Hanzo, L., (2023). Multi-Objective Optimization of URLLC-Based Metaverse Services. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 71 (11), 6745-6761

Zhang, C., Yi, W., Liu, Y., Yang, K. and Ding, Z., (2022). Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Aided Multi-Cell NOMA Networks: A Stochastic Geometry Model. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 70 (2), 951-966

Zhang, T., Wang, Y., Yi, W., Liu, Y., Feng, C. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). Two Time-Scale Caching Placement and User Association in Dynamic Cellular Networks. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 70 (4), 2561-2574

Ahsan, W., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). A Reliable Reinforcement Learning for Resource Allocation in Uplink NOMA-URLLC Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 21 (8), 5989-6002

Zhang, C., Yi, W., Liu, Y., Ding, Z. and Song, L., (2022). STAR-IOS Aided NOMA Networks: Channel Model Approximation and Performance Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 21 (9), 6861-6876

Xie, Z., Yi, W., Wu, X., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). STAR-RIS Aided NOMA in Multicell Networks: A General Analytical Framework With Gamma Distributed Channel Modeling. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 70 (8), 5629-5644

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Alam, AS. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). Dynamic Task Software Caching-Assisted Computation Offloading for Multi-Access Edge Computing. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 70 (10), 6950-6965

Zhang, T., Wang, Y., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). Joint Optimization of Caching Placement and Trajectory for UAV-D2D Networks. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 70 (8), 5514-5527

Xie, Z., Yi, W., Wu, X., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). Downlink Multi-RIS Aided Transmission in Backhaul Limited Networks. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. 11 (7), 1458-1462

Zhao, B., Zhang, C., Yi, W. and Liu, Y., (2022). Ergodic Rate Analysis of STAR-RIS Aided NOMA Systems. IEEE Communications Letters. 26 (10), 2297-2301

Liu, Y., Yi, W., Ding, Z., Liu, X., Dobre, OA. and Al-Dhahir, N., (2022). Developing NOMA to Next Generation Multiple Access: Future Vision and Research Opportunities. IEEE Wireless Communications. 29 (6), 120-127

Fayaz, M., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2021). Transmit Power Pool Design for Grant-Free NOMA-IoT Networks via Deep Reinforcement Learning. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 20 (11), 7626-7641

Ahsan, W., Yi, W., Qin, Z., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2021). Resource Allocation in Uplink NOMA-IoT Networks: A Reinforcement-Learning Approach. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 20 (8), 5083-5098

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2021). Signal Fractions Analysis and Safety-Distance Modeling in V2V Inter-Lane Communications. IEEE Communications Letters. 25 (4), 1387-1390

Zhang, C., Liu, Y., Yi, W., Qin, Z. and Ding, Z., (2021). Semi-Grant-Free NOMA: Ergodic Rates Analysis With Random Deployed Users. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. 10 (4), 692-695

Shen, H., Yi, W., Qin, Z., Liu, Y., Li, F. and Nallanathan, A., (2020). Coverage Analysis of mmWave Networks With Cooperative NOMA Systems. IEEE Communications Letters. 24 (7), 1544-1547

Yi, W., Liu, Y., Deng, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2020). Clustered UAV Networks With Millimeter Wave Communications: A Stochastic Geometry View. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 68 (7), 4342-4357

Yi, W., Liu, Y., Bodanese, E., Nallanathan, A. and Karagiannidis, GK., (2019). A Unified Spatial Framework for UAV-Aided MmWave Networks. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 67 (12), 8801-8817

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2018). Cache-Enabled HetNets With Millimeter Wave Small Cells. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 66 (11), 5497-5511

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2017). Modeling and Analysis of D2D Millimeter-Wave Networks With Poisson Cluster Processes. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 65 (12), 5574-5588

Book chapters (1)

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Ding, Z., (2024). Developing NOMA to Next-Generation Multiple Access. In: Fundamentals of 6G Communications and Networking. Springer International Publishing. 291- 316. 9783031379192

Conferences (26)

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2023). Convergence Analysis for Wireless Federated Learning with Gradient Recycling

Gao, X., Yi, W., Agapitos, A., Wang, H. and Liu, Y., (2023). Coverage and Capacity Optimization in STAR-RISs Assisted Networks: A Machine Learning Approach

Zou, Y., Yi, W., Xu, X., Liu, Y., Chai, KK. and Liu, Y., (2023). Adaptive NGMA Scheme for IoT Networks: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2023). Communication-Efficient Federated Learning with Heterogeneous Devices

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Nallanathan, A. and Li, GY., (2023). Is Partial Model Aggregation Energy-Efficient for Federated Learning Enabled Wireless Networks?

Pei, Y., Yue, X., Yi, W., Liu, Y., Li, X. and Ding, Z., (2022). Secrecy Performance of RIS Aided NOMA Networks

Fayaz, M., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). Multi-Agent DRL for Mitigating Power Collisions in SGF-NOMA Systems

Fayaz, M., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). Load and Location Aware Resource Allocation in GF-NOMA IoT Networks

Chen, Z., Yi, W., Deng, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). Device Scheduling for Wireless Federated Learning with Latency and Representativity

Gao, X., Zou, Y., Yi, W., Xu, J., Liu, R. and Liu, Y., (2022). Multi-objective Optimization of Energy and Latency in URLLC-enabled Wireless VR Networks

Fayaz, M., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2022). Throughput Optimization for SGF-NOMA via Distributed DRL with Prioritized Experience Replay

Zhang, C., Yi, W. and Liu, Y., (2022). Semi-Integrated-Sensing-and-Communication (Semi-ISaC) Networks Assisted by NOMA

Zhang, C., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Wang, Q., (2021). Multi-cell NOMA: Coherent Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Model With Stochastic Geometry

Fayaz, M., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2021). Transmit Power Pool Design for Uplink IoT Networks with Grant-free NOMA

Ahsan, W., Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2021). Reliable Reinforcement Learning Based NOMA Schemes for URLLC

Zhang, C., Yi, W., Han, K., Liu, Y., Ding, Z. and Di Renzo, M., (2021). Simultaneously Transmitting And Reflecting RIS Aided NOMA With Randomly Deployed Users

Zhang, C., Yi, W., Liu, Y., Qin, Z. and Chai, KK., (2020). Downlink Analysis for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Aided NOMA Networks

Ahsan, W., Yi, W., Liu, Y., Qin, Z. and Nallanathan, A., (2020). Reinforcement Learning for User Clustering in NOMA-Enabled Uplink IoT

Yi, W., Liu, Y., Nallanathan, A. and Elkashlan, M., (2019). Clustered Millimeter-Wave Networks With Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

Yi, W., Liu, Y., Deng, Y., Nallanathan, A. and Heath, RW., (2019). Modeling and Analysis of MmWave V2X Networks With Vehicular Platoon Systems

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2019). Coverage Analysis for mmWave-Enabled V2X Networks via Stochastic Geometry

Yi, W., Liu, Y., Elkashlan, M. and Nallanathan, A., (2019). Modeling and Coverage Analysis of Downlink UAV Networks with MmWave Communications

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2018). Exploiting Multiple Access in Clustered Millimeter Wave Networks: NOMA or OMA?

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2018). Modeling and Analysis of mmWave Communications in Cache-Enabled HetNets

Yi, W., Liu, Y., Nallanathan, A. and Karagiannidis, GK., (2018). A Unified Spatial Framework for Clustered UAV Networks Based on Stochastic Geometry

Yi, W., Liu, Y. and Nallanathan, A., (2018). Modeling and Analysis of Clustered D2D Millimeter-Wave Communications

Contact

w.yi@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

ACADEMIC SUPPORT HOURS Time: Tuesday 15.00-16.00; Wednesday 13.30 - 14.30 Office: 5B.522 If you wish to contact me to arrange a meeting outside of these hours, please feel free to do so at: wy23627@essex.ac.uk