Qilian Liang

Professor of Electrical Engineering,
University of Texas at Arlington

Awards

  • 2003 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award
  • 2002 Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  • 2005 UTA College of Engineering Outstanding Young Faculty Award
  • 2007, 2009, 2010 U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program Award
  • 2012 UTA College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award
  • 2013 UTA Outstanding Research Achievement or Creative Activity Award
  • 2015 UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars

Teachings

  • Fall 2002, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 19
  • Spring 2003, Instructor for EE5368, Wireless Communication Systems, enrollment: 32
  • Fall 2003, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications: enrollment: 41
  • Spring 2004, Instructor for EE5368, Wireless Communication Systems, enrollment: 45
  • Spring 2004, Instructor for EE5309, Fuzzy Logic Systems and Applications, enrollment: 22
  • Fall 2004, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 55
  • Spring 2005, Instructor for EE5368, Wireless Communication Systems, enrollment: 57
  • Spring 2005, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 17
  • Fall 2005, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 30
  • Fall 2005, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications, enrollment: 42
  • Spring 2006, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 22
  • Spring 2006, Instructor for EE5368, Wireless Communication Systems, enrollment: 42
  • Summer 2006, Instructor for EE5326, Fuzzy Logic Systems and Applications, enrollment: 5
  • Fall 2006, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 10
  • Fall 2006, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications, enrollment: 20
  • Spring 2007, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 18
  • Spring 2007, Instructor for EE5368, Wireless Communication Systems, enrollment: 33
  • Fall 2007, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications, enrollment: 25
  • Fall 2007, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 43
  • Spring 2008, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 46
  • Spring 2008, Instructor for EE5368, Wireless Communication Systems, enrollment: 61
  • Fall 2008, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications, enrollment: 47
  • Fall 2008, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 75
  • Spring 2009, Instructor for EE5364, Information Theory and Coding, enrollment: 89
  • Fall 2009, Instructor for EE5362, Digital Communications, enrollment: 40
  • Fall 2009, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications, enrollment: 75
  • Spring 2010, Instructor for EE5364, Information Theory and Coding, enrollment: 30
  • Fall 2010, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications, enrollment: 47
  • Fall 2011, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications, enrollment: 52
  • Spring 2012, Instructor for EE5364, Information Theory and Coding, enrollment:32
  • Fall 2012, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications, enrollment: 40
  • Spring 2013, Instructor for EE5364, Information Theory and Coding, enrollment: 29
  • Fall 2013, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications, enrollment: 58
  • Fall 2014, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications, enrollment: 89
  • Spring 2015, Instructor for EE5364, Information Theory and Coding, enrollment: 115
  • Fall 2015, Instructor for EE6367, Advanced Wireless Communications

About Me

 

  Qilian Liang is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington. He received the B.S. degree from Wuhan University in 1993, M.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 1996, and Ph.D degree from University of Southern California (USC) in May 2000, all in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining UTA in August 2002, he was a Member of Technical Staff in Hughes Network Systems Inc at San Diego, California. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, wireless communications, signal processing, information theory, radar systems, wireless networks, etc. Dr. Liang has published more than 270 journal and conference papers. He received 2002 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, 2003 U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, 2005 UTA College of Engineering Outstanding Young Faculty Award, 2007, 2009, 2010 U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program Award, 2012 UTA College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award, 2013 UTA Outstanding Research Achievement or Creative Activity Award, and was inducted into UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars in 2015. Professor Liang likes North Texas Anglers.

Students

Graduated Ph.D Students

 

1. Liang Zhao, PhD Dissertation: Self-Organization and Resource Allocation in Wireless Sensor Networks, May 2006.

2. Lingming Wang, PhD Dissertation: Physical Layer and Application Layer Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks, Dec 2006.

3. Haining Shu, PhD Dissertation: Wireless Sensor Network Lifetime Analysis and Energy Efficient Techniques, August 2007.

4. Qingchun Ren, PhD Dissertation: Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer Design and Data Query Processing for Wireless Sensor Networks, Sept 2007.

5. Xinsheng Xia, PhD Dissertation: Cross-Layer Design for Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks, Dec 2007.

6. Jing Liang, Ph.D Dissertation: Signal Processing in Radar and Non-Radar Sensor Networks, August 2009.

7. Davis Kirachaiwanich, PhD Dissertation: Compressive Sensing and Wireless Network Capacity with Performance Analysis, August 2011.

8. Lei Xu, PhD Dissertation: Radar Sensor Networks: Waveform Design, MIMO, and Compressive Sensing, December 2011.

9. Ji Wu, PhD Dissertation: Compressive Sensing in Wireless and Sensor Systems, August 2013.

10. Ishrat Maherin, PhD Dissertation: Target Detection and Cognitive Radio Capacity Analysis Based on Sensor Networks, May 2014.

11. Junjie Chen, PhD Dissertation: Sparse Sensing in Big Data, May 2014.

12. Xin Wang, PhD Dissertation: Hybrid and Smart Grid Wireless Networks: Capacity and Optimization, May 2014.

13. Zhuo Li, Ph.D Dissertation: Home Area Networks for Smart Grid Communications, May 2014.

14. Qiong Wu, PhD Dissertation: Sparse Sampling in Wireless Communications, May 2015

 

Current Ph.D Students

 

1. Alfonso Rodriguez-Herrera

2. Steve Iverson

3. Shitong Yuan

4. Hao Liang

5. Na Wu

6. Longwei Wang

7. Ganlin Zhao

8. Dheeral Naresh Bhole

 

Graduated M.S. Students

 

1. Roopeshkumar Polaganga, MS Thesis, Self-Similarity and Modeling of LTE/LTE-A Data Traffic, May 2015.

2. Zhaoheng Luo, MS Thesis, The Evaluation of RF Channel Impairments and Co-Channel Interference over Rician Fading Channel, Dec 2014.

3. Amit Deokar, MS Thesis, “Enhancement of Security and Reliability with MIMO Communication for Smart Grid,” May 2013.

4. Rohan Kummithe, M.S. Thesis, Interference Mitigation in 4G LTE-A Heterogenous Networks, December 2012.

5. Anis Davoudi, M.S. Thesis, Analytical Evaluation of Frequency Reuse for OFDMA Cellular Networks, August 2012.

6. Ankit Agarwal, M.S. Thesis, Pilot Based Channel Estimation for 3GPP LTE Downlink, Dec 2011

7. Sana Agaskar, MS Project, MIMO OFDM in Wireless LANs, Dec 2011

8. Amruta Khot, MS Project, 4G LTE Evolution and Performance Analysis of MIMO Using Different Number of Antennas, Dec 2011.

9. Ashith Kumar, MS Thesis, Experimental Study of through-Wall Human Being Detection Using Ultra-Wideband Radar, May 2011.

10. Sanil Fulani, MS Thesis, Physical Layer Test Trials and Analysis of Call Drops and Real Time Throughput vs Channel Capacity of Long Term Evolution 4G Technology, Feb 2011.

11. Sukhvindersingh Arora, MS Thesis, Through-Wall Human Detection Using UWB Radar, December 2010.

12. Varsha Bolar, MS Thesis, Performance Analysis of Space-Time Block Coded Multiple Antenna Systems, December 2009.

13. Brian Hendryx, MS Project, FPGA Implementation of a BPSK Digital Demodulator, December 2009.

14. Mukta Athavale, MS Thesis, Performance Analysis and Effect of Multiuser Interferences for Ultra-wideband Communications, August 2008.

15. Hung Ly, MS Thesis, Detection and Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Sensor Networks, August 2007.

16. Hong-Sam Le, MS Thesis, Power Control and Joint Multi-target Classification and Identification in Cognitive Wireless Networks, August 2007.

17. Rahul P. Sawant, M.S. Thesis, Wireless Sensor Network Testbed: Measurement and Analysis, May 2007.

18. Sejal Raje, M.S. Thesis, Time Synchronization in Network-Centric Sensor Networks, July 2005.

19. Xiang Hong, M.S. Thesis, An Access-Based Energy Efficient Clustering Protocol for Large Scale Ad Hoc Wireless sensor network, May 2004.

20. Ekta Jain, M.S. Thesis, Sensor Placement and Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Performance Analysis, August 2004.

21. Hsiao-Lan Hsu, M.S. Thesis: An Energy Efficient Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, August 2003

22. Puneet Konghot, M.S. Project, Enhancement of Network Simulator 2 for Simulation of Cross-layer Optimizations in 802.11a WLANs, August 2004,

23. Praneet Nigam, M.S. Project: DC Offset Evaluation, Estimation, and Compensation in Wireless Communication System, August 2003.

24. Chun-Shih Han, M.S. Project: DC Offset Impairment Loss and Estimation in Communication Systems, August 2003.

 

Current M.S. Students

 

1. Sreevinay Netrapala

2. Karishma Katara

3. Shruthishree Bangalore Krishnamur

Education

 

Ph.D., University of Southern California (USC), 2000

    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Dissertation: Fading Channel Equalization and Video Traffic Classification Using Nonlinear Signal Processing Techniques
    Advisor: Jerry M. Mendel

     

    M.S., Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, 1996
    Major: Electrical Engineering

     

    B.S., Wuhan University, China, 1993
    Major: Electrical Engineering

Selected Publications

1. Zhuo Li, Qilian Liang, “Capacity Optimization in Heterogeneous Home Area Networks with Application to Smart Grid,” accepted by IEEE Trans on Vehicular Technology.

2. Xin Wang, Qilian Liang, “Energy Management Strategy for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles via Bidirectional Vehicle-to-Grid,” accepted by IEEE Systems Journal.

3. Qilian Liang, Xiuzhen Cheng, Scott Huang, Dechang Chen, “Opportunistic Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Applications”, IEEE Trans on Computers, vol. 63, no. 8, pp. 2002-2010, August 2014.

4. Zhuo Li, Qilian Liang, “Performance Analysis of Multiuser Selection Scheme in Dynamic Home Area Networks for Smart Grid Communications,” IEEE Trans on Smart Grid, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 13-20, March 2013.

5. Qilian Liang, Baoju Zhang, Chenglin Zhao, Yiming Pi, “TDoA for Passive Localization: Underwater versus Terrestrial Environment,” IEEE Trans on Parallel and Distributed Processing, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 2100-2108, Oct 2013.

6. Xin Wang, Qilian Liang, “On the Throughput Capacity and Performance Analysis of Hybrid Wireless Networks over Fading Channels,” IEEE Trans on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 2930-2940, June 2013.

7. Lei Xu, Qilian Liang, “Zero Correlation Zone Sequence Pair Sets for MIMO Radar,” IEEE Trans on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 2100 – 2113, July 2012.

8. Jing Liang, Qilian Liang, “Design and Analysis of Distributed Radar Sensor Networks,” IEEE Trans on Parallel and Distributed Processing, vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 1926-1933, November 2011.

9. Qilian Liang, “Radar Sensor Wireless Channel Modeling in Foliage Environment: UWB versus Narrowband”, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, no. 6, June 2011, pp. 1448-1457.

10. Chih-Hao Huang, M. T. Sun, Qilian Liang, Peng-Jun Wan, Xiaohua Jia, “Interference-Aware, Fully-Distributed Virtual Backbone Construction and Its Applications in Multi-hop Wireless Networks,” IEEE Trans on Communications, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 3550-3560, Dec 2010.

11. Lei Xu, Qilian Liang, “Radar sensor network using a set of new ternary codes: theory and application,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 439-450, Feb 2011.

12. Qilian Liang, “Situation Understanding Based on Heterogeneous Sensor Networks and Human-Inspired Favor Weak Fuzzy Logic System,” IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 156-163, June 2011.

13. Jing Liang, Qilian Liang, “Outdoor Propagation Channel Modeling in Foliage Environment,” IEEE Trans on Vehicular Technology, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 2243-2252, June 2010.

14. Jing Liang, Qilian Liang, “Channel Selection Algorithms in Virtual MIMO Wireless Sensor Networks”, IEEE Trans on Vehicular Technology, vol. 58, no. 3, June 2009.

15. Qilian Liang, Xiuzhen Cheng, Sherwood Samn, “NEW: Network-enabled Electronic Warfare for Target Recognition,” IEEE Trans on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol.46, no. 2, pp. 558-568, April 2010.

16. Qilian Liang, Xiuzhen Cheng, “KUPS: Knowledge-based Ubiquitous and Persistent Sensor networks for Threat Assessment,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems,vol. 44, no. 3, July 2008.

17. Qingchun Ren, Qilian Liang, “Throughput and energy-efficiency-Aware Protocol for Ultra Wideband Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Cross-Layer Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 805-816, July 2008.

18. Xiuzhen Cheng, Haining Shu, Qilian Liang, David Du, “Silent Positioning in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 57, no. 3, May 2008. 

19. Haining Shu, Qilian Liang, Jean Gao, “Wireless Sensor Network Lifetime Analysis Using Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 416-427, April 2008.

20. Qilian Liang, “Designing power aware self-reconfiguring topology for mobile wireless personal area networks using fuzzy logic,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, vol. 33, no. 3, August 2003.

21. Qilian Liang, “Ad hoc wireless network traffic: self-similarity and forecasting”, IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 297-299, July 2002.

22. Qilian Liang, Jerry M. Mendel, “Equalization of time-varying nonlinear channels using type-2 fuzzy adaptive filters”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 551-563, Oct 2000.

23. Qilian Liang, Jerry M. Mendel, “Overcoming time-varying co-channel interference using type-2 fuzzy adaptive filters”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, II, vol. 47, no. 12, pp. 1419-1428, Dec 2000.

24. Qilian Liang, Jerry M. Mendel, “MPEG VBR video traffic modeling and classification using fuzzy techniques”, IEEE Trans on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 9, no. 1, pp.183-193, 2001.

25. Qilian Liang, Jerry M. Mendel, “Interval type-2 fuzzy logic systems: theory and design”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 535-550, Oct 2000.

26. Qilian Liang, Nilesh N. Karnik, and Jerry M. Mendel, “Connection admission control in ATM network using survey-based type-2 fuzzy logic systems”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 529-539, August 2000.

27. Nilesh N. Karnik, Jerry M. Mendel, and Qilian Liang, “Type-2 fuzzy logic systems”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 643-658, Dec. 1999.

28. Jerry M. Mendel, Qilian Liang, “Comments on combinatorial rule explosion eliminated by a fuzzy rule configuration”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 369-371, June 1999.

 

Services

  • Chair, IEEE Communications Society Fort Worth Chapter (2006 to present)

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems

  • Editor, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks (AHSWN)
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  • Editor, Journal of Energy

  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks

  • Guest Editor, (Elsevier) Signal Processing

  • Guest Editor, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking

  • Guest Editor, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing

  • Guest Editor, ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications

  • Guest Editor, Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC)

  • Guest Editor, (Elsevier) Computers and Mathematics with Applications

  • Guest Editor, Wiley Security and Communication Networks (SCN) Journal

  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Sensor Networks

  • Guest Editor, Physical Communications (Elsevier)

  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks

  • Guest Editor, Mobile Information Systems

  • TPC Chair, the 7th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD 2010)

  • TPC Co-Chair, International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems, 2007

  • TPC Co-Chair, The 6th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China (ChinaCom), 2011

  • TPC Co-Chair, The 11th IEEE International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT), 2011

  • TPC Co-Chair, ACM International WorkshoponUnderWater Networks (WUWNet),2011

  • General Co-Chair, IEEE ICC Workshop on Radar and Sonar Networks, 2012

  • General Co-Chair, IEEE Globecom Workshop on Radar and Sonar Networks, 2012

  • General Co-Chair, IEEE ICC Workshop on Radar and Sonar Networks, 2013

  • TPC Co-Chair, International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems, 201

  • General Co-Chair, International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems, 2013

  • General Co-Chair, International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems, 2014

  • Keynote Speaker, IEEE Globecom Workshop on Radar and Sonar Networks, 2012

  • Plenary Speaker, International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems, 2012

  • Plenary Speaker, IEEE ICC Workshop on Radar and Sonar Networks, 2012

  • Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems, 2014

  • Keynote Speaker, IEEE ICC Workshop on Radar and Sonar Networks, 2013

  • TPC Chair, First Intl Workshop on Compressive Sensing for Communications and Networks, 2010.

  • General Chair, Second Intl Workshop on Compressive Sensing for Communications and Networks, 2010.

  • TPC Member for ICC, Globecom, WCNC, PIMRC, MASS, etc.

Contact Information

 

Qilian Liang
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington
416 Yates Street, Room 541
Arlington, TX 76019-0016

  liang@uta.edu
817-272-1339
Qilian Liang