Wei Li

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Research Interests

My research interests are in information theory and cognitive wireless networks.

My current research areas are:
  • compressive sensing;
  • novel modulation and diversity schemes for high speed wireless transmission;
  • Ultra-Wideband (UWB) channel modeling, signal detection and networking;
  • powerline communication;
  • locating and tracking based on wireless sensor networks;
  • network self-optimization and heterogeneous networks.

My research also covers practical industrial topics such as
  • cross layer design for connection aware applications;
  • service oriented baseband design for RFID (Radio-frequency identification);
  • UWB for medical applications and standardization of telecommunication technologies.

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For a list of my recent publications, please see the Publications Database.

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Open Research Topics for Students

Drop me an email if you are interested in any of these topics:
  • Positioning with Compressive Sensing
  • Cognitive radio, Dynamic Spectrum Allocation
  • UWB modulation and network design, radio signal detection with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) approaches.
  • Simultaneous Localization and Tracking (SLAT) based on wireless sensor network.
  • Wireless network self-optimization and heterogeneous networks.
  • Video streaming over wireless mesh networks.
  • Medical Applications of Body Area Network (BAN) and wireless sensor network.
  • Cross-layer design of wireless networks, telecommunication protocol/standard study.

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I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada in 2004. Before I joined Victoria University of Wellington I worked as a research scientist in Orange Labs (France Telecom) San Francisco, and then hold an engineer position in Telus Mobility Canada.