University of Hertfordshire

Professor Yichuang Sun

Expertise

Research interests

My research expertise and interests fall in the following areas: 

Wireless and Mobile Communications and Networks:

MIMO and massive MIMO communications, space-time coding and spatial multiplexing, multiuser communications and NOMA, multicarrier communications and OFDM, cooperative and relay communications, cognitive and intelligent radio communications, green and energy harvesting communications, millimeter wave communications, full-duplex radio communications, interference alignment in communications, physical layer security of communications, channel estimation and prediction, 5G and beyond mobile communications, vehicular communications, IoT communications, wireless sensor networks, smart grid communications.

Microelectronic and RF Circuits, Devices and Systems:

RF and mmWave communication circuits, energy harvesting and power management circuits, biomedical circuits and systems, analogue and mixed-signal circuits, analogue filters and signal processing, amplifiers and transconductors, impedance matching networks, antenna tuning circuits and systems, reconfigurable analogue and RF circuits, data converters and Sigma-Delta modulators, wavelet transform and filters, memristors and memristive systems, analogue and mixed-signal test and diagnosis, RF and mixed-signal hardware security, 5G and IoT circuits and systems, software defined radio transceivers, signal generators and spectrum analysers, sensors and instruments.

Machine Learning and AI for Communications and Electronics:

Artificial neural networks, memristive neural networks, graph neural networks, convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, echo-state networks and reservoir computing, generative adversarial networks, Q-learning, SVM and RVM, evolutionary computing and optimisation, genetic algorithms, particle swarm optimisation, for analogue, mixed-signal and RF circuits, chaotic systems and time series, flash memory and solid-state drives, wireless and mobile communications, secure cognitive radio networks, channel prediction and estimation, smart grid, intelligent transport systems.       

Teaching specialisms

Microelectronics and VLSI

Analogue Integrated Circuits and Systems

Telecommunications Systems

Wireless and Mobile Communications

Commercial and public engagement

Series Editor of IEE Circuits, Devices and Systems Book Series, IEE, UK, 2003-2008.

Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, 2010-2011, 2016-2017, 2018-2019.

Editor of ETRI Journal (South Korea, on Info, Telecom and Electronics), since 2006.

Editor of Journal of Semiconductors (China, including Integrated Circuits and Systems), 2016-2019. 

Editor of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, from 2018. 

Editor of Active and Passive Electronic Components, 2010-2017.

Guest Editor (lead) of Special Issue on Cognitive and AI-enabled Wireless and Mobile Communications, IET Communications, 2019-2020. 

Guest Editor (co) of Special Issue on 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I, December 2016.   

Guest Editor (lead) of Special Issue on Software Defined Radio Transceivers and Circuits for 5G Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II, January 2016. 

Guest Editor (lead) of Special Issue on Cooperative Wireless and Mobile Communications, IET Communications, 2013.

Guest Editor (sole) of Special Issue on Advanced Signal Processing for Wireless and Mobile Communications, IET Signal Processing, 2009.    

Guest Editor (sole) of Special Issue on MIMO Wireless and Mobile Communications, IEE Proc. Communications, 2006.

Guest Editor (sole) of Special Issue on Analogue and Mixed-Signal Test for Systems on Chip, IEE Proc. Circuits, Devices and Systems, 2004.

Guest Editor (sole) of Special Issue on RF Circuits and Systems for Wireless Communications, IEE Proc. Circuits, Devices and Systems, 2002.

Guest Editor (sole) of Special Issue on High-frequency Integrated Analogue Filters, IEE Proc. Circuits, Devices and Systems, 2000.

Track Chair/TPC, IEEE/ECS European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD), since 2007.

TPC/RCM Memebr of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), annually, since 1999.

Organiser and Chair of SPECIAL SESSION on Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits Design in CMOS & SiGe Technologies, IEEE ISCAS 2019.

TPC Member of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) since 2016    

TPC Member of IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), since 2008  

TPC of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), annually, since 2009

TPC Member of many IASTED conferences on communications&networks and circuits&systems, since 2003   

IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Technical Committees on: ASP, CASCOM 

IEEE Communications Society Technical Committees on: WTC, RCC