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Research interests

  • 5G mobile communications
  1. Millimeter-wave communication
  2. Green communications
  3. Multi-antenna signal processing
  4. Resource allocation and network scheduling
  • Integration of radar sensing and communication;
  1. Target detection & imaging
  2. Localization
  • Convex/non-convex optimization
  1. novel non-convex optimization algorithm design
  2. low rank constrainted optimization
  3. multi-objective optimization


Research on Intergration of Localization, Sensing and Communication:

  • Panlist of IEEE WCNC's Panel on "Integration of Sensing and Communication", March 2021
  • Vice-Chair of SIP on Integration of Sensing and Communication in IEEE ComSoc's Radio Communication Committee (RCC) since 2021.

           We regularly arrange some meeting and webinar on ISAC, please email me if you want to join us!

  • Some our related work:
  1. Submitted the paper " Cellular Base Station Imaging" to IEEE JSAC SI on ISAC. It's for the first time to propose this novel concept and enable BS to "see" targets, besides the conventional communication functionality.
  2. Submitted the paper " Asynchronous Integration of Communication and Localization Systems Using IR-UWB Signals" to MILCOM 2021;
  3. Y. Zhuang, Q. Wang, M. Shi, P. Cao, L. Qi and J. Yang, "Low-Power Centimeter-Level Localization for Indoor Mobile Robots Based on Ensemble Kalman Smoother Using Received Signal Strength," in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 6513-6522, Aug. 2019
  4. Y. Zhuang et al., "A Survey of Positioning Systems Using Visible LED Lights," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 1963-1988, thirdquarter 2018.
  5. P. Cao, J. S. Thompson and H. Haas, "Constant Modulus Shaped Beam Synthesis via Convex Relaxation," in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 16, pp. 617-620, 2017
  6. P. Cao, M. Xing, G. Sun, Y. Li and Z. Bao, "Minimum Entropy via Subspace for ISAR Autofocus," in IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 205-209, Jan. 2010.
  7. P. Cao, J. Thompson and H. V. Poor, "A sequential constraint relaxation algorithm for rank-one constrained problems," 2017 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2017

           The proposed SOCR algorithm provides the excellent performance for rank one constrainted problems. It can solve a series of Semidefinite Programs, e.g., from the phased only beamforming problem in RIS and analog preocoder!! 



  • 6ENT1014 - Satellite Terrestrial Communication Systems (@UH 2017/2018 Semester B)

  • 7ENT1050 - Broadband Networks And Data Communications (@UH 2017/2018 Semester B) 

  • 7ENT1054 - Digital Mobile Communication Systems (@UH 2018/2019 Semester A)



I'm currently looking for highly motivated PhD candidates who want to work with me.


Visiting scholars/students are also welcome and can be accepted all year around. 


Please drop me an email with your CV at anytime.


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