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Yichuang Sun received a PhD degree from the University of York, UK in 1996. He is a Professor of Communications and Electronics (since January 2001), Head of Communications and Intelligent Systems Research Group, and Head of Electronic, Communications and Electrical Engineering Division in the School of Engineering and Technology at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Professor Sun's expertise and interests are in the integration of communications, electronics and computing. He has been conducting active research in wireless and mobile communications, 5G and 6G technologies, RF systems and circuits, analogue and mixed-signal circuits, memristor circuits and systems, neural networks, machine learning, and neuromophic computing. He has published over 400 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences and contributed 10 chapters in edited research books. He has also published 4 text and research books: Continuous-time Active Filter Design, CRC Press, USA, 1999, Design of High frequency Integrated Analogue Filters, IEE Press, UK, 2002, Wireless Communication Circuits and Systems, IET Press, 2004, and Test and Diagnosis of Analogue, Mixed-signal and RF Integrated Circuits - the Systems on Chip Approach, IET Press, 2008. He has supervised over 35 PhD students and research fellows and over 25 visiting scholars and fellows from across the world.

Professor Sun serves on several Technical Committees of IEEE Circuits & Systems Society and IEEE Communications Society. He has been/is Book Series Editor of an IEE book series, Editor of 8 IEEE and international journals and sole or lead Guest Editor of 12 IEEE, IEE/IET and other journal special issues or topics. He has been on the technical/scientific programme committee of numerous IEEE and international conferences in various roles such as Track Chair, Organiser of Special Sessions, TPC Member and Session Chair. He is a referee for many book publishers, IEEE and international journals and conferences. He has also been an evaluator or panel member of research grant proposals for ERC (Synergy Grant), EPSRC, Royal Society, Austrian, Finnish, Dutch, Singapore and Canadian research councils, and technology patents for USA and UK organisations. He has been evaluator of Canada Research Chairs and professorships for universities in USA, Canada, Ireland and the UK, including Minnesota, McGill, Toronto, and Dublin. He has been an external PhD examiner for many universities worldwide including Imperial College, UCL, Southampton, Queen Mary, McGill, Melbourne, La Trobe, and Nanyang Tech. He has also been/is an external examiner of several UK universities including the University of Oxford and Queen Mary University of London for their undergraduate programmes. Professor Sun has been awarded many national and international awards, prizes and honours. 

Professor Sun has been among the World's Top 2% Scientists named by Stanford University in both single year and career lists every year since 2019. His Scopus Profile link can be found just under his photo in the above and his Google Scholar Profile link is given below.

Google Scholar Profile


Research interests

My research expertise and interests fall in the following areas: 

Wireless and Mobile Communications and Networks

6G and 5G mobile communications, RIS aided radio communications, machine learning for wireless communications, green communications and wireless energy harvesting, secure communications and physical layer security, millimeter wave and THz communications, MIMO and massive MIMO communications, space-time coding and spatial multiplexing, multiuser and multicarrier communications, cooperative and relay communications, cognitive radio communications, IoT and sensor networks.

RF and Microelectronic Circuits, Devices and Systems

RF and mmWave communication circuits, energy harvesting and power electronic circuits, biomedical circuits and systems, analogue and mixed-signal circuits, analogue filters and amplifiers, power amplifiers, impedance matching networks, antenna tuning circuits and systems, reconfigurable analogue and RF circuits, data converters and Sigma-Delta modulators, analogue and mixed-signal test and diagnosis, sensors and instruments, memristor circuits and systems, memristive logic and memory.

Neuromorphic Computing, Machine Learning and Neural Networks

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, neuromorphic computing, and bio-inspired optimisation for communications, image processing, IoT, smart grid, and intelligent transportation systems.

Memristive neural networks, spiking neural networks, brain-like computing, and neuromorphic engineering in analogue, mixed-signal and digital VLSI technologies including FPGA, FPAA and memristor crossbar array.

Teaching specialisms

Microelectronics and VLSI

Analogue Integrated Circuits and Systems

Telecommunications Systems

Wireless and Mobile Communications

Commercial and public engagement

Evaluator of ERC Synergy Grant, 2024.

External Examiner (undergraduate programme) of Queen Mary University of London, UK, 2023 -.

External Examiner (undergraduate programme) of the University of Oxford, UK, 2022 - .  

Editor of IETE Journal of Education, from 2023. 

Book 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 Journal of Semiconductors, 2016-2019. 

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

Editor of ETRI Journal, since 2006.

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

Associate Editor of Frontiers in Communications and Networks, from 2022.

Associate Editor of Frontiers in Antennas and Propagation, from 2022.

Topic Editor (lead) of Machine Learning in Communication Systems and Networks - Second Edition for the journals of Applied Sciences, Sensors, Electronics, Photonics, JSAN,, 2024-2025.

Guest Editor (lead), Special Issue on Memristive Electronic Circuits, Neural Networks and Neuromorphic Computing, IET Electronics Letters,, 2023-2024.

Topic Editor (lead) of Wireless Energy Harvesting and Power Transfer for Communications and Networks for the journals of Applied Sciences, Electronics, IoT, JSAN, Network, Sensors, Telecom,, 2023-2024.

Topic Editor (lead) of Machine Learning in Communication Systems and Networks for the journals of Applied Sciences, Sensors, Electronics, Photonics, JSAN,, 2022-2023.

Guest Editor (lead) of Special Issue on Cognitive and AI-enabled Wireless and Mobile Communications, IET Communications, 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 CAS Society Technical Committees on: ASP, CASCOM, CNN-MAC

IEEE Communications Society Technical Committees on: SPCE, WTC, RCC


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