University of Hertfordshire

Professor Yichuang Sun

Overview

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 has been conducting and leading research in wireless and mobile communications, microelectronic circuits and systems, instruments and measurement, and neural networks and machine learning in the School. He has published over 350 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 30 PhD students and research fellows and over 20 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 Series Editor of an IEE book series, Editor of 5 IEEE and international journals and sole or lead Guest Editor of 8 IEEE and IEE/IET journal special issues. 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, international journals and conferences. He has also been an evaluator or panel member of research grant proposals for EPSRC, Royal Society, Austrian, Finnish, Dutch, Singapore and Canadian research councils, and technology patents for USA and UK organisations. Professor Sun has given invited plenary lectures at international conferences and invited talks to industry and universities. He has been evaluator of Changjiang Scholars of China and Canada Research Chairs as well as professorships for universities in USA, Canada, Ireland and the UK, including Minnesota, McGill, Toronto, and Dublin. He has been an external PhD examiner for a number of universities including Southampton, UCL, Imperial College, Queen Mary, McGill, Melbourne, Nanyang Tech and Tsinghua. He has also been external examiner of several UK universities for their undergraduate teaching programmes. He has been a Guest or Visiting Professor of several foreign universities.

Professor Sun has been awarded a number of major awards, prizes and honours, which include: • Best Editor Award, ETRI Journal, from the President of ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute), South Korea, 2009, • First Prize of China's National Science and Technology prizes (Natural Sciences category), nominated by Ministry of Education of China, with Hunan University, China, 2005, • K. M. Stott Prize, by the University of York, UK, for particular merit in postgraduate research, 1995, • Distinguished Researcher in Science and Technology, by the Government of Liaoning Province, 1992, • The Science and Technology Prize for Outstanding Young Scientists, awarded by the Chinese Institution of Navigation (a national professional society), 1991 (only one awarded), • Sino-British Friendship Scholarship, by China’s Ministry of Education and British Council, 1991, • 1988-1989 Model Worker of Dalian City, awarded by the Government of Dalian City, China, 1990, • The Young Scientist Programme Award, awarded by URSI (International Union of Radio Sciences), 1989, • Excellent Teaching Achievement Prize, awarded by the Government of Liaoning Province, 1989, • The Excellent Teacher, by Dalian Maritime University, twice in 1986 and 1987, • Listed in 5 international Who’s Who books since 1992, by Marquis, USA and IBC, Cambridge, UK.

 

Memristor Circuits, Systems and Memories, Memristive Neural Networks, Brain-like Computing and Neuromophic Electronics, Nonlinear and Chaotic Circuits and Systems (Selected)

  1. H. Lin, C. Wang, C. Chen, Y. Sun, C. Zhou, C. Xu, and Q. Hong, “Neural Bursting and Synchronization Emulated by Neural Networks and Circuits,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, accepted on 7 May 2021.
  2. M. Ma, Y. Fang, Z. Li, Y. Sun, and M. Wang, “Bursting oscillations and bifurcation mechanism in a fully integrated piecewise-smooth chaotic system,” European Physical Journal Special Topics, accepted on 28 April 2021.
  3. J. Sun, M. Li, K. Kang, S. Zhu, and Y. Sun, “Design of Heterogeneous Memristor Based 1T2M Multi-value Memory Crossbar Array,” Journal of Electronics & Information Technology, 19 April 2021.
  4. H. Lin, C. Wang, F. Yu, C. Xu, Q. Hong, W. Yao and Y. Sun, “An Extremely Simple Multi-Wing Chaotic System: Dynamics Analysis, Encryption Application and Hardware Implementation,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, accepted on 12 December 2020.
  5. W. Yao, C. Wang, Y. Sun, C. Zhou, and H. Lin, “Exponential multistability of memristive Cohen-Grossberg neural networks with stochastic parameter perturbations,” Applied Mathematics and Computation, accepted on 14 Jun 2020.
  6. H. Lin, C. Wang, Q. Hong and Y. Sun, “A multi-stable memristor and its application in a neural network,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, accepted on 2 June 2020.
  7. W. Yao, C. Wang, Y. Sun, and C. Zhou, “Robust Multimode Function Synchronization of Memristive Neural Networks with Parameter Perturbations and Time-Varying Delays,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, accepted on 20 May 2020.
  8. H. Lin, C. Wang, Y. Sun and W. Yao, “Firing multistability in a locally active memristive neuron model,” Nonlinear Dynamics, accepted on 5 May 2020.
  9. W. Yao, C. Wang, Y. Sun, C. Zhou, and H. Lin, “Synchronization of inertial memristive neural networks with time-varying delays via static or dynamic event-triggered control”, Neurocomputing, accepted on 2 May 2020.
  10. C. Zhou, C. Wang, Y. Sun and W. Yao, "Weighted Sum Synchronization of Memristive Coupled Neural Networks," Neurocomputing, accepted on 20 April 2020.
  11. Q. Luo, X. Fang, Y. Sun, J. Ai, and C. Yang, "Self-Learning Hot Data Prediction: Where Echo State Network Meets NAND Flash Memories," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, accepted on 7 December 2019.
  12. W. Yao, C. Wang, J. Cao, Y. Sun, and C. Zhou, "Hybrid multisynchronization of coupled multistable memristive neural networks with time delays", Neurocomputing, accepted on 14 July 2019.
  13. Q. Luo, R. C. C. Cheung and Y. Sun, “Dynamic Virtual Page-based Flash Translation Layer with Novel Hot Data Identification and Adaptive Parallelism Management,” IEEE Access, No. 6, pp. 56200-56213, Sep 2018.

Wireless, Radio and Mobile Communications, Systems and Networks (Selected)

  1. A. Bannour and Y. Sun, “Wireless Network Requirements and Solutions for the Future Circular Collider: A Hostile Indoor Environment,” China Communications, accepted on 21 April 2021.
  2. K. She and Y. Sun, “Impacts of Scene Geometry and Vehicle Speed on the Performance of RFID based AVI/ETC System,” 17th IEEE Int. Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference, accepted on 30 March 2021.
  3. Y. Sun, O. Simpson and X. Wang, editorial, "Cognitive and AI-enabled Wireless and Mobile Communications," IET Communications, to be published in November 2020.
  4. C. Tang, J. Sun, Y. Sun, M. Peng, and N. Gan, “A General Traffic Flow Prediction Approach Based on Spatial-Temporal Graph Attention,” IEEE Access, accepted on 7 August 2020.
  5. Q. Luo, J. Zhou, Y. Sun, and O. Simpson, “Jointly optimized echo state network for short-term channel state information prediction of fading channel,” IEEE 16th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), accepted on 29 March 2020.
  6. O. Simpson and Y. Sun, “Efficient Evidence-based Decision Fusion Scheme for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks,” Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, accepted on 27 Jan 2020.
  7. C. Tang, J. Sun, and Y. Sun, "Dynamic Spatial-Temporal Graph Attention Graph Convolutional Networks for Short-Term Traffic Flow Forecasting," IEEE ISCAS 2020, accepted on 5 January 2020.
  8. Y. Abdulkadir, O. Simpson and Y. Sun, "Interference Alignment for Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks: A Survey," Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, accepted on 23 September 2019. 
  9. J. Li, D.-W. Yue and Y. Sun, "Perfomance Analysis of Millimeter Wave Massive MIMO Systems in Centralized and Distributed Schemes," IEEE Access, Vol.6, 2018.
  10. O. Simpson and Y. Sun, "LTE RSRP, RSRQ, RSSNR and Local Topography Profile Data for RF Propagation Planning and Network Optimization in an Urban Propagation Environment," Data in Brief, Vol.21, Dec 2018.
  11. A. Bannour, C. Sacchi, and Y. Sun, “MIMO-OFDM Based Energy Harvesting Cooperative Communications Using Coalitional Game Algorithm,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 66, No.12, pp.11166-11179, 2017. 
  12. D.-W. Yue and Y. Sun, “Transmit Power Minimization for MIMO Systems of Exponential Average BER with Fixed Outage Probability”, Wireless Personal Communications, Vol.90, No.4, October 2016.
  13. X. Chen, W. Ni, X. Wang and Y. Sun, “Optimal Quality-of-Service Scheduling for Energy-Harvesting Powered Wireless Communications,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol.15, No.5, 2016.
  14. Y. Abdulkadir, O. Simpson, N. Nwanekezie, and Y. Sun, “Space-time opportunistic interference alignment in cognitive radio networks,” IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2016.
  15. X. Chen, W. Ni, X. Wang, and Y. Sun, “Provisioning quality-of-service to energy harvesting wireless communications,” IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol.53, No.4, 2015.
  16. A. Bannour and Y. Sun, “Duality of antennas and subcarriers in massive MIMO-OFDM downlink system,” IET Electronics Letters, Vol.51, No.14, 2015.
  17. D. W. Yue and Y. Sun, “Average transmit power of adaptive ZF very large multi-user and multi-antenna systems,” Wireless Personal Communications, Vol.81, No.3, 2015.
  18. Y. Abdulkadir, O. Simpson, N. Nwanekezie, and Y. Sun, “A differential space-time coding scheme for cooperative spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks,” IEEE 26th Int Symp on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2015.
  19. F. Delestre, G. Owojaiye and Y. Sun, “Efficient space-frequency block coded pilot-aided channel estimation method for multiple-input-multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing systems over mobile frequency-selective fading channels”, IET Communications, Vol.8, No.6, 2014.  
  20. G. Owojaiye,  F. Delestre and Y. Sun, “Quasi-orthogonal Space-frequency Coding in Non-coherent Cooperative Broadband Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol.62, No.4, 2014.
  21. X. Chen, X. Wang and Y. Sun, “Energy-harvesting powered transmissions of bursty data packets with strict deadlines,” IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2014.

RF/mmWave, Analog/Mixed-signal, and Power/Energy Circuits and Systems (Selected)

  1. N. Nourieh, Y. Sun and O. Simpson, “A Novel Resonant ZVS Power Converter with Self-Driven Synchronous Rectifier for Low-Voltage High-Current Applications,” IET Power Electronics, 2 May 2021.
  2. Y. Zhang, W. Zhao and Y. Sun, “Design of Programmable Gaussian-Derived Wavelet Filter for Wearable Biomedical Sensor,” International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, 21 Apr 2021.
  3. A. Sharma, Y. Sun, O. Simpson and D. Lauder, “Design and Implementation of a Reconfigurable Wideband Radio Frequency Spectrum Analyzer with Image Rejection in the Digital Domain,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 19 Feb 2021.
  4. M. Kłosowski and Y. Sun, “Fixed pattern noise reduction and linearity improvement in time-mode CMOS image sensors,” Sensors, accepted on 16 October 2020.
  5. P. Yan, J. Jiang, Y. Tang, J. Liu, Y. Sun, Z. Fu and J. Liu, “Flexible Reconfigurable GNSS RF Receiver for Portable Application of Internet of Things,” Microelectronics Journal, accepted on 25 September 2020.
  6. J. Zhao, Y. Sun, G. Nie, O. Simpson, and W. Xu, “A low-power, high-linearity transconductor with high tolerance for process and temperature variations,” IET Circuits, Devices & Systems, accepted on 21 August 2020.
  7. M. Li and Y. Sun, “General rational approximation of Gaussian wavelet series and continuous-time gm-C filter implementation,” International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, accepted on 6 Jun 2020.
  8. W. Zhao, L. Ma, Y. Zhang, Y. He and Y. Sun, "Realization of Analog Wavelet Filter using Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for On-line Epileptic Event Detection," IEEE Access, accepted on 10th February 2020.
  9. W. Zhao, L. Ma, Y. Zhang, Y. He and Y. Sun, "Design of Gm-C Wavelet Filter for on-line Epileptic EEG Detection," IEICE Electronics Express, accepted on 8 November 2019.
  10. H. Zhu, X. Zhu, Y. Yang and Y. Sun, "Design of Miniaturized On-Chip Bandpass Filters Using Inverting-Coupled Inductors in (Bi)-CMOS Technology", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, accepted on 5 October 2019. 
  11. H. Liu, X. Zhu, M. Lu, Y. Sun and K. S. Yeo, "Design of Reconfigurable dB-Linear Variable-Gain Amplifier and Switchable-Order Gm-C Filter in 65-nm CMOS Technology," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, accepted on 18 September 2019.
  12. F. Sun, H. Zhu, X. Zhu, Y. Yang, Y. Sun and X. Zhang, “Design of millimeter-wave bandpass filters with broad bandwidth in Si-based technology,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 1174-1181, 2019
  13. M. G. Bautista, H. Zhu, X. Zhu, Y. Yang, Y. Sun, and E. Dutkiewicz, “Compact Millimeter-Wave Bandpass Filters Using Quasi-Lumped Elements in 0.13-um (Bi)-CMOS Technology for 5G Wireless Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 67, No. 7, pp. 3064-3073, 2019.
  14. H. Zhu, Y. Yang, X. Zhu, Y. Sun, and S. W. Wong, “Miniaturized Resonator and Bandpass Filter for Silicon-Based Monolithic Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Vol.65, No.12, 2018.
  15. X. Zhang, Z. Chen, Y. Gao, Y. Xu, B. Liu, Q. Yu, Y. Sun, Z. Wang, and B. Chi, “A 0.1–5.0 GHz flexible SDR receiver with digitally assisted calibration in 65 nm CMOS,” Microelectronics Journal, Vol. 72, 2018.
  16. M. Hasan, Y. Zhu, and Y. Sun, “Oscillation-based DFT for Second-order Bandpass OTA-C Filters,” Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, Vol.37, No.5, 2018.
  17. M. Ma, X. Cai, Y. Sun, and N. George, “A robust high-efficiency cross-coupled charge pump circuit without blocking transistors,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Vol.95, No.3, 2018.
  18. X. Zhang, C. Wang, Y. Sun and H. Peng, “A Novel High Linearity and Low Power Folded CMOS LNA for UWB Receivers,” Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, Vol. 27, No. 3, March 2018. 
  19. J. Zhang, Y. Xu, Z. Zhang, Y. Sun, Z. Wang, and B. Chi, “A 10-bit 4th-order Quadrature Bandpass Continuous-time ΣΔ Modulator with 33-MHz Bandwidth for a Dual-channel GNSS Receiver”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 65, No.4, April 2017.
  20. J. Sun, P. Huang, and Y. Sun, “A New Technique for the Design of Multi-phase Voltage Controlled Oscillators,” Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, Vol.26, No.7, 2017.
  21. Z. Hu, C. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Sun, and J. Jin, “A Wideband Linear Tunable CDTA and its Application in Field Programmable Analogue Array,” Int. Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Vol.88, No.3, September 2016. 
  22. M. Hasan, Y. Zhu and Y. Sun, "Design for Testability of High-order OTA-C filters," International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, No.44, October 2016.
  23. Q. Luo, Y. He and Y. Sun, “Real-Time Fault Detection and Diagnosis System for Analog and Mixed-signal Circuits of Acousto-Magnetic EAS Devices,” IEEE Design & Test Magazine, Vol.33, No.3, 2016.
  24. Y. Sun, B. Chi and H. Zhang, editorial, "Software Defined Radio Transceivers and Circuits for 5G Wireless Communications", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II, Vol.63, No.1, 2016
  25. X. Yu, M. Wei, Y. Yin, Y. Song, S. Han, Q. Liu,  Z. Jin, X. Liu, Z. Wang, Y. Sun, B. Chi, “A Fully-Integrated Reconfigurable Dual-Band Transceiver for Short Range Wireless Communications in 180nm CMOS,” IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, Vol.50, No.12, 2015. 
  26. X. He, X. Zhu, L. Duan, Y. Sun, and C. Ma, "A 14-mW PLL-Less Receiver in 0.18-µm CMOS for Chinese Electronic Toll Collection Standard," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II, Vol.61, No.10, 2014.

Sensors, Instruments, Measurement, Test, Monitoring and Detection (Selected)

  1. Y. Zhang, W. Zhao and Y. Sun, “Design of Programmable Gaussian-Derived Wavelet Filter for Wearable Biomedical Sensor,” International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, 21 Apr 2021.
  2. A. Sharma, Y. Sun, O. Simpson and D. Lauder, “Design and Implementation of a Reconfigurable Wideband Radio Frequency Spectrum Analyzer with Image Rejection in the Digital Domain,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 19 Feb 2021.
  3. M. Kłosowski and Y. Sun, “Fixed pattern noise reduction and linearity improvement in time-mode CMOS image sensors,” Sensors, accepted on 16 October 2020.
  4. C. Tang, J. Sun, Y. Sun, M. Peng, and N. Gan, “A General Traffic Flow Prediction Approach Based on Spatial-Temporal Graph Attention,” IEEE Access, accepted on 7 August 2020.
  5. S. Chaychian, W. Balachandran and Y. Sun, “Induction Based Detection of Magnetic Particles Via Phase Locked Loop,” IEEE 63rd International Midwest Symposium on Circuits & Systems, accepted on 4 July 2020.
  6. W. Zhao, L. Ma, Y. Zhang, Y. He and Y. Sun, "Realization of Analog Wavelet Filter using Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for On-line Epileptic Event Detection," IEEE Access, accepted on 10th February 2020.
  7. Q. Luo, X. Fang, L. Liu, C. Yang and Y. Sun, "Automated Visual Defect Detection for Flat Steel Surface: A Survey," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, accepted on 19 Decemebr 2019.
  8. Q. Luo, C. Song, C. Yang, W. Gui, Y. Sun, and Z. Jeffrey, "Headspace Oxygen Concentration Measurement for Pharmaceutical Glass Bottles in Open-path Optical Environment Using TDLAS/WMS," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, accepted on 30 November  2019.
  9. Q. Luo, Y. Sun, P. Li, O. Simpson, L. Tian, and Y. He, "Generalized Completed Local Binary Patterns for Time-Efficient Steel Surface Defect Classification," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 68, No. 3, pp. 667-679, 2019.
  10. Q. Luo, X. Fang, Y. Sun, L. Liu, J. Ai, C. Yang, and O. Simpson, "Surface Defect Classification for Hot-Rolled Steel Strips by Selectively Dominant Local Binary Patterns," IEEE Access, No. 7, pp. 23488 – 23499, 2019.
  11. C. A. Onuorah, A. Hutton-Mckenzie, S. Chaychian, Y. Sun, and J. Siau, "Improving Displacement Measurement for Evaluating Longitudinal Road Profiles," IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 18, No. 9, pp. 3767-3779, 2018.
  12. M. Hasan, Y. Zhu, and Y. Sun, “Oscillation-based DFT for Second-order Bandpass OTA-C Filters,” Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, Vol.37, No.5, 2018.
  13. Q. Luo, Y. He, Y. Sun, and L. Yuan, “Time-effective Fault Diagnosis Algorithms for Analog and Mixed-signal Circuits Using Sparsity-aware Multi-class Relevance Vector Machine,” Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Florence, Italy, May 2018.
  14. C. A. Onuorah, S. Chaychian, Y. Sun, and J. Siau, “Development of a vibration measurement device based on a MEMS accelerometer,” VEHITS 2017 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems, 2017.
  15. M. Hasan, Y. Zhu and Y. Sun, "Design for Testability of High-order OTA-C filters," International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, No.44, October 2016.
  16. Q. Luo, Y. He and Y. Sun, “Real-Time Fault Detection and Diagnosis System for Analog and Mixed-signal Circuits of Acousto-Magnetic EAS Devices,” IEEE Design & Test Magazine, Vol.33, No.3, 2016.

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