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Liu to Serve as Editor of Leading Journal on Communications

Published on March 9th, 2012 by Michelle Ward

Lingjia LiuLingjia Liu, a University of Kansas assistant professor in electrical engineering and computer science, has been invited to serve as an editor of the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWireless).

"Dr. Liu is an outstanding researcher in the fields of fundamentals and applications of cellular and ad-hoc networks," said Andreas Molisch, a professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Engineering at the University of Southern California, who nominated Liu for the position. "On top of that, he has experience in both industry and academia. I am sure he will greatly contribute to ensuring the quality of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications."  

First published in 2002, TWireless has grown into one of the most prestigious journals in the area of communications. It has an acceptance rate below 30 percent, and its 2.18 citation index is higher than nearly all other journals that focus on communications. TWireless is ranked first in telecommunications and seventh in the field of electrical and electronic engineering among all IEEE journals, according to Eigenfactor Score.  

At KU's Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, Liu is developing technologies that will enable future wireless systems and networks to support heavy traffic, while providing reliable and secure service for time-sensitive and data-intensive applications, such as streaming video and web conferencing. By increasing the efficiency of wireless communication, more users and applications will be able to use the increasingly crowded spectrum.  

Liu was selected as one of the New Faces of Engineering in 2011 by the National Engineers Week Foundation Diversity Council. He has more than 10 journal publications, 20 conference papers and 30 U.S. patent applications along with numerous technical contributions to major wireless standards.   He has served as a technical program committee member of leading international conferences in telecommunications, including the IEEE International Conference in Communications and IEEE Global Communications Conference. In addition to TWireless, Liu serves as an associate editor for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking and Wiley's International Journal on Communication Systems.  

Prior to joining KU in the fall of 2011, Liu spent more than three years in the Dallas Technology Laboratory of Samsung Electronics. He led work on downlink multi-user MIMO, coordinated multipoint transmission and heterogeneous networks for 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced standards. He received the Global Samsung Best Paper Award in 2008 and 2010 and has more than 10 essential intellectual property rights (IPRs) in 4G standards such as 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.16m.