Dr Yue Zhang

Associate Professor
Contact Details

Aerospace & Computational Engineering (ACE) research group


Department of Engineering | Engineering Tower E703
University Road | Leicester | LE1 7RH | UK

e: yue.zhang@leicester.ac.uk

tel:0116 252 2569

website: http://bit.ly/2C158Le

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Personal details

Associate Professor in Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, obtained his B.E and M.E degree in 2001 and 2004 respectively at Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, China. In 2008 he received his PhD degree in Brunel University, UK, where he also worked as a Research Engineer for the EU FP6 project- PLUTO. From 2008, he was a Signal Processing Design Engineer in Microwave Measurement Division-Europe, Anritsu Corp. He was responsible for the RF/IF, digital and DSP design for the measurement instruments for various wireless and broadcasting systems. From 2010, he joined Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK as Reader in Signal Processing. He also worked as a Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, Industrial Fellowship with Aeroflex Ltd. He currently leads EU Horizon 2020 5GPPP project IoRL as the innovator and the most important workpackages leader. He is also one of the commitee members of 5G PPP pre-standardisation and 5G Architecture WG. His research interests are signal processing for 5G wireless and mobile systems, radio propagation model and multimedia and wireless networks. Dr. Zhang currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting and IEEE Access.




  • BEng Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)
  • MEng Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)
  • PhD Brunel University UK


  • Nawar Jawad , Mukhald Salih, Kareem Ali, Benjamin Meunier, Yue Zhang , Xun Zhang , Rudolf Zetik,Charilaos Zarakovitis, Harilaos Koumaras, Michail-Alexandros Kourtis, Lina Shi ,Wojciech Mazurczyk, and John Cosmas,. “Smart Television Services Using NFV/SDN Network Management” in press in IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
  • Lijun Ge, Yue Zhang, Gaojie Chen, Jun Tong,. “Compression Based LMMSE Channel Estimation with Adaptive Sparsity for Massive MIMO Systems.” in press in IEEE Systems Journal
  • J.  Li, D.  Chen, D.  Qu, Y.  Zhang and T.  Jiang. “Receiver Design for Alamouti Coded FBMC System in Highly Frequency Selective Channels.” in press in IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting,
  • H.  Luo, Y.  Zhang, W.  Li, L.  Huang, J.  Cosmas, D.  Li, C.  Maple and X.  Zhang. “Low latency parallel turbo decoding implementation for future terrestrial broadcasting systems.” IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 64(1), pp.96-104. March 2018
  • H. Luo, Y. Zhang, L. Huang, J. Cosmas and A. Aggoun, "A closed-loop reciprocity calibration method for massive MIMO in terrestrial broadcasting systems", IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 11-19, March 2017.
  • C. Xu, J. Cosmas and Y. Zhang, "Minimal mean-square error for 3D MIMO beamforming weighting", Electronics Letters, vol. 52, no. 24, pp. 2019-2021, Nov 2016.
  • H. Luo, Q. Ni, Y. Zhang, L. Huang, J. Cosmas and W. Li, "CRS interference cancellation algorithm for heterogeneous network", Electronics Letters, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 77-79, Jan 2016.
  • W. Li, Y. Zhang, L. Huang, J. Cosmas, C. Maple and J. Xiong, "Self-IQ-demodulation based compensation scheme of frequency-dependent IQ Imbalance for wideband direct-conversion transmitters", IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 666-673, Sept 2015.
  • W. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, L. Huang, J.Xiong and C. Maple, "Diode-based IQ imbalance estimation in direct conversion transmitters", Electronics Letters, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 409-411, Feb 2014.
  • M. Nawaz, J. Cosmas, P. Lazaridis, Z. Zaharis, Y. Zhang and H. Mohib, "Precise foreground detection algorithm using motion estimation, minima and maxima inside the foreground object", IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 725-731, Dec 2013.
  • W. Li, Y. Zhang, L. Huang, C. Maple and J. Cosmas, "Implementation and co-simulation of hybrid pilot-aided channel estimation with decision feedback equalizer for OFDM Systems", IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 590-602, Dec 2012.
  • Y. Zhang, C. Zhang, J. Cosmas, K. Loo, T. Owens, R. Di Bari, Y. Lostanlen and M. Bard, "Analysis of DVB-H network coverage with the application of transmit diversity", IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 568-577, Sept 2008.
  • R. Di Bari, M. Bard, Y. Zhang, K. Nasr, J. Cosmas, K. Loo, R. Nilavalan, H. Shirazi and K. Krishnapillai, "Laboratory measurement campaign of DVB-T signal with transmit delay diversity", IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 532-541, Sept 2008.
  • Y. Zhang, J. Cosmas, K. Loo, M. Bard and R. Bari, "Analysis of cyclic delay diversity on DVB-H systems over spatially correlated channel", IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 247-255, March 2007.
  • Y. Zhang, J. Cosmas, M. Bard and Y. Song, "Diversity gain for DVB-H by using transmitter/receiver cyclic delay diversity", IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 464-474, Dec 2006.
  • Y. Zhang, J. Cosmas, Y. Song and M. Bard, "Future transmitter/receiver diversity schemes in broadcast wireless networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 44, no. 10, pp. 120-127, Oct 2006.

Research Expertise and Scholarly Interests

Research expertise and experience in engineering area of Microwave /RF/IF/Digital, covering:

  • Microwave/RF/IF design for communication and intelligent sensing systems
  • High performance signal processing for communication and intelligent sensing systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Effective Embedded Computing Systems(FPGA/DSP/Micro-Processors)
  • Mobile and Wireless Network

Grants list

  • Principal investigator – 2017-2020, EU H2020 5GPPP project on “Internet of Radio-Light”
  • Principal investigator – 2016-2017, EU Innovation Bridge project on “Adaptive Network Interface for the Robotics Sensor Network”
  • Principal investigator – 2014-2017, Cobham Wireless research grant on “Massive MIMO antenna calibration and measurement”
  • Principal investigator – 2012-2017, Cobham Wireless research grant on “Efficient Measurement Platform for 5G and beyond”
  • Principal investigator – 2011-2012, Royal Academy of Engineering, Industrial Fellowship on “Advanced Universal Platform for High Throughput (HT) Wireless Systems”

Editorial Board

Assocate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Broadcastsing since 2012

Associate Editor for IEEE Access since 2018

Technical Programme Committee

  • Technical Program Committee Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium On Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting,
  • Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Vehicle Technology Conference


  • Dr. Wei Li working in Cobham Wireless
  • Dr. Hua Luo working in Viavi Solutions

I am looking for talented, self-motivated researchers to work on 5G communication systems. If you're interested feel free to contact me at yue.zhang@leicester.ac.uk

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