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WaterDr. Hong-Chuan Yang received his B.E. degree from Jilin University, Changchun, China, in 1995. During his graduate study at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, from 1998 to 2003, Dr. Yang received an M.Sc. degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics, an M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering.

From 1995 to 1998, Dr. Yang was a research associate with the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), Beijing, China. Since September 2003, Dr. Yang has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada, where he is now a professor. He was a senior visiting scholar at the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, for three months in Spring 2010. His previous research interests have included mobile data network, broadband IP network, statistic process control, stochastic modeling and Markov decision process. His current work mainly focuses on different aspects of wireless communications, with special emphasis on diversity techniques, multiuser MIMO systems, cross-layer design, energy-efficient communications, and system performance evaluation.

Dr. Yang is a recipient of the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) award from the graduate school of the University of Minnesota for the 2002-2003 academic year. He is serving as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications and Journal of Communications and Networks. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a registered professional engineer (P. Eng.) in British Columbia, Canada.