Professor Xiaoli Chu

PhD, BEng

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Professor in Wireless Communications

Communications Research Group

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Professor Xiaoli Chu
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

I received the B.Eng. degree in Electronic and Information Engineering from Xi’an Jiao Tong University in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2005.

From September 2005 to April 2012, I was with the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s College London.

I am interested in the modelling, analysis and algorithm design for improving the performance and efficiency of wireless communication systems.

My current research focuses on heterogeneous and small cell networks, wireless communications in unlicensed spectrum, and cloud/mobile-edge/fog/device-to-device assisted radio access networks.

These are all key enabling technologies for 5G and future mobile communications. I am the lead editor/author of the book “Heterogeneous Cellular Networks – Theory, Simulation and Deployment” published by Cambridge University Press (May 2013) and the book “4G Femtocells: Resource Allocation and Interference Management” published by Springer US (November 2013).

I am co-recipient of the IEEE Communications Society 2017 Young Author Best Paper Award.

I am Editor for the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and the IEEE Communications Letters, and was Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and the ACM/Springer Journal of Mobile Networks & Applications.

I was Co-Chair of Wireless Communications Symposium for the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2015 (ICC’15), Workshop Co-Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications 2013 (GreenCom’13), and have organised a number of workshops on heterogeneous and small cell networks and ultra-dense networks for IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC, and PIMRC.

  • PhD (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology 2005
  • BEng (Electronic and Information Engineering), Xi'an Jiao Tong University 2001
Research interests

My research interests fall into the broad area of Wireless Communications, with a current focus on the following topics

  •     5G/6G enabling technologies: air interface and transmission technologies, network architecture, and resource allocation
  •     Integration and coordination of communication, computing, sensing, control and localization
  •     Wireless networked control of mobile robotic objects, e.g., autonomous driving, IoT industry automation
  •     Cloud/edge/fog/device-computing assisted radio access networks
  •     Energy efficiency and sustainability in wireless communications, including wireless energy transfer and harvesting
  •     Dynamic and intelligent spectrum sharing and accessing
  •     Space-air-ground-sea integrated networks

Research projects



  • Yang Y, Luo X, Chu X & Zhou M-T (2020) Fog-Enabled Intelligent IoT Systems. Springer International Publishing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Duong TQ, Chu X & Suraweera HA (2019) Ultra-dense Networks for 5G and Beyond. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang H, Chu X & Wen X (2013) 4G Femtocells: Resource Allocation and Interference Management. New York: Springer. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang H, Chu X & Wen X (2013) Preface. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

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Conference proceedings papers

Teaching activities
  • EEE6224
Professional activities
  • Professor
  • MSc Admissions Tutor
Research students
Student Degree Status Primary/Secondary
E N PhD Graduated Primary
Klaiqi B PhD Graduated Primary
Li L PhD Graduated Primary
Wu Y PhD Graduated Primary