Cheng Li

Cheng Li

B.Eng. (Hons.), M.Eng. Harbin Institute of Technology, PhD Memorial, P.Eng.

  • Professor
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-8972
Em: licheng[at]mun.ca
Office: EN4012
Expertise
  • Digital Design
  • Underwater Communications
  • Wireless Communications
Research Interests
Wireless Sensor Networks, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Vehicular Networks, Broadband Communications Networks, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Personal Profile

Full Professor (September 2013 – present)
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University

Associate Professor (September 2008 – August 2013)
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University

Adjunct Professor (July 2010 – July 2013)
School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P.R.China

Assistant Professor (January 2003 – August 2008)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University

Adjunct Professor (December 2005 – December 2010)
School of Communications Engineering, Xi'an University of Post and Telecommunications, Xi'an, P.R.China

Sessional Instructor (May 2001 – August 2001)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University

Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant (September 1999 – December 2002)
Center for Digital Hardware Application Research (CDHAR), Computer Engineering Research Laboratories (CERLs), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University

Network System (NWS) Group Manager, Senior System Marketing Manager, System Marketing Manager, System Engineer (July 1997 – August 1999)
Nokia Telecommunications Corporation (NTC), Shanghai Office

Communications and Electronics Engineer (April 1995 – July 1997)
Communications Office, Shanghai Baoshan Iron&Steel Groups (Baosteel), Shanghai, China

Research Assistant (April 1992 – March 1995)
Communication Research Centre (CRC), Radio Engineering Department, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, P.R. China

Honours/Awards/Accreditation

1. Best Student Paper Award, NECEC’11,10/2011

2. Best Symposium Award (Wireless Networking and Sensor Networks), IEEE IWCMC’11, 08/2011

3. Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Globecom'2010, 12/2010

4. Best Paper Award, IEEE ICC’2010, 05/2010

5. Best Symposium Award (WLAN and WPAN Symposium), IEEE/ACM IWCMC’08, 08/2008

6. David Dunsiger Award for Excellence, Memorial University, 05/2005

7. Pass by Distinction, Ph.D. Defence, Memorial University, 07/2004

8. Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University, 05/2003

Publications (Published or Accepted Journal Publications Only):

J1. S. Yu, B. Zhang, C. Li, and H. Mouftah, "Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Sinks: A Survey," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52, issue 7, p.p. 150-157, July 2014.

J2. S. Han, H. Chen, W. Meng, P. Yang, C. Li and R. Venkatesan, “Performance Analysis of Complete Complementary Codes MIMO Systems with Multipath Fading Channels,” IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 3, no. 2, p.p. 181-184, April 2014.

J3. Z. Wang, Y. Chen, and C. Li, “PSR: A Novel Proactive Source Routing Protocol for Opportunistic Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technologies (IEEE TVT), vol. 63, issue 2, p.p. 859 - 868, February 2014.

J4. W. Meng, X. Chen, C. Li, B. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, "UKF based iterative joint channel estimation using 2D block spread coding for Uplink MC-CDMA networks," IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technologies (IEEE TVT), vol. 62, issue 9, p.p. 4444 - 4457, November 2013.

J5. Y. Chen, B. Zhang, C. Chen, W. Meng, and C. Li, "Performance Investigation on Request Collisions in Peer-to-Peer Live Streaming Systems: Problems and Algorithms," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Communications (IEEE JSAC) Special Issue on Peer-to-Peer Networking, vol. 31, issue 9, September 2013.

J6. T. Wang, C. Li, W. Meng, H. Chen, and M. Guizani, “EM-Based Adaptive Frequency Domain Estimation Of Doppler Shifts With CRLB Analysis for CDMA Systems,” IEEE Transaction on Communications (IEEE TCOM), vol. 60, issue 1, p.p. 198-208, January 2012.

J7. Z. Wang, Y. Chen, and C. Li, “CORMAN: a Novel Cooperative Opportunistic Routing Scheme in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,'' IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Communications (IEEE JSAC) Special Issue on Cooperative Networking, vol. 30, issue 2, p.p. 289 - 296, February 2012.

J8. Z. Wang, Y. Chen, and C. Li, “A Novel Loop-Free Routing Scheme for Opportunistic Data Forwarding in Wireless Networks,'' IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 15, no. 11, p.p. 1184-1186, November 2011.

J9. J. Zheng, P. Wang, and C. Li, "Distributed Data Aggregation Using Slepian-Wolf Coding in Cluster-Based Wireless Sensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (IEEE TVT), vol. 59, issue 5, p.p. 2564-2574, June 2010.

J10. T. Wang, C. Li, and H. Chen, "An Iterative Expectation-Maximization Algorithm Based Joint Estimation Approach for CDMA/OFDM Composite Radios," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (IEEE TWC), vol. 7, issue 8, p.p. 3196-3205, August 2008.

J11. S. Han, L. Chen, W. Meng, and C. Li, “Optimal Power Allocation for Dual-hop Full-Duplex Decode-and-Forward Relay,” Accepted by the IEEE Communications Letters, to appear in 2015 (DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM2014.2386336).

J12. J. Hao, Z. Yao, K. Huang, B. Zhang, and C. Li, "A Gradient-based Multiple-Path Routing Protocol for Low Duty-Cycled Wireless Sensor Networks," Accepted by Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2552), compiled print issue in press, to appear in 2015.

J13. L. Shi, Z. Yao, B. Zhang, C. Li, and J. Ma, "An Efficient Dynamic Layered Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Sinks," Accepted by International Journal of Communications Systems (DOI: 10.1002/dac.2785), compiled print issue in press, to appear in 2015.

J14. R. Tian, B. Zhang, C. Li, and J. Ma, "Sparsely-Deployed Relay Node Assisted Routing Algorithm for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks," Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2405), compiled print issue in press, to appear in 2015.

J15. C. Li, Y. Chen, B. Zhang, C. Li, and C. Chen, "Peer Start-up Process and Initial Offset Placement in Peer-to-Peer Live Streaming Systems," Accepted by Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications Journal (Springer) for publication, compiled print issue in press, to appear in 2013, currently available online (DOI 10.1007/s12083-013-0223-5).

J16. H. Deng, B. Zhang, Z. Jiao, and C. Li, "RAPS: a precision-adaptive protocol towards improved data fidelity in wireless sensor networks," Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 14, issue 18, p.p. 1704–1719, December 2014

J17. D. Shang, B. Zhang, Z. Yao, and C. Li, “An Energy Efficient Localized Topology Control Algorithm for Wireless Multihop Networks,” Journal of Communications and Networks, vol. 16, no. 4, p.p. 371-377, August 2014.

J18. Z. Jiao, R. Tian, B. Zhang, and C. Li, “DTN Routing with Back-Pressure based Replica Distribution,” Journal of Communications and Networks, vol. 16, no. 4, p.p. 378-384, August 2014.

J19. Y. Sun, Y. Xu, C. Li, and L. Ma, "Kalman/Map Filtering-Aided Fast Normalized Cross Correlation-Based Wi-Fi Fingerprinting Location Sensing," Sensors Journal, vol. 13, issue 11, p.p. 15513 - 15531 (DOI:10.3390/s131115513), November 2013.

J20. X. Zhang, H. Heys, and C. Li, "FPGA Implementation and Energy Cost Analysis of Two Light-weight Involutional Block Ciphers Targeted to Wireless Sensor Networks," Mobile Networks and Applications Journal (Springer), vol. 18, issue 2, pp. 222-234 (DOI: 10.1007/s11036-012-0353-7), April 2013.

J21. H. Bao, B. Zhang, C. Li, and Z. Yao, “Mobile Anchor Assisted PSO-based Localization Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks,” Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 12, issue 15, p.p. 1313-1325, October 2012.

J22. X. Zhang, H. Heys, and C. Li, “Energy Efficiency of Encryption Schemes Applied to Wireless Sensor Networks,'' Security and Communication Networks Journal, p.p. 789-808, vol. 5, issue 7, July 2012.

J23. H. Deng, B. Zhang, C. Li, K. Huang, and H. Liu, "MAX-MIN Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks: Mechanism and Modelling," Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 12, issue 7, p.p. 615-330, May 2012.

J24. P. King, R. Venkatesan, and C. Li, "Modeling a Shallow Water Acoustic Communication Channel using Environmental Data for Seafloor Sensor Networks," Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing, vol. 10, issue 10, p.p. 1521-1532, November 2010.

J25. X. Wu, X. Sha, C. Li, and N. Zhang, "Pulse Shaping for Cognitive Ultra-Wideband Communications," Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing, vol. 10, issue 6, p.p. 772-786, June 2010.

J26. P. Wang, J. Zheng, F. Yang, and C. Li, "Joint Data Aggregation and Encryption Using Slepian-Wolf Coding for Clustered Wireless Sensor Networks," Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 10, issue 3, p.p. 573-583, March 2010.

J27. X. Zhang and C. Li, “Constructing Secured Cognitive Wireless Networks: Experiences and Challenges,” Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing (Special Issue: Recent Advances in Wireless Communications and Networks), vol. 10, issue 1, p.p. 50-69, January 2010.

J28. E. Law, C. Li, I. Lee, and H. Leung, “Wireless Internet (Guest Editorial),” International Journal on Internet Protocol Technology: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., vol. 5, no 3, p.p. 113-114, September 2010.

J29. P. Wang, J. Zheng, and C. Li, "Cooperative Fault-Detection Mechanism with High Accuracy and Bounded Delay for Underwater Sensor Networks," Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 9. issue 2, p.p. 143-153, February 2009.

J30. L. Wu and C. Li, "Performance Analysis and VLSI Design of a Reconfigurable Shared Buffer for High-Speed Switch/Router," International Journal on Communication Systems, vol. 22. issue 2, p.p. 159-186, February 2009.

J31. J. Zheng, A. Nirwan, C. Li, and B. Zhang, "Underwater Sensor Networks: Architectures and Protocols (Guest Editorial)," Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 8. issue 8, p.p. 973-975, October 2008.

J32. C. Li, R. Venkatesan and H. M. Heys, “Design and Implementation of a Scalable Multicast Switch: the Balanced Gamma Switch,” International Journal on Communication Systems, vol. 20. issue 9, p.p. 1011-1036, September 2007.

J33. C. Li, R. Venkatesan, and H. M. Heys, “An Analytical Approach to the Performance Evaluation of the Balanced Gamma Switch under Multicast Traffic,” International Journal on Communication Systems, vol. 20. issue 4, p.p. 427-460, April 2007.

J34. C. Li, “Use of Serial Communication to Realize Trunked Mobile Communication System’s Central Control,” Journal of Baosteel Technology, No. 5, p.p. 46-51, October 1996.

Research Highlights

1. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs): Energy Efficient Clustering and Data Aggregation

2. Wireless Sensor Networks: Localization and Time Synchronization

3. Software Defined Radio: Channel Estimation and Equalization

4. Multi-Hop Wireless Networks: Opportunistic Data Forwarding and Cooperation

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