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Dr Xu Zhu PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Reader Electrical Engineering and Electronics

    Biography

    Personal Statement

    Dr Xu (Judy) Zhu joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics in May 2003 and is currently a Reader. She received the BEng degree with the first class honors from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1999, and the PhD degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, in 2003.
    Dr. Zhu has over 130 peer-reviewed publications in leading international journals and conference proceedings on communications and signal processing, and has received a research income of over £1M from various funding bodies (EPSRC, EU, TSB, industry, etc.). Her research interests include MIMO, OFDM, equalization, millimetre wave transmission, blind source separation, cooperative communications, cognitive radio, cross-layer optimization, smart grid communications, green communications, etc.
    Dr. Zhu is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the IET. She is an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and has served as a Guest Editor for three international journals. She has been actively engaged in organising international conferences and workshops as a chair (e.g., Symposium Chair of the IEEE ICC 2016, and Publicity Chair of the IEEE IUCC-2015). She has given invited talks at the OPTNet 2012 etc.
    Dr. Zhu has much experience in knowledge transfer. She successfully led the development of a green wireless communication system in an EPSRC project, and the hardware validation of the system in an EPSRC knowledge transfer project. She has successfully collaborated with VST Ltd. in development of an innovative RFID based indoor navigation demo system for visually impaired people. She is a member of the European Antenna Centre of Excellence, a €10M EU project. She also has active international collaborations with China, Japan, Singapore etc. in the forms of joint publications and studentships. She has participated in two NSFC projects as an overseas co-investigator.
    As the first supervisor, Dr. Zhu has successfully supervised 9 PhD students and 2 MPhil students to graduation. She has also supervised 8 post-doc researchers. Two of her former PhD students graduated with an Excellence Award given by the Chinese Government. Currently she is leading independently a group of 10 research students.
    Dr. Zhu has taught a wide range of modules (specialist, fundamental, software and experimental modules).
    Dr. Zhu is the Director of Learning and Teaching (L&T) in the Department, responsible for all the L&T related matters. She has served on a member of a number of University/Faculty committees (e.g., the Teaching Quality and Standards Committee) and has made active contributions to the development of policies and procedures and management of the University of Liverpool.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Invited Talk at OPTNet 2012 (Invitation to Speak, OPTNet 2012 2012)
    • Technical Programme Committee Member (Invitation to Perform, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2010 2010)
    • Technical Programme Committee Member (Invitation to Perform, IEEE VTC-2009 Spring 2009)
    • Technical Programme Committee Member (Invitation to Perform, 15th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2009) 2009)
    • 2008 Chinese Government Award (Chinese Government 2009)
    • Technical Programme Committee Member (Invitation to Perform, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2009 2009)
    • Technical Programme Committee Member (Invitation to Perform, PAEWN 2008 2008)
    • Technical Programme Committee Member (Invitation to Perform, IEEE VTC 2007-Spring 2008)
    • Technical Programme Committee Member (Invitation to Perform, IAENG (International Association of Engineers) World Congress on Engineering 2008 2008)
    • Session Chair (Invitation to Perform, IEEE WiCom 2008 2008)
    • Conference Co-Chair (2008 ICA Research Network International Workshop 2008)
    • EPSRC grant (EPSRC 2007)
    • External Examiner (University of Manchester 2007)
    • Technical Committee Member (Invitation to Perform, ICA 2007 Conference 2007)
    • Committee Member (Invitation to Perform, IAENG WCE2007 2007)
    • External Examiner (University of York 2007)
    • Session Chair (Invitation to Perform, IEEE WiCOM 2007 2007)
    • Research Development Fund (The University of Liverpool 2006)
    • Co-chair and Programme Committee Member (2006 ICA Research Network Workshop 2006)
    • Three invited talks at Next Generation Wireless Network (NGWNet) Workshop (Invitation to Speak, EPSRC Next Generation Wireless Network 2005)
    • Research Development Fund (The University of Liverpool 2003)
    • Research Travel Grant (2002) (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2002)
    • Research Travel Grant (2001) (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2001)
    • BEng (First class honours) (The Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R.China 1999)
    • Postgraduate Studentship (1999-2003) (Competitive Fellowship, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 1999)
    • First-class Studentship (1995-1999) (Competitive Fellowship, The Huazhong University of Science and Technology 1995)
    • Outstanding Student Prize (1995-1999) (The Huazhong University of Science and Technology 1995)

    Administrative Roles

    • Director of Learning and Teaching
    • Chair of the Board of Studies

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