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 180 peer-reviewed publications in leading international journals and conference proceedings on communications and signal processing. She has won a Best Paper Award of IEEE Globecom 2019. She has received a research income of over £1.5 M 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 has served as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, a Guest Editor for special issues of various journals such as Electronics. She has been actively engaged in organising international conferences and workshops as a chair (e.g., Symposium Chair of the IEEE ICC 2016 and 2019, and Publicity Chair of the IEEE IUCC-2015).
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 grant applications, publications and studentships.
As the first supervisor, Dr. Zhu has successfully supervised 14 PhD students and 2 MPhil students to graduation. She has also supervised 9 post-doc researchers. Three of her former PhD students graduated with an Excellence Award given by the Chinese Government.
Dr. Zhu has taught a wide range of modules (specialist, fundamental, software and experimental modules).
Dr. Zhu was the Director of Learning and Teaching (L&T) in the Department. She has served on a member of various University/Faculty committees (e.g., Board of Discipline and 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.