Electrical and Computer EngineeringWestern Engineering

Xianbin Wang

Professor and Canada Research Chair

Ph.D., P.Eng., FIEEE




Dr. Xianbin Wang is a Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communications at The University of Western Ontario. His current research interests include adaptive wireless systems and networking, 5G technologies, cooperative communications, wireless security, and integrated ICT systems.

Prior to joining Western, Dr. Wang was a Senior Research Scientist/Research Scientist at Communications Research Centre Canada between July 2002 and December 2007. From December 2000 to July 2002, he was a system designer at STMicroelectronics (Ottawa Design Centre), where he was responsible for system design of DSL and Gigabit Ethernet chipsets. He was with Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore (formerly known as Centre for Wireless Communications), as a Senior R & D Engineer in 2000. Dr. Wang is also an Adjunct Professor at Laval University, QC, Canada.

Dr. Wang has received a number of prestigious domestic and international awards and recognitions, including being named a Canada Research Chair, three IEEE Best Paper Awards, the President’s Excellence Award and Technology Transfer Award from Communications Research Centre Canada, an Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario and the Public Service Award from the Canadian Federal Government.

He is very actively involved in many international professional and standard development activities, which include his current role as Chair of the IEEE Interest Group on Wireless Technology for Multimedia Communications.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE and currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Dr. Wang was involved in a number of IEEE conferences including ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC, VTC, and ICME, on different roles such as technical program co-chair, symposium chair, track chair, tutorial instructor TPC and session chair. Dr. Wang was nominated as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in August 2009.

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