Su elected Fellow of IEEE

by Jane Stoyle Welch

Published February 1, 2018

Weifeng Su, a professor in UB’s Department of Electrical Engineering, has been elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

“Since joining UB in 2005, Weifeng has established an outstanding research program, emerging as a global leader in signal processing and wireless communications. He is widely recognized around the world for his many contributions, and we are lucky to count him as a member of our department. His recognition by the IEEE is well-deserved.”
Jonathan Bird, Professor and chair
Department of Electrical Engineering

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. Conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors, the total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. It is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Su was recognized for his “contributions to multi-input multi-output (MIMO) wireless communications and cooperative networks.”

“Since joining UB in 2005, Weifeng has established an outstanding research program, emerging as a global leader in signal processing and wireless communications,” said Jonathan Bird, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering. “He is widely recognized around the world for his many contributions, and we are lucky to count him as a member of our department. His recognition by the IEEE is well-deserved.”

MIMO and cooperative relaying technologies play key roles in modern high-data-rate wireless communication systems, including Wi-Fi networks and the emerging fifth-generation (5G) cellular communication networks. Su’s research interests span a broad range of areas from signal processing to wireless communications and networking, including MIMO wireless communications, transceiver designs, space-time coding and modulation, and cooperative communications for wireless networks.

His pioneering research has had a profound impact in the field and has been highly cited in the research community. He also co-authored the book, "Cooperative Communications and Networking," published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.

Su is the recipient of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications Best Paper Award. His research on cooperative communications also earned him a prestigious U.S. National Research Council (NRC) Fellowship Award in 2010. Moreover, he collaborated with research scientists at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to design, implement and demonstrate cognitive airborne networks based on cooperative relaying technology, and the work was highlighted in U.S. AFRL Technology Milestones in 2012.

Su has served as editor/associate editor for several IEEE journals including IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Signal Processing Letters.  

Su received two PhD degrees, in mathematics and electrical engineering.

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Published February 1, 2018