Associate Professor Derrick Wing Kwan Ng
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Derrick Wing Kwan Ng

Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Derrick is currently a Scientia Associate Professor.

 

Derrick received his Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honors in Electronic Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2006. In Jul. 2008, he got his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree from the same university under the supervision of Prof. Vincent K. N. Lau. He finished his Ph.D. in the ECE department of The University of British Columbia (UBC) under the guidance of Prof. Robert Schober in Nov. 2012. He was a Senior Research Fellow of Institute for Digital Communications (IDC) at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. From 2017-2019, he served as an ARC DECRA Research Fellow. Dr. Ng received the Best Paper Awards at the IEEE TCGCC Best Journal Paper Award 2018, INISCOM 2018, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2018, 2021,  IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) 2016,  IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2012, the IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom) 2011, 2021, and the IEEE Third International Conference on Communications and Networking in China 2008.  He has been serving as an editorial assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications from Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2019. He is now serving as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications,  the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and an area editor for the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. Also, he is listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics since 2018. His research outcomes have attracted >17,900 citations with an h-index: 64 (Google Scholar, as of Feb., 2022).   He is an IEEE Fellow (Class 2021). 

  • Journal articles | 2022
    An J; Xu C; Wu Q; Ng DWK; Renzo MD; Yuen C; Hanzo L, 2022, 'Codebook-Based Solutions for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces and Their Open Challenges', IEEE Wireless Communications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MWC.010.2200312
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nguyen TN; Tran DH; Chien TV; Phan VD; Voznak M; Tin PT; Chatzinotas S; Ng DWK; Poor HV, 2022, 'Security-Reliability Tradeoff Analysis for SWIPT- and AF-Based IoT Networks With Friendly Jammers', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 9, pp. 21662 - 21675, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2022.3182755
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang Y; Gao Z; Zhang J; Cao X; Zheng D; Gao Y; Ng DWK; Renzo MD, 2022, 'Trajectory Design for UAV-Based Internet of Things Data Collection: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 9, pp. 3899 - 3912, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2021.3102185
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wu Q; Xu J; Zeng Y; Ng DWK; Al-Dhahir N; Schober R; Swindlehurst AL, 2021, 'A Comprehensive Overview on 5G-and-Beyond Networks with UAVs: From Communications to Sensing and Intelligence', IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 39, pp. 2912 - 2945, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSAC.2021.3088681
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sun Y; Ng DWK; Schober R, 2017, 'Joint Power and Subcarrier Allocation for Multicarrier Full-Duplex Systems', IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 65, pp. 1077 - 1091, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCOMM.2017.2650992
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Le TA; Vien QT; Nguyen HX; Ng DWK; Schober R, 2017, 'Robust Chance-Constrained Optimization for Power-Efficient and Secure SWIPT Systems', in IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, pp. 333 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGCN.2017.2706063
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Le TA; Vien QT; Nguyen HX; Ng DWK; Schober R, 2016, 'Robust optimization with probabilistic constraints for power-efficient and secure SWIPT', in 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings, Washington, DC, USA, presented at 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington, DC, USA, 04 December 2016 - 08 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2016.7842232
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Leng S; Ng DWK; Zlatanov N; Schober R, 2016, 'Multi-objective resource allocation in full-duplex SWIPT systems', in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 613 - 619, presented at IEEE International Conference on Communications 2016 - Wireless Communications Symposium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23 May 2016 - 27 May 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2016.7510760

1. Most Influential Scholar Award Honorable Mention, AI 2000, for my outstanding and vibrant contributions to the field of Internet of Things between 2009 and 2019

2. The UNSW Scientia Fellowship 2020-2022

3. 2018, 2019, 2020 list of Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thompson Reuters) Highly Cited Researchers, top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

4. Best Paper Award in INISCOM 2018 - 4th EAI International Conference on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems

5. IEEE Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2018

6. IEEE TCGCC Best Journal Paper Award, 2018

7. IEEE Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) 2016

8. Goldener Igel, Publication Award of the Telecommunications Laboratory (LNT),

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2014 (2 awards out of 40 researchers)

9. Top Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2014, 2016 (3 researchers were awarded)

10. Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Wireless Commun. Lett. 2012, 2014 (top 3% of reviewers)

11. IEEE Best Paper Award in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012), Paris, France, Apr. 2012 (1407 papers submitted, 620

accepted)

12. IEEE Best Paper Award in IEEE Global Communications Conference, Houston, USA, Dec. 2011 (2923 papers submitted, 1070 papers accepted, there were 14 best papers awards)

13. IEEE Student Travel Grant to attend the IEEE Global Communications Conference, Houston, USA, 2011 (20 awards out of 146 applications)

14. IEEE Student Travel Grant to attend the IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2011 in Kyoto, Japan, 2011 (19 student travel grants, 1093

accepted papers)

15. IEEE Student Travel Grant to attend the IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference in Sydney, Australia, 2010

16. Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award 2009, 2010, 2011, $ 4000 CAD each 17. UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowships (FYF) - For the best PhD students (top 2–3 % of PhD student) in UBC

18. UBC Research Assistantship, 2008-2012 (graduate)

19. UBC Graduate Entrance Scholarship 2008, $ 5000 CAD

20. UBC International Partial Tuition Scholarship 2008 – 2012

21. Best Paper Award at IEEE 2008 Third International Conference on Communications and Networking in China - Industrial Special Session

22. Sumida & Ichiro Yawata Foundation Scholarship 2007, $ 40000 HKD ( $ 5128 USD)

23. CenWIT Scholarship: R&D Excellence, Center for Wireless Information Technology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Oct. 2006.

24. First-Class Honors (B.Eng.), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jul. 2006

25. Best Final Year Project (FYP), Second runner up, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jun. 2006

26. Postgraduate Research Studentship, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Sep. 2006 – Summer 2008

27. Dean’s List, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Spring 2004 –2005, Fall 2005 – 2006, Spring 2005 – 2006