Professor Yifan Chen

Professor of Engineering and Associate Dean External Engagement

Qualifications: BEng(Hons I) PhD NTU

Contact Details

Room: G.2.17
Phone: +64 7 837 9545

About Yifan

Dr. Yifan Chen is a Professor of Engineering and the Associate Dean External Engagement for the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. From 2012 to 2016, he was a Professor and the Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, appointed through the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (known as “the Thousand Talents Plan”). In 2013, he was a Visiting Professor with Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. From 2007 to 2012, he was a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer with the University of Greenwich and Newcastle University, U.K. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Project Officer and then a Research Fellow with Singapore-University of Washington Alliance in bioengineering, supported by Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the University of Washington at Seattle, USA. He received the B.Eng. (Hons I) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2002 and 2006, respectively.

Professor Chen’s current research interests include propagation channel modeling, communication- and computation-inspired bio-delivery, bio-spreading and bio-detection, physics-based signal processing for microwave medical imaging, and RF and microwaves for body-centric imaging, sensing and communications. He is the Coordinator of the European FP7 “CoNHealth” project on intelligent medical ICT, an elected Working Group Co-leader of the European COST Action TD1301 “MiMed” project on microwave medical imaging, an Advisory Committee Member of the European Horizon 2020 “CIRCLE” project on molecular communications, an Associate Investigator of the New Zealand Consortium for Medical Device Technologies (CMDT) and MedTech Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE), a Voting Member of the IEEE Standards Development Working Group 1906.1 on nanoscale and molecular communications, an Editor for IEEE Communications Society Best Readings in Nanoscale Communication Networks and IEEE Access Special Section in Nano-antennas, Nano-transceivers, and Nano-networks/Communications, and a Vice Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Emerging Technologies Initiative for Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications. He also served as a General Chair, Technical Program Chair, Tutorial and Special Session Chair, and Local Organization Committee Chair for several premier IEEE conferences such as ICC, ICCE-China, ICCC, ICCS, APCAP, APEMC, EDAPS, etc. He is a Fellow of IET and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Research Interests

  • Communication, Computation and RF for Biomedicine
    • Propagation Channel Modeling
    • Communication- and Computation-inspired Bio-delivery, Bio-spreading and Bio-detection
    • Physics-based Signal Processing for Microwave Medical Imaging
    • RF and Microwaves for Body-centric Imaging, Sensing and Communications

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Mucchi, L., Ronga, L., Zhou, X., Huang, K., Chen, Y., & Wang, R. (2017). A new metric for measuring the security of an environment: The secrecy pressure. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 16(5), 3416-3430. doi:10.1109/TWC.2017.2682245

  • Wang, R., Chen, Y., Tan, H., & Zhang, Q. (2016). Data-assisted massive MIMO uplink transmission with large backhaul cooperation delay: scheme design and system-level analysis. In 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015. doi:10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7417330

  • Zhang, Y., Liao, W., Zhang, Q., & Chen, Y. (2016). Ring-circled mono-cone antenna for wireless body area network applications. In Call for Papers - ICCEM 2016: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics (pp. 298-300). doi:10.1109/COMPEM.2016.7588683

  • Ge, S., Liao, W., Zhang, Q., Jian, L., & Chen, Y. (2016). Frequency-division technique for simultaneous wireless power transfer to two receivers. In Call for Papers - ICCEM 2016: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics (pp. 127-128). doi:10.1109/COMPEM.2016.7588657

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