YAHONG ROSA ZHENG

Professor
225 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-6632
Fax:  573-341-4532
zhengyr@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Array signal processing
  • Detection and estimation
  • Real-time signal processing using MCU, DSP and FPGA
  • Wireless communications and hardware implementation
  • Underwater acoustic or Magneto-Inductive (MI) communications
  • Wireless sensor networks

Bio

‌Yahong Rosa Zheng received the B.S. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 1987, and the M.S. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1989, both in electrical engineering. She received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 2002. She was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow from January 2003 to April 2005 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2005, she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology where, she is currently a Professor. Her research interests include wireless communications, embedded systems, digital signal processing, and wireless sensor networks.  She has published more than 60 journal papers and more than 100 conference papers. She has graduated six Ph.D. and twelve M.S. students. She has served as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member for many IEEE international conferences, including IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, IEEE GlobeCom, and IEEE ICC, and IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, etc. She served as Symposium Co-chair and TPC Co-chairs for several ICC and Globecom conferences. Dr. Zheng also served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS from 2006 to 2008. She is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY. She was the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award in 2009. She is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for 2015 – 2017.

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada,  (EE) (with honor), 09/1997-11/2002 Dept. of System and Computer Engineering Thesis: Spatial-Temporal Subband Beamforming for Near Field Array Processing. Supervisors: Dr. Rafik A. Goubran, Dr. Mohamed El-Tanany
  • M.S. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China,  (EE) (with honor) 09/1987-12/1989 Dept. of Electronic Engineering Thesis: Data Acquisition and Image Processing for a Scanning Ion Microscope. Supervisors: Dr. Jiahe Lu
  • B.S. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China,  (EE) (with first class honor) 09/1983-08/1987 Thesis: Fourier Descriptors of a Closed Curve for Pattern Recognition.

 

Selected Publications

 

       Journal papers

  • Z. Yang and Y.R. Zheng, “Iterative Channel Estimation and Turbo Equalization for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Underwater Acoustic Communications,” IEEE J. Oceanic Eng., Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 232 - 241, Jan. 2016.
  • D. Bi, Y. Xie, X. Li, and Y.R. Zheng, “Efficient 2-D Millimeter-wave Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Reconstruction from Compressed Sampling,” Elsevier J. DSP, accepted Dec. 2015.
  • Lu, X. Gao, Y.R. Zheng, and C. Xiao, “Low Complexity Polynomial Expansion Detector with Deterministic Equivalents of the Moments of Channel Gram Matrix for Massive MIMO Uplink,” IEEE Trans. Commun., accepted, Dec. 2015.
  • Y.R. Zheng, J. Wu, and C. Xiao, “Turbo Equalization for Underwater Acoustic Communications,” IEEE Commun. Mag., Vol. 53, No. 11, pp. 79-87, Nov. 2015.
  • G. Wang, J. Wu, and Y.R. Zheng, “An Accurate Frame Error Rate Approximation of Coded Diversity Systems,” Springer Journal Wireless Personal Communications, Accepted, July 2015.
  • W. Duan and Y.R. Zheng, “Bidirectional Soft Decision Feedback Turbo Equalization for MIMO Systems,” IEEE Trans. Veh. Techno., in press, June 2015.
  • W. Zeng, Y.R. Zheng, and R. Schober, “Online Resource Allocation for Energy Harvesting Downlink Multiuser System: Precoding with Modulation, Coding Rate, and Subchannel Selection,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 14, no. 10,  pp. 5780 – 5794, Oct.  2015.
  • D. Bi, Y. Xie, X. Li, and Y.R. Zheng, “A Sparsity Basis Selection Method for Compressed Sensing,” IEEE Sig. Process. Letters, Vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 1738 - 1742, Oct. 2015.
  • W. Zeng, Y.R. Zheng, and C. Xiao, “Online Precoding for Energy Harvesting Transmitter with Finite-Alphabet Inputs and Statistical CSI,” IEEE Trans. Vehicular Techno., in press 2015.
  • D. Bi, Y. Xie, and Y.R. Zheng, “Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging using Basis Selection Compressed Sensing,” Springer J. Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing, DOI: 10.1007/s00034-015-9974-y. vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 2561–2576, Aug. 2015.
  • G. Wang, J. Wu, and Y.R. Zheng, “Optimum Energy and Spectral Efficient Transmissions for Delay-Constrained Hybrid ARQ Systems,” IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2014.2350455, in press, Dec. 2014.
  • Han and Y.R. Zheng, “Higher-Rank Decomposition of Correlation Matrices for Triply Selective Mobile-to-Mobile Fading Channels,” IEEE Trans.  Veh. Technol., Vol. 64, No. 5, pp. 1654 – 1663, May, 2­015.
  • Z. Yang and Y.R. Zheng, “A comparative study of sparse methods for 3-D synthetic aperture radar image reconstruction,” Elsevier DSP, Vol. 32, pp. 24-33, Sep. 2014.
  • Qian, J. Wu, Y.R. Zheng, and Z. Wang, “Simplified Parallel Interference Cancelation for Under-Determined MIMO Systems,” IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., vol. 63, No. 7, pp. 3196 – 3208, Sep. 2014.
  • B. Han, Z. Yang, and Y. R. Zheng, “Efficient Implementation of an Iterative MIMO-OFDM Receiver Using MMSE Interference Cancelation,” IET Commun., vol. 8, No. 7, pp. 990 – 999, May. 2014.
  • J. Wu, G. Wang, and Y. R. Zheng, “Energy and Spectrum Efficiency Tradeoff in Type-I ARQ Systems,” IEEE J. Selected Areas Commun., Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 356 – 366, Feb. 2014.

 

       Conference papers

  • W. Duan, Y. R. Zheng, D.-J. Sun, and Y.-W. Zhang, “Block Iterative FDE for MIMO Underwater Acoustic Communications,” IEEE/OES China Ocean Acoustics Symposium, Harbin, China, Jan 9-11, 2016. pp. 1-4.
  • M. Yue, Y. R. Zheng, Z. Chen, and Y.-F. Han, “Microcontroller Implementation of Low-Complexity Wake-up Receiver for Wireless Sensor Nodes in Severe Multipath Fading Channels,” IEEE/OES China Ocean Acoustics Symposium, Harbin, China, Jan 9-11, 2016. pp. 1-5.
  • Z. Chen, Y. R. Zheng, J. Tao,J. Wang, J. Song, “Frequency Domain Turbo Equalization under MMSE Criterion for Single Carrier MIMO Systems,” IEEE Globecom 2015. San Diego, CA, Dec. 9-11, 2015. pp. 1-5.
  • W. Duan and Y. R. Zheng, “Soft Direct-Adaptive Turbo Equalization for MIMO Underwater Acoustic Communications,”MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Washington D.C., Oct. 19-22, 2015. pp. 1-5.
  • J. Hao, J. Wang, J. Song and Y. R. Zheng, “MIMO TDS-OFDM for Underwater Acoustic Communication with Turbo Equalization,”MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Washington D.C., Oct. 19-22, 2015. pp. 1-5.
  • Y.-F. Han, Y. R. Zheng, D.-J. Sun, “Measurement Error Impact on Node Localization of Large Scale Underwater Sensor Networks,” IEEE Veh. Techno. Conf. 2015, Boston, MA, Sep. 6-9, 2015. pp. 1-5.
  • N. Ahmed, Y. R. Zheng, D. Pommerenke, “Theoretical Modeling of Multi-Coil Channels in Near Field Magneto-Inductive Communication,” IEEE Veh. Techno. Conf. 2015, Boston, MA, Sep. 6-9, 2015. pp. 1-5.
  • Z. Chen, Y. R. Zheng, J. Wang,and J. Song, “Frequency Domain Turbo Equalization with Iterative Channel Estimation for Single Carrier MIMO Underwater Acoustic Communications,” IEEE Veh. Techno. Conf. 2015, Boston, MA, Sep. 6-9, 2015. pp. 1-5.
  • W. Zeng, Y. R. Zheng, and R. Schober, “Online Resource Allocation for Energy Harvesting Downlink MIMO Systems with Finite-Alphabet Inputs,” IEEE ICC 2015. London, UK, Jun. 9-13, 2015. pp. 1-6.
  • X. Yang, Y. R. Zheng, and L. Ma, “Automated Cardiac Self-Gated Radial CMRI,” IEEE Intl. Symp. Medical Measurements Applications (MeMeA). Torino, Italy, May 7-9, 2015. pp. 1-4.
  • X. Yang, Y. R. Zheng, M. Yang, and L. Ma, “Compressed Sensing with Non-Uniform Fast Fourier Transform for Radial Ultra-Short Echo Time (UTE) MRI,” IEEE Intl. Symp. Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2015). Brooklyn, NY, April 16-19, 2015. pp. 1-4.
  • W. Zeng, Y. R. Zheng, and C. Xiao, “Energy Harvesting Transmitter with Finite-Alphabet Inputs and Statistical CSI: Online Precoding by Dynamic Programming,” IEEE Globecom 2014. Austin, TX, Dec. 7-11, 2014. pp. 1-6.
  • W. Duan and Y. R. Zheng, “Bidirectional Soft-Decision Feedback Equalization for Robust MIMO Underwater Acoustic Communications,”MTS/IEEE OCEANS, St. John’s, NL, Canada, Sep. 14-18, 2014. pp. 1-6.
  • Y.R. Zheng, Z. Yang, M. Yue, B. Han, Z. Chen, and J. Wang, “DSP Implementation of Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum Underwater Acoustic Modems with Networking Capability,” MTS/IEEE OCEANS, St. John’s, NL, Canada, Sep. 14-18, 2014. pp. 1-5.
  • N. Ahmed, J. Hoyt, A. Radchenko, D. Pommerenke, and Y.R. Zheng, “A Multi-Coil Magneto-Inductive Transceiver for Low-Cost Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE UComms, Sestri Levante, Italy, Sep 3-5, 2014. pp. 1-5.
  • C. Qian, J. Wu, Y.R. Zheng, and Z. Wang, “Low Complexity Detection Algorithm for Under-Determined MIMO Systems,” IEEE Int. Conf. Comm. (ICC), Sydney, Australia, Jun 9-13, 2014. pp. 1-6.
  • G. Wang, J. Wu, and Y.R. Zheng, “An Accurate Frame Error Rate Approximation of Coded Diversity Systems,” IEEE Int. Conf. Comm. (ICC), Sydney, Australia, Jun 9-13, 2014. pp. 1-6.
  • Z. Yang, and Y.R. Zheng, “Robust Adaptive Channel Estimation in MIMO Underwater Acoustic Communications,” MTS/IEEE OCEANS, Taipei, Taiwan, April 7-10, 2014. pp. 1-5.
  • E. Tan, M. Yang, L. Ma, and Y.R. Zheng, “Implementation of compressive sensing for preclinical cine-MRI,” SPIE Medical Imaging, San Diego, CA, Feb.15-20, 2014. pp. 1-10.

 

Recent Grants

  • M. T. Ghasr, Y. R. Zheng, and K. M. Donnell, “Design and Prototyping of a Real-Time Millimeter Wave Compressive Sensing Imager,” TRI Austin via DoD STTR Phase II, $461,497 (30% share), Jan. 2016 – Jun. 2017.
  • Y.R. Zheng, “Secure Communications in Fading Cognitive Radio Networks with Finite-Alphabet Signaling,”National Science Foundation, $135,324. (100% share) Mar. 2015 – Oct, 2016.
  • Y.R. Zheng, “Research Experience for Undergraduate, Supplement to NSF award #ECCS1408316”, National Science Foundation, $16,000. (100% share) June 2015-June 2016.
  • Y.R. Zheng, “Online resource allocation with energy harvesting for underwater wireless networks,”National Science Foundation, $360,000. (100% share) Aug. 2014 –July, 2016.

 

Selected Awards

  • Fellow of IEEE since 2015;
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 2015 – 2017;
  • Distinguished Research Investigator Award, Intelligent Systems Research Center, Missouri S&T, 2013;
  • Two Missouri S&T Faculty Research Awards 2012, 2009;
  • Missouri S&T Faculty Excellence Award 2008
  • Made to What's New at IEEE in Wireless - 12/12/2007 news report: Researcher to Improve Speed of Underwater WiFi Communication.
  • Scholarship from the NSF TRUST WISE program for network security workshop at University of California-Berkeley, July 5 – 12, 2006.

 

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