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Dr Colin Zhang BEng MSc PhD MIET SMIEEE

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Xiaoyu Zhang (Colin) received the BEng degree in electronic information engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2014, and the MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Southampton in 2015 and 2020, respectively. He is currently a Visiting Fellow to the Next Generation Wireless research group at the University of Southampton.


Research interests

Modulation, error correction and other signal processing techniques in wireless and optical communications.

5G physical layer design techniques, such as channel estimation, channel equalisation, milimetre wave and massive MIMO.


Zhang, Xiaoyu, Wang, Qi, Zhang, Rong, Chen, Sheng and Hanzo, Lajos (2017) Performance analysis of layered ACO-OFDM. IEEE Access, 5, 18366-18381. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2748057).

Zhang, Xiaoyu, Babar, Zunaira, Zhang, Rong, Chen, Sheng and Hanzo, Lajos (2019) Multi-class coded layered asymmetrically clipped optical OFDM. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 67 (1), 579-589. (doi:10.1109/TCOMM.2018.2869821).

Babar, Zunaira, Zhang, Xiaoyu, Botsinis, Panagiotis, Alanis, Dimitrios, Chandra, Daryus, Ng, Soon Xin and Hanzo, Lajos (2019) Near-capacity multilayered code design for LACO-OFDM-aided optical wireless systems. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 68 (4), 4051-4054. (doi:10.1109/TVT.2019.2896764).

Zhang, Xiaoyu, Chen, Sheng and Hanzo, Lajos (2020) On the discrete-input continuous-output memoryless channel capacity of layered ACO-OFDM. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 38 (18), 4955-4968, [9098085]. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2020.2996541).

Lacava, Cosimo, Babar, Zunaira, Zhang, Xiaoyu, Demirtzioglou, Iosif, Petropoulos, Periklis and Hanzo, Lajos (2020) High-speed multi-layer coded adaptive LACO-OFDM and its experimental verification. OSA Continuum, 3 (9), 2614-2629. (doi:10.1364/OSAC.394227).

Zhang, Xiaoyu, Babar, Zunaira, Petropoulos, Periklis, Haas, Harald and Hanzo, Lajos (2021) The evolution of optical OFDM. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 23 (3), 1430-1457, [9378787]. (doi:10.1109/COMST.2021.3065907).

Luong, Thien V, Zhang, Xiaoyu, Xiang, Luping, Hoang, Minh Tiep, Xu, Chao, Petropoulos, Periklis and Hanzo, Lajos (2021) Deep learning-aided optical IM/DD OFDM approaches the throughput of RF-OFDM. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 40 (1), 212-226. (doi:10.1109/JSAC.2021.3126080).

Zhang, Xiaoyu, Singh, Ravinder, Farmer, James, Faulkner, Grahame, O'Brien, Dominic, Petropoulos, Periklis and Hanzo, Lajos (2021) Experimental characterization of turbo-coded 20 Gbps fiber-wireless-fiber optical links. IEEE Access, 9, 112726-112732, [9509027]. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3103317).

Zhang, Xiaoyu, Luong, Thien V, Petropoulos, Periklis and Hanzo, Lajos (2022) Machine-learning-aided optical OFDM for intensity modulated direct detection. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 40 (8), 2357-2369. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2022.3141222).

Liu, Haochen (2022) Dataset supporting the article - Deep Learning Assisted Adaptive Index Modulation for mmWave Communications with Channel Estimation. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D2250 [Dataset]

Liu, Haochen, Zhang, Yaoyuan, Zhang, Xiaoyu, El-Hajjar, Mohammed and Yang, Lie-Liang (2022) Deep learning assisted adaptive index modulation for mmWave communications with channel estimation. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. (doi:10.1109/TVT.2022.3181825).


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