Dr Yuan Ding received the bachelor’s degree from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2004, the master’s degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, U.K., in 2014, all in electronic engineering.

He was a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer with the Motorola Research and Development Centre, Beijing, China, from 2007 to 2009, and was an RF Field Application Engineer, responsible for high power base-station amplifier design with Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Beijing, China, from 2009 to 2011. He was a Research Fellow with the ECIT Institute, Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, U.K. from 2014 to 2017. Currently, he is Associate Professor with the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems (ISSS), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

Dr. Ding’s research interests are in antenna array, physical layer wireless security, and 5G and IoT related areas. Dr. Ding was a recipient of the IET Best Student Paper Award at LAPC2013 and a recipient of the Young Scientists Awards in General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, 2014 31st URSI. In particular, he has led the world efforts in laying a theoretical and experimental foundation of directional modulation technique, which is a promising physical-layer wireless security solution. 

Yuan also has his own dedicated website.

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