Heriot-Watt Professor elected as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers



Heriot-Watt academic Professor Cheng-Xiang Wang

Heriot-Watt academic Professor Cheng-Xiang Wang has been elected as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in their 2017 Fellows class, which contained 299 new appointments from 26 different countries.

The IEEE is the world's leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its over 420,000 members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed 0.1% of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognised by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement. In this year, only seven people from the UK are elevated as Fellows of the IEEE.

Prof. Cheng-Xiang Wang is awarded the IEEE Fellowship 'for contributions to wireless channel modelling for vehicular networks'. He has been with Heriot-Watt University since 2005 and became a Professor in Wireless Communications in 2011. He is the Head of Advanced Wireless Technologies (AWiTec) Lab and a Deputy Head of the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems.

His current research interests focus on wireless channel modelling and 5G wireless communication networks. He has published one book, one book chapter, 120 journal papers, and about 140 international conference papers, nine of which received Best Paper Awards. His publications have attracted about 5000 citations with h-index=35 (Google Scholar).