Biography

I received my B.Sc., M.Sc. in radio physics (radio wave propagation and antenna) and a PhD in space physics from the School of Electronic Information at Wuhan University in 1995, 1997, and 2001, respectively. I also completed an additional M.Eng. and a three-year post-doctoral fellowship in electrical and computer engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in 2004 and 2007, respectively.

From 2008 to 2010, I was a Design Engineer with Rutter Technologies, St. John's, NL, Canada. Since 2010, I have been with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, where I am currently an Associate Professor. I have authored over 170 research papers. My past and present research interests include the mapping of oceanic surface parameters via high-frequency ground wave radar, X-band marine radar, and global navigation satellite systems, digital image processing and applied electromagnetics.

I have been a Technical Program Committee Member. I served as a Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference in 2012 and 2013. I serve as a regular Reviewer over 40 international journals and a Reviewer for many IEEE international conferences, such as RadarCon, ICC, GLOBECOM, IGARSS, and Oceans. I have been the Lead Guest Editor of 3 Special Issues on Ocean Radar Remote Sensing for IEEE Access, Remote Sensing, and the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation. I am an Associate Editor for IEEE ACCESS and an Editorial Board Member of Remote Sensing.

Honors and Awards

  • 2018, "Best Student Poster Paper Competition Finalist," as co-author with my graduate student Xinwei Chen, MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference, Charleston, USA.  
     
  • 2018, "Best Student Poster Paper Competition Finalist," as co-author with my graduate student Murilo Silva, MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference, Charleston, USA.  
     
  • 2018, "PEGNL's Teaching Award," Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland & Labrador (PEGNL), Newfoundland and Labrador.  
     
  • 2017, "NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award," Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada.  
     
  • 2017, "Best Student Poster Paper Competition Finalist," as co-author with my graduate student Xinlong Liu, MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland.  
     
  • 2016, "Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence," Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University.  
     
  • 2016, "Third Prize of Student Poster Paper Competition," as co-author with my graduate student Yue Ma, MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference, Monterey, USA.  
     
  • 2016, "Best Student Poster Paper Competition Finalist," as co-author with my graduate student Xinlong Liu, MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference, Monterey, USA.  
     
  • 2016, "Third Prize of Student Poster Paper Competition," as co-author with my graduate student Yali Wang, MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference, Shanghai, China.  
     
  • 2016, "Young Professional Best Student Paper Award," as co-author with my graduate student Xinlong Liu, IEEE NECEC.  
     
  • 2015, "Wally Read Best Student Paper Award," as co-author with my graduate student Qingyun Yan, IEEE NECEC.  
     
  • 2015, "Young Professional Best Student Paper Award," as co-author with my graduate student Xinlong Liu, IEEE NECEC.  
     
  • 2015, "Best Student Poster Paper Competition Finalist," as co-author with my graduate student Qingyun Yan, MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference, Washington DC, USA.  
     
  • 2015, "Best Student Poster Paper Competition Finalist," as co-author with my graduate student Yali Wang, MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference, Washington DC, USA.  
     
  • 2015, "Honorable Mention Award for Student Paper Competition," as co-author with my graduate student Shuyan Chen, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Vancouver, Canada.  
     
  • 2014, "Wally Read Best Student Paper Award," as co-author with my graduate student Shuyan Chen, IEEE NECEC.  
     
  • 2013, "Best Student Poster Paper Competition Finalist," as co-author with my graduate student Chen Li, MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference, Bergen, Norway.  
     
  • 2013, "Best Student Paper Award ," as co-author with my graduate student Jiaqi An, IEEE Radar Conference, Ottawa, Canada.  
     
  • 2012, "Wally Read Best Student Paper Award," as co-author with my graduate student Chen Li, IEEE NECEC.  
     
  • 2011, "1st Prize of IEEE OES Chapter Paper Award," as co-author with my graduate student Jiaqi An, IEEE NECEC.  
     
  • 2007, "T.David Collett Best Industry Paper Award," IEEE NECEC.  
     
  • 2004-2007, "Postdoctoral Scholarship," Memorial University.  
     
  • 2004, "Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies," Memorial University.  
     
  • 2000, "Excellent Graduate Student," Wuhan University.  
     
  • 1999, "Huawei Scholarship," Wuhan University.  
     
  • 1999, "The Highest Graduate Academic Award," Wuhan University.  
     
  • 1998, "ShaoYiZhou Scholarship," Wuhan University.  
     
  • 1997, "Excellent President of Graduate Student Union Award," Wuhan University.  
     
  • 1996-1999, "Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship," Wuhan University.  
     
  • 1992-1994, "Excellent Undergraduate Student Scholarship," Wuhan University.