UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Dr Tongyang Xu

Research Fellow

Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2016

Research summary

  • Signal waveform design (wireless, optical and wireless-optical); 
  • System prototyping (software defined radio); 
  • Field programmable gate array (FPGA); 
  • Artificial intelligence (machine learning & deep learning); 
  • Neural network optimization; 
  • Secure communications (wireless, optical and wireless-optical); 
  • Communication systems (4G,5G,6G): theory and practice; 
  • MIMO beamforming and transmission; 
  • Antenna design and prototyping; 
  • Internet of things


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2017
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2012
Xidian University
First Degree, Bachelor of Engineering | 2011


Tongyang Xu received the B.Eng. degree in Electronic Information Engineering from Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 2011, the M.Sc. degree (Distinction) in telecommunications and the Ph.D. degree (Lombardi Prize Runner Up) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University College London (UCL), London, U.K., in 2012 and 2017, respectively.

He is currently a Research Fellow with Communications and Information Systems Group, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers in the areas of wireless and optical communications. He contributed two books Signal Processing for 5G: Algorithms and Implementations (Wiley, 2016) and Key Enabling Technologies for 5G Mobile Communications (Springer, 2016). His current research interests include 5G/B5G wireless and optical communications, waveform design, software defined radio, FPGA, real-time testbed prototyping, artificial intelligence, neural networks design, data analysis, secure communications and Internet of Things. 

Dr. Xu was a recipient of the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences Scholarship (Dean's Prize) in 2013. He was the nominated investigator of two successful Impact Acceleration Discovery to Use Awards at UCL in 2016 and 2018 and was a co-recipient of Smart Agriculture Entrepreneurship Grant at Rothamsted Research in 2017, the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad in 2017, the Lombardi Prize runner up for the best Ph.D. thesis in 2018, and the National Instruments Academic Research Grant Award in 2018.