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Dr Fang Fang

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering
Room number: E291 Christopherson Building

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Dr. Fang Fang received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, in 2017. From 2018 to 2020, she was a Research Associate with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK. Since August 2020, she has been with the Department of Engineering at Durham University, Durham (UK) as an Assistant Professor in Communications Engineering. Her current research interests include beyond 5G/6G wireless communications, machine learning, Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) and multi-access edge computing (MEC), etc.

Dr. Fang is currently a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She has been serving as a technical program committee (TPC) Member for IEEE flagship conferences, e.g., IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC and IEEE VTC. She received the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of the IEEE Transactions on Communications in 2017. Currently, she is an Associate Editor of IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society.

Prospective Students

I’m always looking for self-motivated students who want to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering. If you have a solid background in wireless communications and a strong grounding in mathematical skills, please drop me an email with your CV. More information on funding opportunities is available here:

Research Groups

Department of Engineering

Research Interests

  • Deep Reinforcement Learning and Federated Learning in Wireless Communications
  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA)
  • Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/IoE)
  • Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) aided Wireless Communications
  • Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) Networks
  • Resource Allocation in Beyond 5G and 6G Wireless Networks

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