Dr. Yue Rong, Professor
School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Curtin University
Bentley, WA 6102, Australia

Tel: +61 8 9266 7398
Fax: +61 8 9266  3197

Our research group successfully developed and tested a high-rate underwater acoustic communication system capable of real-time video transmission. Please check the YouTube video.
Recently, we developed an underwater optical wireless communication system which can transmit HD real-time video. Please see the YouTube video.

Biographical Sketch + CV
My research interests are in signal processing for communications, wireless networks, applications of linear algebra and optimization methods, and statistical and array signal processing.
Specific interests include cooperative MIMO communications, underwater acoustic communications, underwater optical wireless communications, MIMO multiuser receivers, adaptive OFDM communications, precoder design, communications with limited channel state feedback, robust adaptive beamforming, blind estimation techniques, and parallel factor analysis.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships
Defence Science Centre Collaborative Research Grants (2022-2024), AUD 149,500, "Situational aware undersea acoustic diver communication system"
Investigators: Yue Rong, Alexander Duncan, Claudio Del Deo, Gregory Whitehouse, Douglas Chai, Peng Chen.
[16] Defence Science Technology Group (2020-2023),  AUD 904,755, "Investigation into the feasibility of long-range underwater acoustic communications"
       Investigators: Dr Alexander Duncan, Prof Yue Rong, Prof Christine Erbe.
[15] Defence Science Centre Collaborative Research Grants (2020-2021), AUD 148,950, "High-speed multimodal underwater wireless communications"
Investigators: Prof Yue Rong, Dr Alexander Duncan, Prof Sven Nordholm, A/Prof Douglas Chai.
[14] The Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (2016-2019), MR 82,000, "Mathematical modelling of robust MIMO relay system for power line communication"
       Investigators: Dr Lenin Gopal, A/Prof Tiong Sieh Kiong, A/Prof Zhuquan Zang, Dr Raymond Chiong, Prof Yue Rong.
ARC Discovery Project (2014-2016), AUD 300K, "New channel estimation, tracking and equalization algorithms for real-time high-speed underwater acoustic communication systems"
       Chief Investigators: A/Prof Yue Rong,
Prof Sven Nordholm, Dr Alexander Duncan, A/Prof Zhiqiang He.
[12] ARC Discovery Project (2011-2013), AUD 520K, "Increasing the range and rate of underwater acoustic communication systems using multi-hop relay"
       Chief Investigators: Prof Sven Nordholm, Dr Yue Rong, Dr Defeng Huang, Dr Alexander Duncan.
ARC Discovery Project (2011-2013), AUD 255K, "Blind separation of mutually correlated sources"
       Chief Investigators: Dr Yong Xiang, Dr Yue Rong.
[10] Curtin Teaching Excellence Development Fund (2015),
AUD 14,526, "Transforming the engineering laboratory experience through remote access anytime anywhere"
      Investigators: A/Prof Yue Rong, Dr Sumedha Rajakaruna, 
Dr Iain Murray.
[9] Curtin Faculty of Science and Engineering Startup Grant (2008).
[8] Defence and Research Teams Initiative Winner (2020).
Best Paper Award, Third International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing, Nanjing, China (2011).
[6] Young Researcher of the Year Award, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University (2010).
[5] Best Paper Award, The 16th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, Auckland, New Zealand (2010).
[4] Journal Publication Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Curtin University (2008-2012).
[3] Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, China (2005).
[2] DAAD/ABB Graduate Sponsoring Asia Fellowship, Germany (2001-2002).
[1] Outstanding Students Fellowship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Sample Publications
[10] Y. Rong, M. Fynn, and S. Nordholm, "A pre-screening technique for cardiovascular disease with multi-channel phonocardiography and electrocardiography", in Non-Invasive Health Systems based on Advanced Biomedical Signal & Image Processing, A. Al-Jumaily, A. Mansour, P. Crippa, and C. Turchetti, Eds. CRC Press: Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.
[9] P. Chen, Y. Rong, S. Nordholm, Z. He, and A. Duncan, "Joint Channel Estimation and Impulsive Noise Mitigation in Underwater Acoustic OFDM Communication Systems", IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 16, pp. 6165-6178, Sep. 2017.
[8] C. W. R. Chiong, Y. Rong, and Y. Xiang, "Channel Training Algorithms for Two-Way MIMO Relay Systems", IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 61, pp. 3988-3998, Aug. 2013.
[7] L. Sanguinetti, A. A. D’Amico, and Y. Rong, "A Tutorial on the Optimization of Amplify-and-Forward MIMO Relay Systems", IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 30, pp. 1331-1346, Sep. 2012.
[6] Y. Rong and Y. Hua, "Optimality of Diagonalization of Multi-Hop MIMO Relays", IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 8, pp. 6068-6077, Dec. 2009.
[5] Y. Rong, X. Tang, and Y. Hua, "A Unified Framework for Optimizing Linear Non-Regenerative Multicarrier MIMO Relay Communication Systems", IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 57, pp. 4837-4851, Dec. 2009.
[4] Y. Rong and Y. Hua, "Optimal Power Schedule for Distributed MIMO Links", IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol.7, pp. 2896-2900, Aug. 2008.
[3] Y. Rong, S.A. Vorobyov, and A.B. Gershman, "Robust Linear Receivers for Multiaccess Space-Time Block-Coded MIMO Systems: A Probabilistically Constrained Approach", IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 24, pp. 1560-1570, Aug. 2006.
[2] S.A. Vorobyov, Y. Rong, N.D. Sidiropoulos, and A.B. Gershman, "Robust Iterative Fitting of Multilinear Models", IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 53, pp. 2678-2689, Aug. 2005.
[1] Y. Rong, S.A. Vorobyov, A.B. Gershman, and N.D. Sidiropoulos, "Blind Spatial Signature Estimation via Time-Varying User Power Loading and Parallel Factor Analysis", IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 53, pp. 1697-1710, May 2005.

My Citation Profile in Google Scholar

List of Publications

Curtin University of Technology, Australia:
         Digital Signal Processing (ETEN3000), unit coordinator and lecturer, Semester 1, 2019-2021, 2023, Semester 2, 2015, undergraduate unit.
         Digital Signal Analysis (ETEN6002), unit coordinator and lecturer, Semester 1, 2019-2021, 2023, postgraduate unit.
         Communications Engineering (303, COMT3000), unit coordinator and lecturer, Semester 2, 2018-2022, Semester 1, 2014, undergraduate unit.
         Digital Communications Engineering (601, COMT6000), unit coordinator and lecturer, Semester 2, 2018-2022, Semester 1, 2014, postgraduate unit.
         Electronic Fundamentals (ETEN2001), lecturer, Semester 2, 2017, undergraduate unit.
         Control Systems (ETEN3001, ETEN6000), unit coordinator and lecturer, Semester 1, 2017, undergraduate and postgraduate units.        
         Advanced Communications Engineering (COMT3001), unit coordinator and lecturer, Semester 2, 2015-2016, undergraduate unit.       
         Signal and Systems (202), unit coordinator and lecturer, Semester 2, 2008-2014, undergraduate unit.         
         Probability Theory (201), unit coordinator and lecturer, Semester 1, 2008-2012, undergraduate unit.
         Stochastic Process for Telecommunication Systems (601), lecturer and tutor, Semester 1, 2008-2010, unit coordinator and lecturer, Semester 1, 2013, postgraduate unit.

Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany:
        Communication Technology III: Signal and Information Theory (graduate course in English), tutor, Summer 2005.

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany:
        MATLAB for Communication Systems (undergraduate course in English), lecturer, Winter 2002-2003.

HDR Students, Postdoctoral Research Fellows, and Visiting Scholars and Students
Sabna Hassan (2020-
Sana Rehman (2020-
Nicholas Andronis (
2016-2019, now Principal Engineer with L3Harris, Perth).
Xuan Khoa Nguyen (2011-2017, now Software Engineer with Navitas, Perth).
Xiaolin Wu (
2011-2015, now Lecturer with Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China).
Raymond Chiong (2011-2015, now Lecturer with Curtin University, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia).
Apriana Toding (2009-2014, now Lecturer with Universitas Kristen Indonesia Paulus, Makassar, Indonesia).
Stephan Bettermann (2009-2014, now Senior Systems Engineer with Cubic Transportation Systems, Perth).
Mumammad Ruhul Amin Khandaker, 2009-2012, now Assistant Professor with Heriot-Watt University, UK).
Dr. Peng Chen (Ph.D. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications), 2014-2017, 2020-2023.
Prof. Zhiqiang He, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 2012.
Jin Xie, Xidian University, 2019.
Qiao Su, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 2018.
Adeline Cauvet, ENSTA Bretagne, 2015.
Holger Degenhardt, Darmstadt University of Technology, 2012.

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