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Dr. Trung Q. Duong (received his PhD degree in September 2012) is a Chair Professor of Telecommunications at QUB, and a Research Chair of Royal Academy of Engineering (2021-2025). He is also the recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship (2015–2020). He has established a strong record in signal processing and wireless communications and has published 400 journal/conferences/books/bookchapters (Google Scholar: >13,100 citations, h-index of 62). He received the best paper awards at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2019, IEEE IWCMC 2019, IEEE DSP 2017, IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, IEEE ICC 2014 and IEEE VTC 2013 and acts as an editor for IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE Trans. on Communications. Since 2014, at QUB,he has secured £7 million research grant, which leads to the establishment of Signal Processing for Communications at QUB consisting of 4 PhD students and 4 PDRAs (principal supervisor).

He is awarded the prestigious Newton Prize 2017 by the UK Government https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-vietnam-project-communicating-in-a-disaster-wins-prestigious-newton-prize.

Machine Learning-aided Real-time Optimisation: He has developed ML techniques to provide a real-time optimisation paradigm that can support near-zero latency communications for massive number of devices. This research has involved creating new optimisation algorithms with machine learning effectively reducing the running time from hours or minutes down to milliseconds, which is effectively applied to natural disaster, environment monitoring, air-quality, healthcare, agriculture, and security

His research interest include:

  • Wireless communications: physical layer security, UAV communications, URLLC, robotic communications 
  • Realtime optimisation, Machine learning, Big data analytics and data science
  • Their applications to environment, agriculture, healthcare, plastic waste,  and smart cities


Trung Q. Duong has served as editor for

Editor of Nature Scientific Reports (2021 - present)

Editor of IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications (2016 - present)

Editor of IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology (2021 - present)

Excutive Editor of IEEE Communications Letters (2019 - present)

Editor of IEEE Trans. on Communications (2015 - 2000)

Editor of IEEE Communications Letters (2013 - 2019) 


Queen's Vice Chancellor's Research Prize for Innovation 2018

Newton Prize 2017

Queen's Vice Chancellor's Research Prize for Early Career Researcher 2016

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship - 2016 - 2021

Best Paper Award - IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Hawaii, 2019

Best Paper Award - IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington DC, 2016

Best Paper Award - IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2014, Sydney, Australia

Best Paper Award - IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Spring 2013, Dresden, Germany



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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