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Dr. Trung Q. Duong (IEEE Fellow, AAIA Fellow) is a Chair Professor in 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 500+ journal/conferences/books/bookchapters (Google Scholar: >17,200 citations, h-index of 71). He received the best paper awards at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2022, 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 £20+ million research grant.

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: 6G networks, physical layer security, UAV communications, ultra-reliable low-latency communications, digital twin networks
  • Realtime optimisation, Machine learning, Big data analytics and data science
  • Their applications to environment, agriculture, healthcare, and smart cities


Trung Q. Duong has served as editor for reputable journals: 

Editor of Nature Scientific Reports (2021 - present)

Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (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) 


2023:    Distinguished Visiting Professor (through the Eminent Scholar program), Kyung Hee University, South Korea

2023:    Distinguished Professor, Thuyloi University, Vietnam

2023:    Ranked No. 1 on the Top Authors by Scholarly Output at Queen's University Belfast for all subject areas on Scopus between 2017 and 2022

2023:    Top Electronics and Electrical Engineer – ranked 677 in the world and 33 in the UK (research.com)

2022:    Fellow of Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA)

2022:    Best Paper Award - IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2022), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2022:    Fellow of IEEE (class of 2022) – top 0.1% voting members of the world's largest technical professional organization with 423,000 members

2022:    Top Electronics and Electrical Engineer – ranked 532 in the world and 29 in the UK (research.com)

2021:    Top Computer Science Scientists (ranked 2008 in the world and 116 in the UK)  (research.com)

2020 :   Royal Academy of Engineering - Research Chair (only 4 awardees in all Engineering disciplines)

2020 :    World's Top 2% Scientists (Scopus database published by Stanford University). 

2019:    Best Paper Award - IEEE International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2019), Tangier, Morocco

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

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

2017:    Best Paper Award 20th Digital Signal Processing Conference (DSP)

2017:    Newton Prize

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

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

2016:    Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship (2016 - 2021)

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

2013:    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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