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Prof. Francis C.M. Lau
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Prof. LAU Chung-Ming, Francis

Professor and Associate Dean (Global Engagement) of Faculty of Engineering

PhD (London), CEng, FIET, FIEEE


Francis C. M. Lau received the BEng (Hons) degree in electrical and electronic engineering and the PhD degree from King’s College London, University of London, UK. He is also a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IET. He is the co-author of two research monographs and a co-holder of five US patents and one pending US patent. He has published over 320 papers. His main research interests include channel coding, cooperative networks, wireless sensor networks, chaos-based digital communications, applications of complex-network theories, and wireless communications.

He served as an associate editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS II (2004-2005, 2016-2019), IEEE CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS MAGAZINE (2012-2015), and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I (2006-2007); guest editor of IEEE Access, Special Section: Advances in Channel Coding for 5G and Beyond (2018). He has been a guest associate editor of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL AND BIFURCATION AND CHAOS since 2010. He was the General Co-chair of International Symposium on Turbo Codes and Iterative Information Processing, 2018. 

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of London
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of London

Professional Qualifications

  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Chartered Electrical Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Research Interests

  • Chaos-based digital communications
  • Low-density parity-check code and turbo codes
  • Physical-layer network coding
  • Cooperative communication networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Wireless communications
  • Applications of complex-network theories to communications.

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