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Dr Peng Cheng Senior Lecturer, Networking, Comp Sci & Info Tech

Dr Peng Cheng is an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Fellow (ARC DECRA Fellow) and Senior Lecturer (Tenured Associate Professor in U.S. systems) in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, La Trobe University, VIC, Australia. He is also affiliated with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, as an Honorary Senior Lecturer.

Prior to joining La Trobe University in 2020, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at CSIRO between 2014 and 2017, where he participated in two world-leading projects: Nagara communications and WASP indoor localization. From 2017 to 2020, he was an ARC DECRA Fellow/Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia. Peng obtained his Ph.D. in Telecommunications from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and received the B.S. and M.S degrees with great honors in communication and information systems from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

Peng’s main research interests include IoT, machine learning, millimeter-wave communications, and compressive sensing theory. In 2017, Peng pioneered a brand-new research direction called wireless AI at the University of Sydney. It creates cognition, intelligence, automation, and agility for future wireless IoT system design. This research, which merges wireless IoT with artificial intelligence, sits at the interface of the two of the most cutting-edge technologies. Currently, he has published over 60 peer-reviewed research papers in leading international journals (IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, etc.) and conferences (ICASSP, ICC, Globecom, etc.). In addition, Peng has produced 9 patents.

Peng has been successful in numerous competitive research grants: ARC DECRA Grant ($405,000, Sole CI), CSIRO TCP Grant ($360,000, Sole CI), Faculty of Engineering and IT Early Career Researcher Major Equipment Scheme, The University of Sydney ($150,000, Leading CI), Faculty of Engineering and IT Early Career Researcher Scheme, The University of Sydney ($12,000, Sole CI), National Natural Science Foundation of China ($340,000, CI). In the past two years, he has engaged with ACMA, Telstra, and NBN, and is receiving the industry grant from NBN.

PhD scholarships: I am currently looking for self-motivated PhD students to join my team. Please contact me if you are interested in.

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