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Dr Kezhi Wang

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

I received my Ph.D. degree from the University of Warwick, U.K. in 02/2015. I was a Senior Research Officer in University of Essex, U.K. from 01/2015 to 06/2017. Currently I am a Senior Lecturer with Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, U.K.


I’m always looking for self-motivated PhD students / Visiting Students / Scholars to join our research team. I am also looking for collaborations, such as applying for joint funding or projects. Please drop me an email if you are interested in our research.


Professional Activities:



  • Mr L Wang, PhD student, 10/2018 -
  • Mr M Khalid, PhD student, 02/2019 -
  • Mr H Xie, PhD student (Co-Supervisor), 03/2019 -
  • Mr H Zhu, Visiting PhD Student, 10/2019 -
  • Ms J Hu, Visiting Student, 11/2018
  • Mr P Huang, Visiting Student, 06/2018 - 12/2018
  • Mr Z Ru, Visiting Student, 06/2018 - 09/2018
  • Prof H Liu, Visiting Professor, 09/2018
  • Prof W Xu, Visiting Professor, 01/2019 (Supported by Royal Academy of Engineering)

Kezhi Wang

Campus Address

Ellison Building


  • PhD
  • FHEA

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Bilevel Optimization Approach for Joint Offloading Decision and Resource Allocation in Cooperative Mobile Edge Computing, Huang, P., Wang, Y., Wang, K., Liu, Z. 19 Jun 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
  • Achievable Data Rate for URLLC-Enabled UAV Systems with 3-D Channel Model, Ren, H., Pan, C., Wang, K., Deng, Y., Elkashlan, M., Nallanathan, A. 18 Jul 2019, In: IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
  • Differential Evolution with a Variable Population Size for Deployment Optimization in a UAV-Assisted IoT Data Collection System, Huang, P., Wang, Y., Wang, K., Yang, K. 31 Aug 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence
  • Energy Efficient Resource Allocation in UAV-Enabled Mobile Edge Computing Networks, Yang, Z., Pan, C., Wang, K., Shikh-Bahaei, M. 1 Sep 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • Ergodic Rate Analysis of Cooperative Ambient Backscatter Communication, Zhou, S., Xu, W., Wang, K., Pan, C., Alouini, M., Nallanathan, A. 20 Aug 2019, In: IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
  • Joint Deployment and Task Scheduling Optimization for Large-Scale Mobile Users in Multi-UAV Enabled Mobile Edge Computing, Wang, Y., Ru, Z., Wang, K., Huang, P. 11 Sep 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
  • Joint Resources and Workflow Scheduling in UAV-Enabled Wirelessly-Powered MEC for IoT Systems, Du, Y., Yang, K., Wang, K., Zhang, G., Zhao, Y., Chen, D. 19 Aug 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • MIMO Channel Information Feedback Using Deep Recurrent Network, Lu, C., Xu, W., Shen, H., Zhu, J., Wang, K. Jan 2019, In: IEEE Communications Letters
  • Unified Offloading Decision Making and Resource Allocation in ME-RAN, Wang, K., Huang, P., Yang, K., Pan, C., Wang, J. Aug 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • Dynamic Resource Scheduling in Mobile Edge Cloud with Cloud Radio Access Network, Wang, X., Wang, K., Wu, S., Di, S., Jin, H., Yang, K., Ou, S. 1 Nov 2018, In: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Multidisciplinary research by applying advanced communication, computation, control and machine learning technologies, which covers the following topics:

• 5G and beyond networks, e.g., ultra-high reliability and low latency communications (URLLC), resource allocation, algorithm and protocol design;
• Intelligent mobility, e.g., path planning and location optimization for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and ground vehicles (GV);
• Massive connections and services, e.g., Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and Cyber Security.

PGR Supervision

  • Muhammad Khalid Start: 27/02/2019
  • Liang Wang Start: 01/10/2018


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