Zhiwei Mao

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences & Engineering 


Research Interests

  • Wireless Communications
    • CDMA/W-CDMA, OFDM/OFDMA, MIMO, Cognitive Radio
    • Radio Resource Management
    • Wireless Multimedia Applications
    • Satellite Communications
  • Digital Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing for Communication Systems
  • Engineering Design by Optimization

Credentials

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 2003

M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecom., Beijing, China, April 1999

B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecom., Beijing, China, July 1996

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications 

[1] Z. Mao and J. Cheng, "Statistical characteristics of OFDM systems over frequency-selective Rician fading channels and its application to BER study," IEICE Trans. Commun., vol. E94-B, no. 9, pp. 2565-2573, Sept. 2011.

[2] Z. Mao, K. Yuan, and X. M. Wang, "Second-order cone programming based joint design of OFDM systems," IEICE Trans. Commun., vol. E94-B, no. 2, pp. 508-514, Feb. 2011.

[3] Z. Mao and X. M. Wang, "Efficient optimal and suboptimal radio resource allocation in OFDMA system," IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 440-445, Feb. 2008.

[4] Z. Mao, X. M. Wang, and X. F.Wang, "Semidefinite programming relaxation for multiuser detection of QAM signals," IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 4275-4279, Dec. 2007.

[5] X. M. Wang and Z. Mao, "Multiuser detection for MC-CDMA system using an RQP approach," IEICE Trans. Commun., vol. E88-B, no. 11, pp. 4394-4397, Nov. 2005.

[6] Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, "Semi-blind linear parallel interference cancellation multiuser detectors for DS-CDMA systems," IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 1319-1324, July 2005.

[7] Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, "Fast converging adaptive MMSE multiuser detector," International Journal of Wireless Personal Communications (Springer Science+Business Media), vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 107-126, Jan. 2005.

[8] Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, "Analysis of DS-CDMA system supporting heterogeneous traffic with decorrelating detector," IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 3, pp. 1104-1117, July 2004.

[9] Z. Mao and Y. Ji, "The performance comparison of pointer adjustment jitter reduction in SDH," Journal of BUPT, vol. 20, 1997.

Refereed Conference Publications 

[1] Z. Mao, J. Cheng, and J. Shen, "A new lower bound on error probability for nonuniform signals over AWGN channels," Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Shanghai, China, May 2013.
 
[2] Z. Mao and J. Cheng, "BER analysis of OFDM signals on frequency-selective Rician fading channels," Proc. Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS), New York, NY, April 2011.
 
[3] X. Gao, N. Y. Yu, and Z. Mao, "Peak power control of MC-CDMA with special classes of binary sequences," Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May, 2010.
 
[4] Z. Mao, K. Yuan, and X. M. Wang, "Joint design in OFDM systems using constellation extension," Proc. IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Princeton, New Jersey, April, 2010.
 
[5] B. Zhang and Z. Mao, "BPF and MPF-based packet scheduling for AMC-based OFDMA wireless communication systems," Proc. IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Princeton, New Jersey, March 30-April 1, 2009.
 
[6] K. Yuan and Z. Mao, "Joint PAPR and PICR design in OFDM systems," Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Fall, Calgary, AB, Canada, Sept. 2008.
 
[7] R. Wei, Z. Mao, and K. Yuan, "Aperiodic complex sequences from difference sets," Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), pp. 1190-1194, Beijing, China, May, 2008.
 
[8] Z. Mao, X. M. Wang, and X. F. Wang, "QAM-MIMO signal detection using semidefinite programming relaxation," Proc. IEEE Globecom, pp. 4232-4236, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2007.
 
[9] Z. Mao and X. M. Wang, "Branch-and-bound approach to OFDMA radio resource allocation," Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept. 2006.
 
[10] J. Lin and Z. Mao, "A real-time radio resource allocation scheme in OFDMA system," Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), pp. 1757-1760, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 2006.
 
[11] X. M. Wang and Z. Mao, "A recursive quadratic programming approach to multiuser detection for MC-CDMA system with M-QAM," Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), pp. 468-471, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 2006.
 
[12] Z. Mao, X. M. Wang, and J. Lin, "Fast optimal radio resource allocation in OFDMA system based on branch-and-bound method," Proc. IEEE PacRim Conf. on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing, pp. 348-351, Victoria, BC, Canada, Aug. 2005.
 
[13] X. M. Wang and Z. Mao, "Multiuser detection for MC-CDMA system with M-QAM using SDP relaxation," Proc. IEEE PacRim Conf. on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing, pp. 530-533, Victoria, BC, Canada, Aug. 2005.
 
[14] Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, "Adaptive semi-blind linear parallel interference cancellation multiuser detection for DS-CDMA systems," Proc. Globecom, vol. 5, pp. 2813-2817, Dallas, TX, Nov. 2004.
 
[15] Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, "Semi-blind linear parallel interference cancellation multiuser detectors for DS-CDMA systems," Proc. International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications (ISITA), pp. 575-578, Xi'an, P. R. China, Oct. 2002.
 
[16] Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, "Power allocation for DS-CDMA system supporting heterogeneous traffic with decorrelating detector," Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring, vol. 2, pp. 537-541, Birmingham, AL, May 2002.
 
[17] Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, "Fast converging blind adaptive multiuser detector," Proc. Globecom, vol. 2, pp. 772-775, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 2001.
 
[18] Z. Mao and V. K. Bhargava, "Effect of imperfect channel estimation on the performance of multiuser detectors over multipath Rayleigh fading channel," Proc. 7th Canadian Workshop on Inform. Theory, pp. 134-137, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2001.

 


Short Abstract

Zhiwei Mao received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 2003. From August 2003 to June 2008, she was an Assistant Professor, and in July 2008, she became an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Since August 2008, she has been with the Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.A. Her teaching interests include Engineering Programming, Electronic Circuits, Computer Communication Networks, Digital Communications, Wireless Communications and Wireless Security. Her current research interests include wireless communications, digital communications, digital signal processing, and engineering design by optimization. Dr. Mao is a senior member of the IEEE.

University College

Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences & Engineering
Mail Stop T-MU1-01
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Courses Taught

Electronics I
Electronics II
Computer Networks
Digital Communications
Wireless Communication
Advanced Digital Comm