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Dr. Victor C.M. Leung

Professor, Communications Group
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biography



Victor C. M. Leung received the B.A.Sc. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1977, and was awarded the APEBC Gold Medal as the head of the graduating class in the Faculty of Applied Science. He attended graduate school at UBC on a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship and received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1982.

From 1981 to 1987, Dr. Leung was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Microtel Pacific Research Ltd. (later renamed MPR Teltech Ltd.), Burnaby, Canada, where he specialized in the planning, design and analysis of satellite communication systems. He also held a part-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University in 1986 and 1987. In 1988, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electronics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He returned to UBC as a faculty member in 1989, where he is currently a Professor and the inaugural holder of the TELUS Mobility Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Telecommunications Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems (WiNMoS) and a member of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems at UBC He also holds or has held Guest/Adjunct Professor appointments at Jilin University, Beijing Jiaotong University, South China University of Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and Hefei University of Technology. Dr. Leung has authored/co-authored more than 1100 papers in archival journals and international conferences, as well as 40 book chapters. He has also co-authored/co-edited 14 books. His research interests are in the broad areas of wireless networks and mobile systems.

Dr. Leung is a registered member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Canada. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a voting member of ACM. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society from 2009 to 2012. He is serving on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Access, Computer Communications, and several other journals. He has previously served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (Wireless Communications Series and Series on Green Communications and Networking), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and Journal of Communications and Networks. He has guest-edited many special journal issues, and served on the technical program committee of numerous international conferences. He has provided leadership to the technical program committees and organization committees of many international conferences. Dr. Leung was a recipient of the 2011 UBC Killam Research Prize, the IEEE Vancouver Section Centennial Award and 2017 Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research, and the 2018 IEEE ComSoc TGCC Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award. He co-authored papers that won the 2017 IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2017 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award, and the 2018 IEEE ComSoc CSIM Best Journal Paper Award.


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