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 was 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, and a member of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems when he retired from UBC and became a Professor Emeritus at the end of 2018. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems (WiNMoS). 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 1200 papers in archival journals and international conferences, as well as 43 book chapters and 14 book titles. His research interests are in the broad areas of wireless networks and mobile systems.