Qilian Liang serves as a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Southern California (USC) in 2000. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Texas at Arlington in August 2002, he was a Member of the technical staff at Hughes Network Systems Inc. at San Diego, California. His research interests include radar and sonar sensor networks, wireless sensor networks, wireless networks, wireless communications, and signal processing for communications. Dr. Liang has published more than 240 journal and conference papers and 7 book chapters and has 6 US patents pending. He received 2002 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, 2003 US Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, 2005 UTA College of Engineering Outstanding Young Faculty Award, 2007, 2009, and 2010 US Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program Award, 2012 UTA College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award, and 2013 UTA Outstanding Research Achievement Award. Dr. Liang has served as the Lead Guest Editor for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Elsevier Physical Communications Journal, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Springer/ACM Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, and Wiley Security and Computer Networks. He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy System and an Editor for Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks. He also serves on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks.
Biography Updated on 1 October 2014