Wei Ni received his B.S. degree in June 2000 and his Ph.D. degree (Master and Doctor combined program) in May 2005 from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, where he was the recipient of Alcatel scholarship and Samsung scholarship. From January 2005 to December 2007, he served as a Research Scientist and Deputy Project Leader in the Research and Innovation Centre (Bell Labs), Alcatel-Lucent. He played a leading role in forward-looking research on future wireless technologies and successfully proposed two new product projects and launched an internal venture. From January 2008 to March 2009, he worked as a Senior Researcher in the Standardization Research Group, Devices R&D, Nokia. At this time, he participated in 3GPP, IEEE, and IMT standardizations and supervised Nokia funded academic research programs. Since March 2009, Dr. Ni has been a Research Scientist at the Wireless and Networking Technologies Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia. He has taken the lead in designing low-complexity wireless scheduling modules in the world-first multiuser-MIMO prototype (i.e., Ngara system). He also plays a leading role in forward-looking research on IMT-advanced standardization and strategic research on future wireless architectures. Dr. Ni has published 10 journal papers (being the first author of 9 of which) and 13 conference papers. He is an inventor of 27 patents. He is also an author of 10 accepted IEEE 802.16 standardization proposals. Ni is a recipient of 2005 Alcatel Outstanding Contribution on Product Concepts Award, 2006 and 2007 Alcatel/Alcatel-Lucent Inventor Awards, 2007 Alcatel-Lucent Outstanding Staff, 2010 and 2011 CSIRO Inventor Awards, and 2011 CSIRO Teamwork Award.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013