Vincent LAU (劉堅能)

Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of HKIE, Fellow IET, FHKEng

Chair Professor, Department of ECE, HKUST

Croucher Senior Research Fellow

Changjiang Chair Professor, Zhejiang University

Director and Founder, Huawei-HKUST Joint Research Lab (click here)

My Citations (Google Scholar click here)


Vincent obtained B.Eng (Distinction 1st Hons – ranked 2nd) from the department of EEE, University of Hong Kong in 1992. He joined the Hong Kong Telecom (PCCW) after graduation for 3 years as system engineer. He obtained the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship, Rotoract Scholarship and the Croucher Foundation Scholarship in 1995 and studied for Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He completed the Ph.D. degree in 2 years and joined the Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies, New Jersey in 1997 as Member of Technical Staff. He has worked on various advanced wireless technologies such as IS95, 3G1X, UMTS as well as wideband CDMA base station ASIC Design and Post 3G Technologies such as MIMO and HSDPA. He joined the department of ECE, HKUST as in August 2004 and is currently a Chair Professor. He has been the technology advisor and consultant for a number of companies such as ZTE and Huawei, ASTRI, leading several R&D projects on B3G, WiMAX and Cognitive Radio. He is also the founder and director of Huawei-HKUST Innovation Lab (click here)

Vincent has published over 300 papers, including around 150 IEEE Transaction papers (IEEE Transactions on Information Theoy, IEEE JSAC, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,..etc), 150 IEEE conference papers, 15 Bell Labs Technical Memorandum and contributed to 40+ US patents on wireless systems. In addition, Vincent is also the key contributor of 4 IEEE standard contributions (IEEE 802.22 WRAN / Cognitive Radio) which are accepted into the IEEE 802.22 specification. He has received three best paper awards from IEEE ICC 2008, IEEE ChinaCOM 2008 and IEEE CICC 2007 and is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of HKIE, Changjiang Chair Professor and the Croucher Senior Research Fellow. He is currently an Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an Area Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters, a guest editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications (JSAC) – Special Issue on Limited Feedback, a guest editor of IEEE Special Topics on Signal Processing, IEEE System Journal, a book-series editor of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) book series for John Wiley and Sons as well as an editor of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking.


About Me

B.Eng (1st Hons), Ph.D. (Cambridge), FIEEE, FHKIE.


Main Research Interests

  1. 1)Wireless Communications for 5G Systems (e.g. Massive MIMO Systems, Sparse Recovery and Channel Estimation)

  2. 2)Content-Centric Wireless Networking (e.g. Physical Layer Caching for Wireless Systems, Cross-layer Optimization Video Streaming for Wireless Networks)

  3. 3)Wireless Networking for Mission-Critical Control (Networked Control Systems, Machine to Machine Communications, IoT)

  4. 4)Cloud-Assisted Autonomous Vehicles (Sensing, Tactile Communications, Hierarchical Multi-agent Control, Platooning)

  5. 5)Machine-Learning (e.g. Learning-Driven Radio Resource Management and Network Management)

Mathematical Tools

Convex Optimization, Matrix Analysis, Information Theory, Stochastic Optimization and Control (Markov Decision Problem, Fluid and Diffusion Approximations), Chance-Constrained Problems, Stochastic Approximation and Machine Learning, Stochastic Calculus, Algebraic Geometry,  Compressive Sensing and Sparse Recovery, Applications of Control Theory to Communications.

Rm 2442, Lift 25, 2/F, Dept of ECE, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kln, Hong Kong.

Tel: +852-23587066

Fax: +852-23581485

Brief Biography

Side Interests

Digital baseband ASIC architecture and RTL design for wireless communications, digital hardware (FPGA/PCB/Embedded controller) design and prototyping.