Shimin Gong

Associate Professor 

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology
ShenzhenChinese Academy of Sciences

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Shimin Gong received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2008 and 2012, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2014. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He won the Shenzhen Talent Peacock Plan Project as a core member. He has been a visiting scholar with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2011, and the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 2012. His current research interests include wireless powered communications, cooperative networking, mobile edge computing, device-to-device communications, robust modeling and optimization in wireless systems. He has contributed 2 book chapters and 3 China patents. Over past 5 years, he has published over 30 technical papers on prestigious IEEE transactions and conferences. He has been the Guest Lead Editor for a special issue "Wireless Powered Backscatter Communications and Hybrid Radio Networks" of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He has been serving as technical reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Communications, and also served as the TPC member for IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, WCSP 2013-2014, ICNC 2014-2015, and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, a special issue on "Recent Advances in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks". He also served as session Chair for IEEE GLOBECOM 2017 and WCNC 2018. 


Wireless Communications and Networking

      Wireless Powered Communications

      Relay and Cooperative Networking

      D2D Communications and IoT

      Ambient Backscatter Communications

Computational Intelligence in Wireless Systems

      Deep Reinforcement Learning

      Machine Learning for Network Optimization

      Uncertainty and Stochastic Modeling

      Robust Algorithm and Performance Analysis

      Robust Semi-definite Progamming

Mobile Edge Computing

      Edge Resource Allocation and Sharing

      Mobile Data Offloading 

      Crowdsourcing and Cooperative Computing


Wireless Power Transfer and Powered Communications:

The next generation wireless communication systems are anticipated to provide orders of magnitude increase in capacity and connect billions of devices constituting the future Internet of Things, due to the tremendous popularity of handhold smart devices, wearable electronics, sensors, and so on. Sustainable and cost-effective power supply for these IoT devices is critical to fulfill this objective. To this end, RF-based wireless power transfer (WPT) is proposed to replenish batteries of the IoT devices, because of a few remarkable advantages. Firstly, it is based on far-field radiation and thus allows for better mobility and scalability of the charging devices over a large geographic area. Besides, it can reuse the same set of antennas for information communication, enabling simultaneous information and power transfer. This supports the design of always-online wireless systems for IoT applications. The reuse of antennas also supports highly integrated system design to minimize the size and improve the reliability of IoT devices.

Backscatter Assisted Hybrid Radio Network:

With the explosive growth of wireless devices constituting the future Internet-of-Things (IoT), wireless power transfer is proposed as a promising technology to supply energy and keep ubiquitous connectivity for IoT devices. One of the main challenges in wireless powered communication lies in that the low efficiency in energy harvesting cannot fulfill the high-power consumption in legacy transceivers. Such unbalanced power supply and demand can be resolved by the development of wireless backscatter communications. The backscatter radios communicate in passive mode by modulating and reflecting the incident RF signals, without the need for power consuming components. Compared to the conventional active radios that operate on self-generated carrier signals, the backscatter radios consume orders of magnitude less power, enabling wireless power transfer a cost-effective and, most importantly, a feasible solution to sustain wireless communications for IoT devices.

The integration of active and passive radios in one network opens a new paradigm of radio resource allocation and network optimization, especially when the radios can smoothly switch between two operating modes. The passive radios can share the spectrum resource of the active radios without causing detectable interference. This is particularly advantageous for device-to-device networks with spectrum reuse. More radio diversity gain can be achieved by allowing the radios’ cooperation in data transmission. The low-power passive radios can assist the active radios by serving as wireless relays, and the active radios can adjust their transmit power or beamforming strategy to support a higher data rate of the passive radios. The difference between the passive and active radio modes makes it possible for them to complement each other in data transmission. However, such difference also makes the resource allocation more complicated and requires innovative design for transmission scheduling and access control strategies in a hybrid radio network.



Jing Xu, Yuze Zou, Shimin Gong, Gao Lin, Dusit Niyato, and Wenqing Cheng, "Robust Transmissions in Wireless Powered Multi-Relay Networks with Channel Interference Constraints," IEEE Transactions on Communications, accepted.

Shimin Gong, X. Huang, J. Xu, W. Liu, P. Wang, and D. Niyato, "Backscatter Relay Communications Powered by Wireless Energy Beamforming," IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2018

C. Li, S. Gong, Z. Ning, P. Lai, Q. Jiang, and P. Zhou, "Robust caching content control in crowdsourced content-centric mobile networking," IEEE Access 2018

Wenbo Xu, Jing Xu, Jiachen Li, Wei Liu, Shimin Gong, and Kai Zeng, "Robust Sepctrum Monitoring in Cognitive Radio Networks with Uncertain Traffic Information," IEEE Access, 2018.

Longteng Xu, Kun Zhu, Ran Wang and Shimin Gong, "Performance Analysis of RF-Powered Cognitive Radio Networks with Integrated Ambient Backscatter Communications," Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2018.

S. Gong, S. X. Wu, A. M. C. So and X. Huang, "Distributionally Robust Collaborative Beamforming in D2D Relay Networks With Interference Constraints," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 5048-5060, Aug. 2017.

C. Li, S. Gong, et al., "Secure and Efficient Content Distribution in Crowdsourced Vehicular Content-Centric Networking," IEEE Access, 2017.

Bo Xie, Shimin Gong, Guang Tan, "LiPro: Light-based Indoor Positioning with Rotating Handheld Devices," Wireless Networks (2016).

Shimin Gong, Lingjie Duan, and Natarajan Gautam, "Optimal Scheduling and Beamforming in Relay Networks with Energy Harvesting Constraints," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.15, pp.1226-1238, Feb. 2016.

Shimin Gong, Ping Wang, and Lingjie Duan, "Distributed power control with robust protection for PUs in cognitive radio networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.14, pp.3247-3258, Jun. 2015.

Ran Wang, Ping Wang, Gaoxi Xiao, and Shimin Gong, "Power Demand and Supply Management in Microgrids with Uncertainties of Renewable Energies," International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol.63, pp.260-269, Dec. 2014.

Shimin Gong, Ping Wang, and Jianwei Huang, "Robust performance of spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.12, no.5, pp.2217-2227, May 2013.

Shimin Gong, P. Wang, Y. Liu, and W. Zhuang, "Robust power control with distribution uncertainty in cognitive radio networks", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol.31, no.11, Nov. 2013.

Shimin Gong, Ping Wang, "Spectrum sensing with uncertainty in cognitive radio networks," IEEE Comsoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee E-Letter, vol.7, no.6, July 2012.

Jing Xu, Jiachen Li, Shimin Gong, Chengming Li, Kun Zhu, and Dusit Niyato, "Distributed Passive Relaying Scheme for Backscatter-Aided Throughput Maximization in Hybrid Radio Networks," IEEE Transactions on Communications, under review.

Shimin Gong, Jing Xu, Dusit Niyato, and Xiaoxia Huang, "Embracing backscatter communications in wireless powered hybrid radio networks," IEEE Wireless Communications, under review.

Jing Xu, Shimin Gong, Yuze Zou, Wei Liu, Kai Zeng, and Dusit Niyato, "Redundant Sniffer Deployment for Multi-channel Wireless Network Forensics with Unreliable Monitoring Conditions," IEEE Trans. Information Forensics Security (Major Revision).


W. Chen, C. Li, Shimin Gong, L. Gao, and J. Xu, "Joint Transmission Scheduling and Power Allocation in Wirelessly Powered Hybrid Radio Networks," in Proc. IEEE ICNC, 2019.

J. Li, J. Xu, Shimin Gong, C. Li, and D. Niyato, "A Game Theoretic Approach for Backscatter-Aided Relay Communications in Hybrid Radio Networks," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM, 2018.

Y. Zou, W. Liu, Shimin Gong, K. Zhu, and D. Niyato, "Joint Optimization of Wireless Power Transfer and Collaborative Beamforming for Relay Communications," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM (workshop), 2018.

Y. Zhong, L. Gao, T. Wang, Shimin Gong, B. Zou, and D. Yu, "Achieving Stable and Optimal Passenger-Driver Matching in Ride-Sharing System," in Proc. IEEE MASS, 2018.

Longteng Xu, Kun Zhu, Ran Wang, and Shimin Gong, "Performance Analysis of Ambient Backscatter Communications in RF-Powered Cognitive Radio Networks," in proc. IEEE WCNC 2018.

S. Gong, L. Gao, J. Xu, X. Huang, and W. Liu, "Passive Relaying via Backscatter Communications in Cooperative Wireless Networks," in proc. IEEE WCNC 2018.

J. Li, J. Xu, S. Gong, et. al, "Robust Cooperative Routing for Ambient Backscatter Wireless Sensor Networks,", in proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2017.

H. Li, X. Huang, S. Gong, "Robust Radio Mode Selection in Wirelessly Powered Communications with Uncertain Channel Information," in proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2017.

Jiachen Li, Jing Xu, Wei Liu, Shimin Gong and Kai Zeng, "Robust optimal spectrum patrolling for passive monitoring in cognitive radio networks", in proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Computer Inf. Techn., Helsinki, Finland, 2017.

Jiachen Li, Yue Mi, Shimin Gong, Jing Xu, Xiaoxia Huang and Yanyan Shen, "Cooperative multi-relay assisted multicast beamforming in wirelessly power communications", in proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Computer Inf. Techn., Helsink, Finland, 2017.

Yanyan Shen, Xiaoxia Huang, Bo Yang, Shimin Gong, and Shuqiang Wang, "Fair resource allocation algorithm for chunk based OFDMA multi-User networks", in proc. IEEE VTC-Fall, Toronto, 2017.

C. Li, S. Gong, et al. "Performance Analysis for Content Distribution in Crowdsourced Content-Centric Mobile Networking," in proc. 13th EAI International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness (Qshine) 2017.

S. Xia, B. Chen, K. Zhu, X. Zhai, and S. Gong, "Performance Analysis of Full-Duplex D2D Communications in Multi-tier Heterogeneous Wireless Networks," in proc. IEEE ISPA 2017.

Shimin Gong, Sissi Xiaoxiao Wu, Anthony Man-Cho So, and Xiaoxia Huang, “Distributionally Robust Relay Beamforming in Wireless Communications,” in proc.ACM MSWiM, Malta, 2016.

Shimin Gong, Yanyan Shen, Xiaoxia Huang, Sissi Xiaoxiao Wu, and Anthony Man-Cho So, “Robust Relay Beamforming in Device-to-Device Networks with Energy Harvesting Constraints,” in proc. IEEE GLOBECOM, 2016.

Shimin Gong, Lingjie Duan, and Ping Wang, "Robust Design for Cognitive Radio Networks with Energy Harvesting Constraints," in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM, Hong Kong, Apr. 2015.

Shimin Gong, Ping Wang, and Lingjie Duan, "A Game Theoretic Approach for Robust Power Control in Cognitive Radio Networks," in Proc. IEEE Globecom, Dec. 2014.

Shimin Gong, Ping Wang, Wei Liu, and Weihua Zhuang, "Performance bounds of energy detection with signal uncertainty in cognitive radio networks," in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM, Turin Italy, Apr. 2013.

Shimin Gong, Ping Wang, Yongkang Liu, and Weihua Zhuang, "Robust power control in cognitive radio networks with channel uncertainty," in Proc. IEEE WCNC, Shanghai China, Apr. 2013.

Shimin Gong, Ping Wang, and Jianwei Huang, "Robust threshold design for cooperative sensing in cognitive radio networks," in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM-mini, Orlando FL USA, Mar. 2012.

Shimin Gong, Ping Wang, and Wei Liu, "Spectrum sensing under distribution uncertainty in cognitive radio networks," in Proc. IEEE ICC, Ottawa Canada, Jun. 2012.

Shimin Gong, Ping Wang, and Jianwei Huang, "On-demand spectrum sharing by flexible time-slotted cognitive radio networks," in Proc. IEEE Globecom, California USA, Dec. 2012.

Q. Dong, Dusit Niyato, P. Wang, and Shimin Gong, "Deferrable load scheduling of smart meter with intermittent communication connection," in Proc. IEEE SmartGridComm, Taiwan, Nov. 2012.

W. Liu, Shimin Gong, Y. Zhou, and P.Wang, "Two-phase indoor positioning technique in wireless networking environment," in Proc. IEEE ICC, Cape Town, South Africa, 23-27 May 2010.

Shimin Gong, P. Wang, W. Liu, and W. Yuan, "Maximize secondary user throughput via optimal sensing in multi-channel cognitive radio networks," in Proc. IEEE Globecom, Dec. 2010.

Shimin Gong, P Wang, and D. Niyato, "Optimal power control in interference-limited cognitive radio networks," in Proc. IEEE ICCS, Singapore (invited paper), Nov. 2010.

Shimin Gong, W. Liu, W. Yuan, W. Cheng, S. Wang, "Threshold-learning in local spectrum sensing of cognitive radio," in Proc. IEEE VTC Spring, Barcelona Spain, Apr., 2009.

D. J. Kadhim, Shimin Gong, W. Xia, W. Liu, W. Cheng, "Power e.ciency maximization in cognitive radio networks," in Proc. IEEE WCNC, Budapest Hungary, Apr., 2009.

Book Chapters

[1] Shimin Gong, Ping Wang, and Jianwei Huang, "Robust performance of spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks," Cognitive Radio and Interference Management: Technology and Strategy. IGI Global Publisher, 2012.

[2]  Lin Gao, Lingjie Duan, Shimin Gong, and Qinyu Zhang, "Matching-based Cooperative Spectrum Sharing," Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks, Springer Publisher, 2018.

[3] Dinh Thai Hoang, Dusit Niyato, Dong In Kim, Nguyen Van Huynh, and Shimin Gong, "Ambient Backscatter Communication Networks," in prepartion. 



Wireless Communications and Applications (2015 Fall, 2016 Fall, 2017 Fall, 2018 Spring)

Course info: This course is given to graduate students. The main content of this course includes fundemetal theory of wireless communications (signal processing and communications system), overview of cellular and wifi systems and networking, emerging applications including wireless power transfer, wireless powered communications, low-power backscatter communications (e.g., RFID and ambient backscatter), wireless indoor positioning (e.g., Wi-Fi- and light-based positioning). This course also gives a brief introduction on programming and simulation skills for wireless networks. Group project counts a very large portion in this course.  



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