Liang Hong

Associate Professor


Dr. Liang Hong is an associate professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Wireless Communications and Signal Processing from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002. His areas of expertise include modulation classification, cooperative communications, wireless video streaming, network congestion control, physical layer security, speech enhancement, and noise and interference reduction. He has served as Co-PI of NSF funded research and involved in several federal and industry funded projects. He has been actively participated in program committees of various conferences. Currently, he is teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in communications, signal processing, software engineering and programming and supervising both graduate and undergraduate students.




Office: 214 E Torrence Hall
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Ph.D. 2002 University of Missouri, USA, Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. 1997 Southeast University, China, Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.S. 1994 Southeast University, China, Electrical and Computer Engineering



08/08–present Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tennessee State University

08/03–07/08 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tennessee State University

08/06-09/06 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University

02/03–07/03 Research Associate, Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ



1. L. Hong, M. McNeal, W. Chen, “Secure cooperative MIMO communications under active compromised nodes,” in Seventh IEEE International Workshop on Sensor Networks and Systems for Pervasive Computing, March, 2011.

2. W. Chen, M. McNeal, L. Hong, “Cross-Layered Design of Security Scheme for Cooperative MIMO Sensor Networks,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems, August, 2010, pp. 1-4.

3. W. Chen, H. Miao, L. Hong, J. Savage and H. Adas, “ Cross Layer Design of Heterogeneous Virtual MIMO Radio Networks with Multi-Optimization,” in Proc. 12th Workshop on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Computational Models in conjunction with 24th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, April 19-23, 2010.

4. L. Hong, “Low-complexity identifier for M-ary QAM signals,” in Proc. IEEE Southeastcon, Atlanta, GA, March 2009..

5. L. Hong and Z. Wu, “Efficient error control scheme for video streaming over wireless networks,” in Proc. IEEE Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, Pomona, CA, April 2008.

6. L. Hong, S. Sathananthan and L. H. Keel, "Robust stochastic flow management for TCP/AQM system," to appear in IFAC, August 2011.

7. W. Chen, H. Miao, L. Hong, S. Zein-Sabatto, H. Adas, K. Suzan, " Distributed Resource Management and Parallel Routing for Data Acquisition in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks ," in Proc. The International Conference on Sensor Networks and Applications (SNA-2009), November, 2009.

8. L. Hong, “Maximum likelihood BPSK and QPSK classifier in fading environment using the EM algorithm," in Proc. IEEE 38th Southeastern Symp. System Theory, Cookeville, TN, March 2006.

9. L. Hong and K. C. Ho, ” Classification of BPSK and QPSK signals using an antenna array,” in Journal of Circuit, Systems & Signal Processing, vol. 24, no. 4, 2005, pp. 343-361.

10. L. Hong, J. Rosca and R. Balan, “Bayesian single channel speech enhancement exploiting sparseness in the ICA domain,” in European Signal Processing Conference, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 2004.




1. Publication Chair, SoutheastCon 2011.

2. Member, Technical Program Committee, PHY/MAC Program, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)


4. Member, Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)

5. Session Chair, IEEE Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, 2008

6. Co-PI, “High efficient streaming of police in-car video over unreliable wireless networks”, research funded by NSF, 2006 - 2007

7. Co-Chair, IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory 2006, session on Wireless Systems

8. Reviewer, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC), IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), etc


Collaborators and Co-Editors within the Past 48 months:

1. Dr. Lei Cao, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Mississippi

2. Dr. Zhengyu Wu, My-EZ Communications, LLC

3. Dr. Wei Chen, Department of Computer Science, Tennessee State University

Graduate Advisors

Ph.D. Dissertation advisor: Dr. Dominic Ho, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia.


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