Xianyue Wu, PhD,MIEEE

Research Associate at Advanced Wireless Technologies (AWiTec) Lab (EM 1.30)
Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK


Office: EM 2.31; Lab: EM 1.30

E-Mail: xw136@hw.ac.uk
Linkedin: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/wuxianyue/
URL: http://www.ece.eps.hw.ac.uk/~xw136/   


Xianyue Wu received the B.Eng. degrees in automation and electronic electrical engineering (First Class) at Harbin Institute of Technology, China and the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, U.K., respectively, in 2009 due to a joint program between two universities.

From 2009 to 2013, he was pursuing a PhD degree under supervision of Professor Peter S. Hall and Dr. Costas Constantinou at School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Birmingham, working on antenna design and channel characterization for wireless body area networks. From November 2012 to May 2013, he was a visiting scholar at Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and UVA Center for Wireless Health at the University of Virginia, USA. Since May 2014, he is a reaserch associate at Heriot Watt University working on the project "Key Technologies for 5G Wireless Communication Networks" under the supervision of Prof. Cheng-Xiang Wang.

He is the recipient of the Best Student Paper Prize at 2010 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference, Honorable Mention in the Second International URSI Student Prize Paper Competition at the XXX URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of International Union of Radio Science and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Studentship (2010-2013).



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Publications (Google Scholar Citations)

Refereed Journal Papers:

  1. Pellegrini, A., Brizzi A., Zhang, L., Ali, K., Hao, Y., Wu, X. Y., Constantinou,C.C., Nechayev, Y., Hall, P.S., Chahat, N., Zhadobov, M., and Sauleau, R.,"Antennas and Propagation for Body Centric Wireless Communications at Millimeter Wave Frequencies: a Review", IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 55(4):262-287, 2013.

  2. Nechayev, Y., Wu, X. Y., Constantinou, C. C., Hall, P. S., "Millimetre-Wave Path Loss Variability Between Two Body-Mounted Monopole Antennas" IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 7(1):1-7, 2013.

  3. Wu, X.Y., Akhoondzadeh-Asl, L., Hall, P.S., "Printed Yagi-Uda Array for On-Body Communication Channels at 60 GHz" Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 53(12): 2718-2730, 2011.

  4. Wu, X.Y., Hall, P.S., "Substrate integrated waveguide Yagi-Uda antenna" Electronics Letters, 11(23):1541-1542, 2010.

Refereed Conference Papers:

  1. Asare, P., Dickerson, R.F., Wu, X.Y., Lach, J., Stankovic, J.A., "BodySim: A Multi-Domain Modeling and Simulation Framework for Body Sensor Networks Research and Design", 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks,Boston, MA, USA, Oct. 2013.

  2. Nechayev, Y.I., Wu, X.Y., Constantinou, C.C., Hall, P.S., "Effect of Wearable Antenna Polarization and Directivity on On-Body Channel Path Gain at 60 GHz", 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Orlando, FL, USA, Jul. 2013.

  3. Constantinou, C.C., Nechayev, Y.I., Wu, X.Y., Hall, P.S., "Body-area propagation at 60 GHz", Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), Loughborough, UK, Nov. 2012.

  4. Nechayev, Y.I., Wu, X.Y., Constantinou, C.C., Hall, P.S., "Effect of body motion on propagation path gain at 60 GHz", 2012 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), Prague, Czech Republic, March, 2012.

  5. Wu, X.Y., Nechayev, Y.I., Constantinou, C.C., Hall, P.S.,Brizzi, A. , Pellegrini, A. , Hao, Y. , Parini, C.G., "Preliminary estimate for observability of 60 GHz wireless body area networks", 2012 IEEE Asia-Paci c Conference on Antennas and Propagation (APCAP), Singapore, Aug. 2012.

  6. Wu, X.Y., Nechayev, Y.I., Constantinou, C.C., Hall, P.S.,"Investigation of Inter-User Interference of Wireless Body Area Networks at 60 GHz", 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Chicago, USA, Jul. 2012.

  7. Wu, X.Y., Nechayev, Y, Hall, P. S., "Antenna Design and Channel Measurements for On-Body Communications at 60GHz", The XXX URSI General Assembly and Scienti c Symposium of International Union of Radio Science, Istanbul, Turkey, Aug. 2011.--Student Paper Competition Finalist

  8. Wu, X.Y., Akhoondzadeh-Asl, L., Wang, Z.P., Hall, P.S.,"Novel Yagi-Uda antennas for on-body communication at 60 GH", Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), Loughborough, UK, Nov. 2010.--Best Student Paper Award


  1. Xianyue Wu, Costas C. Constantinou, Peter S. Hall, "On-Body Antennas for the 225–500 MHz Frequency Band", Report for QinetiQ Limited, March 2012.

  2. Yuriy I. Nechayev, Xianyue Wu, Peter S. Hall “Antennas and Propagation for Body-Area Networks (BAN) / Body-Centric Communication Networks (BCCN)”, Report for Sharp Laboratories of Europe, March 2010.


  1. Xianyue Wu, “Antennas and propagation for body area networks at 60 GHz”, PhD thesis, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, Defensed on Dec.10, 2013.


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