Shenghui Song          

 Assistant Professor

 Division of Integrative Systems and Design  

 Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 Office: Room 6532

 Tel: 2358 5033 

 Fax: 2358 1485

 Email: shsong at ieee dot org

 

Dr. S.H. Song is now an Assistant Professor jointly appointed by the Division of Integrative Systems and Design (ISD) and the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His research is primarily in the areas of Wireless Communications and Machine Learning with current focus on Distributed Intelligence (Federated Learning), Machine Learning for Communications (Model and Data-driven Approaches), and Integrated Sensing and Communication. He was named the Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Communications Letter and served as the Tutorial Program Co-Chairs of the 2022 IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking.

 

Dr. Song is also interested in the research on Engineering Education and is now serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Education. He has won several teaching awards at HKUST, including the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching in 2018, the Best Ten Lecturers in 2013, 2015, and 2017, the School of Engineering Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012, the Teachers I Like Award in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the MSc(Telecom) Teaching Excellent Appreciation Award for 2020-21. Dr. Song was one of the honorees of the Third Faculty Recognition at HKUST in 2021.

 

PostDoc and PhD positions available in the following areas:

1. Distributed Learning and Inference

2. ML for Communications: Model and Data-driven Design

3. Perceptive Mobile Networks

4. Semantic Communications

5. General Wireless Communications: MIMO, IRS, etc.

We are looking for candidates with very strong interests in mathematics and their applications in ML and Communications.

 

Teaching:         

1. ISDN2602, Internet of Things: From Component Skills to System Integration, Fall 2020~2022, Spring 2021.

2. ISDN2601, Mechatronic Systems Design with Embedded Computing, Spring 2022.

3. EESM5536, Digital Communications, Fall 2013~2022.

4. ELEC1100, Introduction to Electro-Robot Design, Summer 2014, Spring 2013~2020.

5. ELEC1200.1x/2x/3x, A System View of Communications from Signals to Packets, Edx.

6. ELEC2400, Electronic Circuits (Basic Electronics), Fall 2012 ~ 2013.

7. ELEC2600, Probability and Random Processes in Engineering, Fall 2010 ~ 2019.

8. ELEC3100, Signal Processing and Communications, Spring 2011 ~ 2012.

9. EESM5536, Digital Communications, Fall 2013~2019.

10. ENGG1200, Engineering Team Airship Design, Spring & Fall 2014~2018.

11.  ENGG2990I, Engineering Approach for Airship Design, Winter 2017, Summer 2017.

 

Selected Recent Works:   

 

I. Machine Learning

1. H.M. Kwan and S.H. Song, ``SSBNet: Improve visual recognition efficiency by adaptive sampling,`` accepted ECCV 2022.

2. Z. Xie and S.H. Song, ``FedKL: Tackling data heterogeneity in federated reinforcement learning by penalizing KL divergence,`` in revision IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

 

II. Information Theory

1. X. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Asymptotic mutual information analysis for double-scattering MIMO channels: A new approach by Gaussian tools,`` submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

2. X. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Bias for the trace of the resolvent and its application on non-Gaussian and non-centered MIMO channels,`` IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 68, no. 5, May 2022.

3. X. Zhang, X. Yu, and S.H. Song, ``Outage and finite-SNR DMT analysis for IRS-aided MIMO systems: How large IRSs need to be?`` to appear IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing.

 

III. Integrated Sensing and Communication

1. L. Xie and S.H. Song, ``Networked sensing with AI-empowered environment estimation: Exploiting macro-diversity and array gain in perceptive mobile networks,`` submitted to IEEE Transactions on Communications.

2. L. Xie, S.H. Song, Yonina C. Eldar, and K. B. Letaief, ``Collaborative sensing in perceptive mobile networks: opportunities and challenges,`` submitted to IEEE Wireless Communications.

3. L. Xie, P. Wang, S.H. Song, K. B. Letaief, ``Perceptive mobile network with distributed target monitoring terminals: Leaking communication energy for sensing,`` to appear IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

 

IV. Machine Learning for Communications

1. Y Shen, J Zhang, SH Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Graph Neural Networks for Wireless Communications: From Theory to Practice,`` submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

2. H. He, X. Yu, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Cell-free massive MIMO detection: A distributed expectation propagation approach,`` submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

 

Journal Publications:   

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1. Y. Wang, L. Zhao, X. Chu, S.H. Song, Y. Deng, A. Nallanathan and K. Liang, ``Deep reinforcement learning-based optimization for end-to-end network slicing with control- and user-plane separation,`` to appear IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

2. L. Xie, P. Wang, S.H. Song, K. B. Letaief, ``Perceptive mobile network with distributed target monitoring terminals: Leaking communication energy for sensing,`` to appear IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

3. X. Zhang, X. Yu, and S.H. Song, ``Outage and finite-SNR DMT analysis for IRS-aided MIMO systems: How large IRSs need to be?`` to appear IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing.

4. L. Liu, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K.B. Letaief, ``Hierarchical federated learning with quantization: Convergence analysis and system design,`` to appear IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

5. Y. Ma, Y. She, X. Yu, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K.B. Letaief, ``Learn to communicate with neural calibration: Scalability and generalization,`` to appear IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

6. X. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Bias for the trace of the resolvent and its application on non-Gaussian and non-centered MIMO channels,`` IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 68, no. 5, May 2022.

7. H. He, X. Yu, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Cell-free massive MIMO for 6G wireless communication networks,`` Journal of Communications and Information Networks, 6(4): 321-335, 2021.

8. X. Hou, J. Wang, F. Fang, X. Zhang, S.H. Song, X. Zhang, and Y. Ren, ``Machine learning aided mission-critical internet of underwater things,`` IEEE Network Magazine, vol. 35, no. 4, July/August 2021.

9. S.H. Song, Marco Antonelli, Tony Fung, Brandon D. Armstrong, Amy Chong, Albert Lo, and Bertram E. Shi, ``Developing and assessing MATLAB exercises for active concept learning`` IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 62, no. 1, Feb. 2019.

10. Rui Wang, Jun Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Exploiting mobility in cache-assisted D2D networks: performance analysis and optimization,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 8, Aug. 2018.

11. Yuyi Mao, Jun Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Stochastic joint radio and computational resource management for multi-user mobile-edge computing systems,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 9, Sept. 2017.

12. Rui Wang, Jun Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Mobility-aware caching in D2D networks,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 11, Aug. 2017.

13. Rui Wang, Jun Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Optimal QoS-aware channel assignment in D2D communications with partial CSI,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 11, Nov. 2016.

14. L. Yang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Overlay cognitive spectrum access in macro-femto heterogeneous networks,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol 15, no. 2, Feb. 2016.

15. Y. Liu, J. Duan, S. Wang, and S.H. Song, ``Interface MB based Video Content Editing Transcoding,`` IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 25, no. 2, Feb. 2015.

16. S.H. Song, Q.T. Zhang, and K. B. Letaief, ``Selective relay-activation for conditional DF relaying,`` IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 62, no. 3, March 2014.

17. X. Chen, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Linear interference alignment in dual-hop MIMO interference channels,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 3, March 2014.

18. S.H. Song, Ali F. Almutairi, and K. B. Letaief, ``Outage-capacity based adaptive relaying in LTE-advanced networks,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 9, Sept. 2013.

19. Gan Zheng, S.H. Song, Kai-Kit Wong, and Bjorn Ottersten, ``Cooperative cognitive networks: Optimal, distributed and low-complexity algorithms,`` IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 11, pp. 2778-2790, June, 2013.

20. S.H. Song,  M.O. Hasna, and K. B. Letaief, ``Prior zero-forcing for cognitive relaying,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 938-947, Feb. 2013.

21. X. Chen, S.H. Song and K. B. Letaief, ``Relay-position optimization improves finite-SNR diversity gain of decode-and-forward MIMO relay systems,``IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 60, no. 11, pp. 3311-3321, Nov. 2012.

22. S.H. Song and K. B. Letaief, ``System design, DMT analysis, and penalty for non-coherent relaying,`` IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 60, no. 9, pp. 2489-2498, Sept. 2012.

23. S.H. Song and K. B. Letaief, ``Diversity analysis for linear equalizers over ISI channels,`` IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 2414-2423, Sept. 2011.

24. S.H. Song, G.L. Chen and K. B. Letaief, ``Localized or interleaved? a tradeoff between diversity and CFO interference in multipath channels,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 10, no. 9, pp. 2829-2834, Sept. 2011.

25. S.H. Song, K. Hamdi and K. B. Letaief, ``Spectrum sensing with active cognitive systems,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 1849-1854, June 2010.

26. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Input-distribution optimization for channels with  estimation errors,``  IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 12, pp. 3533-  3537, Dec. 2009.

27. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Design collaborative systems with multiple AF-relays for asynchronous frequency-selective fading channels,`` IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 2808-2817, Sept. 2009.

28. J.Y. Li, Q.T. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Optimization of transmit-beam number and power allocation for generic correlated MIMO Rayleigh channels,`` IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 8, pp. 2255-2259, Aug. 2009.

29. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Optimal decoder for channels with estimation errors,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, no. 6, pp.2795-2800, June 2009.

30. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Mutual information of multipath channels with imperfect channel information,`` IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 1523-1531, May 2009.

31. D.W. Yue, Q. T. Zhang and S. H. Song, ``Capacity analysis for correlated MISO channels in the presence of correlated interference and noise,`` Wireless Personal Communications, DOI 10.1007/s11277-009-9798-9, Aug. 2009.

32. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``CDMA-PPM for UWB impulse radio,`` IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 1011-1020, Mar. 2008.

33. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``TH-CDMA-PPM with noncoherent detection for low rate WPAN,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 446-451, Feb. 2008.

34. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Multi-dimensional detector for UWB ranging system in dense multi-path environment,`` IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 175-183, Jan. 2008.

35. Q.T. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``A systematic procedure for accurately approximating Lognormal sum distributions,`` IEEE Transactions Vehicular Technology, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 663-666, Jan. 2008.

36. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Dimension-diversity receiver for the detection of UWB  signals,`` IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 2226-2234, July 2007.

37. Q.T. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Exact expression for the coherence bandwidth of Rayleigh fading channels,`` IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 55, no. 7, pp.1296-1299, July 2007.

38. Q.T. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Eigen-based receivers for the detection of random UWB signals,`` IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 54, no. 7, pp. 1184-1189, July 2006.

39. Q.T. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Parsimonious correlated non-stationary models for real baseband UWB data,`` IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 447-455, Mar. 2005.

 

Conference Publications:   

1. L. Liu, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K.B. Letaief, ``Communication-Efficient Federated Distillation with Active Data Sampling,`` accepted IEEE ICC 2022.

2. X. Zhang, X. Yu, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``IRS-aided MIMO systems over double-scattering channel: impact of channel rank deficiency,`` accepted IEEE WCNC 2022.

3. Y. Ma, Y. Shen, X. Yu, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Neural calibration for scalable beamforming in FDD massive MIMO with implicit channel estimation,`` IEEE GLOBECOM 2021.

4. H. He, X. Yu, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Distributed expectation propagation detection for cell-free massive MIMO,`` IEEE GLOBECOM 2021.

5. Y. Shen, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``AI empowered resource management for future wireless networks,`` IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking (MeditCom), 2021.

6. Y.F. Ma, Y.F. Shen, X.H. Yu, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K.B. Letaief, ``A low-complexity algorithmic framework for large-scale IRS-assisted wireless systems,`` IEEE GLOBECOM 2020 Workshop. 

7. Y.F. Shen, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K.B. Letaief, ``Deep learning for scalable wireless resource allocation: which model to use?`` 54th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2020.

8. L. Liu, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K.B. Letaief, ``Client-edge-cloud hierarchical federated learning,`` 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 1-6, 2020.

9. H. Yang, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K.B. Letaief, ``Connectivity-aware UAV path planning with aerial coverage maps,`` IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2019), Marrackech, Morroco, 15-19 April 2019. 

10. R. Wang, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Mobility increases the data offloading ratio in D2D caching networks,`` in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Commun. (ICC), Paris, France, May 2017.

11. Y. Mao, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Power-delay tradeoff in multi-user mobile-edge computing systems,`` IEEE Global Commun. Conf. (GLOBECOM), Washington, DC, Dec. 2016.

12. C. Li, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Selective uplink training for massive MIMO systems,`` in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Commun. (ICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016.

13. X. Peng, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Cache size allocation in backhaul limited wireless networks,`` in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Commun. (ICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016.

14. R. Wang, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``QoS-aware joint mode selection and channel assignment for D2D communications,`` in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Commun. (ICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016.

15. R. Wang, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``QoS-aware channel assignment for sum-rate maximization in D2D communications,`` in Porc. IEEE Global Commun. Conf. (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, Dec. 2015.

16. L. Yang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Jointly optimal spectrum deployment and cognitive access for ASE maximization of macro-femto hetnets,`` IEEE ICC 2015, London, 2015.

17. C. Li, Jun Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Analysis of area spectral efficiency andlink reliability in multiuser MIMO HetNets,`` IEEE ICC 2015, London, 2015.

18. L. Yang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Cognitive spectrum access in macro-femto heterogeneous networks,`` IEEE Globecom, Austin, TX, Dec. 2014.

19. Y. Mao, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Joint link selection and relay power allocation for energy harvesting relaying systems,`` IEEE Globecom, Austin, TX, Dec. 2014.

20. R. Wang, J. Zhang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Average throughput analysis of downlink cellular networks with multi-antenna base stations,`` in Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Comm. (PIMRC), Washington, DC, Sept. 2014.

21. Lu. Yang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Cognitive spectrum access in two-tier femtocell networks,`` IEEE International Conference on Communications, 2014.

22. S.H. Song, J. Zhong, and K. B. Letaief, ``Achievable diversity gain of interference channel,`` IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2013.

23. H. Li, M.W. Liu, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Optimality of amplify-and-forward based two-way relaying,`` IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2013.

24. S.H. Song, Q.T. Zhang, and K. B. Letaief, ``Selective water-filling for decode-and-forward cooperative systems,`` the 13th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, 2012.

25. S.H. Song, X. Chen, and K. B. Letaief, ``Achievable diversity gain of K-user interference channel,`` the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC12).

26. C. Li, S.H. Song, Jun. Zhang, and K. B. Letaief, ``Maximizing energy efficiency in wireless networks with a minimum average throughput requirement,`` the 2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012).

27. X. Chen, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Interference alignment in MIMO interference relay channels,`` the 2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012).

28. L. Yang, S.H. Song, and K. B. Letaief, ``Optimizing spectrum sensing efficiency in cognitive radio networks,`` the 2012 Computing, Communications and Applications Conference.

29. S.H. Song and K. B. Letaief, ``Prior zero-forcing for relaying primary signals in cognitive network,`` in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference, (GLOBECOM), Dec. 05-09, 2011.

30. S.H. Song and K. B. Letaief, ``Achieving space diversity with non-coherent AF relaying`` in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC11).

31. G.L. Chen, S.H. Song and K. B. Letaief, ``A low-complexity precoding scheme for PAPR reduction in SC-FDMA systems,`` in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2011- Phy (WCNC11).

32. X. Chen, S.H. Song and K. B. Letaief, ``Transmit and cooperative beamforming in multi-relay systems,`` in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC10), Cape Town, South Africa, May 23-27, 2010.

33. Y.L. Hsieh, S.H. Song, and Q.T. Zhang, ``Active sensing for cognitive radio,`` Proceedings of the 70th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2009, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, September 2009.

34. D.W. Yue, Q.T. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Capacity of correlated MISO channels with correlated co-channel interference and noise,`` 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing (WiCOM 2008),  Dalian, China,  Oct. 2008.

35. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Capacity of wireless systems with channel estimation errors,`` in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC08), 2008.

36. Q.T. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Exact coherence bandwidth of Rayleigh fading channels,`` 18th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications ( PIMRC), 2007.

37. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Multi-template detection of UWB ranging signals in dense multipath environment,`` IEEE 2007 International Conference on Communications ( ICC07), June 2007.

38. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Noncoherent detection of TH-CDMA-PPM signals for low rate WPAN communications,`` IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2007- Phy / MAC (WCNC07), Mar. 2007.

39. Li Feng, Q.T. Zhang, and S.H. Song, ``Efficient optimization of input covariance matrix for MISO in correlated Rayleigh fading,`` IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2007- Phy / MAC, (WCNC07), Mar. 2007. 

40. Q.T. Zhang, X.Y. Zhao, Y.X. Zeng and S.H. Song, ``Efficient estimation of fast fading OFDM channels,`` IEEE 2006 International Conference on Communications  (ICC06), June 2006.

41. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Dimension diversity for the enhancement of UWB signal detection,`` IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2006-SPRING (VTC06), May 2006.

42. Q.T. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Model selection and estimation for Lognormal sums in Pearson`s framework,`` IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC06), May 2006. 

43. Q.T. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``UWB signal detection using eigen-based receiver,`` IEEE 2005 International Conference on Communications (ICC05), June 2005.

44. S.H. Song and Q.T. Zhang, ``Eigenfilter based template for baseband UWB signals,`` IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2004-Fall (VTC04), Sept. 2004.

45. Q.T. Zhang and S.H. Song, ``Parsimonious correlated non-stationary models for real baseband UWB data,`` IEEE 2004 International Conference on Communications (ICC04), June 2004.