Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering UC Davis

Welcome to BRAT-Lab (Broadband Radio Access Technologies Laboratory)

Prof. Zhi Ding

 Dr. Zhi Ding, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, head of BRAT-Lab, on UC Davis campus

Dr. Ding is a Faculty Member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis. He received the B.S. degree from Nanjing Institute of Technology in 1982, M.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 1990, all in electrical engineering. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA. His research contributions cover a broad range of signal processing and communication problems including wireless transceiver optimization,  blind channel estimation and equalization, multi-input-multi-output communications, multiuser detection, source separation, adaptive signal processing, parameter estimation, radar target discrimination, multimedia wireless communications,  and cross-layer wireless communications.  He has published over 400 refereed papers and book chapters.
Dr. Ding has served on a number of  technical programs for SPS workshops and conferences. He was associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 1994-1997 and again from 2001-2004. He also served as  associate editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2002-2005. He was a member of technical committee on Statistical Signal and Array Processing,   member of technical committee on Signal Processing for Communications (1994-2003), and   a member of the IEEE SPS Technical Committee on Multimedia Signal Processing(2001-2006).  He was a member of the Editorial Board for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. Dr. Ding was on the Organization Committee of ICASSP 2005 in Philadelphia.  He was the Technical Program Chair of the 2006 IEEE Globecom and General Chair of the 2016 IEEE ICASSP.

Dr. Ding is a Fellow of the IEEE. Dr. Ding was named 2004-06 Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, 2008-2010 Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Communications Society. He also received the IEEE Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award in 2002 for contributions to electrical engineering education from the IEEE student section in University of California, Davis.

Dr. Ding has held visiting positions in Australian National University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,   NASA Lewis Research Center, and USAF Wright Laboratory. Prof. Ding has active collaboration with researchers from several regions including Australia, Canada, China, Finland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
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Prof. Zhi Ding

   Prof. Ding's group of brats and visiting brats outside their office building (Kemper Hall) in a Spring Day of the 21st Century.
   From left: River, Neil, Jovana, Li, Ash, Chengbin (visiting from NWPU), Zhihua (visiting from SEU), Huy-Dung, Zia, Shafi, Zhi, Forrest, Fabio (photographer).

New Book: B. P. Lathi and Zhi Ding, Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, 5th Edition, 2018. ISBN13: 9780190686840. Instructor's resources: