Research Themes


Innovation Projects


The joint programme holds innovation projects for third year students. The innovation projects aims at training them to develop their research ability and to give them experience of studying aboard. These students are chosen from all JP students (supervisors selected them by interview or investigating their study ability) and will do their research project in London for one month or more during the summer holiday.


Collaborations Partners:


JP staff has been working collaboratively with researchers and scientists in China, Europe and USA to researching and addressing technological challenges in the communications and networks, and also multimedia. The research activities included joint publications, organised conferences and workshops, invited/presented guest lectures or talks.

In the past 4 years, JP staff has jointly published with partners 54 journals and conference papers. Many of these papers have been published into top quality journals such as IEEE Electronic letters and IEEE Sensor Journals, and highly ranked conferences such as IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC). Two of these papers have been recognised as the best-paper awards and many of the published papers are considered major milestones in the field of research.

In 2012, JP has contributed significantly to the success of the bid on “building global engagements in research with China” with the fund of £0.5 million for one year. Under this fund, JP has organised 5 research workshops on Internet of things. And also, JP has arranged 6 BUPT academic visits to QM with the outcomes of jointly published 5 journal papers and 10 peer reviewed conference papers, and jointly submitted 3 research grants.

From 2011, JP has been organising summer project for the top-score JP students. The summer project is to motivate the good students and recognise their research capabilities in the later stage of their undergraduate study. Most of the selected students have pursed their PhDs with scholarships in the UK or USA. In 2013, 4 out of 8 students that involved in the summer project have been successfully awarded by CSC funding scheme to further their PhDs in QM. Currently, there are over 25 JP graduates studying PhD in QM under CSC funding scheme.

Collaborations with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China

  • Radio Resource Management in Heterogeneous networks,
  • Internet of Things
  • Cognitive Radio and Green Communications

Collaborations with Centre of Studies and Technical Research (CEIT), Spain

  • Antenna Designs
  • RFID
  • Wireless Sensors

Collaborations with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

  • Applications of Internet of Things
  • Sensing platforms

Collaborations with Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)

  • Machine to machine communication networks
  • Radio Resource Management in LTE-A networks and HetNets
  • Wireless sensor network


Tutorials & Seminars


First QMUL- BUPT Joint Research Symposium on EU-China funding opportunities (November 2013)

The first symposium for QMUL- BUPT Joint research was successfully held in the administrative building, HongFu Campus on November 15, 2013. Joint Programme (JP) co-director Dr. Yue Chen, course leader of the International School Prof. Yan Wan, Dr. Michael Chai of QMUL and representatives from the both universities attended. To enhance the JP’s scientific level and influence, the International School initiated the QMUL- BUPT Joint research symposia in October 2013 to focus on applications for Chinese and overseas research funding projects . At the beginning of the symposium, Dr. Michael Chai introduced the requirements and application processes of EPSRC and European Horizon 2020. Dr. Yasir Alfadhl from QMUL explained the basic information and focus of UK Industry Funding. Then Dr. Yonghua Li from BUPT introduced the application requirements for project funding both of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Beijing Science and Technology Commission. Then, academic committees from both universities not only communicated about personal research interests and recent research progress but also made a list of interested projects. Finally, both universities expressed the wish to form a basis to operate subsequent applications for bilateral cooperation in scientific research and education reform projects through more in-depth exchanges and laboratory visits.


BUPT Visiting Researcher Seminar (January-February 2013)

    On January 2013, several BUPT professors, including Prof Weidong Wang, Prof Changchuan Ying, Prof Lin Zhang, Prof Zhiqiang He etc. visited Queen Mary and hold took seminars.


QMUL-BUPT Joint Research and Postgraduate Workshop (October 2012)

    The workshop provides a platform that brings together academics from both institutions on the state-of-the-art research topics and technologies, fostering high quality of research activities introduce up-to-date and interdisciplinary subjects.

    It consists of technical presentations from academics of BUPT and QMUL on the key research challenges of Wireless Networks & Communications, Future Network Infrastructure & Technologies, Internet Measurements & Content Delivery and Multimedia Sensor Networks. It also consists of a poster competition event.

    Invited researchers: Prof Andrea Cavallaro, Prof Steve Uhlig, Dr Yue Chen, Dr Miles Hansard, Dr Yizhe Song, Dr Michael Chai, Miss June Liu, Prof Yuxiao Li(BUPT), Prof Jie Yang (BUPT), Prof Weidong Wang (BUPT), Prof Honggang Zhang (BUPT), Dr Xing Zhang (BUPT), Dr Tiankui Zhang (BUPT), Dr Yuan Yao (BUPT)