Chengchao Liang

Spring Convocation: Chengchao Liang is Making Wireless Networks More Effective

By Mitch Jackson

An email attachment that just won’t load, a video streaming in a poor resolution, or an Instagram photo that won’t upload. These are all pet peeves of mobile network users who are experiencing a slow and inefficient network connection.

If you have ever been aggravated by a slow connection on your smartphone, Carleton student Chengchao Liang’s research may be of interest to you.

Liang is pursuing his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his research focuses on making wireless networks more efficient and effective.

“My research is mainly about how to improve the performance of mobile networks in their delivery of content to customers,” explained Liang.

Liang’s study also researches the capability and flexibility of a mobile network, in order to make the network itself more intelligent.

Mathematical modeling, algorithms and protocols design, as well as computer simulation are the main parts of Liang’s research and it is part of Professor Richard Yu’s award-winning research on 5G networks.

“It may seem ‘boring’, but it’s not,” stressed Liang. “The most exciting part of my job is that you can see the future of the connected world. You know how mobile networks will evolve and when the next generation network will come.”

Liang won a Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement at the doctoral level.

Read the full story on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs site.

Carleton University will graduate about 3,580 students and confer 13 honorary degrees during ceremonies taking place from June 13 to June 16, 2017.  Carleton, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, has grown from a small college in 1942 to a leading post-secondary institution today, one that has provided a unique educational experience to 140,000 graduates.