Dr. Hongxiang Li

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
James B. Speed School of Engineering,
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office: William S. Speed Bldg, Room 216
Phone: (502) 852-7958
Fax: (502) 852-6807
E-mail: h dot li AT louisville dot edu


Brief Bio

Dr. Hongxiang Li is currently an assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisville. Before joining UofL, he was an assistant professor at North Dakota State University from 2008 to 2011. Prior to that , he worked shortly in Intel (2006) and T-mobile USA (2008). He spent the summer of 2012 at the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, New York under the support of Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program. He also spent the summer of 2013 at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH under the support of NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship Program. Dr. Li received his B.S. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 2000, his M.S. degree from Ohio University in 2004, and his Ph.D. degree from University of Washington, Seattle in 2008, all in electrical engineering. Dr. Li's general research interests are mobile communications and wireless networks. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA and Air Force. He is the recipient of the 2012 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award and a few best paper awards. Dr. Li is also an Editior of IEEE Communications Letters and a senior member of IEEE.

     July 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Siqian Liu (now with Apple) and Dr. Guanying Ru (now with AT&T Research Lab) for getting their Ph.D. degrees. Well done and good luck in California!

     March 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Bin Li for getting his Ph.D. degree, now he is an assistant professor with Northwestern Polytechnical University in China (西北工业大学).


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Research Interestes

  • Hybrid wireless communications and network convergence
    • Multimedia multicast/broadcast communications
    • HetNet and network convergence
    • Cognitive/smart radio
  • Delay-sensitive and prioritized wireless communications
  • Broadband access networks 
    • Multicarrier, OFDM(A) systems 
    • Multi-Antenna Systems (MIMO) 
    • Multi-User Information Theory
  • Software defined radio and wireless system implementation

Selected Publications

H. Li, B. Li, T. Tran, D. C. Sicker, “Transmission Schemes for Multicasting Hard Deadline Constrained Prioritized Data in Wireless Multimedia Streaming”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, in press.

Y. Li, L. Liu, H. Li, J. Zhang, Y. Yi, “Resource Allocation for Delay-Sensitive Traffic over LTE-Advanced Relay Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 14, No. 8, pp. 4291-4303, August, 2015.

C. Cao, H. Li, and Z. Hu, “A New Cross-Level Decoding Scheme for LT Codes”, IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 893-896, June 2015.

Z. Liu, H. Yuan, H. Li, X. Guan and H. Yang, “Robust Power Control for Amplify-and-Forward Relaying Scheme”, IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 263-266, Feb. 2015.

B. Li, H. Li, and J. Zurada, “Cross-layer Design of Joint Beamforming and Random Network Coding in Wireless Multicast Networks”, IEEE Communication Letter, Vol. 18, No. 12, pp. 2173-2176, Dec. 2014.

Q. Li, H. Li, G. Wu, X. Yi, B. Zhou, W. Lin and S. Li, “Achievable Degrees of Freedom of MIMO Y Channel with Delayed CSIT”, IEEE Communication Letter, Vol. 18, No. 9, pp. 1583-1586, Sept. 2014.

S. Liu, B. Gou, H. Li, R. Kavasseri, “Power-Line Communication Channel Characteristics under Transient Model”, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 1701-1708, August 2014.

Z. Hu, H. Jiang, H. Li, H. Liu and Z. Chen, “A Low-Complexity Decoding Algorithm for Coded Hierarchical Modulation in Single Frequency Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 302-312, June 2014.

G. Ru, H. Li, L. Liu, Z. Hu, “Energy Efficiency of Hybrid Cellular with Heterogeneous QoS Provisions”, IEEE Communication Letter, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 1003-1006, June 2014.

W. Lin, Y. Chen, J. Wu, H. Wang, B. Sheng, H. Li, “A new network-based algorithm for human activity recognition in videos”, IEEE Transactions on Circuit and Systems, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 826-841, May 2014.

B. Li, H. Li, W. Wang, Z. Hu, Q. Yin, “Energy-Effective Relay Selection by Utilizing Spatial Diversity for Random Wireless Sensor Networks”, IEEE Communication Letter, Vol. 17, No. 10, pp. 1972-1975, October 2013.

B. Li, H. Li, W. Wang, Q. Yin, H. Liu, “Performance Analysis and Optimization for Energy-efficient Cooperative Transmission in Random Wireless Sensor Network”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 12, No. 9, pp. 4647-4657, September 2013.

W. Lin, M. Sun, H. Li, Z. Chen, W. Li, B. Zhou, “Macroblock Classification Method for Video Applications involving Motions," IEEE Trans. Broadcasting, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 34-46, March, 2012.

W. Lin, K. Panusopone, D. M. Baylon, M Sun, Z. Chen,and H. Li, “A Fast Sub-pixel Motion Estimation Algorithm for H.264/AVC Video Coding,” IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 237-242, Feb. 2011.

T. Tran, H. Li, G. Ru, R. Kerczewski, L. Liu, and S. Khan, “Secure wireless multicast for delay-sensitive data via network coding”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 3372-3387, July 2013.

H. Li, G. Ru, Y. Kim and H. Liu “OFDMA capacity analysis in MIMO channels,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 56, No. 9, pp. 4438-4446, Sept. 2010.

H. Li, B. Liu and H. Liu,Transmission Schemes for Multicarrier Broadcast and Unicast Hybrid Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 7, No. 11, pp. 4321-4330, November 2008.

B. Liu, H. Li, H. Liu and S. Roy,DPC-based hierarchical broadcasting: design and implementation”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 57, no. 6, pp. 3895-3900, November 2008.

H. Li and H. Liu,An Analysis of Uplink OFDMA Optimality”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 2972-2983, August 2007.

H. Li, D. W. Matolak, “Phase noise and fading effects on system performance in MT-DS-SS,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 54, no. 5, pp.1759-1767, Sep. 2005.

Group Members and Alumni


ECE 320 Network Analyisis II

ECE 550/551 Communications (including lab)

ECE 600 Mobile Radio Networks

Hongxiang Li / ECE / UL