Associate Professor in Future Communication Systems
School of Computing and Digital Technology - CDT
Dr De Mi is an Associate Professor in future communication systems and Head of the Future Information Networks (FINET) Research Cluster with the School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University (BCU).
He received the B.Eng. degree (2011) from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China, the M.Sc. degree (2012) from the Imperial College London and the Ph.D. degree (2017) from the University of Surrey, U.K. Prior to joining BCU, he worked with the Institute for Communication Systems at the University of Surrey. He is also a Visiting Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
His main research interests and expertise span a broad range of areas in communications theory and signal processing for wireless communications. He is currently leading and coordinating research activities and overseeing major projects in BCU, including B5G/6G radio access techniques, radio access network architecture and protocols, hypercomplex signal processing, next-generation broadcast and multicast communications and future open networks.
His research has been supported by the EU FP7 and H2020, UK DCMS, EPRSC, and China-UK collaborative programme. He has been the Work Package Leader of H2020 5G-Xcast, Advisory Board Member of H2020 5G-TOURS and 5G-RECORDS, Committee Member of China Institute of Communications (CIC) in the UK and Member of the European Broadcasting Union group. He has served as an Editor of IEEE/CIC China Communications, Guest Editor of IEEE Network, Space: Science & Technology (Science Partner Journal).
He has also served as a Session Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2018, a Special Session Chair of IEEE SAM Workshop 2018, and a member of the technical program committee for a number of international conferences. He was the recipient of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society 2020 Scott Helt Memorial Award (Best Paper) and IEEE UCET 2020 best paper award.