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Fan Zhang

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Texas A&M University
Wireless Communication Lab
Dept. ECE

Research Interests

  • Coding Techniques
  • Coding Theory
  • Communications

Biography:

FAN ZHANG 

Contact Information: 

WERC 228A, Texas A&M Univ. 

College Station, TX 77840 

Homepage: people.tamu.edu/ 

∼fanzhang 

Email: fanzhang@tamu.edu 

Cellphone: (979) 204 2308 

EDUCATION 

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 

PhD candidate, GPA:4.0/4.0, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Fall 2006-Present 

University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China 

M.S., GPA: 3.8/4.0, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Fall 2003-Fall 2006 

B.S., GPA: 3.8/4.0, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Fall 1998-Fall 2003 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

Research Assistant Wireless Communication Lab (WCL), Fall 2006-Present 

Dept. of ECE, Texas A&M University 

College Station, TX 

Wireless Communications, Information Theory, Signal Processing, Coding, Compressed Sensing 

Research Assistant PCNSS lab, Dept. of EEIS, Fall 2003-Fall 2006 

Univ. of Science and Technology of China 

Hefei, China 

Pro ject: ”Beyond 3G Cellular System Wireless Transmission Link Technique” Hardware Testbed 

Design and Implementation (with Huawei Technologies Co.) 

Research Assistant Key Laboratory of Quantum Information Fall 2005-Fall 2006 

Univ. of Science and Technology of China 

Hefei, China 

Pro ject: Quantum key distribution (QKD) using quantum continuous variable (QCV) (with Prof. 

GUO Guangcan) 

Undergrad Research Assistant PCNSS lab, Dept. of EEIS, Fall 2003-Fall 2006 

Univ. of Science and Technology of China 

Hefei, China 

Pro ject 1: ”Beyond 3G Cellular System Wireless Transmission Link Technique” Research on Channel 

Coding of MIMO-OFDM system and simulation using Cadence SPW 

Pro ject 2: ”Beidou Yi Hao Double-Satellite Positioning System” Design and implementation of the 

embedded software for the User Equipment of Chinas first double-satellite positioning system. 

WORKING EXPERIENCE 

Senior Hardware Engineer UTStarcom Inc. R&D, Hefei, China Fall 2003-Fall 2006 

Pro ject 1: Design and Implementation of High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) UE Simu- 

lator (based on 3GPP protocols) 

Pro ject 2: BBIC for HSDPA UE simulator 

Pro ject 3: Design and Implementation of WiMAX testbed (based on 802.16d and 802.16e)

PATENTS and PUBLICATIONS 

Journal Papers: 

F. Zhang and H. D. Pfister, ”On the Iterative Decoding of High Rate LDPC Codes With Applications 

in Compressed Sensing”, Submitted to IEEE Trans. on Inform. Theory, 2008 

F. Zhang and H. D. Pfister, ”List-message Passing Achieves Capacity on the q-ary Symmetric 

Channel for Large q”, Accepted IEEE Trans. on Inform. Theory, also available in Arxiv preprint 

cs.IT/08063243, 2008 

F. Zhang, X. Mao, W. Zhou and H. D. Pfister, ”Girth-10 LDPC Codes Based On 3-D Cyclic Lattice”, 

IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, vol 57, no. 2, Mar. 2008 

F. Zhang and W. Zhou, ”A High-speed parallel channel codes: LDPC codes” Chinese Journal on 

Wireless Communication Engineering 2005, issue 1. 

X. Mao, F. Zhang and W. Zhou, ”An Adaptive Channel Estimation and Time-frequency Synchro- 

nization Method for MIMO-OFDM systems” Chinese Journal on Communication Technology 2004, 

issue 12. 

Conference Papers: 

F. Zhang and H. D. Pfister, ”Compressed Sensing and Linear Codes over Real Numbers,” in Proc. 

46th Annual Al lerton Conf. on Comm., Control and Computing, Urbana-Champaign, IL, Sept. 

2008. 

F. Zhang and H. D. Pfister, ”Compressed Sensing and Linear Codes over Real Numbers,” in Proc. 

2008 Workshop on Inform. Theory and Appl., UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Feb. 2008. 

F. Zhang and H. D. Pfister, ”List Message Passing Achieves Capacity on the q-ary Symmetric 

Channel for Large q”. in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2007, Washington, Nov, 2007. 

F. Zhang, Y. Xu X. Mao and W. Zhou, ”High Girth LDPC Codes Construction Based on Combi- 

natorial design”, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, spring 2005. 

F. Zhang, W. Zhou and J. Zhu, ”An Efficient Encoding Structure for 3-D Lattice LDPC Codes” 

IEEE Global Mobile Congress 2005. 

F. Zhang and W. Zhou, ”LDPC codes in MIMO-OFDM system” The 9th World Multi-Conference 

on SYSTEMICS, CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS 

Patents: 

Chinese patent: Wuyang Zhou, Fan Zhang, Ying Xu, ”LDPC codes construction based on 3-D cyclic 

rectangular lattice”, patent number: 200410065622.9 

Chinese patent: Fan Zhang, Ying Xu, Xuehong Mao, ”Four Dimensional Magnetic Recording Tech- 

nology”, (on applying). 

SKILLS 

Matlab, Mathematica, C and C++: 6 years of experience. 

VHDL and Verilog (Altera Stratix FPGA, Quartus II, ModelSim, Synopsis) programming, simula- 

tion, on board debugging and testing, 3 years of experience (with UTStarcom Inc.).