Cheng Li

Professor, School of Engineering Science


B.Eng. (Honors), M.Eng. - Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Ph.D. - Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Best Student Paper Award, NECEC’11,10/2011
  • Best Symposium Award (Wireless Networking and Sensor Networks), IEEE IWCMC’11, 08/2011
  • Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Globecom'2010, 12/2010
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE ICC’2010, 05/2010
  • Best Symposium Award (WLAN and WPAN Symposium), IEEE/ACM IWCMC’08, 08/2008
  • David Dunsiger Award for Excellence, Memorial University, 05/2005
  • Pass by Distinction, Ph.D. Defence, Memorial University, 07/2004
  • Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University, 05/2003

Research interests

  • Wireless Communication and Networking
  • Computer and Communication Networks
  • Communications Signal Processing
  • Underwater Communication and Networking
  • The Internet-of-Things (IoT) and the Internet-of-Underwater-Things (IoUT)
  • Wireless Sensor Networks, Mobile, and Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

Teaching interests

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Structured Programming 
  • Microprocessors
  • Digital Systems 
  • LSI Design 
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Design Project
  • Advanced Digital Systems 
  • ASIC Design 
  • Advanced Data Networks
  • MASCE Design Project 
  • Advanced Data Networks Guest Lecture 
  • Computer Engineering Fundamentals: Digital Logic Module


Burnaby Campus, ASB 8837
Personal Webpage: n/a

Recently taught courses


Selected recent publications

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  • S. Yu, B. Zhang, C. Li, and H. Mouftah, "Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Sinks: A Survey," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52, issue 7, p.p. 150-157, July 2014.
  • S. Han, H. Chen, W. Meng, P. Yang, C. Li and R. Venkatesan, “Performance Analysis of Complete Complementary Codes MIMO Systems with Multipath Fading Channels,” IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, vol. 3, no. 2, p.p. 181-184, April 2014.
  • Z. Wang, Y. Chen, and C. Li, “PSR: A Novel Proactive Source Routing Protocol for Opportunistic Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technologies (IEEE TVT), vol. 63, issue 2, p.p. 859 - 868, February 2014.
  • W. Meng, X. Chen, C. Li, B. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, "UKF based iterative joint channel estimation using 2D block spread coding for Uplink MC-CDMA networks," IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technologies (IEEE TVT), vol. 62, issue 9, p.p. 4444 - 4457, November 2013.
  • Y. Chen, B. Zhang, C. Chen, W. Meng, and C. Li, "Performance Investigation on Request Collisions in Peer-to-Peer Live Streaming Systems: Problems and Algorithms," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Communications (IEEE JSAC) Special Issue on Peer-to-Peer Networking, vol. 31, issue 9, September 2013.
  • T. Wang, C. Li, W. Meng, H. Chen, and M. Guizani, “EM-Based Adaptive Frequency Domain Estimation Of Doppler Shifts With CRLB Analysis for CDMA Systems,” IEEE Transaction on Communications (IEEE TCOM), vol. 60, issue 1, p.p. 198-208, January 2012.
  • Z. Wang, Y. Chen, and C. Li, “CORMAN: a Novel Cooperative Opportunistic Routing Scheme in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,'' IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Communications (IEEE JSAC) Special Issue on Cooperative Networking, vol. 30, issue 2, p.p. 289 - 296, February 2012.