Paul Ho

Professor, School of Engineering Science
Graduate Program Committee Chair


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Queen's University, Canada, 1985

B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1981


Research interests

  • Wireless communications theory, signal processing for wireless communications
  • Modulation and detection techniques
  • Cooperative transmission
  • Space-time coding
  • Non-coherent sequence detection
  • Channel estimation

Teaching interests

  • Linear Systems
  • Analog and Digital Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Probability and Random Processes


SFU Burnaby, ASB 9835
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Recently taught courses

  • ENSC 380  Linear Systems
  • ENSC 429  Digital Signal Processing
  • ENSC 805 Advanced Digital Communications
  • ENSC 832 Mobile and Personal Communications

Selected recent publications

  • Q. Yang and P. Ho, “Cooperative Transmissions with Constant Envelope Modulations and Phase-Only Forward Relays”, IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 114-128, Jan 2011.
  • S. Muhaidat, J.K. Cavers, and P. Ho, “Transparent Amplify-and-Forward Relaying inRelay Channels", IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 3144-3154, Oct 2010.
  • P. Ho, R. Kwan, and X. Wang, “Impact of Non-identical Branches on the Switching Rate of Generalized Selection Combining in Rayleigh Fading Channels”, IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 2254-2259, June 2009.
  • E. Chiu, P. Ho, and J.H. Kim, “Transmit Beamforming with Analog Channel State Information Feedback”, IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, pp. 878-888, Mar, 2008.
  • P. Pun and P. Ho, “Fano Multiple-Symbol Differential Detectors for Differential Unitary Space-Time Modulations”, IEEE Trans. Communications, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 540-550, Mar 2007.

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