Bio - Prof Kin Leung (SSPD 2023 Invited Speaker)

Kin K. Leung received his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Los Angeles. He worked at AT&T Bell Labs in New Jersey from 1986 to 2004. Since 2004, he has been the Tanaka Chair Professor at Imperial College. He is also the Head of Communications and Signal Processing Group in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department. His research focuses on optimization and machine learning for large-scale communications, computer and sensor networks. He also works on multi-antenna and cross-layer designs for wireless networks. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, and member of Academia Europaea. He received the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award at AT&T Bell Labs and the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merits Award. He co-received the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Leonard G. Abraham Prize (2021), the IEEE ComSoc Best Survey Paper Award (2022), the U.S.–UK Science and Technology Stocktake Award (2021), the Lanchester Prize Honorable Mention Award (1997), and several best conference paper awards. He is an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer (2022-23). He was a member (2009-11) and the chairman (2012-15) of the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee for the ComSoc. He has served as editor for 10 IEEE and ACM journals and chaired the Steering Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Currently, he is an editor for the ACM Computing Survey and International Journal of Sensor Networks. Website: