Electronic Engineering Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Prof MA, Ken Wing Kin 馬榮健
Professor
B.Eng (University of Portsmouth, UK), M.Phil, PhD (CUHK), FIEEE
homepage Rm 323, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building phone Tel: +852 3943 4350 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
hyperlinkhttp://www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/~wkma/

Research Interests:

Signal processing and communications, with a recent emphasis on optimization, MIMO communication, blind source separation with application to speech and biomedical imagery, and signal processing in hyperspectral remote sensing

Research Highlights

 

 

Resume of Career

Wing-Kin Ma received the B.Eng. (first-class honors) degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, U.K., in 1995, and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees, both in electronic engineering, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK. From 2005 to 2007, he was also an Assistant Professor with the Institute of Communications Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, R.O.C., where he is still holding an adjunct position. Prior to becoming a faculty member, he held various research positions with McMaster University, Canada; CUHK; and the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests are in signal processing, communications, and optimization applications.

Current Research Interests

Signal processing and communications, with a recent emphasis on optimization, MIMO communication, blind source separation with application to speech and biomedical imagery, and signal processing in hyperspectral remote sensing

Highlights of Recent Achievements

  • Guest editors in frontier topics; see here and here.
  • Have more than 4000 citations and h-index of 27 in Google Scholar; see here.
  • A highly cited paper in optimization for signal processing; see the link here.
  • Tutorial speaker in EUSIPCO 2011 and ICASSP 2014 (co-taught with Anthony M.-C. So).

Taught Courses

  • Signal Processing Optimization Technique
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Signals and Systems
  • Analog and Digital Communications
  • Principles of Communication Systems

Prof. Ma is the recipient of 2009 Exemplary Teaching Award, given by the Faculty of Engineering, CUHK.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Tutor Awards (departmental), by Dr. Ma's students.
  • ICASSP 2011 Best Student Paper Award, by Dr. Ma's student.
  • WHISPERS 2011 Best Paper Award, co-recipient.
  • ICASSP 2014 Best Student Paper Award, by Dr. Ma's student.
  • Research Excellence Award 2013-14, awarded by CUHK.

External Service

  • Associate Editor, Signal Processing, 2013 - now.
  • Member of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) Technical Committee.
  • Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on 'Signal and Image Processing in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing,' 2013.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on ''Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Physical Layer Security,' 2013.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2009-2012.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2007-2011.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on 'Convex Optimization for Signal Processing,' May 2010.

Publications for the Past 3 Years

See Prof. Ma's Google Scholar profile for the full publication and citations record.

  1. K.-Y. Wang, A. M.-C. So, T.-H. Chang, W.-K. Ma, and C.-Y. Chi, "Outage constrained robust transmit optimization for multiuser MISO downlinks: Tractable approximations by conic optimization," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 21, pp. 5690-5705, Nov. 2014. [PDF] [Companion Technical Report]
  2. J. Pan and W.-K. Ma, "Constant envelope precoding for single-user large-scale MISO channels: Efficient precoding and optimal designs," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 982-995, Oct. 2014.
  3. J. Pan, W.-K. Ma, and J. Jaldén, "MIMO detection by Lagrangian dual maximum-likelihood relaxation: Reinterpreting regularized lattice decoding," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 511-524, Jan 2014. [PDF]
  4. W.-K. Ma, J. M. Bioucas-Dias, T.-H. Chan, N. Gillis, P. Gader, A. Plaza, A. Ambikapathi and C.-Y. Chi, "A signal processing perspective on hyperspectral unmixing," IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Signal and Image Processing in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 67-81, Jan 2014.  [PDF]
  5. Q. Li, W.-K. Ma, and A. M.-C. So, "A safe approximation approach to secrecy outage design for MIMO wiretap channels," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 118-121, Jan 2014.
  6. K. K. Lee, W.-K. Ma, X. Fu, T.-H. Chan, and C.-Y. Chi, "A Khatri-Rao subspace approach to blind identification of mixtures of quasi-stationary sources," Signal Processing, vol. 93, no. 12, pp. 3515-3527, Dec 2013 (special issue in memory of Alex B. Gershman).
  7. Q. Li, M. Hong, H.-T. Wai, Y.-F. Liu, W.-K. Ma, and Z.-Q. Luo, "Transmit solutions for MIMO wiretap channels using alternating optimization," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 1714-1727, Sep 2013.
  8. X. Wu, W.-K. Ma, and A. M.-C. So, "Physical-layer multicasting by stochastic transmit beamforming and Alamouti space-time coding," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 17, pp. 4230-4245, Sep 2013. Also available on [ArXiv]. See also the companion technical report [ArXiv].
  9. B. K. Chalise, W.-K. Ma, Y. D Zhang, H. A Suraweera, and M. G Amin, "Optimum performance boundaries of OSTBC based AF-MIMO relay system With energy harvesting receiver," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 17, pp. 4199-4213, Sep 2013.
  10. T.-H. Chan, A. Ambikapathi, W.-K Ma, and C.-Y. Chi, "Robust affine set fitting and fast simplex volume max-min for hyperspectral endmember extraction," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 51, no. 7, pp. 3982-3997, Jul 2013.
  11. Q. Li and W.-K. Ma, "Spatially selective artificial-noise aided transmit optimization for MISO multi-Eves secrecy rate maximization," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 10, 2704-2717, May 2013.
  12. Y. Yang, Q. Li, W.-K. Ma, J. Ge, and P. C. Ching, "Cooperative secure beamforming for AF relay networks with multiple eavesdroppers," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 35-38, Jan 2013.
  13. K. W.-K. Lui, H. C. So, W.-K. Ma, and F. K.-W. Chan, "A flexible semi-definite programming approach for source localization problems," Digital Signal Processing, vol. 23, 601-609, 2013.
  14. Y. Yang, T.-H. Chang, W.-K. Ma, J. Ge, C.-Y. Chi, and P. C. Ching, "Noncoherent bit-interleaved coded OSTBC-OFDM with maximum space-frequency diversity," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 3335-3347, Sep 2012.
  15. T.-H. Chang, W.-K. Ma, C.-Y. Huang, and C.-Y. Chi, "Noncoherent OSTBC-OFDM for MIMO and cooperative communications: Perfect channel identifiability and achievable diversity order," IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 60, no. 9, pp. 4849-4863, Sep 2012.
  16. Y. Huang, Q. Li, W.-K. Ma, and S. Zhang, "Robust multicast beamforming for spectrum sharing-based cognitive radios," IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 527-533, Jan 2012.
  17. T.-H. Chan, W.-K. Ma, A. Ambikapathi, and C.-Y. Chi, "A simplex volume maximization framework for hyperspectral endmember extraction," IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 49, no. 11, pp. 4194-4209, Nov 2011.
  18. A. Ambikapathi, T.-H. Chan, W.-K. Ma, and C.-Y. Chi, "Chance constrained robust minimum volume enclosing simplex algorithm for hyperspectral unmixing," IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 49, no. 11, pp. 4177-4193, Nov 2011.
  19. F. Tian, W. Zhang, W.-K. Ma, P. C. Ching, and H. V. Poor, "An effective distributed space-time code for two-path successive relay network," IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 59, no. 8, pp. 2254-2263, Aug 2011.
  20. Q. Li and W.-K. Ma, "Optimal and robust transmit designs for MISO channel secrecy by semidefinite programming," IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 59, no. 8, pp. 3799-3812, Aug 2011.
  21. W.-C. Liao, T.-H. Chang, W.-K. Ma, and C.-Y. Chi, "QoS-based transmit beamforming in the presence of eavesdroppers: An artificial-noise-aided approach," IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 1202-1216, Mar 2011.
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