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Professor Fun Hu

Professor Fun Hu

  • Title: Professor of Wireless Communications
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  • Extension: 4151 / 4093
  • Room No. Chesham B3.04
  • Qualifications: BSc PhD SMIEEE MIET
  • Additional Role: Head of Future Ubiquitous Networks Research Group
  • Additional Role: Communications and Networks Research Unit Leader
  • Additional Role: Member of IT Requirements Strategic Panel
  • Research Groups: Future Ubiquitous Networks


Professor Fun Hu is Professor of Wireless Communications Engineering since 2005 and the holder of the Yorkshire Forward Chair in Wireless Communications (2007). Since starting her academic career in 1992, Prof. Hu has received considerable funding support through participations and contributions to many flagship projects funded by the UK funding councils, the EU, ESA and TSB. Much of her research activities have been conducted in collaboration with industry and other universities and research organisations over the globe. Her major research is in integrated mobile, wireless and satellite communication networks with particular applications to vehicular communications networks including aircrafts and trains. She is the Head of the Future Ubiquitous Research Group, which has 3 academic staff, 7 research staff and numerous research students. Prof. Hu has published over 100 papers in scientific journals and international conferences, and have co-authored 1 book, edited two books and contributed to 5 book chapters.


Future plans

EPSRC applications
Horizon 2020 - PPP, Co-fund, Cleansky2
CPD Development

Current, and significant recent, funded projects

Recent projects
British Council BLESS U ~£90K
British Council SITARA ~£150K
Innovate UK HARNet ~£766K
Innovate UK SINCBAC ~ £590K
EU/ESA SatNEx (I, II, III, IV) ~ £300K
MBM3 Software Design and Development ~ £25K
Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship ~ £26K
ESA Broadband to Trains ~ £15K
Sensor Data Link (Filtronics) ~ £14K
ESA Inmarsat BGAN ~ £215K


Yorkshire Forward Chair in Wireless Communications
Best Paper Award: T. Sigwele, P. Pillai and Y.F.Hu, "Elastic Call Admission Control using Fuzzy Logic in Virtualized Cloud Radio Base Stations", EAI WiSATS, 2015.


ETSI RRS working group
ETSI Aerogroup


Fellowships of Professional Institutions or equivalent

Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET)

International Plenary Lectures, Conference Keynote

Keynote speaker on 'Mobile Cloud', The 2nd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud-2014), 27-29 August 2014, Barcelona, Spain

Keynote Speaker on 'Risk Assessment and Cyber Security for Aeronautical Communications', COMSNET Future Internet Security Workshop 2015

Membership of Research Council Peer Review College

Member of EPSRC Peer Review College


Dr Atm Alam
Dr Rashid Munir
Dr Mohammed Amir
Dr Yongqiang Cheng
Dr Kai Xu
Dr Anju Pillai
Dr Mohammad Ali
Dr Fanzhi Kong
Dr Chan See
Ms Lin Zhang
Mr Adeel Ahmed
Mr Kirils Bibiks
Mr Tshiamo Sigwele


Abimbola Sangodoyin
Babatope Ayo
Kirils Bibiks
Tshiamo Sigwelle
Adeel Ahmed (P/T)
Esua Jaff
Suraj Verma


A. Alam, Y.F. Hu, P. Pillai, K. Xu, A. Smith (Accepted) "Optimal Datalink Selection for Future Aeronautical Telecommunication Networks", IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

G. Mokryani, Y.F. Hu, P. Pillai, H.S. Rajamani, "Active Distribution Networks Planning with High Penetration of Wind Power", Elsevier Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol. 104, April 2017, pp.40-49.

T Sigwele, A. S. Alam, P. Pillai, Y.F. Hu "Energy Efficient Cloud Radio Access Networks by Cloud based workload consolidation for 5G", Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol. 78, January 2017, pp. 1-8.

Huthifa A. Obeidat, Yousif A.S. Dama, Raed A. Abd-Alhameed, Yim F. Hu, Rami Qahwaji, James M. Noras, Steven M.R. Jones, "A Comparison between Vector Algorithm and CRSS Algorithms for Indoor Localization using Received Signal Strength", Applied Computational Electromagnetics Journal, Vol. 31, No. 8, pp. 868-876, August 2016, ISSN: 1054-4887.

K. Bibiks, J.-P. Li, Y. F. Hu, "Discrete flower pollination algorithm for resource constrained project scheduling problem," International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 13, No. 7, pp. 15-22, 2015.

S. Verma, P. Pillai, Y.F. Hu "An energy efficient and scalable slot-based privacy homomorphic encryption scheme for WSN integrated networks" International Journal of Advanced Smart Sensor Network Systems, Vol. 5, No. 1/2, April 2015.

A. Ahmed, Y.F. Hu, J.M. Noras, P.Pillai, "A Universal Two Way Approach for Estimating Unknown Frequencies for Unknown Number of Sinusoids in a Signal Based on Eigenspace Analysis of Hankel Matrix", Springer Journal on Signal, Image and Video Processing, DoI: 10.1007/s11760-015-0770-8 April 2015.

E.K. Jaff, P.Pillai, Y.F. Hu "IP Multicast Receiver Mobility Support using PMIPV6 in a Global Satellite Network", IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 30-37, March 2015.

Y. Cheng, Y.F. Hu, P.Pillai, K.J. Xu, J. Baddoo, A. Smith, A. Pillai, M. Ali "A Technology demonstrator of a novel software defined radio-based aeronautical communications system", IET Science, Measurement & Technology Journal, 8 (6), pp 370-379, Nov 2014.

Y. Cheng, P. Jiang, Y.F. Hu, "A snake-based scheme for path planning and control with Constraints by Distributed Visual Sensors", Robotica, 32(4), July 2014, pp 477-499.

A. Pillai, Y.F. Hu, R. Halliwell, "A Pre-emption Framework for UMTS Satellite System Supporting Multimedia Traffic", International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/sat.1080, ISSN (Print) 1542-0973 - ISSN (Online) 1542-0981, June 2014.

J.K. Jaff, P.Pillai, Y. F. Hu "Multicast Source Mobility Support for Regenerative Satellite Networks", International Journal on Advances in Internet Technology, IARIA, 7 (1&2), June 2014.

M. Amir, P. Pillai, Y.F. Hu "A Generic & Extensible Asset Model for a Semantic Collaboration Framework" International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology, 3 (1): 88-96, 2014.

S. Verma, P.Pillai, Y.F. Hu, "Development of an Eye-Tracking Control System using AForge.NET Framework", Int. J. Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 11 (3/4), pp.286-303, 2013.

N. Celandroni, E. Ferro, A. Gotta, G. Oligeri, C. Roseti, M. Luglio, I. Bisio, M. Cello, F. Davoli, A.D. Panagopoulos, M. Poulakis, S. Vassaki, T. deCola, M.A. Marchitti, Y.F. Hu, P. Pillai, S. Verma, K. Xu, G. Acar "A survey of architectures and scenarios in satellite-based wireless sensor networks: system design aspects", International Journal of Satellite Communications Networking (IJSCN), 31(1), pp. 1-38, Jan/Feb 2013.

C.H. See, K.V. Horoshenkov, R.A.Abd-Alhameed, Y.F. Hu and S.J. Tait,"A Low Power Wireless Sensor Network for Gully Pot Monitoring in Urban Catchments", IEEE Sensors Journal, vol.12, no. 5, pp.1545-1553, May 2012

M. Ali, P Pillai and Y.F.Hu, "Load-Aware Radio Access Selection in Future Generation Satellite-Terrestrial Wireless Networks", International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks (IJWMN), Vol 4, Issue 1, pp 35-54, Feb 2012

Y. Cheng, P. Jiang, Y.F. Hu, "A Biologically Inspired Intelligent Environment Architecture for Mobile Robot Navigation", Int. J. Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, Vol. 11, Nos. 1/2, 2012, pp.138-156, 2012

M. Ali, P. Pillai, Y. F. Hu and K. Xu, "Load-aware Radio Access Selection in Heterogeneous Terrestrial Wireless Networks", International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications, ISSN : 0974 - 9322 (0975- 2293), Vol 3, Issue 6, pp 95-114, August 2011

P. Jiang, Z. Feng, Y. Cheng, Y. Ji, J. Zhu, X. Wang, F. Tian, J. Baruch, Y.F. Hu, "A Mosaic of Eyes for Wireless Navigation and Control of Mobile Robots", IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 18(3), DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2011.942119, ISSN 1070-9932, pp104-113, Sept 2011

Y. F. Hu, M. Berioli, P.Pillai, H. Cruickshank, G. Giambene, K. Kotsopoulos, W. Guo, P.M.L. Chan, "Broadband Satellite Multimedia", IET Communications, Special Issues on "Satellite Communications", IET Communications, ISSN 1751-8636, 4(13), pp1519-1531, Jan. 2010.

A. B. Alamanac, P.M.L. Chan, L. Duquerroy, Y. F. Hu, G. Gallinoro, W. Guo, D. Mignolo, "DVB-RCS goes mobile: Challenges and technical solutions", International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, Special Issue on DVB-RCS+M, 28 (3-4), pp137-155, ISBN 1571-8628, May-August, 2010.

Profile last updated on: 20-04-2017

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