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Hong Yang

Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Member of Technical Staff


Ph. D., Applied Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA


HONG YANG is a member of technical staff in Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs Research in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Prior to that, he was with Alcatel-Lucent’s Radio Frequency Technology Systems Engineering Department, also in Murray Hill. He received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Yang has worked extensively on the theoretical performance bounds and practical deployment scenarios of large-scale antenna systems; and on LTE/CDMA wireless network air interface performance, including coverage link budget and voice/data capacity. He also worked several years developing algorithms for RF design tools. Prior to his tenure at Alcatel-Lucent, he worked in academia and for a start-up company. He has published research papers in wireless communications, applied mathematics, and financial economics; and holds several U.S. patents. His current research interests include large-scale antenna systems and chaos communications.

Honors and Awards

2013 IEEE Online Greencom Best Paper Award 

2010 Sprint Customer Team Award

2000 Lucent Technologies 3rd Silver Award

1999 Lucent Technologies CTS/PM Shining Star Award

1998 Lucent Technologies CTS/PM Shining Star Award


Selected Articles and Publications

“Cell-free massive MIMO: uniformly great service for everyone”, Proc. 16th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Commun., June 2015.

“On existence of power controls for massive MIMO”, Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, June 2015.

“Performance of pilot reuse in multi-cell massive MIMO”, Proc. 3rd IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking, May 2015.

“Energy efficient design of massive MIMO: How many antennas?”, Proc. 81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, May 2015.

“Quantized beamforming in massive MIMO”, Proc. 49th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Mar. 2015.

“On the arrow of time”, Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, Series S, Volume 7, Number 6, Dec. 2014

“A macro cellular wireless network with uniformly high user throughputs”, Proc. 80th Vehicular Technology Conference, Sept. 2014.

“Total energy efficiency of cellular large scale antenna system multiple access mobile networks”, Proc. IEEE Online Conference on Green Commun., Oct. 2013.

“Capacity performance of multicell large scale antenna systems”, Proc. 51st Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Oct. 2013.

“Multicast Performance of Large-Scale Antenna Systems”, Proc. 14th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Commun., June 2013.

“Performance of conjugate and zeroforcing beamforming in Large-Scale Antenna Systems”, IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., 31(2):172-179, 2013.

“Differential fade margin and handoff gain of wireless cellular networks”, Bell Labs Technical Journal General Paper Issue, June 2012.

“Simple formulas for area coverage probability of cellular wireless networks”, Proc. 75th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, May 2012.

“Cost effective improvement of EV-DO user experience through contention-based carrier addition”, Bell Labs Technical Journal General Paper Issue, June 2011.



“Methods and apparatuses for configuring number of antennas for massive MIMO communication”.

“Pilots assignment in cell-free massive MIMO wireless systesms ”.

“Non-cooperative power control for large-scale antenna systems ”.

“Large-scale antenna system as rural household broadband service backhauls”.

“Multiplcast methods for large-scale antenna systems”.

“Dual –tier wireless communication system”

“LSLASH-NET: Large-Scale Antenna System Heterogeneous Network”

“Method of improving transmission gain at a network element having a plurality of antennas”

“Method for estimating the downlink capacity in a spread spectrum wireless communications system”

“Method for locating a mobile unit”