Roger S. Cheng received the B.S. degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, in 1987, and both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1988 and 1991, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 1991 to 1995, he was an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Colorado at Boulder. In June 1995, he joined the Faculty of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He also held visiting positions with Qualcomm, San Diego, in the summer of 1995, and with Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, NTIA, Boulder, CO, in the summers of 1993 and 1994. He was the Director of the Center for Wireless Information Technology at HKUST from 1999 to 2001 and the Associate Director for the Consumer Media Center at HKUST. He has also consulted with Maxlinear, Huawei technology, ZTE, and ASTRI.
Dr. Cheng is the recipient of the Meitec Junior Fellowship Award from the Meitec Corporation in Japan, the George Van Ness Lothrop Fellowship from the School of Engineering and Applied Science in Princeton University, and the Research Initiation Award from the National Science Foundation. He has served as Editor in the area of Wireless Communications for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, Guest Editor of the special issue on Multimedia Network Radios in the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTION ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, and membership chair for of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
His current research interests include wireless communications and networks including MIMO, OFDM, CDMA, Resource allocations, digital implementation of communication systems, information theory, and coding.