Dr. Mao's research interest includes wireless networks, multimedia communications, and smart grid.

Research Interests:

  • Wireless Networks
  • Multimedia Communications and Applications
  • RF Sensing and Healthcare IoT
  • Smart Grid and Cyberphysical Systems
  • Machine Learning


  • Wireless networking Multimedia communications Indoor Localization Smart Grid Machine Learning

Research Interest:

  • Design, algorithm, optimization, and machine learning in wireless communications and networks
  • Next generation wireless networks, e.g., cloud/edge/fog computing, cognitive radio, small cells/HetNet, mmWave networks, massive MIMO, visible light communications, and free space optical networks
  • Multimedia communications and applications
  • RF sensing, indoor localization, and healthcare IoT
  • Smart grid and cyber-physical systems.

Subject areas:

  • Wireless communications and networks 
  • Wireless applications 
  • Statistics and machine learning for wireless
    • Wireless communications and networks, multimedia networking, 5G Wireless, free space optical networks, smart grid, indoor localization and RF sensing. 
Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
PhD, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004
MS, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, System Engineering, 2000
ME, Tsinghua University, China, Electronic Engineering, 1997
BS, Tsinghua University, China, Business Management, 1994
BS, Tsinghua University, China, Electronic Engineering, 1994
communications electrical engineering or electronics wireless communication systems computer engineering & hardware networking communications technology

2004 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communications Systems, IEEE Communications Society (IEEE), 2004-2004

Eta Kappa Nu
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Tau Beta Pi