dr. Y. Miao (Yang)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Hey, this is Yang. 

My current research interest is Joint Communication and Sensing, with a focus on human and mobility (e.g., unmanned aerial vehicles).

My major research experience is in antennas and radio propagation, as well as signal processing techniques for parameter estimation (double-directional angular, delay, doppler, etc.). 

Plz find more info about me, here www.ymiao.info 


I have a few MSc/BSc thesis projects as below, if you are interested and want to know more about the topics, plz do not hesitate to drop me an email.


1) Daily health monitoring using contact-free radio sensing techniques

    [measurement + algorithm]

    (collaboration with Biosignal Signals and Systems)


2) Multi-human localization and sensing using mmWave & sub-6GHz radio

    [measurement or simulation + algorithm]


3) Multi-band (Wi-Fi bands) SDR platform construction



4) Unmanned aerial vehicle multi-antenna system construction

   [hardware and/or simulation]


5) Cell-free massive multi-input multi-output systems

    [measurement or simulation + algorithm]





Engineering & Materials Science
Anechoic Chambers
Radio Transmission
Ray Tracing
Physics & Astronomy
Mimo (Control Systems)


Plz go to https://yangmiao.info/  for updated publications, activities, etc.

Major Expertise: Antennas and Radio Wave Propagation & Electromagnetics & Radio Systems

 Currently Research Interest:

  • Towards-6G Joint Communication and Sensing: (sub-)mmWave, nanocell, (ultra-)massive MIMO
  • Smart Environment/Machine/Human-Animal: Manipulating Physical-Machinery-Biological Environment Interaction with Radio Waves
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Wireless Connectivity: Air-to-Air Cell-Free Joint Communication and Sensing (Detection & Collision Avoidance & Geofence)
  • Body Area Wireless Connectivity: In-On-Off Body Joint Communication and Sensing (Detection, EM Counting, Localization and Identification) 
  • Translational/Rotational Electromagnetic Propagation & Scattering for Sensing X-files (X- angular/polarization/delay/temporal EM wave information)

Past researches:

  • 2D & 3D Uniform Theory of Diffraction for Modeling Radio-Human Interactions at Sub-6 GHz & mmWave Frequency Bands with Simplified Human Models, 2020
  • Convolutional Neural Network based Human Form Point Cloud Identification: Orientation & Posture Recognition, 2020
  • Antenna-Generic Multimode Channels & Applications, 2020
  • Multi-User Massive MIMO Topology Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms, 2020
  • Spatial Channel Hardening & Massive MIMO Topology (Co-located, Distributed, Cell-free) in Confined Environment, 2019
  • Diffuse Scattering Correlation in Frequency Domain for OFDM Systems in Multipath-Rich Environment & Physical Optics, 2018
  • Radio Channel Measurement in Critical GPS-Denied Underground Parking Lot, 2018
  • Emulating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Air-to-Ground Radio Channel in MPAC, 2018
  • Channel Emulation Algorithms in Multi-Probe Anechoic Chamber (MPAC) for Over-the-Air Testing, 2018-2019
  • Passive Multi-Human Detection and Localization Utilizing Bistatic MIMO Radio Channel Properties (MUSIC for Angular-Delay Parameters + Reverberation Slope in Closed Cavity), 2017-2018
  • Hybrid Ray Tracing and Propagation Graph & Indoor Reverberation Modeling and Utilization, 2016-2017
  • Diffuse Scattering and Angular Spatial Correlation Modeling & Applications in Ray Tracing, 2015-2016
  • 60/70 GHz Radio Channel Measurement and Multipath Visualization in Helsinki, 2013
  • Directional Radio Channel Modeling in Spherical Vector Wave Domain & Antenna De-embedding (Multipath Extraction in Plane Wave Domain vs. Mode Channel Extraction), 2012-2015
  • Spherical Vector Wave Expansion & Applications in Radiation Pattern Reconstruction (Interpolation and Extrapolation in Angular & Frequency Domains) in Spherical Antenna Measurement, 2010-2012

Google Scholar Link



6) 3D-ComS, NWO OTP, PI 2022


5) (HERMES), High Efficiency wiReless CMOS transceiver boosted by artificial intelligencE for 6G bandS and beyond, KULeuven, 2021-- https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/964246 

4) (V.I.P.) MassiVe MIMO Radio Channel- and Learning-based Indoor Passive Localization and Posture Identification for Multiple Humans, H2020 Marie Curie Individual Fellow, KULeuven & UTwente 2021-- https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101026885 

3) 4TU.NIRICT Intelligent Long-range Wi-Fi (WiFi Halow & Machine Learning)  2021.01 -- 2021.12

2) Joint Communication and Sensing & Contact-Free Multiple Human Sensing 2020.09 --

1) Application Compute Call 2019, [SURFsara Nodes], Evaluating focusing performance of massive MIMO system in diffuse-scattering-rich environment 2019.12 -- 2020.12

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15)
Hallenweg 21
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands