Hlaing Minn

Professor - Electrical Engineering
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering
"University of Victoria, Canada" - 2001
M.E. - Telecommunications
"Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand" - 1997
B.E. - Electrical Electronics
"Yangon Institute of Technology, Yangon, Myanmar" - 1995

Research Areas

Research Activities
 Current research activities are in the areas of spectrum sharing between passive/active sensing and communications, communications resource designs and management, cross-layer capacity enhancement techniques, spectrum-agile systems, cooperative / relay systems, robust receiver algorithms under practical system impairments, MIMO, Massive MIMO, diversity techniques/systems, device-to-device or machine-to-machine communications.
 Target applications of current research are next-generation NGSO satellite communication and sensing systems, wireless PAN, LAN, MAN, RAN, LTE, LTE-Advanced, IMT-Advanced Systems, smart-grid, IoT / IoE, mmWave and THz communications.
 I serve as an Editor-at-Large for the IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2016 and served as an Editor for the same journal from 2005 to 2015.
 In addition to wireless and signal processing areas, I am also interested in research and development activities related to wireless health-care and quality-of-life enhancement technologies.

Research Interests
  •  Spectrum Sharing, Sensing and Communications, Wireless Communications, Signal Processing, Estimation, Signal/Pilot Designs, Resource Management, Interference Management, RF Impairments
  •  IMT-Advanced Systems, Next Generation Wireless Systems, Cognitive radio, MIMO, Massive MIMO, Advanced Spectrum Access, D2D, M2M, NGSO Satellite Communications and Sensing
  •  Wireless Health Care


Y. Ramadan, H. Minn, and M. E. Abdelgelil, " Precompensation and System Parameters Estimation for Low-Cost Nonlinear Tera-Hertz Transmitters in the Presence of I/Q Imbalance," IEEE Access, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 51814-51833, Dec. 2018. 2018 - publications
A. Quayum, H. Minn, and Y. Kakishima, " Non-Orthogonal Pilot Designs for Joint Channel Estimation and Collision Detection in Grant-Free Access Systems," IEEE Access, Vol. 6, pp. 55186 - 55201, 2018. 2018 - publications
Weile Zhang, Feifei Gao, Hlaing Minn, and Hui-Ming Wang, "Scattered Pilots-Based Frequency Synchronization for Multiuser OFDM Systems With Large Number of Receive Antennas," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 1733-1745, Apr. 2017. 2017 - publications
H. Minn, Q. Zhan, N. Al-Dhahir, and H. Huang, "In-phase and Quadrature Timing Mismatch Estimation and Compensation in Millimeter-wave Communication Systems, " IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 4317-4331, July 2017. 2017 - publications
Y. R. Ramadan, H. Minn, and Y. Dai, "A New Paradigm for Spectrum Sharing between Cellular Wireless Communications and Radio Astronomy Systems," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 65, no. 9, pp. 3985-3999, Sept. 2017. 2017 - publications
Y. R. Ramadan, H. Minn, and A. S. Ibrahim, "Hybrid Analog-Digital Precoding Design for Secrecy mmWave MISO-OFDM Systems," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 5009-5026, Nov. 2017. 2017 - publications
Y. R. Ramadan and H. Minn, "Artificial Noise Aided Hybrid Precoding Design for Secure mmWave MISO Systems With Partial Channel Knowledge," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, No. 11, pp. 1729-1733, Nov. 2017. 2017 - publications
D. Han and H. Minn, " Performance Analysis of Distributed Auxiliary Radio Telescopes under Shared Spectrum Access Paradigm and Cooling Power Constraint," IEEE Access, vol. 5, 2017. 2017 - publications
H. Minn and A. Khansefid, “Massive MIMO Systems in Non-Contiguous Bands with Asymmetric Traffics,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 4689-4702, July 2016. 2016 - Publication
A. Khansefid and H. Minn, “Achievable Downlink Rates of MRC and ZF Precoders in Massive MIMO with Uplink and Downlink Pilot Contamination,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 63, No. 12, pp.4849-4864, Dec. 2015. 2015 - Publication


UT-Dallas [2014–Present]
Associate Professor
UT-Dallas [2008–2014]
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2002–2008]
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
"University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada" [2002–2002]
Research Assistant
"University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada" [1999–2001]
Laboratory Supervisor
Asian Institute of Technology [1998–1998]
Telecommunications Engineer
TOTAL Myanmar Exploration & Production (French Oil & Gas Company) [1995–1996]

Additional Information

Current and Past Research Sponsors

PrincipleSoft, Texas, USA




Toyota ITC, USA

Huawei (Chengdu)

Futurewei (Plano, TX)


Scientific and Professional Society Memberships
 IEEE Fellow,

 Member in IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

Honors and Awards
  1.  Myanmar Education Minister's Outstanding Student Award (5 times)
  2.  Finland Government Scholarship (for the Master Degree at AIT)
  3.  IEEE Fellow


Editor, International Journal of Communications and Networks (2008-2015)
Symposium Co-Chair, IEEE VTC Wireless Access Track, 2009 Fall
TPC member in Globecom, ICC, WCNC, VTC, etc.
Symposium Co-Chair, IEEE Globecom Wireless Communications Symposium, 2014
Editor-at-Large, IEEE Transactions on Communications (2016-Present)
Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications (2005-2016)


A New Paradigm for Non-Geosynchronous Satellite Communications and Radio Astronomy Systems
$394,815 - NSF [2019/07–2022/06]
A New Paradigm for Spectrum Sharing between Wireless Communications and Radio Astronomy
$596,736 - NSF [2016/01–2019/12]
The Physical Layer of High Frequency Cellular Communications
$164,391 - Industry [2015–2016]
Power-Efficient ADC Design for 5G Wireless Systems
$75,000 - Industry [2015–2016]