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


Dandan Wang, Hlaing Minn, and Naofal Al-Dhahir, A Robust Asynchronous Multiuser STBC-OFDM Transmission Scheme for Frequency-Selective Channels 2008 - Publication
X. Fu, H. Minn, and C. D. Cantrell, Two Novel Iterative Joint Frequency-Offset and Channel Estimation Methods for OFDMA Uplink, accepted in IEEE Transactions on Communications 2008 - Publication
Y. Li and H. Minn, Robust and Consistent Pilot Designs for Frequency Offset Estimation in MIMO OFDM Systems, accepted in IEEE Transactions on Communications. 2008 - Publication
D. Wang, C. Chong, F. Watanabe, H. Minn and N. Al-Dhahir, "Opportunistic Cooperative ARQ Transmission Scheme in Cellular Networks, IEEE ICC 2008, Peijing, China. 2008 - Publication
J. Zeng, H. Minn, and L. Tamil, "Time Hopping Direct-Sequence CDMA for Asynchronous Transmitter-Only Sensors," IEEE Milcom, 2008, San Diego. 2008 - Publication
Yanxiang Jiang, Xiaohu You, Xiqi Gao, Hlaing Minn, "Training Aided Frequency Offset Estimation for MIMO OFDM Systems via Polynomial Rooting," VTC-2008 Spring, Singapore. 2008 - Publication
P. C. Weeraddana, R. M. A. P. Rajatheva, and H. Minn, "Probability of Error Analysis of 4-QAM OFDM Systems with Random Residual Frequency Offset," IEEE VTC 2008 Fall. 2008 - Publication
Y. Li, H. Minn, and N. Rajatheva, Synchronization, Channel Estimation, and Equalization in MB-OFDM Systems, accepted in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2008 - Publication
Y. Li and H. Minn, Channel Estimation and Equalization in the Presence of Timing Offset in MB-OFDM Systems, IEEE Globecom, Nov. 2007 2007 - Publication
X. Fu, Y. Li, and H. Minn, A New Ranging Method for OFDMA Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 659-669, Feb. 2007. 2007 - 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]