Hlaing Minn

Professor - Electrical Engineering
Faculty Homepage
Tags: Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

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


D. Wang, H. Minn, and N. Al-Dhahir, Robust Asynchronous STBC Transceiver for Multiple-Access Frequency-Selective Channels, IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, May 2007 2007 - Publication
J. Zeng and H. Minn, A Novel OFDMA Ranging Method Exploiting Multiuser Diversity, IEEE Globecom, Nov. 2007. 2007 - Publication
Y. Na and H. Minn, Line Search Based Iterative Joint Estimation of Channels and Frequency Offsets for Uplink OFDMA Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 4374-4382, Dec. 2007 2007 - Publication
J. Zeng and H. Minn, Adaptive Channel Estimation for OFDM Systems in Time-Varying Non-stationary Wireless Channels, IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, May 2007 2007 - Publication
C. Comaniciu, D. Wang, H. Minn, and N. Al-Dhahir, A Game Theoretic Solution for Exploiting Multiuser Diversity in Cooperative Slotted Aloha, IEEE ICC, 2007. 2007 - Publication
T. Jacobs, H. Minn, and N. Al-Dhahir, Reduced-Complexity Bandwidth-Constrained Distributed Estimation for Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, May 2007 2007 - Publication
X. Fu and H. Minn, Modified Data-Pilot Multiplexed Scheme for OFDM Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 730-737, Feb. 2007. 2007 - Publication
Y. Jiang, H. Minn, X. Gao, and X. You, MIMO OFDM Frequency Offset Estimator with Low Computational Complexity, IEEE ICC, 2007 2007 - Publication
Y. Li and H. Minn, Consistent Pilot Designs for Frequency Offset Estimation in MIMO OFDM Systems, IEEE ICASSP, 2007 2007 - Publication
D. Wang, H. Minn, and N. Al-Dhahir, An Opportunistic STBC-OFDM Scheme with Reduced PAR in the Presence of Frequency Offset, IEEE ICASSP, 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]