Ya-Feng Liu - Publications

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Working Papers

[J75] Zheyu Wu, Ya-Feng Liu, Wei-Kun Chen, and Christos Masouros, Quantized Constant-Envelope Waveform Design for Massive MIMO DFRC Systems, 2024. [link]

[J74] Jiageng Wu, Zhiguo Wang, Ya-Feng Liu, and Fan Liu, Efficient Global Algorithms for Transmit Beamforming Design in ISAC Systems, 2024. [link]

[J73] Ziyue Wang, Ya-Feng Liu, Zhaorui Wang, and Wei Yu, Covariance-Based Activity Detection in Cooperative Multi-Cell Massive MIMO: Scaling Law and Efficient Algorithms, 2023. [link]

[J72] Wei-Kun Chen, Zheyu Wu, Ruijin Zhang, Ya-Feng Liu, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Towards Efficient Optimal Large-Scale Network Slicing: A Decomposition Approach, 2023. [link]

[J71] Shihang Lu, Fan Liu, Fuwang Dong, Yifeng Xiong, Jie Xu, Ya-Feng Liu, and Shi Jin, Random ISAC Signals Deserve Dedicated Precoding, 2023. [link]

[J70] Xilai Fan, Ya-Feng Liu, Liang Liu, and Tsung-Hui Chang, QoS-based Beamforming and Compression Design for Cooperative Cellular Networks via Lagrangian Duality, 2023. [link]

[J69] Ruichen Jiang, Ya-Feng Liu, Chenglong Bao, and Bo Jiang, Tightness and Equivalence of Semidefinite Relaxations for MIMO Detection, 2021. [link] [Technical_Report]

Book, Book Chapters, Editorials, and Patents

[Book] 刘歆、刘亚锋, ‘‘凸分析’’, 科学出版社, 2024.

[Book Chapter] Ya-Feng Liu, Wei Yu, Ziyue Wang, Zhilin Chen, and Foad Sohrabi, ‘‘Grant-Free Random Access via Covariance-Based Approach’’ in Next Generation Multiple Access. (Editors: Yuanwei Liu, Liang Liu, Zhiguo Ding, and Xuemin (Sherman) Shen), Wiley, 2023. [pdf]

[Book Chapter] Meixia Tao, Erkai Chen, Wei Yu, and Ya-Feng Liu, ‘‘Cache-Enabled Cloud Radio Access Networks’’ in Wireless Edge Caching: Modeling, Analysis and Optimization. (Editors: Thang X. Vu, Symeon Chatzinotas, Ejder Bastug and Tony Q.S. Quek), Cambridge University Press, 2019. [pdf]

[Guest Editorial] Ya-Feng Liu*, Zi Xu, Pavlo A. Krokhmal, and Jiming Peng, Preface: Special Issue of MOA 2020, Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 87, pp. 325–327, 2023. [link]

[Guest Editorial] Ya-Feng Liu*, Fengmin Xu, Neng Fan, and Jiming Peng, Preface: Special Issue of MOA 2018, Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 76, pp. 661–663, Apr. 2020. [link]

[Guest Editorial] Thorsten Koch, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Jiming Peng, Preface: Special Issue of MOA 2016, Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 1–3, Jan. 2018. [link]

[Patent] Nan Zhang, Ya-Feng Liu, Hamidreza Farmanbar, Tsung-Hui Chang, Mingyi Hong, and Zhi-Quan Luo, System and Method for Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks, US20190394132A1, 2021. [link]

Selected Journal Papers (* denotes the corresponding author.)

[J68] Ya-Feng Liu, Tsung-Hui Chang, Mingyi Hong, Zheyu Wu, Anthony Man-Cho So, Eduard A. Jorswieck, and Wei Yu*, A Survey of Advances in Optimization Methods for Wireless Communications, 2024. [link]

[J67] Yang Li and Ya-Feng Liu*, HPE Transformer: Learning to Optimize Multi-Group Multicast Beamforming Under Nonconvex QoS Constraints, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2024. [link]

[J66] Jiaqi Zou, Songlin Sun, Christos Masouros, Yuanhao Cui, Ya-Feng Liu, and Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, Energy-Efficient Beamforming Design for Integrated Sensing and Communications Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2024. [link]

[J65] Zhaorui Wang, Ya-Feng Liu*, Ziyue Wang, Liang Liu, Haoyuan Pan, and Shuguang Cui, Device Activity Detection in mMTC with Low-Resolution ADCs: A New Protocol, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (accepted), 2023. [link]

[J64] Zheyu Wu, Bo Jiang, Ya-Feng Liu*, Mingjie Shao, and Yu-Hong Dai, Efficient CI-Based One-Bit Precoding for Multiuser Downlink Massive MIMO Systems with PSK Modulation, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 4861–4875, May 2024. [link]

[J63] Zheyu Wu, Junjie Ma, Ya-Feng Liu*, and A. Lee Swindlehurst, Asymptotic SEP Analysis and Optimization of Linear-Quantized Precoding in Massive MIMO Systems, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 2566–2589, Apr. 2024. [link]

[J62] Wenqiang Pu, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Efficient Estimation of Sensor Biases for the 3-Dimensional Asynchronous Multi-Sensor System, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 71, pp. 2420–2433, Jun. 2023. [link]

[J61] Yingzhe Xu, Cheng Lu*, Zhibin Deng, and Ya-Feng Liu, New Semidenite Relaxations for a Class of Complex Quadratic Programming Problems, Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 87, pp. 255–275, 2023. [link]

[J60] Zhe Zhang, Meixia Tao*, and Ya-Feng Liu, Learning to Beamform in Joint Multicast and Unicast Transmission with Imperfect CSI, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 71. no. 5, pp. 2711–2723, May 2023. [link]

[J59] Lei Li, Xing Zeng, Ya-Feng Liu, Yanqing Xu,and Tsung-Hui Chang*, CSI Sensing from Heterogeneous User Feedbacks: A Constrained Phase Retrieval Approach, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 6930–6945,Oct. 2023. [link]

[J58] Wei-Kun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu*, Fan Liu, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Towards Efficient Large-Scale Network Slicing: An LP Dynamic Rounding-and-Refinement Approach, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 71, pp. 615–630, Feb. 2023. [link]

[J57] 刘亚锋*, 武哲宇, 陈伟坤, 戴彧虹, 无线通信资源配置中的优化问题与方法, 中国科学:数学,vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 667–696, 2023. [link]

[J56] Zheyu Wu, Jiageng Wu, Wei-Kun Chen, and Ya-Feng Liu*, Diversity Order Analysis for Quantized Constant Envelope Transmission, IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing, vol. 4, pp. 21–30, Jan. 2023. [link]

[J55] Haonan Wang, Ang Li*, Ya-Feng Liu, Qibo Qin, Lingyang Song, and Yonghui Li, Achievable Rate Maximization Pattern Design for Reconfigurable MIMO Antenna Array, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 5884–5897, Sept. 2023. [link]

[J54] Yang Li, Qingfeng Lin, Ya-Feng Liu, Bo Ai, and Yik-Chung Wu, Asynchronous Activity Detection for Cell-Free Massive MIMO: From Centralized to Distributed Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 2477–2492, Apr. 2023. [link]

[J53] Nanchi Su, Fan Liu*, Zhongxiang Wei, Ya-Feng Liu, and Christos Masouros, Secure Dual-Functional Radar-Communication Transmission: Exploiting Interference for Resilience Against Target Eavesdropping, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 7238–7252, Sept. 2022. [link]

[J52] Zhaorui Wang, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Liang Liu, Covariance-Based Joint Device Activity and Delay Detection in Asynchronous mMTC, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 29, pp. 538–542, 2022. [link]

[J51] Renwang Li, Bei Guo, Meixia Tao*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Joint Design of Hybrid Beamforming and Reflection Coefficients in RIS-aided mmWave MIMO Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 2404–2416, Apr. 2022. [link]

[J50] Fan Liu, Ya-Feng Liu*, Ang Li, Christos Masouros, and Yonina C. Eldar, Cramer-Rao Bound Optimization for Joint Radar-Communication Design, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 70, pp. 240–253, 2022. [link]

[J49] Zhilin Chen*, Foad Sohrabi, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Phase Transition Analysis for Covariance Based Massive Random Access with Massive MIMO, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 1696–1715, Mar. 2022. [link]

[J48] Hailiang Xie, Jie Xu*, Ya-Feng Liu, Liang Liu, and Derrick Wing Kuan Ng, User Grouping and Reflective Beamforming for IRS-Aided URLLC, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 2533–2537, Nov. 2021. [link]

[J47] Liang Liu, Ya-Feng Liu*, Pratik Patil, and Wei Yu, Uplink-Downlink Duality Between Multiple-Access and Broadcast Channels with Compressing Relays, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 67, no. 11, pp. 7304–7337, Nov. 2021. [sinlge-column] [double-column]

[J46] Wei-Kun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu*, Antonio De Domenico, Zhi-Quan Luo, and Yu-Hong Dai, Optimal Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks with Flexible Routing and Guaranteed E2E Latency, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 4337–4352, Dec. 2021. [link]

[J45] Yanli Qi, Yiqing Zhou*, Ya-Feng Liu, Ling Liu, and Zhengang Pan, Traffic-Aware Task Offloading Based on Convergence of Communication and Sensing in Vehicular Edge Computing, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 8, no. 24, pp. 17762–17777, Dec. 2021. [link]

[J44] Ping-Fan Zhao, Qing-Na Li*, Wei-Kun Chen, and Ya-Feng Liu, An Efficient Quadratic Programming Relaxation Based Algorithm for Large-Scale MIMO Detection, SIAM Journal on Optimization, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 1519–1545, 2021. [link] [codes]

[J43] Bule Sun, Yiqing Zhou*, Jinhong Yuan, Ya-Feng Liu, Lu Wang, and Ling Liu, High Order PSK Modulation in Massive MIMO Systems with 1-bit ADCs, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 2652–2669, Apr. 2021. [link]

[J42] Hailiang Xie, Jie Xu*, and Ya-Feng Liu, Max-Min Fairness in IRS-Aided Multi-Cell MISO Systems via Joint Transmit and Reflective Beamforming, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 1379–1393, Feb. 2021. [link]

[J41] Zehua Guo, Yang Xu*, Ya-Feng Liu, Sen Liu, H. Jonathan Chao, Zhi-Li Zhang, and Yuanqing Xia, AggreFlow: Achieving Power Efficiency, Load Balancing, and Quality of Service in Data Center Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 17–33, Feb. 2021. [link]

[J40] Ganggang Ma, Jie Xu*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Mohammad R. Vedady Moghadam, Time-Division Energy Beamforming for Multiuser Wireless Power Transfer with Non-Linear Energy Harvesting, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 53–57, Jan. 2021. [link]

[J39] Cheng Lu, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Jing Zhou, An Enhanced SDR based Global Algorithm for Nonconvex Complex Quadratic Programs with Signal Processing Applications, IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing, vol. 1, pp. 120–134, 2020. [link]

[J38] Antonio De Domenico, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Optimal Virtual Network Function Deployment for 5G Network Slicing in a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 19, no. 12, pp. 7942–7956, Dec. 2020. [link]

[J37] Florian Jarre*, Felix Lieder, Ya-Feng Liu, and Cheng Lu, Set-Completely-Positive Representations and Cuts for the Max-Cut Polytope and the Unit Modulus Lifting, Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 76, pp. 913–932, Apr. 2020. [link]

[J36] Wouter Lanneer*, Ya-Feng Liu, Wei Yu, and Marc Moonen, Physical-Layer Multicasting Design for Downstream G.fast DSL Transmission, IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 110660–110673, 2019. [link]

[J35] Ya-Feng Liu*, Two Optimization Problems in Wireless Communication System Design and Related Optimization Methods, Operations Research Transactions, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 47–62, Sept. 2019. [Invited Paper in Chinese but with English title and abstract] [link] [pdf]

[J34] Xiaozhou Zhang, Tsung-Hui Chang*, Ya-Feng Liu, Chao Shen, and Gang Zhu, Max-Min Fairness User Scheduling and Power Allocation in Full-Duplex OFDMA Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 3078–3092, Jun. 2019. [link]

[J33] Ya-Feng Liu, Xin Liu, and Shiqian Ma*, On the Non-Ergodic Convergence Rate of an Inexact Augmented Lagrangian Framework for Composite Convex Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 632–650, May 2019. [link]

[J32] Zehua Guo, Weikun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu*, Yang Xu, and Zhi-Li Zhang, Joint Switch Upgrade and Controller Deployment in Hybrid Software-Defined Networks, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications special issue on Network Softwarization & Enablers, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 1012–1028, May 2019. [link]

[J31] Cheng Lu, Ya-Feng Liu*, Wei-Qiang Zhang, and Shuzhong Zhang, Tightness of a New and Enhanced Semidefinite Relaxation for MIMO Detection, SIAM Journal on Optimization, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 719–742, 2019. [link]

[J30] Erkai Chen, Meixia Tao*, and Ya-Feng Liu, Joint Base Station Clustering and Beamforming for Non-Orthogonal Multicast and Unicast Transmission with Backhaul Constraints, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 6265–6279, Sept. 2018. [link]

[J29] Wenqiang Pu, Ya-Feng Liu, Junkun Yan, Hongwei Liu, and Zhi-Quan Luo*, Optimal Estimation of Sensor Biases for Asynchronous Multi-Sensor Data Fusion, Mathematical Programming, vol. 170, no. 1, pp. 357–386, Jul. 2018. [link]

[J28] Binbin Dai*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Optimized Base-Station Cache Allocation for Cloud Radio Access Network with Multicast Backhaul, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications special issue on Caching for Communication Systems and Networks, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 1737–1750, Aug. 2018. [link]

[J27] Foad Sohrabi*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, One-Bit Precoding and Constellation Range Design for Massive MIMO with QAM Signaling, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing special issue on Hybrid Analog - Digital Signal Processing for Hardware-Efficient Large Scale Antenna Arrays, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 557–570, Jun. 2018. [link]

[J26] Qian Ma, Lin Gao*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang, Incentivizing Wi-Fi Network Crowdsourcing: A Contract Theoretic Approach, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 1035–1048, Jun. 2018. [link]

[J25] Tsung-Hui Chang*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Shih-Chun Lin, QoS-Based Linear Transceiver Optimization for Full-Duplex Multi-User Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 66, no. 9, pp. 2300–2313, May 2018. [link]

[J24] Nan Zhang, Ya-Feng Liu*, Hamid Farmanbar, Tsung-Hui Chang, Mingyi Hong, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks Under Resource Constraints, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Issue on Emerging Technologies in Software-Driven Communication, vol. 35, no. 11, pp. 2512–2521, Nov. 2017. [link]

[J23] Kaiming Shen*, Ya-Feng Liu, David Ding, and Wei Yu, Flexible Multiple Base Station Association and Activation for Downlink Heterogeneous Networks, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 1498–1502, Oct. 2017. [link]

[J22] Chao Yao, Ya-Feng Liu, Bo Jiang, Jungong Han, and Junwei Han*, LLE Score: A New Filter-Based Unsupervised Feature Selection Method Based on Nonlinear Manifold Embedding and Its Application to Image Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 5257–5269, Nov. 2017. [link]

[J21] Cheng Lu and Ya-Feng Liu*, An Efficient Global Algorithm for Single-Group Multicast Beamforming, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 65, no. 14, pp. 3761–3774, Jul. 2017. [link] [codes]

[J20] Rui Diao, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Yu-Hong Dai, A New Fully Polynomial Time Approximation Scheme for the Interval Subset Sum Problem, Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 749–775, Aug. 2017. [link] [codes]

[J19] Qitian Chen, Dong Kang, Yichu He, Tsung-Hui Chang, and Ya-Feng Liu*, Joint Power and Admission Control based on Channel Distribution Information: A Novel Two-Timescale Approach, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 196–200, Feb. 2017. [link] [Companion_Technical_Report]

[J18] Ya-Feng Liu*, Dynamic Spectrum Management: A Complete Complexity Characterization, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 392–403, Jan. 2017. [link]

[J17] Qian Ma, Lin Gao*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang, Economic Analysis of Crowdsourced Wireless Community Networks, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 1856–1869, Jul. 2017. [link]

[J16] Bo Jiang, Ya-Feng Liu, and Zaiwen Wen*, L_p-Norm Regularization Algorithms for Optimization over Permutation Matrices, SIAM Journal on Optimization, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 2284–2313, 2016. [link]

[J15] Ya-Feng Liu*, Mingyi Hong, and Enbin Song, Sample Approximation-Based Deflation Approaches for Chance SINR Constrained Joint Power and Admission Control, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 4535–4547, Jul. 2016. [link] [Companion_Technical_Report]

[J14] Qian Ma, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang*, Time and Location Aware Mobile Data Pricing, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 2599–2613, Oct. 2016. [link]

[J13] Ya-Feng Liu*, Shiqian Ma, Yu-Hong Dai, and Shuzhong Zhang, A Smoothing SQP Framework for a Class of Composite Lq Minimization over Polyhedron, Mathematical Programming, vol. 158, no. 1, pp. 467–500, Jul. 2016. [link]

[J12] Mingyi Hong*, Qiang Li, and Ya-Feng Liu, Decomposition by Successive Convex Approximation: A Unifying Approach for Linear Transceiver Design in Heterogeneous Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 1377–1392, Feb. 2016. [link]

[J11] Ya-Feng Liu*, Rui Diao, Feng Ye, and Hongwei Liu, An Efficient Inexact Newton-CG Algorithm for the Smallest Enclosing Ball Problem of Large Dimensions, Journal of the Operations Research Society of China, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 167–191, May 2016. [link]

[J10] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Shiqian Ma, Joint Power and Admission Control: Non-Convex Lq Approximation and An Effective Polynomial Time Deflation Approach, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 63, no. 14, pp. 3641–3656, Jul. 2015. [link] [Companion_Technical_Report]

[J9] Ya-Feng Liu*, Complexity Analysis of Joint Subcarrier and Power Allocation for the Cellular Downlink OFDMA System, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 661–664, Dec. 2014. [link]

[J8] Wei-Cheng Liao*, Mingyi Hong, Ya-Feng Liu, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Base Station Activation and Linear Transceiver Design for Optimal Resource Management in Heterogeneous Networks, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 15, pp. 3939–3952, Aug. 2014. [link]

[J7] Ya-Feng Liu* and Yu-Hong Dai, On the Complexity of Joint Subcarrier and Power Allocation for Multi-User OFDMA Systems, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 583–596, Feb. 2014. [link]

[J6] Ya-Feng Liu*, Optimal Resource Allocation for Wireless Communications: Complexity Analysis and Algorithm Design, SCIENTIA SINICA Mathematica, vol. 43, no. 10, pp. 953–964, Oct. 2013. [Invited Paper in Chinese but with English title and abstract] [中国科学:数学—优秀博士学位论文专栏] [link]

[J5] Qiang Li*, Mingyi Hong, Hoi-To Wai, Ya-Feng Liu, Wing-Kin Ma, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Transmit Solutions for MIMO Wiretap Channels Using Alternating Optimization, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 1714–1727, Sept. 2013. [link]

[J4] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Max-Min Fairness Linear Transceiver Design for a Multi-User MIMO Interference Channel, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 2413–2423, May 2013. [link]

[J3] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Joint Power and Admission Control via Linear Programming Deflation, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 1327–1338, Mar. 2013. [link]

[J2] Ya-Feng Liu*, Mingyi Hong, and Yu-Hong Dai, Max-Min Fairness Linear Transceiver Design Problem for a SIMO Interference Channel is Polynomial Time Solvable, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 27–30, Jan. 2013. [link]

[J1] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Coordinated Beamforming for MISO Interference Channel: Complexity Analysis and Efficient Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 1142–1157, Mar. 2011. [Beijing Operation Research Young Author Best Paper Award] [link]

Selected Conference Papers

[C47] Meng Xu, Bo Jiang, Wenqiang Pu, Ya-Feng Liu, and Anthony Man-Cho So, An Efficient Alternating Riemannian/Projected Gradient Descent Ascent Algorithm for Fair Principal Component Analysis, IEEE ICASSP, Apr. 14–19, 2024. [link]

[C46] Zhiguo Wang, Jiageng Wu, Ya-Feng Liu, and Fan Liu, Globally Optimal Beamforming Design for Integrated Sensing and Communication Systems, IEEE ICASSP, Apr. 14–19, 2024. [link]

[C45] Shihang Lu, Fan Liu, Fuwang Dong, Yifeng Xiong, Jie Xu, and Ya-Feng Liu, Sensing With Random Signals, IEEE ICASSP, Apr. 14–19, 2024. [link]

[C44] Xilai Fan, Ya-Feng Liu, and Bo Jiang, Joint Beamforming and Compression Design for Per-Antenna Power Constrained Cooperative Cellular Networks, IEEE ICASSP, Apr. 14–19, 2024. [link]

[C43] Bo Jiang and Ya-Feng Liu, A Riemannian exponential augmented Lagrangian method for computing the projection robust Wasserstein distance, Thirty-seventh Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2023. [link]

[C42] Yang Li and Ya-Feng Liu, Learning to Optimize QoS-Constrained Multicast Beamforming with HPE Transformer, IEEE Globecom, Dec. 4–8, 2023.

[C41] Zheyu Wu, Junjie Ma, Ya-Feng Liu, and A. Lee Swindlehurst, Linear One-Bit Precoding in Massive MIMO: Asymptotic SEP Analysis and Optimization, IEEE SPAWC, Sep. 25–28, 2023. [link]

[40] Wei-Kun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu, Rui-Jin Zhang, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, An Efficient Decomposition Algorithm for Large-Scale Network Slicing, IEEE SPAWC, Sep. 25–28, 2023. [link]

[C39] Cheng-Yang Yu, Mingjie Shao, Wei-Kun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu, Wing-Kin Ma, An Efficient Global Algorithm for One-Bit Maximum-Likelihood MIMO Detection, IEEE SPAWC, Sep. 25–28, 2023. [link]

[C38] Ziyue Wang, Ya-Feng Liu, Zhaorui Wang, and Wei Yu, Scaling Law Analysis for Covariance Based Activity Detection in Cooperative Multi-Cell Massive MIMO, IEEE ICASSP, June 4–10, 2023. [link]

[C37] Zheyu Wu, Ya-Feng Liu, Bo Jiang, and Yu-Hong Dai, Efficient Quantized Constant Envelope Precoding for Multiuser Downlink Massive MIMO Systems, IEEE ICASSP, June 4–10, 2023. [link] [Invited Paper]

[C36] Yang Li, Qingfeng Lin, Ya-Feng Liu, Bo Ai, and Yik-Chung Wu, Distributed Algorithms for Asynchronous Activity Detection in Cell-Free Massive MIMO, IEEE ICC, 2023.

[C35] Zhe Zhang, Meixia Tao, and Ya-Feng Liu, Learning to Beamform in Multi-Group Multicast with Imperfect CSI, International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP), 2022. [link]

[C34] Zheyu Wu, Bo Jiang, Ya-Feng Liu, and Yu-Hong Dai, A Novel Negative ell_1 Penalty Approach for Multiuser One-Bit Massive MIMO Downlink with PSK Signaling, IEEE ICASSP, May 22–27, 2022. [link]

[C33] Xilai Fan, Ya-Feng Liu, and Liang Liu, Efficiently and Globally Solving Joint Beamforming and Compression Problem in the Cooperative Cellular Network via Lagrangian Duality, IEEE ICASSP, May 22–27, 2022. [link] [IEEE ICASSP 2022 Best Student Paper Award]

[C32] Wei-Kun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Optimal QoS-Aware Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks with Flexible Routing, IEEE ICASSP, May 22–27, 2022. [link]

[C31] Haonan Wang, Ang Li, Ya-Feng Liu, Qibo Qin, Lingyang Song, and Yonghui Li, Active Reconfigurable MIMO Communications: Capacity Maximization Pattern Design, IEEE 12th Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) Signal Processing Workshop, Jun. 20–23, 2022.

[C30] Fan Liu, Ya-Feng Liu, Ang Li, Christos Masouros, and Yonina C. Eldar, A Joint Radar-Communication Precoding Design Based on Cramer-Rao Bound Optimization, IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf), Mar. 21–25, 2022. [link]

[C29] Ziyue Wang, Ya-Feng Liu, Zhilin Chen, and Wei Yu, Accelerating Coordinate Descent via Active Set Selection for Device Activity Detection for Multi-Cell Massive Random Access, IEEE SPAWC, Sept. 27–30, 2021, pp. 366–370. [link]

[C28] Ruichen Jiang and Ya-Feng Liu, Antenna Efficiency in Massive MIMO Detection, IEEE SPAWC, Sept. 27–30, 2021, pp. 51–55. [link]

[C27] Ziyue Wang, Zhilin Chen, Ya-Feng Liu, Foad Sohrabi, and Wei Yu, An Efficient Active Set Algorithm for Covariance Based Joint Data and Activity Detection for Massive Random Access with Massive MIMO, IEEE ICASSP, Jun. 6–11, 2021, pp. 4840–4844. [link]

[C26] Liang Liu and Ya-Feng Liu, An Efficient Algorithm for Device Detection and Channel Estimation in Asynchronous IoT Systems, IEEE ICASSP, Jun. 6–11, 2021, pp. 4815–4819. [link]

[C25] Wei-Kun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, An Efficient Linear Programming Rounding-and-Refinement Algorithm for Large-Scale Network Slicing Problem, IEEE ICASSP, Jun. 6–11, 2021, pp. 4735–4739. [link]

[C24] Wei-Kun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu*, Antonio De Domenico, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks with Flexible Routing and Guaranteed E2E Latency, IEEE SPAWC, May 26–29, 2020. [link]

[C23] Hailiang Xie, Jie Xu*, and Ya-Feng Liu, Max-Min Fairness in IRS-Aided Multi-Cell MISO Systems via Joint Transmit and Reflective Beamforming, IEEE ICC, Jun. 7–11, 2020. [link]

[C22] Zhilin Chen*, Foad Sohrabi, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Covariance Based Joint Activity and Data Detection for Massive Random Access with Massive MIMO, IEEE ICC, May 20–24, 2019. [link]

[C21] Antonio De Domenico*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Optimal Computational Resource Allocation and Network Slicing Deployment in 5G Hybrid C-RAN, IEEE ICC, May 20–24, 2019. [link]

[C20] Ya-Feng Liu*, Zi Xu, and Cheng Lu, On the Equivalence of Semidefinite Relaxations for MIMO Detection with General Constellations, IEEE ICASSP, May 12–17, 2019, pp. 4549–4553. [link]

[C19] Binbin Dai*, Wei Yu, and Ya-Feng Liu, Cloud Radio Access Network with Optimized Base-Station Caching, IEEE ICASSP, Apr. 15–20, 2018, pp. 3764–3768. [link]

[C18] Nan Zhang*, Ya-Feng Liu, Hamid Farmanbar, Tsung-Hui Chang, Mingyi Hong, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Software Defined Resource Allocation for Service-Oriented Networks, IEEE ICASSP, Apr. 15–20, 2018, pp. 3769–3773. [link]

[C17] Ya-Feng Liu and Wei Yu*, Wireless Multicast for Cloud Radio Access Network with Heterogeneous Backhaul, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Oct. 29–Nov. 1, 2017, pp. 531–535. [link] [Invited Paper]

[C16] Cheng Lu, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Jing Zhou, An Efficient Global Algorithm for Nonconvex Complex Quadratic Problems with Applications in Wireless Communications, IEEE/CIC ICCC, Oct. 22–24, 2017, pp. 1–5. [link] [Invited Paper]

[C15] Ya-Feng Liu*, Cheng Lu, Meixia Tao, and Jiageng Wu, Joint Multicast and Unicast Beamforming for the MISO Downlink Interference Channel, IEEE SPAWC, Jul. 3–6, 2017, pp. 159–163. [link] [Invited Paper]

[C14] Tsung-Hui Chang*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Shih-Chun Lin, Max-Min-Fairness Linear Transceiver Design for Full-Duplex Multiuser Systems, IEEE SPAWC, Jul. 3–6, 2017, pp. 290–294. [link] [Invited Paper]

[C13] Wenqiang Pu*, Ya-Feng Liu, Junkun Yan, Shenghua Zhou, Hongwei Liu, and Zhi-Quan Luo, A Two-Stage Optimization Approach to the Asynchronous Multi-Sensor Registration Problem, IEEE ICASSP, Mar. 5–9, 2017, pp. 3271–3275. [link]

[C12] Xiaozhou Zhang*, Tsung-Hui Chang, Ya-Feng Liu, Chao Shen, and Gang Zhu, Uplink and Downlink User Pairing in Full-Duplex Multi-User Systems: Complexity and Algorithms, IEEE ICASSP, Mar. 5–9, 2017, pp. 3629–3633. [link]

[C11] Qian Ma*, Lin Gao, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang, A Contract-Based Incentive Mechanism for Crowdsourced Wireless Community Networks, WiOpt, May 9–13, 2016, pp. 1–8. [link]

[C10] Qian Ma*, Lin Gao, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang, A Game-Theoretic Analysis of User Behaviors in Crowdsourced Wireless Community Networks, International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), May 25–29, 2015, pp. 355–362. [link] [Best Student Paper Award]

[C9] Peng Liu, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Jiandong Li, An Iterative Reweighted Minimization Framework for Joint Channel and Power Allocation in the OFDMA System, IEEE ICASSP, Apr. 19–24, 2015, pp. 3068–3072. [link]

[C8] Qian Ma*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang, Time and Location Aware Mobile Data Pricing, IEEE ICC, Jun. 10–14, 2014, pp. 3235–3240. [link]

[C7] Ya-Feng Liu* and Enbin Song, Distributionally Robust Joint Power and Admission Control via SOCP Deflation, IEEE SPAWC, Jun. 16–19, 2013, pp. 11–15. [link]

[C6] Ya-Feng Liu* and Yu-Hong Dai, Joint Power and Admission Control via p Norm Minimization Deflation, IEEE ICASSP, May 26–31, 2013, pp. 4789–4793. [link]

[C5] Qiang Li*, Mingyi Hong, Hoi-To Wai, Wing-Kin Ma, Ya-Feng Liu, and Zhi-Quan Luo, An Alternating Optimization Algorithm for the MIMO Secrecy Capacity Problem under Sum Power and Per-Antenna Constraints, IEEE ICASSP, May 26–31, 2013, pp. 4359–4363. [link]

[C4] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Joint Power and Admission Control via Linear Programming Deflation, IEEE ICASSP, Mar. 25–30, 2012, pp. 2873–2876. [link] [IEEE Signal Processing Society Travel Grant]

[C3] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, On the Complexity of Leakage Interference Minimization for Interference Alignment, IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Jun. 26–29, 2011, pp. 471–475. [link]

[C2] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Max-Min Fairness Linear Transceiver Design for a Multi-User MIMO Interference Channel, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Jun. 5–9, 2011, pp. 1–5. [link] [IEEE ICC 2011 Best Paper Award]

[C1] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, On the Complexity of Optimal Coordinated Downlink Beamforming, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Mar. 14–19, 2010, pp. 3274–3277. [link]