About Me

Junqing Zhang is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, the University of Liverpool, UK. His work mainly involves designing innovative and practical physical layer security solutions for future wireless technologies with ultra-low energy requirements but high security standards. He has been investigating wireless security solutions for a number of Internet of Things techniques, including IEEE 802.11a/g/ax, LoRa/LoRaWAN, ZigBee, etc, with a focus on the physical and MAC layers.

He was a Postdoc Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast, UK from Feb. 2016 to Jan. 2018. He received the PhD degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast, UK in Jan. 2016. His detailed education background and work experience can be found in Education and Work

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  • 29 March, 2021, Our paper, ``NISA: Node Identification and Spoofing Attack Detection Based on Clock Features and Radio Information for Wireless Sensor Networks’’ has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Communications. Congratulations Xintao.
  • We are organizing a special section on Antennas and Array Processing for Physical Layer Wireless Security, IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation. Please consider to submit your work to it.
  • 5 December, 2020, Our paper, “Radio Frequency Fingerprint Identification for LoRa Using Spectrogram and CNN”, has just been accepted by INFOCOM 2021. Congratulations to Guanxiong.
  • 12 October, 2020, Our new survey paper, “Key Generation for Internet of Things: A Contemporary Survey”, has just been accepted by ACM Computing Surveys. This is a collaboration with Dr. Weitao Xu at City University of Hong Kong.
  • 14 September, 2020, Our paper “Sum Secret Key Rate Maximization for TDD Multi-User Massive MIMO Wireless Networks” has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. This paper is a collaboration with Dr. Guyue Li @ Southeast University.

Research Area

  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless security
  • Physical layer security
  • Key generation
  • Device authentication
  • Radio frequency fingerprint identification
  • Device free wireless sensing

Research Expertise

  • Wireless communication techniques, such as OFDM, spread spectrum, etc
  • Wireless communication protocols, such as IEEE 802.11, ZigBee, LoRa/LoRaWAN, etc, in particular physical and MAC layers
  • Wireless channel modelling
  • Software defined radios including USRP, Zedboard + FMCOMMS2, and WARP
  • Machine learning and deep learning applications in the wireless communications and security

Research Demonstration

We are always keen to apply our knowledge to practical applications. Hence we have created several demonstration videos to present our applied research.


Email: junqing.zhang at liverpool.ac.uk
Web: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/electrical-engineering-and-electronics/staff/junqing-zhang/ Tel: 0151 79 57790
Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics
University of Liverpool
Brownlow Hill
Liverpool L69 3GJ
United Kingdom