Yue Qi

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Ph.D. Candidate
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
E-post: yqi @ villanova.edu

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Villanova University under the supervision of Prof. Mojtaba Vaezi, and a member of Wireless Networking Lab. My current research is focusing on Physical Layer Security in NOMA.

Research Interests

  • Wireless Communications

  • Signal Processing

  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA)

  • Physical Layer Security

  • MIMO Beamforming

  • Time-frequency Analysis

  • Signal Classification and Identification

Recent News


  • Jun.06: I participated in the PROGRESS Workshop at ICASSP 2021 virtually and received an IEEE Signal Processing Society Professional Development grant.

  • Apr.08: I presented my Proposal Defense, "Physical Layer Security in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access".

  • Feb.23: I organized Spring 2021 Poster Competition.

  • Jan.18: I have been selected as the website Co-Chairs of N2Women.


  • Dec.24: Watch our lab's USRP-based experimental results on NOMA [Video].

  • Nov.18: Participate a project with L3Harris Technologies.

  • Oct.26: Our paper has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Communications for publication [PDF].

  • Aug.12: Our paper "Secure transmission in MIMO-NOMA networks" will appear in the IEEE Communications Letters [PDF].

  • Aug.11: I have been selected as the president of CEER Graduate Club (CGC), it is my honor to serve all graduate students in college of Engineering.

  • Jun.09: Our work is now open in ICC, here is the video.

  • May.20: Prof. Vaezi is honored to have received the 2020 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize for joint work. So proud of him! Congratulations!

  • May.09: I have been selected to receive an IEEE ComSoc Student Grant to attend the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) virtually.

  • May.05: I attended and served as a Session Chair of IEEE ICASSP 2020 (International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing), Virtual Barcelona, May 4-8, 2020.

  • Feb.24: Our conference paper “IoT Battery Lifetime Enhancement Using Relays: A Large-Scale Analysis” has been accepted in ICC 2020.

  • Feb.24: I won the third place in poster competition.

  • Feb.18: I organized Spring 2020 Poster Competition as the Academic Chair of CEER Graduate Club.

  • Jan.20: Became a member of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) and ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering (WICE).


  • Nov.19: I received IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) Travel Grant to present my work at Globecome 2019.

  • Sep.19: Our journal paper has been accepted by IEEE Signal Processing Letter.

  • Nov.18: I received Villanova Engineering Research support for Spring 2019