Basic Information


Zhenzhen Gao
Ph.D. /Associate Professor /Master Advisor
Department of Information and Communications Engineering
School of Electronic and Information Engineering
Xi'an Jiaotong University


No. 1 West Building, Room 446 (Xingqing)

HongLi Building, Room 7-051 (Innovation  Harbour)


Looking for self-motivated graduate students interested in wireless communications




--Visiting Scholar in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, from August 2009 to August 2011, work with Prof. K. J. Ray Liu.
--Ph.D. in Information and Communications Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, Nov. 2011.
--B.S. in Communication Engineering, Lanzhou University, China, July 2005.
Research and teaching

Research interests: 

Physical layer security

 Index modulation

 Advanced technologies in 5G network

 Intelligent physical layer techniques



Principle of Digital Communication 


Graduated international students:

 Lizeth Patricia Aguirre Sánchez, Design of a low Lantency Queue Scheduling Scheme based on Floodlight-SDN Platform, 2018, (for PhD, Shanghai Jiaotong University)

 Ali Aziz, Research on SDN based Dynamic Load-Balancing using Dijkstra and WRR with different OpenFlow Controllers, 2019, (for PhD, Shanghai Jiaotong University)

Selected Publication

1、Selected Journal paper

[1] Zhenzhen Gao, Shaozhuang Bai, Xuewen Liao and V. C. M. Leung,  Secure Quadrature Channel Modulation [J], IEEE Trans. Vechular Tech., Early access.

[2] Zhenzhen GaoZhijie Huang, Li Sun, Secure Cooperative Communication With  Non-dedicated Relays [J], IEEE Trans. VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY,  67(8), August, 2018, pp. 7811-7815

[3] Zhenzhen Gao, Di Shen and Xuewen Liao, Secrecy enhancement in MIMO-OFDM-IM systems with limited RF chains [J], Physical Communication, 35(2019)100706, pp. 1-14.

[4] Hequn Hu, Zhenzhen Gao, Xuewen Liao and Victor, C. M. Leung, Secure Communications in CIoT networks with a wireless energy harvesting untrusted relay [J], Sensors, 2017, 17, 2023; doi:10.3390/s17092023

[5] Zhijie Huang, Zhenzhen Gao, Li Sun, Anti-Eavesdropping Scheme Based on Quadrature Spatial Modulation [J], IEEE Communications Letters,21(3), March, 2017

[6] Zhenzhen Gao, Li Sun, Yichen Wang, Xuewen Liao, Double Differential Transmission for Amplify-and-Forward Two-Way Relay  Systems [J],IEEE Communication Letters, 18(10), Oct. 2014
[7] Zhenzhen Gao, H.Q. Lai, K.J.R. Liu, Differential Space-Time Network Coding for Multi-Source Cooperative Communications[J], IEEE Transactions on Communications,vol.59, no. 11, pp. 3146-3157, Nov. 2011
[8] Zhenzhen Gao, Y.H. Yang, K.J.R. Liu, Anti-Eavesdropping Space-Time Network Coding for Cooperative Communications[J], IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.10, no. 11, pp. 3898-3908, Nov. 2011
[9] Zhenzhen Gao, S.H. Zhu, J. Xu, et al. Performance of Block-Double Differential Design for Broadband Cooperative Communications with Carrier Frequency Offsets[J], IEICE Transactions Commun., vol.E92-B, no.7,  July, 2009.
[10] Zhenzhen Gao, Shihua Zhu, Zhimeng Zhong. A High-Rate Space-Time Block Code with Full Diversity [J]. IEICE Transactions on  Communications, E91-B(7): 2431-2434, 2008. 
 Man Chu, Biao He, Xuewen Liao, Zhenzhen Gao and  Victor C. M. Leung, On the Design of Power Splitting Relays with Interference Alignment[J],  IEEE Transactions on Communications, Volume: PP, Issue: 99, Dec. 2017


2、Conference Paper

[1] Zhenzhen Gao, Shihua Zhu, Jing Xu, Differential transmission for amplify-and-forward broadband cooperative communications[C], Chinacom, pp.1081-1085, Hangzhou, China, Aug. 2008

[2] Zhenzhen Gao, Shihua Zhu, Xuewen Liao, et al. Cooperative Spectrum Sensing and Communication in Cognitive Radio Networks[C]. IEEE Vechicular Techology Conference, pp. 1-5, Ottawa, Canada, Fall, 2010  
[3] Zhenzhen Gao, H.Q. Lai, K.J.R. Liu, Differential Cooperative Communications with Space-Time Network Coding[C]. IEEE Globecom, pp. 1-5, Miami, Dec. 2010

[4] Zhenzhen Gao, Y.H. Yang, K.J.R. Liu, Eavesdropping-Resistant Space-Time Network Coding for Cooperative Communications[C]. IEEE Int'l Conf. on Communications (ICC), pp. 1-5, Kyoto, June 2011

[5] Zhenzhen Gao, Xuewen Liao, Xiaodong Sun and Shihua Zhu, A secure Space-Time Code for Asynchronous Cooperative Communication Systems with Untrusted Relays [C], IEEE WCNC, pp. 4192-4196, Shanghai, China, April, 2013
[6] Xiang Li, Zhenzhen Gao, Gangming Lv, Shihua Zhu, Generalized Anti-Eavesdropping Space-Time Network Coding for  Cooperative Communications [C], IEEE WCNC 2013, pp.4163-4168, Shanghai, China, April, 2013 
[7] Zhenzhen Gao, Chao Zhang, Yichen Wang, Double Differential Transmission for Two-Way Relay Systems with Unknown Carrier  Frequency Offsets[C], in Proc. IEEE ICASSP 2015, pp. 3148-3151, South Brisbane, QLD, AUS, April, 2015.

[8]Duhuo Cheng, Zhenzhen Gao, Feng Liu and Xuewen Liao, A General Time-domain Artificial Noise Design for OFDM AF Relay Systems [C],  in Proc. IEEE/CIC ICCC 2015, pp. 1-6, Shenzhen, China, Nov. 2-4 

[9] Zhenzhen Gao, Hequn. Hu, Duhuo Cheng, et. al, Physical Layer Security Based on Artificial Noise and Spatial Modulation [C], in Proc. WCSP 2016, pp. 1-5, Yangzhou, China, Oct. 13-15.

 [10] Hequn Hu, Zhenzhen Gao, Chao Zhang and Xuewen Liao, Secure Transmission via a Wireless-Powered Untrusted Relay in Underlay CRNs [C], in Proc. IEEE Globecom Workshop 2017, pp.1-5, Singapore, Dec. 2017

[11] Di Shen, Zhenzhen Gao, Xuewen Liao and Xiaodong Sun, Secrecy enhancement for multiple-input multiple-output OFDM with index modulation, in Proc. IEEE ICCS 2018, pp. 142-146, Chengdu, China, Dec. 19-21

[12] Shaozhuang Bai, Zhenzhen Gao, Hequn Hu, and Xuewen Liao, Securing secondary transmission in Cognitive Radio networks using random beamforming, IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS), Chengdu, China, 19-21, Dec. 2018, pp. 445-449.

[13] Shaozhuang Bai, Zhenzhen Gao, and Xuewen Liao, Diversity-Achieving Secure Scheme for SIMO-MBM Systems, accepted by IEEE CIC ICCC 2019

[14] Ye Fan, Xuewen Liao,  Zhenzhen Gao and Li Sun, Physical layer security based on real interference alignment in K-User MIMO Y wiretap channels[C], in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23-28 May 2016, pp. 207-212

[15] Ang Li, Xuewen Liao, Zhenzhen Gao and Yang Yang, Price Discount Strategy for WSP to Promote Hybrid Access in Femtocell Networks [C], in Proceedings of 80th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2014-Fall, 14-17, Vancouver, BC, Canada , September, 2014, pp. 1-5 

[16] Ye Fan, Xuewen Liao, and Zhenzhen Gao, Joint Energy Harvesting and Jamming Design in Secure Communication of Relay Network [c], in Proc. Globecom 2017, 4-8 Dec. 2017, Singapore

[17]  Liyu Xu, Xuewen Liao, Zhenzhen Gao, and Jingke Wan, A Two-Stage Interference Alignment Scheme for Two-Cell Downlink MIMO Cellular Network with Delayed CSIT[C], Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2016 IEEE 83rd, 15-18 May 2016, Nanjing, China

[18]  Ye Fan, Xuewen Liao, Zhenzhen Gao, A power allocation scheme for physical layer security based on large-scale fading[C],  Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2015, 30 Aug.-2 Sept. 2015, Hong Kong, China

[19]  Jing Yan, Chao Zhang, Zhenzhen Gao, Distributed relay selection protocols for simultaneous wireless information and power transfer [C], Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communication (PIMRC) 2014,  2-5 Sept. 2014, Washington, DC, USA

[20] Ang Li, Xuewen Liao, Zhenzhen Gao, Yang Yang, A distributed energy-efficient algorithm for resource allocation in downlink femtocell networks[C], Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communication (PIMRC) 2014,  2-5 Sept. 2014, Washington, DC, USA