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Anding Zhu

Senior Lecturer

School Of Electric, Electron & Comms Eng
Engineering Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7161912
Email: anding.zhu@ucd.ie

Biography

Anding Zhu received the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from University College Dublin (UCD) in 2004. He has been working in UCD since 2005, first as a Post-doc, then a Lecturer and now he is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering. His research interests are in the area of nonlinear modelling and characterisation of RF circuits and systems with a particular emphasis on digital linearisation of RF power amplifiers for wireless communications. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and received research funding from various sources, including two Principal Investigator awards from Science Foundation Ireland.

Dr. Zhu collaborates with many universities and international companies. Between 2004 and 2007, he was actively involved the EU FP6 Network of Excellence TARGET. He was appointed as a Guest Research Fellow in the Wireless Circuits and Systems Group at University of Aveiro, Portugal in 2006 and worked as a Visiting Scholar in the High Speed Device Group at University of California at San Diego (UCSD) in 2007. Dr. Zhu was undertaking a sabbatical leave working as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University from January to June 2013. Dr. Zhu is currently with the RF & Microwave Research Group at UCD and he is the Director of the IoE2 Lab, a multi-disciplinary research laboratory particularly focusing on developing enabling technologies and making scientific breakthroughs for next generation Internet of Things (IoT) and future (5G) communication networks. 

Professional

 

Associations

Association: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Function/Role: Senior Member
       

Committees

Committee : IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Committee : IEEE MTT-5 Microwave High-Power Techniques
         

Journals Edited

Ieee Microwave Magazine: Editorial Board member.
 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Zhu, A.; (2011) 'Digital Predistortion and its Combination with Crest Factor Reduction' In: Zhu, A.; (eds). Digital Front-end in Wireless Communications and Broadcasting. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. , pp.244-279 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Yu, C., Xia, J., Zhu, X., and Zhu, A. (2015) 'Single-Model Single-Feedback Digital Predistortion for Concurrent Multi-band Wireless Transmitters'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 63 (07):2211-2224. [DOI] [Details]
Kelly, N., Allegue-Martinez, M., Arapoglou, P.-D., and Zhu, A. (2015) 'Bandwidth-Constrained Digital Pre-compensation Technique for Multi-carrier Satellite Communications'. International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, . [DOI] [Details]
Cai, J., King, J. B., Zhu, A., Pedro, J. C., and Brazil, T. J. (2015) 'Nonlinear Behavioral Modeling Dependent on Load Reflection Coefficient Magnitude'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 63 (05):1518-1529. [DOI] [Details]
Zhu, A. (2015) 'Decomposed Vector Rotation-Based Behavioral Modeling for Digital Predistortion of RF Power Amplifiers'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 63 (02):737-744. [DOI] [Details]
Yu, C. ; Allegue-Martinez, M. ; Guo, Y. ; and Zhu, A. (2014) 'Output-Controllable Partial Inverse Digital Predistortion for RF Power Amplifiers'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 62 (11):2499-2510. [DOI] [Details]
Guan, L. and Zhu, A. (2014) 'Green Communications: Digital Predistortion for Wideband RF Power Amplifiers'. IEEE Microwave Magazine, 15 (07):84-99. [DOI] [Details]
Allegue-Martínez, M., Kelly, N., and Zhu, A. (2014) 'Digital linear pre-compensation technique to enhance predistortion performance in multicarrier DVB-S2 satellite communication systems'. IEE Electronics Letters, 50 (13):957-959. [DOI] [Details]
Guan, L., Kearney, R., Yu, C., and Zhu, A. (2013) 'High Performance Digital Predistortion Test Platform Development for Wideband RF Power Amplifiers'. International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, . [Details]
Yu, C., Guan, L., Zhu, E., and Zhu, A. (2012) 'Band-Limited Volterra Series-Based Digital Predistortion for Wideband RF Power Amplifiers'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 60 (12):4198-4208. [Details]
Yu, C., and Zhu, A. (2012) 'A Single Envelope Modulator-Based Envelope-Tracking Structure for Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output Wireless Transmitters'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 60 (10):3317-3327. [Details]
Tuffy, N., Guan, L., Zhu, A., and Brazil, T. J. (2012) 'A Simplified Broadband Design Methodology for Linearized High Efficiency Continuous Class-F Power Amplifiers'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 60 (5):1952-1963. [Details]
Guan, L., and Zhu, A. (2012) 'Optimized Low-Complexity Implementation of Least Squares-Based Model Extraction for Digital Predistortion of RF Power Amplifiers'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 60 (3):594-603. [Details]
Hsia, C., Zhu, A., Yan, J. J., Draxler, P. J., Kimball, D. F., Lanfranco, S., and Asbeck, P. M. ; (2011) 'Digitally-Assisted Dual-Switch High Efficiency Envelope Amplifier for Envelope Tracking Base-Station Power Amplifiers'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, . [Details]
Guan, L., and Zhu, A.; (2011) 'Dual-loop Model Extraction for Digital Predistortion of Wideband RF Power Amplifiers'. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 21 (9):501-503. [Details]
Guan, L., and Zhu, A.; (2011) 'Gaussian Pulse-Based Two-Threshold Parallel Scaling Tone Reservation for PAPR Reduction of OFDM Signals'. International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting, 2011 . [Details]
Guan, L., and Zhu, A.; (2010) 'Low-Cost FPGA Implementation of Volterra Series-Based Digital Predistorter for RF Power Amplifiers'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 58 (4):866-872. [Details]
Wang, J., Zhu, A., Zhu, X., and Brazil, T. J.; (2009) 'Vector Hole Punching Technique for OFDM Signals Using Circle-Tangent Shift and Unused Tones'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 57 (11):2682-2691. [Details]
García, J. A., Pedro, J. C., Cabral, P. M., Fager, C., Nemati, H. M., Zhu, A., and Colantonio, P. ; (2009) 'Nonideality sources and implementation considerations in polar transmitters'. International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, 1 (2):109-116. [Details]
Zhu, A., Draxler, P. J., Hsia, C., Brazil, T. J., Kimball, D. F., and Asbeck, P. M.; (2008) 'Digital Predistortion for Envelope-Tracking Power Amplifiers Using Decomposed Piecewise Volterra Series'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 56 (10):2237-2247. [Details]
Zhu, A., Draxler, P. J., Yan, J. J., Brazil, T. J., Kimball, D. F., and Asbeck, P. M.; (2008) 'Open-Loop Digital Predistorter for RF Power Amplifiers Using Dynamic Deviation Reduction-Based Volterra Series'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 56 (07):1524-1534. [Details]
Zhu, A., Pedro, J. C., and Cunha, T. R.; (2007) 'Pruning the Volterra Series for Behavioral Modeling of Power Amplifiers Using Physical Knowledge'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 55 (05):813-821. [Details]
Zhu, A., Pedro, J. C., and Brazil, T. J.; (2006) 'Dynamic Deviation Reduction-Based Volterra Behavioral Modeling of RF Power Amplifiers'. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 54 (12):4323-4332. [Details]
Zhu, A. and Brazil, T. J.; (2004) 'Behavioral modeling of RF power amplifiers based on pruned Volterra Series'. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 14 :563-565. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Yu, C. and Zhu, A. (2015) Modeling and Suppression of Transmitter Leakage in Concurrent Dual-band Transceivers with Carrier Aggregation 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Phoenix, AZ, USA, [DOI] [Details]
Cai, J., Yang, M., Zhu, A., Brazil, T. J. (2015) |ΓL|-dependent Polynomial Behavioral Model for RF Power Transistors 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Phoenix, AZ, USA, [DOI] [Details]
Kelly, N.; Allegue-Martinez, M.; and Zhu, A. (2014) Bandwidth-Constrained Digital Predistortion for Multi-carrier Transparent Satellite Payloads The 32nd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference San Diego, USA, [Details]
Yu, C.; Allegue-Martinez, M.; and Zhu, A. (2014) Frequency component controllable digital predistortion of RF power amplifiers 2014 International Workshop on Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits (INMMiC) Leuven, Belgium, [Details]
Yu, C.; and Zhu, A. (2014) Single feedback loop-based digital predistortion for linearizing concurrent multi-band transmitters 2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Tampa, FL, USA, [Details]
Yu, C.; Guo, Y.; and Zhu, A. (2014) A band-limited 2-D digital predistorter for concurrent dual-band RF transmitters 2014 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium (IWS) Xi'An, China, [Details]
Guo, Y., Yu, C., and Zhu, A. (2014) Power adaptive digital predistortion for RF power amplifiers 2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Tampa, FL, USA, [Details]
Kelly, N., Zhu, A., and Brazil, T. J. (2013) Digital Predistortion Feasibility Studies for Multicarrier Satellite Communication Systems The 31st AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC) Florence, Italy, , 14-OCT-13 - 17-OCT-13 [Details]
Guan, L., Yu, C., and Zhu, A. (2012) Bandwidth-constrained Least Squares-based Model Extraction for Band-limited Digital Predistortion of RF Power Amplifiers The International Workshop on Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Circuits Dublin, Ireland, , 03-SEP-12 - 04-SEP-12 [Details]
Yu, C., Guan, L., and Zhu, A. (2012) Band-limited Volterra Series-based Behavioral Modeling of RF Power Amplifiers The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Montreal, Canada, , 17-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12 [Details]
Ballal, T., Shouldice, R. B., Heneghan, C., and Zhu, A. (2012) Breathing Rate Estimation from a Non-Contact Biosensor Using an Adaptive IIR Notch Filter The 2nd Annual IEEE Topical Conference on Biomedical Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems Santa Clara, USA, , 15-JAN-12 - 19-JAN-12 [Details]
Tuffy, N., Zhu, A., and Brazil, T. J.; (2011) Novel Realisation of a Broadband High-Efficiency Continuous Class-F Power Amplifier The European Microwave Conference 2011 Manchester, UK, , 09-OCT-11 - 14-OCT-11 [Details]
Tuffy, N., Zhu, A., and Brazil, T. J.; (2011) Class-J RF Power Amplifier with Wideband Harmonic Suppression 2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Baltimore, MD, , 05-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11 [Details]
Guan, L., and Zhu, A.; (2011) Simplified Dynamic Deviation Reduction-based Volterra Model for Doherty Power Amplifiers 2011 Workshop on Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Circuits (INMMIC) Vienna, Austria, , 18-APR-11 - 19-APR-11 [Details]
Braz, I., Guan, L., Zhu, A., Brazil, T. J. ; (2010) PAPR Reduction Technique Using Unused Subcarriers for SFBC-based MIMO-OFDM Systems European Microwave Week 2010 (The European Wireless Technology Conference) [Details]
Tuffy, N., Zhu,A., Brady, R. G., Brazil, T. J. ; (2010) High Efficiency Class-J Amplifier with Enhanced Harmonic Suppression The IEEE Topical Symposium on Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications [Details]
Braz, I., Guan, L., Zhu, A., Brazil, T. J. ; (2010) Peak-to-Average Power Ratio Reduction of STBC MIMO OFDM Signals Using Unused Tones IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions¿ [Details]
Wang, J., Zhu, A., Zhu, X., and Brazil, T. J.; (2009) Vector Hole Punching of OFDM Signals for Polar Transmitters The IEEE Topical Symposium on Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications San Diego, USA, , 19-JAN-09 - 20-JAN-09 [Details]
Devlin, C., Zhu, A., Kenney J. S., and Brazil, T. J.; (2008) Peak Reduction Technique for Sigma Delta Modulator in the Envelope Path of Polar Transmitter The 1st European Wireless Technology Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands, , 27-OCT-08 - 29-OCT-08 , pp.206-209 [Details]
Draxler, P. J., Zhu, A., Yan, J. J., Kolinko P., Kimball, D. F., and Asbeck, P. M.; (2008) Quantifying Distortion of RF Power Amplifiers for Estimation of Predistorter Performance The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Atlanta, GA, USA, , 15-JUN-08 - 20-JUN-08 [Details]
Devlin, C., Zhu, A., and Brazil T. J.; (2008) PAPR Reduction Technique for OFDM Signals Using Unused Tones with Phase Information The IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems for Communications Shanghai, China, , 25-MAY-08 - 28-MAY-08 [Details]
Devlin, C., Zhu, A., and Brazil T. J.; (2008) Peak to Average Power Ratio Reduction Technique for OFDM Using Pilot Tones and Unused Carriers The IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium 2008 Orlando, FL, USA, , 14-JAN-08 - 18-JAN-08 [Details]
Devlin, C., Zhu, A., and Brazil, T. J.; (2007) Reduction of the Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) for DVB systems using Gaussian Based Tone Reservation and Unused Tones The 2007 China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies Dublin, Ireland, , 28-AUG-07 - 29-AUG-07 , pp.715-722 [Details]
Fager, C., Lavrador, P. M., Myśliński, M., Zhu, A., Nemati, H. M., Pedro, J. C., and Schreurs D.; (2007) System Level Modelling of RF Power Amplifiers Based on Large-Signal Measurements The 37th European Microwave Conference Munich, Germany, [Details]
Zhu, A. and Pedro, J. C.; (2007) Distortion Evaluation of RF Power Amplifiers Using Dynamic Deviation Reduction Based Volterra Series The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Honolulu, HI, USA, , 03-JUN-07 - 08-JUN-07 , pp.965-968 [Details]
Cunha, T. R., Pedro, J. C., Cabral, P., and Zhu A.; (2007) General Nonlinear Feed-forward RF Model for Power Amplifiers The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Honolulu, HI, USA, , 03-JUN-07 - 08-JUN-07 , pp.2027-2030 [Details]
Devlin, C., Zhu, A., and Brazil T. J.; (2007) Gaussian Pulse Based Tone Reservation for Reducing PAPR of OFDM Signals The IEEE 65th Vehicular Technology Conference Dublin, Ireland, , 22-APR-07 - 25-APR-07 , pp.3096-3100 [Details]
Su Z., A. Zhu, and T. J. Brazil; (2006) Transient Analysis Model for Co-Simulation of UWB Antennas and Nonlinear Circuits The 2006 China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies Hangzhou, China, , 18-OCT-06 - 19-OCT-06 , pp.266-269 [Details]
Zhu A., and T. J. Brazil; (2006) An Overview of Volterra Series Based Behavioral Modeling of RF/Microwave Power Amplifiers (Invited) The 8th annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology (WAMICON) Conference Clearwater, Fl, USA, , 04-DEC-06 - 05-DEC-06 [Details]
O'Brien, B., Dooley, J., Zhu, A., and Brazil, T. J.; (2006) Estimation of Memory Length for RF Power Amplifier Behavioral Models The European Microwave Conference 2006 Manchester, UK, , 10-SEP-06 - 15-SEP-06 , pp.680-682 [Details]
Devlin, C., Zhu, A., and Brazil, T. J.; (2006) Reduction of the Peak-to-average Power Ratio (PAPR) of OFDM Signals Using Tone Reservation with Gaussian Pulses The IEEE Topical Workshop on Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications San Diego, CA, USA, , 16-JAN-06 - 17-JAN-06 [Details]
O'Droma, M., Bertran, E., Gadringer, M., Donati, S., Zhu, A., Gilabert, P., Portilla J.; (2005) Developments in Predistortion and Feedforward Adaptive Power Amplifier Linearisers The 13th European Gallium Arsenide and Other Compound Semiconductors Application Symposium (GAAS) Paris, France, , 03-OCT-05 - 04-OCT-05 , pp.337-340 [Details]
Zhu, A. and Brazil, T. J.; (2005) RF Power Amplifiers Behavioral Modeling Using Volterra Expansion with Laguerre Functions The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Long Beach, CA, USA, , 12-JUN-05 - 17-JUN-05 , pp.963-966 [Details]
Zhu, A., Wren, M., and Brazil, T. J.; (2003) An Efficient Volterra-Based Behavioral Model for Wideband RF Power Amplifiers The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Philadelphia, PA, USA, , 08-JUN-03 - 13-JUN-03 , pp.787-790 [Details]
Zhu, A. and Brazil, T. J.; (2002) An Adaptive Volterra Predistorter for the Linearization of RF High Power Amplifiers The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Seattle, WA, USA, , 02-JUN-02 - 07-JUN-02 , pp.461-464 [Details]
Zhu, A., Wang, T., and Brazil, T. J.; (2001) Narrowband and Volterra-Based Behavioral Models for High Frequency Amplifiers The 58th ARFTG Conference San Diego, CA, USA, , 29-NOV-01 - 30-NOV-01 [Details]
Zhu, A. and Brazil, T. J.; (2001) Optimal Digital Volterra Predistorter for Broadband RF Power Amplifier Linearization The 31st European Microwave Conference London, UK, , 24-SEP-01 - 27-SEP-01 , pp.91-94 [Details]
Zhu, A. and Brazil, T. J.; (2001) Adaptive Volterra-Based Predistorter Design for RF High Power Amplifiers The 6th IEEE High Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium Cardiff, UK, , 09-SEP-01 - 10-SEP-01 , pp.100-105 [Details]
Zhu, A. and Brazil, T. J.; (2001) Investigation of Behavioral Model Accuracy Using a State-Space and Convolution-Based Transient Simulator The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Phoenix, AZ, USA, , 20-MAY-01 - 25-MAY-01 , pp.21-24 [Details]
Zhu, A. and Perry, P.; (2000) Active bias configuration for UMTS multi-carrier power amplifier The 5th IEEE High Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium Dublin, Irleand, , 07-SEP-00 - 08-SEP-00 , pp.76-78 [Details]
Zhu, A., Ding, J., and Hu, J.; (1999) Adaptive Call Admission Control for Multi-class CDMA Cellular Systems The 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications Beijing, China, , 18-OCT-99 - 22-OCT-99 , pp.533-536 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

His research interests include high-frequency nonlinear system modelling and device characterisation techniques with a particular emphasis on behavioural modelling and digital linearisation for RF power amplifiers. He is also interested in wireless and RF system design, high speed data converters, digital signal processing, and nonlinear system identification algorithms.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Honeywell International s.r.o
Title : GaN based, passively cooled, linearised L-band SSPA for avionics terminals
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-15 / 31-DEC-15
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Green Power Amplifier Technologies for Future Wideband Reconfigurable Wireless Communication Systems (GrePATech)
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-13 / 01-APR-18
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : CONNECT: The Centre for Future Networks & Communications
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-15 / 31-DEC-20
   

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   EEEN20050     Electronic & Electrical Eng: Digital Electronics
201400   EEEN40270     Electronic & Electrical Eng: Analogue & Mixed Signal IC
201400   EEEN40150     Electronic & Electrical Eng: RF Electronics
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

  • Prof. Thomas J. Brazil, EECE
  • Prof. R. Bogdan Staszewski, EECE

External Collaborators

  • Prof. Peter Asbeck, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), USA
  • Prof. Boris Murmann, Stanford University, USA
  • Prof. Xiaowei Zhu, Southeast University, China