Chau Yuen

Chau Yuen
Singapore University of Technology and Design · Division of Engineering Product Development

PhD

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October 2016 - present
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
June 2010 - September 2016
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2008 - January 2009
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
January 2002 - December 2004
Nanyang Technological University
Field of study
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
January 2001 - December 2001
Nanyang Technological University
Field of study
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
July 1997 - December 2000
Nanyang Technological University
Field of study
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Publications (751)
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Transactive Energy (TE) is envisaged as an advanced demand response (DR) variant to leverage the flexibility of distributed energy resources (DERs) for enhancing energy balance and network management in modern power systems. However, there have been limited implementations of TE frameworks for low voltage (LV) residential networks to capture the un...
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The envisioned sixth-generation (6G) of wireless networks will involve an intelligent integration of communications and computing, thereby meeting the urgent demands of diverse applications. To realize the concept of the smart radio environment, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) are a promising technology for offering programmable propagat...
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Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) has recently emerged as a promising technology enabling next-generation wireless networks. In this paper, we develop an improved index modulation (IM) scheme by utilizing RIS to convey information. Specifically, we study an RIS-aided multiple-input single-output (MISO) system, in which the information bits a...
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With the increasing need for multi-robot for exploring the unknown region in a challenging environment, efficient collaborative exploration strategies are needed for achieving such feat. A frontier-based Rapidly-Exploring Random Tree (RRT) exploration can be deployed to explore an unknown environment. However, its' greedy behavior causes multiple r...
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Specific emitter identification (SEI) is a highly potential technology for physical layer authentication that is one of the most critical supplement for the upper-layer authentication. SEI is based on radio frequency (RF) features from circuit difference, rather than cryptography. These features are inherent characteristic of hardware circuits, whi...
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To accomplish task efficiently in a multiple robots system, a problem that has to be addressed is Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) has been used for many SLAM solutions due to its superb accuracy, but its performance degrades in featureless environments, like tunnels or long corridors. Centralized SL...
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With the complication of future communication scenarios, most conventional signal processing technologies of multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) become unreliable, which are designed based on ideal assumptions, such as Gaussian signaling and independent identically distributed (IID) channel matrices. As a result, this paper consider...
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This paper proposes an effective and novel multiagent deep reinforcement learning (MADRL)-based method for solving the joint virtual network function (VNF) placement and routing (P&R), where multiple service requests with differentiated demands are delivered at the same time. The differentiated demands of the service requests are reflected by their...
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Localization of robots is vital for navigation and path planning, such as in cases where a map of the environment is needed. Ultra-Wideband (UWB) for indoor location systems has been gaining popularity over the years with the introduction of low-cost UWB modules providing centimetre-level accuracy. However, in the presence of obstacles in the envir...
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Autonomous robots operating in indoor and GPS denied environments can use LiDAR for SLAM instead. However, LiDARs do not perform well in geometrically-degraded environments, due to the challenge of loop closure detection and computational load to perform scan matching. Existing WiFi infrastructure can be exploited for localization and mapping with...
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With the increasing need for multi-robot for exploring the unknown region in a challenging environment, efficient collaborative exploration strategies are needed for achieving such feat. A frontier-based Rapidly-Exploring Random Tree (RRT) exploration can be deployed to explore an unknown environment. However, its' greedy behavior causes multiple r...
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This paper proposes an algorithmic approach constructed from a convolutional recurrent neural network (CRNN) iterated with examination of extracted features for partial discharge (PD) localisation; tests were conducted offline on medium voltage (MV) power cables. To evaluate the performance of the algorithm, a case study was performed on 7 cables d...
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Increasing concerns on intelligent spectrum sensing call for efficient training and inference technologies. In this paper, we propose a novel federated learning (FL) framework, dubbed federated spectrum learning (FSL), which exploits the benefits of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) and overcomes the unfavorable impact of deep fading chann...
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Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) has recently gained popularity as a promising solution for improving the signal transmission quality of wireless communications with less hardware cost and energy consumption. This letter offers a novel deep reinforcement learning (DRL) algorithm based on a location-aware imitation environment for the joint...
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The emerging technology of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RISs) is provisioned as an enabler of smart wireless environments, offering a highly scalable, low-cost, hardware-efficient, and almost energy-neutral solution for dynamic control of the propagation of electromagnetic signals over the wireless medium, ultimately providing increased env...
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Capsule network (CapsNet) acts as a promising alternative to the typical convolutional neural network, which is the dominant network to develop the remaining useful life (RUL) estimation models for mechanical equipment. Although CapsNet comes with an impressive ability to represent entities' hierarchical relationships through a high-dimensional vec...
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The multi-user Holographic Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output Surface (MU-HMIMOS) paradigm, which is capable of realizing large continuous apertures with minimal power consumption and of shaping radio wave propagation at will, has been recently considered as an energy-efficient solution for future wireless networks. The tractable channel modeling o...
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The monocular Visual-Inertial Odometry (VIO) based on the direct method can leverage all the available pixels in the image to estimate the camera motion and reconstruct the environment. The denser map reconstruction provides more information about the environment, making it easier to extract structure and planar regularities. In this paper, we prop...
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Demand response program is being implemented in the National Electricity Market of Singapore, which boosts the flexibility of demand side to actively participate in the real-time electricity market. Meanwhile, it is also significant to implement such a program in the day-ahead market, since generation companies could arrange their generating plans...
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Capsule network (CapsNet) acts as a promising alternative to the typical convolutional neural network, which is the dominant network to develop the remaining useful life (RUL) estimation models for mechanical equipment. Although CapsNet comes with an impressive ability to represent the entities' hierarchical relationships through a high-dimensional...
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Currently, autonomous vehicles are able to drive more naturally based on the driving policies learned from millions of driving miles in real environments. However, to further improve the automation level of vehicles is a challenging task, especially in the case of multi-vehicle cooperation. In recent heated discussions of 6G, millimeter-wave (mmWav...
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In Singapore, presently around 78% of the population resides in public housing developed by the Housing and Development Board since 1960. With better education as well as proliferation of information and global exposure, the public begins to demand more equity, transparency, and involvement in the future planning of their living environment. This c...
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Resource allocation is very important for achieving interference suppression and protecting the quality of service of users in heterogeneous networks (HetNets). However, the existing works with perfect channel state information (CSI) and ideal hardware ignored the impact of channel uncertainties and hardware impairments on system performance. In th...
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The demanding objectives for the future sixth generation (6G) of wireless communication networks have spurred recent research efforts on novel materials and radio-frequency front-end architectures for wireless connectivity, as well as revolutionary communication and computing paradigms. Among the pioneering candidate technologies for 6G belong the...
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The emergent technology of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RISs) has the potential to transform wireless environments into controllable systems, through programmable propagation of information-bearing signals. Techniques stemming from the field of Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) have recently gained popularity in maximizing the sum-rate perf...
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With the explosive increment of computation requirements, the multi-access edge computing (MEC) paradigm appears as an effective mechanism. Besides, as for the Internet of Things (IoT) in disasters or remote areas requiring MEC services, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and high altitude platforms (HAPs) are available to provide aerial computing ser...
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We consider the extra degree of freedom offered by the rotation of the reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) plane and investigate its potential in improving the performance of RIS-assisted wireless communication systems. By considering radiation pattern modeling at all involved nodes, we first derive the composite channel gain and present a clo...
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Smart grids leverage the data collected from smart meters to make important operational decisions. However, they are vulnerable to False Data Injection (FDI) attacks in which an attacker manipulates meter data to disrupt the grid operations. Existing works on FDI are based on a simple threat model in which a single grid operator has access to all t...
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Blind modulation classification (MC) is an integral part of designing an adaptive or intelligent transceiver for future wireless communications. Blind MC has several applications in the adaptive and automated systems of sixth generation (6G) communications to improve spectral efficiency and power efficiency, and reduce latency. It will become a int...
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The envisioned wireless networks of the future entail the provisioning of massive numbers of connections, heterogeneous data traffic, ultra-high spectral efficiency, and low latency services. This vision is spurring research activities focused on defining a next generation multiple access (NGMA) protocol that can accommodate massive numbers of user...
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The energy efficiency (EE) of femtocells is always limited by the surrounding radio environments in heterogeneous networks (HetNets), such as walls and obstacles. In this paper, we propose to deploy reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) to improve the EE of femtocells. However, perfect channel state information is more difficult to obtain due...
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With the improvement of electronic circuit production methods, such as reduction of component size and the increase of component density, the risk of defects is increasing in the production line. Many techniques have been incorporated to check for failed solder joints, such as X-ray imaging, optical imaging and thermal imaging, among which X-ray im...
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In this article, we propose a transfer learning (TL) enabled edge convolutional neural network (CNN) framework for 5G industrial edge networks with privacy-preserving characteristic. In particular, the edge server can use the existing image dataset to train the CNN in advance, which is further fine-tuned based on the limited datasets uploaded from...
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Federated Learning in asynchronous mode (AFL) is attracting much attention from both industry and academia to build intelligent cores for various IoT systems and services by harnessing sensitive data and idle computing resources dispersed at massive IoT devices in a privacy-preserving and interaction-unblocking manner. Since AFL is still in its inf...
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We study joint unicast and multigroup multicast transmission in single-cell massive multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) systems, under maximum ratio transmission. For the unicast transmission, the objective is to maximize the weighted sum spectral efficiency (SE) of the unicast user terminals (UTs) and for the multicast transmission the objective...
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Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) is very promising for wireless networks to achieve high energy efficiency, extended coverage, improved capacity, massive connectivity, etc. To unleash the full potentials of RIS-aided communications, acquiring accurate channel state information is crucial, which however is very challenging. For RIS-aided mul...
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The multi-user Holographic Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output Surface (MU-HMIMOS) paradigm, which is capable of realizing large continuous apertures with minimal power consumption, has been recently considered as an energyefficient solution for future wireless networks, offering the increased flexibility in impacting electromagnetic wave propagatio...
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This work deals with the combined effect of nonlinear distortions and inter-channel interference in millimeter wave multi-input multi-output (MIMO) communications. Deep neural networks (DNNs) can be used to handle the effect, but they often require a large number of pilot symbols, hindering their applications. With the aim of online training using...
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Conventional multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) mainly focused on Gaussian signaling, independent and identically distributed (IID) channels, and a limited number of users. It will be laborious to cope with the heterogeneous requirements in next-generation wireless communications, such as various transmission data, complicated comm...
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To mitigate the effects of shadow fading and obstacle blocking, reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) has become a promising technology to improve the signal transmission quality of wireless communications by controlling the reconfigurable passive elements with less hardware cost and lower power consumption. However, accurate, low-latency and lo...
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This paper proposes a scalable channel estimation and reflection optimization framework for reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-enhanced orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. Specifically, the proposed scheme firstly generates a training set of RIS reflection coefficient vectors offline. For each RIS reflection coefficient...
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Intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) is a promising technology that enables the precise control of the electromagnetic environment in future wireless communication networks. To leverage the IRS effectively, the acquisition of channel state information (CSI) is crucial in IRS-assisted communication systems, which, however, is challenging. In this pa...
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Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) is a promising technology for establishing spectral- and energy-efficient wireless networks. In this paper, we study RIS-enhanced orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) communications, which generalize the existing RIS-driven context focusing only on frequency-flat channels. Firstly, we introduce...
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Despite extensive research in the past five years and several successfully completed and ongoing pilot projects, regulators are still reluctant to implement peer-to-peer trading at a large-scale in today's electricity market. The reason could partly be attributed to the perceived disadvantage of current market participants like retailers due to the...
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Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) enables autonomous robots to navigate and execute their tasks through unknown environments. However, performing SLAM in large environments with a single robot is not efficient, and visual or LiDAR-based SLAM requires feature extraction and matching algorithms, which are computationally expensive. In this...