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B.Eng. Northwestern Polytechnic University - China 1994
MENGR Northwestern Polytechnic University - China 1996
PhD Virginia Tech 2001

Being a faculty member is a privilege through which I can teach and mentor many students. My area of expertise is in computer engineering. More specifically, I conduct research on integrated circuits and embedded systems design for wireless communications, autonomous driving, and Internet of Things. I teach computer engineering courses at all levels from transistors, gates, circuits, processors, to computer systems. Courses I've taught include digital logic, VLSI design, HDL modeling, computer architecture, and reconfigurable computing.

My experience in industry has helped me with both teaching and research. Before I returned to graduate school, I worked as an applications engineer and traveled around the world to visit corporate customers. After completing my PhD degree at Virginia Tech, I became a member of the technical staff at the Bell Labs of Lucent Technologies, where I worked on integrated circuits design for wireless communication systems.

At the Embedded Computing Lab, I lead faculty and students to solve important engineering problems using creative ideas, architectures, algorithms, and designs. our goal is to build a better and more efficient world through research and innovations.

Scholarly Work

On Relay Node Placement and Assignment for Two-tiered Wireless Networks 2008

High-Throughput Layered Decoder Implementation for Quasi-Cyclic LDPC Codes 2009

Cao Liang and Xinming Huang, “SmartCell: An Energy Efficient Coarse-Grained Reconfigurable Architecture for Stream-Based Applications,” EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems, vol.2009, 15 pages, DOI:10.1155/2009/518659.

An Liu, Xinming Huang, Youjian Liu, Haige Xiang, and Wu Luo, “Capacity Bounds of MIMO Channels with Asymmetric Channel State Information at Transmitter,” IEEE Communications Letter, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 564-566, August 2009.

Professional Highlights & Honors
, 2004
UNO College of Engineering
, 2004

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Worcester Business Journal
WPI developing technology for better prosthetics

The Worcester Business Journal is the latest to report on how Ted Clancy, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Xinming Huang, professor of electrical and computer engineering, are developing wireless sensors to improve the performance of prosthetics for individuals with upper limb amputations.

CBS Boston
Local Researchers Create More Freedom For Amputees With New Prosthetic Devices

This story features WPI-developed prosthetic technology. The work is aimed at providing better prosthetics options for injured soldiers and others with transradial amputations who have found it difficult or impossible to perform a wide range of daily tasks with current one-degree-of-freedom hand-wrist prostheses.