Dr. Nghi Tran

Dr. Nghi Tran

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: ASEC 352
Phone: 330-972-7168
Fax: 330-972-6487


Dr. Tran received the B.Eng. degree from Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam in 2002, the M.Sc. degree (with Graduate Thesis Award) and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 2004 and 2008, respectively, all in Electrical & Computer Engineering. From May 2008 to July 2010, he was at McGill University as a Postdoctoral Scholar under the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. From August 2010 to July 2011, Dr. Tran was at McGill University as a Research Associate. He also worked as a Consultant in the satellite industry. Since August 2011, Dr. Tran has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Akron, OH, USA.

Research Accomplishments

Dr. Tran’s research interests span broad areas of signal processing and communication and information theories for wireless systems and networks. Current topics of interest include:

  • Fundamental limits of relay networks
  • Capacity-approaching yet low complexity designs for multi-user wireless networks
  • Two-way relay communications
  • Capacity limits of impulsive noise channels
  • MIMO capacity
  • Coded modulation and iterative decoding


Selected Past Contributions

  • A low complexity transceiver structure that practically eliminates adverse effects of fading in wireless communications
  • Subcarrier grouping and precoding techniques for OFDM/OFDMA-based systems to achieve an excellent error performance while keeping the system's complexity at minimum
  • A powerful yet simple coded modulation technique in MIMO systems for near capacity limit performance, applicable to LTE-Advanced
  • Optimal Amplify-and-Forward (AF) protocols for wireless relay networks