Dr. Yi Hong

Dr. Yi Hong

Senior Lecturer
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Room 224, 14 Alliance Lane, Clayton Campus

Dr Y. Hong received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and telecommunications from University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). She is a Senior lecturer at Monash University. She was Director of Graduate Research (2016-2/18) of the ECSE Department at Monash. Currently she serves on the Australian Research Council College of Experts. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of IET, a member of IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Information Theory Soceity, and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. She will be the Tutorial Chair of 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Melbourne. She was the General co-Chair of 2014 IEEE Information Theory Workshop at Hobart, Tasmania; the Technical Program Committee Chair of the 2011 Australian Communication Theory workshop, Melbourne; the Publicity Chair of 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop at Taromina, Sicily; and Technical Program Committee Member of various IEEE leading conferences. She was Associate Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (WCL) and Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT). She received the NICTA-ACoRN Early Career Researcher award at AUSCTW Adelaide 2007. She leads a group of research students and postdocs working on communications technology, wireless security, and coding techniques for wireless communications and networking as well as SSD storage.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD),Telecommunications Engineering., University of New South Wales (UNSW)


Communication and information theory, Electrical engineering, Signal processing, Telecommunications, Wireless communications

Community Service

She was Associate Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and European Transaction on Telecommunications.
She will be Tutorial Chair of IEEE ISIT, Melbourne, 2021; International Liaison Chair of IEEE ICT 2019.

She was Publicity Chair of IEEE ICT, Sydney, 2015; Publication co-Chair of IEEE ISITA, Melbourne, 2014; General co-Chair of IEEE ITW, Hobart, 2014; Technical Program Committee Chair of AUSCTW 2011;
Publicity Chair of IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Sicily, Italy 2009; and Local Arrangement Chair of AUSCTW 2007, Adelaide.

She has served as Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE ICC 2011-2018, IEEE VTC 2011-2018, IEEE PRMIC 2008, IEEE WCNC 2008 and etc.

Professional Association

IEEE Senior Member, and IET Member

Research Projects

Current projects

Network coding over finite rings

The project aims to transform the theory, design and deployment of coding schemes for future wireless networks by exploring innovative algebraic tools. We will produce a systematic and unified approach to the design of network and relaying codes for multi-terminal wireless communications, an emerging technology for wireless networks. Our advances in coding and decoding will enable massive increases in data rates and will lead to more reliable communications networks. The outcomes will make fundamental contributions to coding and information theory, with direct application to next-generation wireless communications.

Advanced Coding Techniques for Next Generation NAND Flash Memories

NAND Flash memories in Solid State Drives are gradually replacing hard drives in our laptops and provides enormous benefits in access speed and weight. A critical limitation of NAND Flash memories is their reliability loss with use. While the physical principles underpinning the technology of such storage devices are constantly improving, the challenges posed by the very strict reliability/cost requirements of large storage systems can only be met by advanced coding techniques. By allocating some of the memory to coding redundant information the lifetime of these devices can be extended to the desired level. Designing low-power consuming coding schemes that can achieve the maximum coding gain will be the focus of this project.

Index coding for multimedia content distribution networks

A large portion of the increasing internet traffic is due to video content browsing and distribution and poses serious strains to the current network infrastructure, which is designed to support conventional data. It is crucial to explore new fundamental avenues to reduce the network congestion due to large files downloads. The project will tackle this problem by exploring new index coding techniques, which are robust to failures occurring in wireless and wired network links. Using advanced mathematical tools from algebraic number theory and module theory we aim to design optimally bandwidth efficient index coding schemes that enable timely and reliable content distribution to the end users.

New Generation of Secure Wireless Communications for Constrained Devices

Internet of things (IoT) will involve billions of resource-constrained devices connected to the environment and managed though a range of wireless connections. Standard wireless security solutions are unsuitable for these devices due to the high cost of communication and computation. The project aims to develop a novel wireless security approach based on the physical-layer properties of wireless channels, to secure communications for the IoT. The fundamental advances of the first two years will be followed by a software-defined radio demonstration of the new technology. These outcomes will provide innovative solutions to safeguard future commercial deployment of the IoT.

Past projects

FLAG: Fundamental results and algorithmic solutions for 5G networks

Coordinated non-coherent wireless for safe and secure networking

This project aims at transforming the current wireless technology to address two increasingly important issues of wireless networks regarding public health and communications privacy. We will produce major innovations in the theory and practice of wireless technology that will significantly reduce the power output from distributed transmitting antennas, potentially harmful to people living in the vicinity of the base stations. Focusing the power from a number of different transmitters onto a specific receiver enhances the system capacity and the privacy of the information. Our advances in distributed wireless technology will enable to reduce the high deployment and maintenance costs of cellular networks in future 5G systems.

Research articles, papers & publications

See Yi’s research contributions through published book chapters, articles, journal papers and in the media.

Last modified: June 22, 2018