Liang Dong

Liang (Leon) Dong

Room 301B, Rogers Engineering Building
One Bear Place #97356
Waco, Texas 76798-7356
Phone: +1-254-710-4589
Fax: +1-254-710-3010

Dr. Liang (Leon) Dong is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research expertise encompasses digital signal processing, wireless communications and networking, cyber-physical system and security, as well as artificial intelligence applications in signal processing and communications. He is grateful for the generous support of Baylor's VP for Research, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense's TARDEC, the Michigan Department of Transportation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and industry leaders such as L3Harris, Intel, ExxonMobil, and Denso.

Dr. Dong holds the distinction of being a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a valued Member of the American Physical Society (APS). In addition, he has diligently served as the Faculty Advisor for Baylor University's InterVarsity chapter.

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2002 (Curriculum Vitae | Current Research)



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Liang (Leon) Dong's General Research Areas

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Liang (Leon) Dong's Specific Research Topics


Baylor Magazine, February 2015

High-flying Wi-Fi



  • Wireless and Mobile Communications

  • Next Generation (NextG) wireless and mobile systems will provide enhanced data flow, communications, analytics, and automation for our connected world. Our research explores signal processing methods, transmit/receive techniques, radio communications, spectrum utilization, and mobile edge computing for NextG systems. We build AI autonomy to support systems' security, reliability, and adaptability.

  • Internet of Things

  • NextG network systems will connect billions of heterogeneous Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The IoT perceives the physical environment, enables machine-to-machine communication, and provides low-latency computational and storage resources for smart cities, modern transportation, public health and safety, and defense. Our research focuses on energy-efficient communications and data analytics for IoT, and IoT reliability and security.
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications

  • Deep neural networks harness advanced algorithms, big data, and the computing power of modern digital systems to enable machines to learn quickly and accurately at scale. We apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) deep learning to autonomous driving, drug molecule discovery, and industrial automation.

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