Weidong Xiang

University of Michigan


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Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering – University of Michigan-Dearborn

Weidong Xiang received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2004, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Scientist with the Software Radio Laboratory (SRL) at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2004, he joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Michigan–Dearborn (UMD), where he is currently a Professor. He has published more than 75 technical articles in relevant international journals and conferences. His research interests include vehicular communications and networks, 5G, autonomous driving, the Internet of Things, and wireless control systems. He established and leads the Center for Vehicular Communications and Network Laboratory at UMD, focusing on dedicated short-range communications (DSRC), machine type communications (MTC), LTE for high mobility applications, and UWB positioning. He served as an Associate Editor/Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine, SAE journals, and others. His current research is supported by NSF, DoE, GM, Ford, LGE, and CISCO Research.

Their Research

xBOT – A Versatile Robot to Assist Testing of Autonomous-Connected Vehicles
Principal Investigator:
Sridhar Lakshmanan, Paul Richardson, & Weidong Xiang
Research Thrusts: Control & Operations, Enabling Technology, Infrastructure Design & Management