Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Honorary Research Associate



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Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am currently a Research Associate in the Department of Computing at Imperial College, working with Prof. Nick Jennings since Aug. 2019. I received my Ph.D. in July 2019 from the Department of Electronics Engineering at Peking University, Beijing, China, under the supervision of Prof. Lingyang Song. Prior to that, I obtained my Bachelor's Degree from Peking University in 2014.

My research interests include aerial access networks, vehicular networks, edge computing, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, NOMA, and distributed multi-agent systems. I have served as the TPC member for a number of conferences including GLOBECOM, ICC, WCNC, and ICCC. Now I am a committee member of Women in Computing at Imperial.



Di B, Zhang H, Song L, et al., 2020, Hybrid Beamforming for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface based Multi-User Communications: Achievable Rates With Limited Discrete Phase Shifts, Ieee Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol:38, ISSN:0733-8716, Pages:1809-1822

Zhang H, Di B, Chang Z, et al., 2020, Equilibrium Problems With Equilibrium Constraints Analysis for Power Control and User Scheduling in NOMA Networks, Ieee Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol:69, ISSN:0018-9545, Pages:5467-5480

Di B, Zhang H, Li L, et al., 2020, Practical Hybrid Beamforming With Finite-Resolution Phase Shifters for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Based Multi-User Communications, Ieee Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol:69, ISSN:0018-9545, Pages:4563-4568

Zhang Y, Di B, Wang P, et al., 2020, HetMEC: Heterogeneous Multi-Layer Mobile Edge Computing in the 6 G Era, Ieee Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol:69, ISSN:0018-9545, Pages:4379-4391


Di B, Jennings N, Privacy-Preserving dialogues between agents: A contract-based incentive mechanism for distributed meeting scheduling, Multi-Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies. EUMAS 2020, Springer, Cham

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