Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Reader in Coding and Information Theory



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Cong Ling is currently a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Imperial College London. He is a member of the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at Imperial College and an affiliated member of the Institute of Security Science and Technology of Imperial College.

He received the Bachelor and Master degrees from Nanjing Institute of Communications Engineering, China in 1995 and 1997 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2005. Before joining Imperial College, he had been on the faculties of Nanjing Institute of Communications Engineering and King's College. He visited Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology (HKTIIT) Fellow in 2009.

Dr. Ling is an Associate Editor (in multiterminal communications and lattice coding) of IEEE Transactions on Communications. He has also served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and on the program committees of several international conferences including IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Globecom, and ICC. He is a member of IEEE.



Wang J, Ling C, 2023, Polar sampler: A novel Bernoulli sampler using polar codes with application to integer Gaussian sampling, Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Vol:91, ISSN:0925-1022, Pages:1779-1811

Wang J, Ling C, 2023, Polar coding for Ring-LWE-based public key encryption, Cryptography and Communications-discrete-structures Boolean Functions and Sequences, Vol:15, ISSN:1936-2447, Pages:397-431

Lyu S, Wang Z, Ling C, et al., 2022, Better lattice quantizers constructed from complex integers, Ieee Transactions on Communications, Vol:70, ISSN:0090-6778, Pages:7932-7940

Ling C, Ross B, 2022, Wang algebra: from theory to practice, Ieee Open Journal of Circuits and Systems, Vol:3, ISSN:2644-1225, Pages:274-285

Stern S, Ling C, Fischer RFH, 2022, Algorithms and bounds for complex and quaternionic lattices with application to MIMO transmission, Ieee Transactions on Information Theory, Vol:68, ISSN:0018-9448, Pages:4491-4517

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