Yansha Deng


Yansha Deng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at King’s College London, London, United Kingdom (Aug. 2017–now). She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at King’s College London, London, United Kingdom (May. 2015–Aug. 2017). She received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom  (Sep. 2012  – May. 2015). She is also the Senior Editor of IEEE Communications Letters,  the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications,  the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-scale Communications, and the Associate Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Magazine. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia, the University of New South Wales, and the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

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Research Interests

  • Molecular Communication
  • Internet of Wireless and Bio-Nano Things
  • Machine Learning for 5G and 6G Wireless Networks

Research Awards

  • Best Paper Award Globecom 2017 (15/2600 submissions) —Y. Deng, M. Pierobon, A. Nallanathan, “A Microfluidic Feed-Forward Loop Pulse Generator for Molecular Communication,” Singapore, Dec. 2017.
  • Best Paper Award ICC 2016 (15/2469 submissions)—Y. Deng, A. Noel, M. Elkashlan, A. Nallanathan, and K. C. Cheung, “Molecular Communication with a Reversible Adsorption Receiver,”  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May. 2016.
  • Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2018.
  • Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Communications 2017.
  • Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Communications 2016.
  • Student Travel Grant ICC 2014.

PhD Scholarships

I am currently recruiting two KCL Ph.D. scholarships for EU student in the area of molecular communication and machine learning .

I am also recruiting students applying for other Ph.D. scholarships in KCL:

  1. King’s International PGR Scholarships
  2. King’s-China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship programme (K-CSC) (Up to 100 K-CSC scholarship awards)
  3. International student research funding for various overseas countries (including the USA, developing Commonwealth countries, Indonesia,  Mexico, etc. )

Interested applicants with a strong background in mathematics and communications engineering are invited to email me their CVs and academic transcripts.

Postdoc Fellowships

I also support the postdoc research fellowship applications in department of engineering of King’s College London.  This includes Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship, EPSRC Research Fellowship,  Royal Society University Research Fellowship, and etc.


  • Jan. – April    5CCS2ELC “Electronic Circuits” Undergraduate Module, King’s College London, UK
  • Jan. – April    6CCS3HAD “Hardware Design” Undergraduate Module, King’s College London, UK