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Dr Yansha Deng is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Engineering at King’s College London, London, United Kingdom. She has secured more than £1.9 million of research funding as the PI, and has received EPSRC NIA award. She has published 90+ journal papers and 40+ IEEE/ACM conference papers. She is currently the Senior Editor of IEEE Communications Letters since 2020,  the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2017,  the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-scale Communications since 2019, the Associate Editor of IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society since 2019 and the Vertical Area Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Magazine since 2021.

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Academic Positions and Degree

08/2021- Present     Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), King’s College London, United Kingdom 

08/2017- 07/2021    Lecturer (Assistant Professor), King’s College London, United Kingdom 

05/2015- 07/2017    Research Fellow, King’s College London, United Kingdom 

09/2012- 05/2015    PhD, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Visiting Experience

09/2016- 03/2017     Visiting Research Fellow, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA 

12/2014- 03/2015     Visting Student, University of British Columbia, Canada 

06/2013- 08/2013     Visting Student, University of New South Wales, Australia

Research Interests

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

Research Awards

  • IEEE Communications Society Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region 2021
  • 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 one KCL EPSRC iCASE PhD scholarship for international PhD students in the area of goal-oriented communications in 6G.

I am also recruiting students applying for other PhD 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 the department of engineering of King’s College London.  This includes Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship, EPSRC Open FellowshipRoyal Society University Research Fellowship, 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