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Dr Tianhua Xu

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Assistant Professor

Connected Systems Group (A419)

Electrical and Electronic Stream

School of Engineering

University of Warwick

Coventry, United Kingdom


Tel: +44-(0)24765 28698

Fax: +44-(0)2476418922





Dr. Tianhua Xu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Connected Systems Group, School of Engineering, at University of Warwick, UK. He is also an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London (UCL), UK. He received his Ph.D. degree in School of Information and Communication Technology, at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, 2012. Following this, he worked as a Research Fellow at KTH and RISE Acreo and a visiting Research Fellow at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) from 2012 to 2013, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at University College London (UCL) from 2013 to 2017.

He joined University of Warwick as an Assistant Professor in 2017. His current research interests include optical communication networks, digital signal processing, machine learning and optical fibre sensing. Dr. Xu is the Associate Editor of IEEE Access and Journal of the European Optical Society-RP, the Chair of Optics in Digital Systems Technical Group in Optical Society of America, and the TPC co-chair/member of over 20 IEEE leading conferences (e.g. GLOBECOM, ICC, CLEO-PR). He has published over 90 journal and conference papers (including 21 invited), 2 invited book chapter and 4 patents. He has a Google Scholar Citation of 1217 and an h-index of 20.

Research Topics

Machine Learning and Signal Processing in Optical Communication Systems and Networks

Physical Layer Properties in Linear and Nonlinear Optical Communication Networks

Transceiver Design for Linear and Nonlinear Optical Communication Networks

Information and Coding Theory for Nonlinear Optical Channels and Networks

Optical Fibre Sensing and Optical Fibre Sensor Networks

Academic Activities

Associate Editor in IEEE Access (Q1 Journal, IF: 4.098) 2019-Now

Associate Editor in Journal of the European Optical Society-RP (Q2 Journal, IF: 1.27) 2019-Now

Chair of Optics in Digital Systems Technical Group in Optical Society of America 2017-2018