Wenjun Fan


Dr. Wenjun Fan received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Telematics Systems Engineering (i.e., DIT department, where the first generation of the national network of Spain was born) of ETSI Telecomunicación, Technical University of Madrid (i.e., UPM, which ranks 58th in the QS World University Rankings of Engineering and Technology in 2022), Spain in 2017. Afterwards, he worked with the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK in 2017 -2019, and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, US in 2019 - 2021, as a postdoc respectively. He also worked with Tsinghua University as a research assistant in 2009 - 2010. He is currently an assistant professor with the Department of Communications and Networking, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

Dr. Wenjun Fan participated in several research projects supported by the National Science Foundation (United States) and one EU H2020 research project termed C3ISP supported by the European Commission. He has published 25+ papers as the 1st author (40+ papers in total with more than 600 citations with 11 h-index from Google Scholar) in remarkable venues such as IEEE TDSC (top journal in security), IEEE JSAC (top journal in communications and networking), IEEE ICDCS 2022 (IEEE prestigious international conference on distributed computing systems, 19.9% acceptance rate in 2022), IEEE CNS 2021 (IEEE new-prominent international conference on communications and network security), IEEE ICC 2021 (IEEE flagship conference on communications), and IEEE NetSoft 2017 (IEEE flagship conference on network softwarization).

The prospective Ph.D. students to him should have stress resistance (i.e., frustration tolerance with mental health), high motivation (i.e., doing research with a proper intention and attitude), and fair capability (eager to learn and can endure being defeated, cf. "Genius is eternal patience,"-- Leo Tolstoy). If you satisfy the above three merits and would like to pursue a Ph.D. degree, please send your CV and transcript to his email (Wenjun.Fan AT xjtlu.edu.cn).

Further, for any foreign/international applicants aiming for the CSC scholarship, it is recommended that the applicants can come up with their own research proposals.

Heads-up: any student before sending inquiry please check if you have the desirable English test score (IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 90) or the exception of waiving the language requirement in terms of XJTLU's doctoral admission policy. In addition, anyone with GRE test score is preferred.
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