Dr. Buon Kiong (Vincent) Lau is a Professor and a "Docent" with the Communications Group at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology.
Dr. Lau obtained the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 1998. From 1998 to 2002, he did his Ph.D. at Curtin University of Technology, Australia, on the topic "Applications of Adaptive Antennas in 3G Mobile Communication Systems". From January 2003 to April 2004, he was a Guest Research Fellow at the Department of Signal Processing, Blekinge Institute of Technology. He was a Research Fellow (May 2004-May 2007) at the Department of Electroscience, Lund University, and later an Assistant Professor (June 2007-October 2010) and an Associate Professor (Nov 2010-Mar 2016) in the Department of Electrical and Information Technology (formerly Department of Electroscience) . Between July 2010 and December 2014, he served as the Director of Postgraduate Studies at the same department.
Dr. Lau was an Associate Editor (AE), Senior AE and Track Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation between 2010 and 2016. He received an award from the journal for exceptional performance as an Associate Editor during 2014-2015. He was a Guest Editor of the 2012 Special Issue on MIMO Technology and the Lead Guest Editor for the 2016 Special Issue on Theory and Applications of Characteristic Modes for the same journal. He was also the Lead Guest Editor of the 2013 Special Cluster on Terminal Antenna Systems for 4G and Beyond for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. He is the chair of Subworking Group 1.1 on "Antenna System Aspects" within EU COST Action IC1004. From 2007 to 2011, he was a Co-chair of Subworking Group 2.2 on "Compact Antenna Systems for Terminals" (CAST) within EU COST Action 2100. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. From 2012-2015, he was the Regional Delegate of European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) for Region 6 (Iceland, Norway, Sweden). He is also a member of the Education Committee in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), where he also the Coordinator of the annual AP-S Student Design Contest (3-year term between 2013-2015). In 2014, Dr. Lau initiated the international Special Interest Group on Theory of Characteristic Modes (SIG TCM) (www.characteristicmodes.org), which aims to promote new breakthroughs and foster coordination/collaboration in TCM research. Currently, over 75 research groups/companies are members of the SIG. Additionally, he is serving as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE AP-S.
Dr. Lau's primary research interests are in various aspects of multiple antenna systems, particularly the interplay between traditionally separate disciplines of antennas, propagation channels and signal processing.