Ruixin Niu

Dr. Ruixin Niu
Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

College of Engineering

Ruixin Niu, PhD.

Dr. Ruixin Niu received his B.S. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1994, M.S. degree from Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Connecticut in 2001, all in Electrical Engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Before joining VCU, he was a Research Assistant Professor with Syracuse University.

His research interests are in the areas of detection, estimation, target tracking, information fusion, sensor networks, wireless communications, and machine learning. He has 130 publications in the above-mentioned research areas with over 4300 citations. He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI of 17 research projects, most of which were federally funded, on the topics of object estimation/tracking, data fusion, sensor management, 5G wireless communications, etc.

Dr. Niu received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Information Fusion in 2004 (Fusion' 04) for his work on distributed detection and decision fusion in sensor networks. He is a co-author/co-advisor of the paper that won the Best Student Paper Award at Fusion'10. In 2011, 2016, and 2017, he participated in the Visiting Faculty Research Program at Air Force Research Laboratory. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and is on the editorial board of Journal of Advances in Information Fusion. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing between 2012 and 2016, and was an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks between 2010 and 2012.