Chen Feng

Chen Feng

Assistant Professor

School of Engineering (Okanagan campus)

Research focus:

What do Apple’s iPhones, Microsoft’s cloud storage and MagiQ’s Q-box have in common? They all use error-correction codes to enable reliable, efficient and secure communication between devices. Chen Feng’s research is focused primarily on the area of error-correction codes, applied to wireless networks, cloud computing and quantum security. For example, Chen’s work on lattice codes has the potential to double the iPhone’s transmission speed, and his work on quasi-cyclic LDPC codes helps to pave the way for providing unconditional security in daily life. The long term goal of Chen’s research is to significantly improve the reliability, efficiency and security of communication systems and networks by using advanced error-correction codes.

Prior to UBC:

Before joining UBC Okanagan, Chen completed his PhD at the University of Toronto and a postdoctoral fellowship at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He received his BEng and MASc degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Toronto, respectively.


Chen’s research work has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM SIGMETRICS, and recently in Nature Communications. While at the University of Toronto, he received several prestigious awards, such as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Shahid U.H. Qureshi Memorial Scholarship.

Personal interests:

In his spare time, Chen enjoys learning math (especially abstract algebra) and solving math puzzles. He also practices meditation and Tai Chi regularly.

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