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Professor Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Minnesota, Twin Cites

ADC Chair in Digital Technology


I received my PhD Degree in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. From 1989 to 2003, I held a faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Canada and a Canada Research Chair in Information Processing. I moved to Minnesota in April 2003 and have since been a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota. I also hold an endowed ADC Chair in Digital Technology.

My general research interests include the theory, design and analysis of efficient optimization algorithms with application to data communication, wireless and optical networks and systems, and signal processing.

I am especially interested in computation/communication complexity issues arising from these problem areas. This includes both providing theoretical lower bounds on the complexity and designing efficient methods whose complexity closely match the lower bounds. My current research interest lies in the theory of multi-user communications and the application of optimization techniques to the design of multi-antenna communication systems.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Room 6-161, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota

200 Union ST SE, Minneapolis,MN,55455

TEL: (612)-625-0242

Fax: (612)-625-4583

Email: luozq at

Office Address

Room 483, Digital Technology Center

117 Pleasant ST SE, Minneapolis,MN,55455