Siu Wai Ho

 Position Senior Research Fellow
 Org Unit Teletraffic Research Centre
 Email siuwai.ho@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5082
 Location Floor/Room 5 ,  Ingkarni Wardli ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Siu-Wai Ho received the B.Eng., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in information engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2000, 2003, and 2006, respectively. During 2006 - 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. He joined the Institute for Telecommunications Research, University of South Australia (UniSA), Adelaide, S.A., Australia in 2009 and was a Senior Research Fellow since 2013. Since 2018, he is a Senior Research Fellow with the Teletraffic Research Centre, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, S.A., Australia. 

     

  • Awards & Achievements

    2016 National iAwards – Consumer Category (Australian Information Industry Association, Australia)
    2016 South Australia State iAwards – Consumer Category (Australian Information Industry Association, Australia)
    2016 Best paper award (IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing 2016, Czech Republic)
    2016 Best Student Paper Award [won with my two PhD students] (Australian Communications Theory Workshop, Australia)
    2008 Young Scientist Award [One awarded for Engineering field] (Hong Kong Institution of Science, Hong Kong)

  • Research Interests

    My current research interests include visible light communications, indoor positioning, Shannon theory, information-theoretic security, and biometric security systems.

  • Publications

    A. REFEREED BOOK CHAPTER

    [1]        S.-W. Ho, T. H. Chan, A. Grant and C. Uduwerelle, “Error-Free Perfect-Secrecy Systems,” in Information Theoretic Security and Privacy of Information Sources, Cambridge University Press, pp. 21-50, 2017. (Invited book chapter) 

     

    B. REFEREED JOURNALS

    [2]        S.-W. Ho, L. Ling, C. W. Tan and R. W. Yeung, "Proving and Disproving Information Inequalities: Theory and Scalable Algorithms," submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Revised and submitted in Dec. 2019.

    [3]        S.-W. Ho, A. A. Saed, L. Lai and C. W. Sung, "Coding and Bounds for Channel Estimation in Visible Light Communications and Positioning", in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 34-44, Jan. 2018.

    [4]        Y. Zhou, T. H. Chan, S. W. Ho, G. Ye and D. Wu, "Replicating Coded Content in Crowdsourcing-based CDN Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 3492-3503, Dec. 2018.

    [5]        Y. Zhou, J. Wu, T. H. Chan, S. W. Ho, D. M. Chiu and D. Wu, "Interpreting Video Recommendation Mechanisms by Mining View Count Traces", in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 2153-2165, Aug. 2018.

    [6]        Y. Zhou, X. Gu, D. Wu, M. Chen, T. H. Chan and S.-W. Ho, "Statistical Study of View Preferences for Online Videos with Cross-platform Information", in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 1512-1524, June 2018.

    [7]        Y. Chen, C. W. Sung, S.-W. Ho and W. S. Wong, "BER Analysis and Power Control for Interfering Visible Light Communication Systems", in Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, vol. 151, pp. 98-109, Dec. 2017.

    [8]        S.-W. Ho, J. Duan, and C. S. Chen, "Location-based information transmission systems using visible light communications," Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 28, no. 1, 2017. 

    [9]        J. R. Parra, T. H. Chan, S.-W. Ho, "Updatable Encryption in Distributed Storage Networks using Key-Homomorphic Pseudo Random Functions", in Int. J. of Information and Coding Theory, vol. 3, pp 365-391, Jan. 2016. 

    [10]      M. Yasir, S.-W. Ho and B.N. Vellambi, "Indoor Position Tracking using Multiple Optical Receivers," in IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 1166-1176, Feb.15, 15 2016. 

    [11]      P. Hu, C. W. Sung, S.-W. Ho and T.H Chan, "Optimal Coding and Allocation for Perfect Secrecy in Multiple Clouds," in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol.11, no.2, pp.388-399, Feb. 2016. 

    [12]      A. Nuwanpriya, S.-W. Ho and C. S. Chen, "Indoor MIMO Visible Light Communications: Novel Angle Diversity Receivers for Mobile Users," in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol.33, no.9, pp.1780-1792, Sept. 2015. 

    [13]      L. Lai and S.-W. Ho, "Key Generation Algorithms for Pairwise Independent Networks Based on Graphical Models," in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 4828-4837, Sept. 2015. 

    [14]      A. Nuwanpriya, S.-W. Ho, J. A. Zhang, A. J. Grant and L. Luo, "PAM-SCFDE for Optical Wireless Communications," in IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol.33, no.14, pp.2938-2949, July 15, 2015. 

    [15]      M. Yasir, S.-W. Ho, and B. N. Vellambi, "Indoor Positioning System Using Visible Light and Accelerometer," in IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 32, no. 19, pp.3306-3316, Oct., 2014. 

    [16]      S. Yang, S.-W. Ho, J. Meng, and E.-h. Yang, "Capacity Analysis of Linear Operator Channels over Finite Fields," IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, vol. 60, no. 8, pp. 4880-4901, Aug. 2014. 

    [17]      J. A. Zhang, I. B. Collings, C. S Chen, L. Roullet, L. Luo, S.-W. Ho and J. Yuan, "Evolving Small-Cell Communications towards Mobile-over-FTTx Networks," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 92 -101, Dec., 2013. 

    [18]      L. Lai, S.-W. Ho and H.V. Poor, "Privacy-Security Tradeoffs in Biometric Security Systems- Part I: Single Use Case," IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics & Security, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 122-139, Mar. 2011. 

    [19]      L. Lai, S.-W. Ho and H.V. Poor, "Privacy-Security Tradeoffs in Biometric Security Systems- Part II: Multiple Use Case," IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics & Security, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 140-151, Mar. 2011. 

    [20]      S.-W. Ho and R.W. Yeung, "On Information Divergence Measures and a Unified Typicality," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 56, no. 12, pp. 5893-5905, Dec. 2010. 

    [21]      S.-W. Ho and R. W. Yeung, "The Interplay between Entropy and Variational Distance," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 56, no. 12, pp. 5906-5929, Dec. 2010. 

    [22]      S.-W. Ho and S. Verdu, "On the Interplay between Conditional Entropy and Error Probability," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 56, no. 12, pp. 5930-5942, Dec. 2010. 

    [23]      S.-W. Ho and R. W. Yeung, "On the Discontinuity of the Shannon Information Measures," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 55, pp. 5362-5374, Dec. 2009. 

    [24]      R.W. Yeung, N. Cai, S.-W. Ho, and A. B.Wagner, "Reliable Communication in the Absence of a Common Clock," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 55, pp. 700-712, Feb. 2009. 

     

    C. REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

    [25]      R. Mulinde, M. Kaushik, D. Dissanayake, M. Attygalle, T. Chan, S.-W. Ho and S. Aziz, "DOA estimation of wideband LFM RADAR signals," in International RADAR Conference (RADAR), 23-27 Sep. 2019.

    [26]      S.-W. Ho, "The Interplay Between Block Design and Channel Estimation in VLC Systems," in 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 7-12 July 2019.

    [27]      L. Ling, C. W. Tan, S.-W. Ho and R. W. Yeung, "Scalable Automated Proving of Information Theoretic Inequalities with Proximal Algorithms", in 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 7-12 July 2019.

    [28]      A. A. Saed, S.-W. Ho, L. Lai and C. W. Sung, "Combinational Code for Channel Estimation in Visible Light Communications and Positioning," in IEEE ICC 2018 Next Generation Networking and Internet Symposium, 2018. 

    [29]      A. A. Saed, S.-W. Ho, J.-M. Gorce and C. S. Chen, "Minimal Noise Variance Decoder for Uncoordinated Multiple Access in VLC", 2017 IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference, Sydney, Australia, Jun 2017.

    [30]      A. A. Saed, S.-W. Ho and C. W. Sung, "Coding for Uncoordinated Multiple Access in Visible Light Positioning Systems," in 10th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS), 2016. 

    [31]      Y. Chen, C. W. Sung, S.-W. Ho, W. S. Wong, "BER Analysis for Interfering Visible Light Communication Systems", in 2016 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP), 2016.  (Best Paper Award)

    [32]      J. R. Parra, T. H. Chan, S.-W. Ho, "A Noiseless Key-Homomorphic PRF: Application on Distributed Storage Systems", in ACISP 2016, Part II, LNCS 9723 proceedings, 2016. 

    [33]      S.-W. Ho,  C. W. Sung, "'Uncoordinated Multiple Access Schemes for Visible Light Communications and Positioning", in Proc. 2016 IEEE Int. Symposium Inform. Theory (ISIT 2016), Barcelona, Spain, July 10-July 16, 2016. 

    [34]      M. Yasir, S. Abdullah and S.-W. Ho, "Uncoordinated Multiple Access Scheme for VLC Systems with Positioning Capability," in the 16th Australian Communications Theory Workshop, Australia., 20–22 Jan. 2016. (Best Student Paper Award) 

    [35]      S. Abdullah, S.-W. Ho and C. W. Sung, "Adaptive Modulation for Two Users in VLC," in 2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps), San Diego, CA, pp. 1-6, 2015.

    [36]      J. R. Parra, T. Chan, I. Land and S.-W. Ho, "Authentication for two-way relay channel with Physical-Layer Network coding," in  2015 IEEE Information Theory Workshop - Fall (ITW), pp.49-53, 11-15 Oct. 2015. 

    [37]      M. Yasir, S.-W. Ho, and B. Vellambi, "Indoor Position Tracking using Visible Light," in 2015 IEEE 82nd Vehicular Technology Conference, Boston, U.S.A., 6–9 Sept. 2015. 

    [38]      S.-W. Ho and S. Verdu, "Convexity/Concavity of Renyi Entropy and $\alpha$-Mutual Information," in 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp.745-749, 14-19 June 2015. 

    [39]      T. H. Chan, S.-W. Ho and H. Yamamoto, "Private Information Retrieval for Coded Storage,"in 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp.2842-2846, 14-19 June 2015. 

    [40]      T. D. Huynh, C. S. Chen and S.-W. Ho, "Localization Method for Device-to-Device through User Movement,"  in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop (ICCW), pp.821-826, 8-12 June 2015. 

    [41]      T. D. Huynh, C. S. Chen and S.-W. Ho, "Exploiting User Movement for Position Detection," in 2015 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), pp.513-518, 9-12 Jan. 2015. 

    [42]      A. Nuwanpriya, S.-W. Ho and C. S. Chen, "Angle Diversity Receiver for Indoor MIMO Visible Light Communications," IEEE GlobeCom Workshop 2014, U.S.A., pp. 444--449, Dec. 2014. 

    [43]      C. W. Tan, S.-W. Ho, S. Lin and R. W. Yeung, "Finding the Capacity of Next-Generation Networks by Linear Programming," 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS), pp. 192--196, 19-21 Nov. 2014. 

    [44]      S.-W. Ho, C. W. Tan, and R. W. Yeung, "Proving and Disproving Information Inequalities," in Proc. 2014 IEEE Int. Symposium Inform. Theory (ISIT 2014), Hawai'i, U.S.A., Jun. 29 - Jul. 4, 2014. 

    [45]      P. Hu, C. W. Sung, S.-W. Ho, and T. H. Chan, "Three-Level Storage and Nested MDS Codes for Perfect Secrecy in Multiple Clouds," in Proc. 2014 IEEE Int. Symposium Inform. Theory (ISIT 2014), Hawai'i, U.S.A., Jun. 29 - Jul. 4, 2014. 

    [46]      M. Yasir, S.-W. Ho, and B. Vellambi, "Indoor localization using visible light and accelerometer," in IEEE GLOBECOM, 2013, Atlanta, U.S.A., Dec. 9-13, 2013. 

    [47]      S.-W. Ho, M. Yasir, and B. Vellambi, "Experimental Results on Indoor Positioning based on Visible Light Communications," in Wireless World Research Forum Meeting 31, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 22-24, 2013. 

    [48]      S.-W. Ho, W. G. Cowley, K. D. Nguyen and J. Duan, "An Integrated Wireless System Using Visible Light," in Proc. IEEE & CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC), Xi’an, China, Aug. 12-14, 2013. 

    [49]      S.-W. Ho, L. Lai, and A. Grant, "Source Coding with Side Information for Error Free Perfect Secrecy Systems," in Proc. 2013 IEEE Int. Symposium Inform. Theory (ISIT 2013), Instanbul, Turkey, Jul. 7-12, 2013. 

    [50]      T. H. Chan, and S.-W. Ho, "Robust Multiple Description Coding - Joint coding for source and storage," in Proc. 2013 IEEE Int. Symposium Inform. Theory (ISIT 2013), Instanbul, Turkey, Jul. 7-12, 2013. 

    [51]      C. Uduwerelle, T. H. Chan, and S.-W. Ho, "The Kraft inequality for EPS systems," in Proc. 2013 IEEE Int. Symposium Inform. Theory (ISIT 2013), Instanbul, Turkey, Jul. 7-12, 2013. 

    [52]      A. Nuwanpriya, J. Zhang, A. Grant, S.-W. Ho and L. Luo, "Single Carrier Frequency Domain Equalization based on On-Off-Keying for Optical Wireless Communications,” in 2013 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), China, Apr. 7-10, 2013. 

    [53]      A. Nuwanpriya, A. Grant, S.-W. Ho and L. Luo, "Position Modulating OFDM for Optical Wireless Communications," in Proc. IEEE GlobeCom Workshop 2012, U.S.A., Dec. 3-7, 2012. 

    [54]      L. Luo, C. S. Chen and S.-W. Ho, "On the Peak-to-Average Power Ratio of Pre-Equalized Base-Field Hartley OFDM," in Proc. IEEE GlobeCom Workshop 2012, U.S.A., Dec. 3-7, 2012. 

    [55]      S.-W. Ho, “Some Optimization Problems in Error Free Perfect Secrecy Systems,” in IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems ICCS 2012 Singapore. (Invited paper) 

    [56]      L. Lai and S.-W. Ho, "Simultaneously Generating Multiple Keys and Multi-Commodity Flow in Networks," in Proc. 2012 IEEE Inform. Theory Workshop (ITW 2012), Lausanne, Switzerland, Sep. 3-7, 2012. 

    [57]      S.-W. Ho, T. Chan and A. Grant, "Non-entropic Inequalities from Information Constraints," in Proc. 2012 IEEE Int. Symposium Inform. Theory (ISIT 2012), Boston, U.S.A., Jul. 1-Jul. 6, 2012.  

    [58]      C. Uduwerelle, S.-W. Ho and T. Chan, "Design of Error-free Perfect Secrecy System by Prefix Codes and Partition Codes," in Proc. 2012 IEEE Int. Symposium Inform. Theory (ISIT 2012), Boston, U.S.A., Jul. 1-Jul. 6, 2012.  

    [59]      C. Uduwerelle, S.-W. Ho and T. Chan, "Design of an Error-free Perfect Secrecy System for Unknown Inputs," in Proc. Australian Communication Theory Workshop 2012, (Wellington, New Zealand), Jan. 2012.  

    [60]      S.-W. Ho, L. Lai and A. Grant, "On the Separation of Encryption and Compression in Secure Distributed Source Coding," in Proc. 2011 IEEE Inform. Theory Workshop (ITW 2011), Paraty, Brazil, Oct. 16 - Oct. 20, 2011. 

    [61]      T. Chan and S.-W. Ho, "2-Dimensional Interval Algorithm," in Proc. 2011 IEEE Inform. Theory Workshop (ITW 2011), Paraty, Brazil, Oct. 16 - Oct. 20, 2011. 

    [62]      S.-W. Ho, T. Chan and C. Uduwerelle, "Error-Free Perfect-Secrecy Systems," in Proc. 2011 IEEE Int. Symposium Inform. Theory (ISIT 2011), St. Petersburg, Russia, Jul. 31-Aug 5, 2011. 

    [63]      W.-C. Huang, S.-W. Ho and T. Chan, "Finite Session Codes in Asynchronous Channel," in Proc. 2011 Australian Communications Theory Workshop (AUSCTW 2011), Australia, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2011. 

    [64]      S.-W. Ho, T. Chan and A. Grant, "The Confidence Interval of Entropy Estimation through a Noisy Channel," in Proc. 2010 IEEE Inform. Theory Workshop (ITW 2010), Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 30 - Sep. 3, 2010. 

    [65]      S.-W. Ho, "Markov lemma for countable alphabets," in Proc. 2010 IEEE Int. Symposium Inform. Theory (ISIT 2010), Austin, U.S.A., June 13-June 18, 2010. 

    [66]      L. Lai, S.-W. Ho and H. V. Poor, "Privacy-Security Tradeoffs in Reusable Biometric Security Systems," in Proc. The 35th Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), (Texas, USA), Mar. 2010. 

    [67]      S. Yang, S.-W. Ho, J. Meng and E.-h. Yang, "Optimality of Subspace Coding for Linear Operator Channels over Finite Fields," in Proc. 2010 IEEE Inform. Theory Workshop (ITW 2010), Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 2010. 

    [68]      S.-W. Ho, "Bounds on the Rates of Joint Source-Channel Codes for General Sources and Channels," in Proc. 2009 IEEE Inform. Theory Workshop (ITW 2009), Taormina, Italy, Oct. 2009. 

    [69]      S.-W. Ho, "On the Interplay between Shannon's Information Measures and Reliability Criteria," in Proc. 2009 IEEE Int. Symp. on Inform. Theory, Seoul, Korea, Jun. 2009. 

    [70]      L. Lai, S.-W. Ho and H. V. Poor, "An Information Theoretic Framework for Biometric Security Systems," in Proc. The 3rd IAPR/IEEE International Conf. on Biometrics, Jun. 2009. 

    [71]      L. Lai, S.-W. Ho and H. V. Poor, "Privacy-Security Tradeoff in Biometric Security Systems," in Proc. Allerton Conf. Commun. Control Comp., Sep. 2008. 

    [72]      S.-W. Ho and S. Verdu, "Conditional Entropy and Error Probability," in Proc. 2008 IEEE Int. Symp. on Inform. Theory, Toronto, Canada, July 2008. 

    [73]      N. Cai, S.-W. Ho and R. W. Yeung, "Probabilistic Capacity and Optimal Coding for Asynchronous Channel," in Proc. IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2007), Lake Tahoe, USA, Sept. 2-6, 2007. 

    [74]      S.-W. Ho and R. W. Yeung, "The Interplay between Entropy and Variational Distance," in Proc. 2007 IEEE Int. Symp. on Inform. Theory, Nice, France, June 2007. 

    [75]      S.-W. Ho and R. W. Yeung, "On Information Divergence Measures and a Unified Typicality," in Proc. 2006 IEEE Int. Symp. on Inform. Theory, Seattle, United States, July 2006. 

     

  • Professional Associations

    Senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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