Dr. Wen Xu received the B.E. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 1990, the M.S. degree from the Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, in 2001.

From 1993 to 1996, he was a research engineer with the Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was with the Ocean Acoustics Group, MIT, as a research scientist from 2001 to 2002, and with the Teledyne RD Instruments, San Diego, as a research scientist/senior research scientist from 2003 to 2007. He is presently a full professor in the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. His research has concerned statistical and array signal processing in general and in applications to sonar, radar, and communication systems, and most recently to underwater sensor network.

Dr. Xu has been a senior member of IEEE since 2004. He was the elected chair of the IEEE Ocean Engineering Chapter at San Diego from 2005 to 2006, and assumed various positions for IEEE, Acoustical Society of America, and ACM conference organization. He is currently an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering and an editorial board member of the Chinese Journal of Acoustics.

Research work

Signal and Information Processing, Sensor Networks, Underwater Communications, Acoustics