Keke Zu

Keke Zu

"I started my PhD research work on wireless communication systems from the autumn term of 2009. I finished it at the summer time of 2013. Then I continued my research work as a research associate at the communications research laboratory of TU Ilmenau in Germany. Now I am working as an experienced researcher at Ericsson headquarter in Sweden.

Four years PhD researching work in York Electronics helped a lot in my current job. It made me deeply understand the wireless communication systems and cultivated my strong ability to be creative. I published three IEEE journal papers during my PhD years, got my first patent the first year in Ericsson and another four patents already submitted this year. I still remembered all the great advice and support I had received from the staff and friends in York Electronics especially from my supervisor. With all these great encouragement, I had published my ideas in high quality research journals, I had tried various part time job roles within York University, I had made the right things I believed became true in the University level. The kindness and dignity of Electronics staff never made me down, which give me considerable positive energy to carry on whenever there is a difficulty. The four years’ experience in York not only enriched my knowledge but also my life. I like the motto of the University very much says: In limine sapientiae.

My job role is to focus on the research of wireless techniques that can benefit both the society and the company. For example, the recent indoor wireless solution Ericsson DOT System was invented by our team. Working at the research department of a company is a bit challenging, a bit demanding, and a bit fun. You have to be a quick learner and adapt yourself in a good way. There are also so many experts you can discuss and cooperate with, effective communication and interpersonal skills are the key. The first project I participated in Ericsson Research was the cooperation research project with BT. My task was to simulate and analyze the throughput of various indoor small cells, which fit my competence well.  I gained a lot from that project both in terms of experience and knowledge."

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