Teng Joon (T. J.) Lim grew up in Singapore, obtained the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering with first-class honours from the National University of Singapore in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge in 1996. From September 1995 to November 2000, he was a researcher at the Centre for Wireless Communications in Singapore, one of the predecessors of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R). From December 2000 to May 2011, he was Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, then Professor at the University of Toronto’s Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since June 2011, he has been a Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, and currently serves as Deputy Head of Department for Research and Graduate Programs, having previously served as the director of the Communications and Networking area.
Professor Lim is currently an Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, following a stint as an Associate Editor for the same journal. He is also serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and an Executive Editor for Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT). Previously he was an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters and for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
His research interests span many topics within wireless communications, including the Internet of Things, heterogenous networks, energy-optimized communication networks, multi-carrier modulation, MIMO, cooperative diversity, cognitive radio, and random networks, and he has published widely in these areas.
His leadership experience in IEEE conference organization include serving as TPC co-chair for the following conferences: IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC) 2014, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2014 PHY Track, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2014 Green Communications and Networking Track, and IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2010 Signal Processing in Communications symposium. He has also been TPC chair for the IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS) three times, in 2000, 2012 and 2014. He was invited by the World Wireless Research Forum to organize a special session on Wireless Communications and the Smart Grid at the IEEE SmartGridComm conference in 2013, organized a technical panel session on Green Cellular Networks at IEEE WCNC 2013, served as the local arrangements co-chair at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) in Toronto, Canada in 2008, and was tutorials vice-chair at IEEE WCNC 2005. He is also a regular TPC member in IEEE Globecom, ICC, WCNC and other important international conferences in communications and networking.