Dr. Fangning Hu

Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering
School of Computer Science & Engineering
Constructor University Bremen gGmbH, Campus Ring 1, D-28759 Bremen (Germany)
Phone number
+49 421 200-3515
Fax number
+49 421 200-3103
Email Address
Research I, Room 92
Research Interests

- Belief Propagation Applications: Channel Coding, Sudoku Solver

- Intelligent System Design: Intelligent Hardware, Data Acquisition from Sensors, Data Analysis, Object Detection


University Education
2004 – 2008 Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Jacobs University Bremen (current Constructor University), Germany
2000 – 2003 M.Sc. Computer Science Gerhard-Mecator-University Duisburg (current Duisburg-Essen University), Germany, won DAAD scholarship for a Master's Program in Germany.
1999 - 2000 M. Sc. Electrical Engineering Enrolled into the Master's program of Zhejiang University in the top 5% of students with entry-exam exemption. After one year of graduate study, selected by Zhejiang University to be one of the DAAD scholarship candidates.
1995 – 1999 B.Sc. Electrical Engineering Zhejiang University, China, 4 years undergraduate education with full merit scholarships
Fellowships and Awards

- 2020, Teacher of the Year, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

- 2005-2008, IEEE Fellowship

- 2000-2002, DAAD Award, Germany

- 1999, Enrolled into the Master program of Zhejiang University in the top 5% of students with entry-exam exemption

- 1995-1999, Merit Scholarship, Zhejiang University, China

Research and Teaching Positions
2023 - present Senior Lecturer Digital Design, Digital Signal Processing Lab, Embedded Systems Lab, Robotics and Intelligent Mobile System Lab, Data Acquisition and Sensor Networks Constructor University, Germany
2016 – 2023 University Lecturer Advanced Digital Design, Digital Signal Processing Lab, Embedded Systems Lab, Robotics and Intelligent Mobile System Lab, Data Acquisition and Sensor Networks Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
2010 – 2014 Lecturer Information Theory, Computer Operating System Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
2008 – 2010 Postdoc Research area: 4G Technologies Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Funded Projects
2012 -2014 Project leader National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) No.61201142 Belief Propagation on Channel coding, LDPC codes
2008 -2010 Main Investigator Deutsch Forshung Gemeinschaft (DFG) No. HE-10 GEO-IDEC Channel coding, LDPC codes
2004 -2007 Researcher EU-research project ‘M-Pipe ‘ OFDM system, impulse noise cancellation
Selected Publications


F. Zhang, C.Zang, M.Xu, X. Liu, F. Hu, H.Chao, Automated Verification of Noninterference Property: 20th International Conference, ICICS 2018, Lille, France, October 29-31, 2018, Proceedings

H. Wang, Q. Yao, F. Hu, et. Shuffled Belief Propagation Decoding Based on Variable Nodes Reliability, Chinese Journal of Radio Science,  Vol. 30 (1): pp 78-83, 2015.

Y. Zhou, G. Jiang, M. Yu, F. Hu, H. Wang, A Hierarchical Error Concealment Algorithm for Entire B-frame Loss in Stereoscopic Video Coding with Hierarchical B Pictures, Journal of Electronics and Information Technology, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp 377-383, 2014.

Y. Ding, S. Liu, F.Hu, Design of Multi-rate LDPC Codes Based on Protograph, Journal of Hangzhou Dianzi University, Vol. 5, Nov. 7, 2013.

R. Guo, F.Hu, Jilin Liu, A Class of QC-LDPC Codes With High Performance and Low Complexity in Deep Space Communication, Chinese Journal of Space Science, Vol.04, pp 567-574, 2012.

R. Guo, F.Hu, Jilin Liu, Full diversity LDPC codes construction and density evolution analysis for H-ARQ Channels, Scientia Sinica InformationisVol. 08, pp 974-987, 2012.

F.Hu, W.Henkel, M.Zhao, Analog Codes for Gross Error Correction in Signal Transmission, Advanced Materials Research Vol. 341-342, part 2, p 514-518, ISBN-13: 978-3-03785-252-1, Switzerland, 2012.

R. Guo, F.Hu, Jilin Liu, High Performance Full Diversity LDPC Codes Construction Algorithm, Journal of Electronics & Information Technology, Vol. 12, pp 2935-2941, 2011.

R. Guo, F.Hu, Jilin Liu, A class of QC-LDPC codes with low error floor and linear encoding complexity, Journal of Circuits and Systems, Vol.06, pp 87-93+98, 2011.

J. Etesami, F.Hu, W.Henkel, LCD Codes and Iterative Decoding by Projections, a First Step Towards an Intuitive Description of Iterative Decoding, IEEE GLOBECOM 2011, Dec. 5-9, Houston, Texas, USA, 2011.

W. Henkel. F. Hu, I. Kodrasi, Inherent Time-Frequency Coding in OFDM and ISI Correction without a Cyclic Prefix, 14th International OFDM Workshop, Hamburg, Germany, September 2-3, 2009.

Fangning Hu, Analog Codes for Analysis of Iterative Decoding and Impulse Noise Correction, Ph.D. Dissertation, ISBN 978-3-8322-7972-1, Shaker Verlag, 2009.

F.Hu, W.Henkel, An Analysis of the Sum-Product Decoding of Analog Compound Codes, IEEE ISIT, Nice, FranceJune, 2007.

F.Hu, W.Henkel, A Geometric Description of the Iterative Least-Squares Decoding of Analog Block Codes, 4th International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Related Topics, Munich, April 3-7, 2006. 

F.Hu, W.Henkel, Turbo-like Iterative Least-Squares Decoding of Analog Codes, IEE Electronics Letter, Vol. 41, Nr.22, p1233-p1234, Oct. 27, 2005.

W.Henkel, F.Hu, OFDM and Analog RS/BCH Codes,  10th International OFDM-Workshop 2005, Hamburg, Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 2005.
F.Hu, Object tracking using a combination of a Support Vector Machine and the Condensation algorithm, Master Thesis, Technical University of Munich, 2003.

Work Experience

Guest Lecturer at Hochschule Bremen - University of Applied Sciences

Guest Lecturer at German University in Cairo

Lecturer at Hangzhou Dianzi University

Postdoctoral Researcher at Jacobs University Bremen

Other Professional Activities
2013 – 2016

Visiting Scholar,

Guest Lecturer

Advanced Digital Design, Digital Signal Processing Lab, Embedded Systems Lab, Coding Theory

Hochschule Bremen, Germany

German University in Cairo, Berlin

Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

2012 Trainer 2G-4G Technologies UTStarcom Incorporated, China