Mingbo Niu received a B. Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University in China, and an M. Sc. (Eng.) degree (first-class) major in Communication and Information Systems from the same university. Prior to his Ph.D., he worked at a National Key Laboratory on Information and Signal Processing. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2013. From 2008 to 2012, he was a Research Assistant at Optical Wireless Communications Laboratory and Integrated Optics Laboratory where he contributed to the development of ultra-high speed optical data transmission links. Dr. Niu held a postdoctoral fellowship at Queen’s University from 2013 to 2015. He also worked for Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) at Calian Tech. Ltd where he contributed to statistical evaluation models of MIMO compressive sensing projects. He is now a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Okanagan College, Canada. Dr. Niu has co-authored more than 20 IEEE and OSA papers and supervised a number of students’ projects. Currently, he serves as a Lead Guest Editor for the journal Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IF: 1.899) and an Editor for InTech book projects on \"Advanced Analog/Digital Circuits\". Dr. Niu was the recipient of numerous scholarships during his undergraduate and graduate studies, which included a Chinese Government Award, two University of British Columbia University Graduate Fellowships (UGFs), and a HuaWei Tech. Ltd Special Fellowship. His current research and teaching interests include digital communications, microcontrollers, MIMO, DSP, energy harvesting, electronic circuit theory, and ICs for data communication networks. Dr. Niu is a licensed Professional Engineer in British Columbia.