Yingbo Hua was among the first (1977) class of university students in China after the end of the Cultural Revolution. He received a B.S. degree in Feb 1982 from Southeast University (known as Nanjing Institute of Technology prior to 1988), Nanjing, China. In 1981, he was selected by Southeast University for overseas graduate training with Chinese Government Scholarship. He received a M.S. degree in 1983 and a Ph.D. degree in 1988 from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, where he was also awarded Syracuse University Graduate Fellowship. After working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher with Syracuse University from 1988 to 1989, he joined the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he held positions of Lecturer from Feb 1990 to 1992, Senior Lecturer from 1993 to 1995, and Associate Professor and Reader from 1996 to 2001. He took a leave to be a Visiting Faculty Member with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology during 1999 to 2000, and a Consultant with Microsoft Research, WA, in summer 2000. Since Feb 2001, he has been with the University of California at Riverside, where he is a Senior Full Professor.
He served as Associate Editor, Editor, Guest Editor, Member of Editorial Board and/or Member of Steering Committee for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, EURASIP Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, and IEEE Wireless Communication Letters. He has been a Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society's Technical Committees for Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing, Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing, and Signal Processing for Communication and Networking. He has been a Member of Organizing, Technical and/or Advisory Committees for over forty international conferences and workshops. He has authored near three hundreds of articles and coedited three volumes of books, with more than six thousands of citations, in the fields of Sensing, Signal Processing and Communications.
He was elected to Fellow of IEEE in 2001 and Fellow of AAAS in 2011.