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Liang Zhang

PhD, IEEE Member

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
New Jersey Institute of Technology,
University Heights, Newark, NJ, 07102, USA.

Email: lz284 AT njit.edu

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    Liang Zhang [S'15, M'20] (lz284 AT njit.edu) received his M.S. degree in Information and Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China, in 2014, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, USA, in 2020. He is a recipient of the Hashimoto Prize in NJIT for the best doctoral dissertation in 2020, the Travel Grant Award from IEEE GLOBECOM in 2016, the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICNC in 2014, and the prize of the National Scholarship of Graduate Students in China in 2013. He has more than 27 publications and more than 1100 citations according to Google Scholar. His research interests include machine learning, mobile edge computing, UAV communications, wireless communications, and Internet of Things (IoT).


Working Experience

  • 09/2020- 03/2021, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ying Wu College of Computing .

    Conducting research on designing machine learning (i.e., deep reinforcement learning) algorithms for the UAV placement,
    computing and communication resources assignment in the UAV-aided mobile edge computing network.

  • 05/2016~08/2016, Summer Internship at the Department of Fixed Access Network, Futuewei Technologies, Bridgewater, NJ, 08807, USA.

    Worked on the channel bonding of the 100 EPON and NG-PON2 (Supervisor: Dr. Yuanqiu Luo).
    Conducting research on designing and evaluating protocols in the MAC layer for the channel bonding of the 100 Gbps EPON and NG-PON2.

Honors and Awards

  • 2020: Hashimoto Prize ($5000) for Best Doctoral Dissertation in New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • 2016: IEEE Globecom 2016 Student Travel Grant (NFS Travel Grant), $1000
  • 2014: "Best Paper Award" of IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and  Communications (IEEE ICNC) (Top 1%)
  • 2014: Outstanding Graduate Student of USTC (Top 1%)
  • 2013: National Scholarship of Graduate Students (Top 0.2%, RMB 20000, the highest honor for master students in China)
  • 2011 ~ 2014: Full Tuition Scholarship for Three Years’ Study in USTC
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