Qian ZHANG 張黔

PhD in Computer Science, Wuhan University

Tencent Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor

Tel: (852) 2358 8766
Office: Room 3544
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Research Area

Networking and Computer Systems

Research Interests

Computer networking; Wireless systems; Cyber-physical systems; Mobile computing; Cybersecurity


Prof. Zhang joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Sept 2005 where she is a full Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She is also serving as the co-director of Huawei-HKUST innovation lab and the director of digital life research center of HKUST. Before that, she was in Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, from July 1999, where she was the research manager of the Wireless and Networking Group. Prof. Zhang has published more than 200 refereed papers in international leading journals and key conferences in the areas of wireless/Internet multimedia networking, wireless communications and networking, wireless sensor networks, and overlay networking. She is the inventor of about 30 pending International patents. Her current research is on cognitive and cooperative networks, dynamic spectrum access and management, as well as wireless sensor networks. She also participated many activities in the IETF ROHC (Robust Header Compression) WG group for TCP/IP header compression.

Prof. Zhang has received MIT TR100 (MIT Technology Review) world's top young innovator award. She also received the Best Asia Pacific (AP) Young Researcher Award elected by IEEE Communication Society in year 2004. She received the Best Paper Award in Multimedia Technical Committee (MMTC) of IEEE Communication Society in 2005 and Best Paper Award for QShine 2006, IEEE Globecom 2007, IEEE ICDCS 2008, and IEEE ICC 2010. She received the Oversea Young Investigator Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2006. She has been elected as IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecture from Jan 2010 to Dec 2011.

Prof. Zhang is the Editorial Board Member of IEEE Transactions of Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Elsevier Computer Communications, and Elsevier Computer Networks. Prof. Zhang is the steering committee member of IEEE Transactions of Multimedia. She was also served as the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies. She served as Guest Editor for special issue on wireless video in IEEE wireless Communication Magazine, special issue on Cross-layer Optimized Wireless Multimedia Communications in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), special issue on Wireless Sensor Networking in IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, special issue on Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks in Elsevier Computer Networks, special issue on Wireless Mesh Networks in ACM/Springer Journal of Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), feature topic on Advances in Wireless VoIP in IEEE Communications Magazine, special issue on Quality-Profiven Cross-Layer Design for Multimedia Communications in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and special issue on Cooperative Networking - Challenges and Applications in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC).

Prof. Zhang was CHAIR of the Multimedia Communication Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society from 2008 to 2010. She is Chair of Chapter Coordination Committee of IEEE Asia Pacific Board (APB) of IEEE Communication Society. Prof. Zhang is also a member of the Visual Signal Processing and Communication Technical Committee and the Multimedia System and Application Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. She is the senior member of IEEE from 2004.

Prof. Zhang received the BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Wuhan University, China, in 1994, 1996, and 1999, respectively, all in computer science.