Ubiquitous Communication and Sensing in the Age of IoT
By: Prof. Qian Zhang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Hong Kong, China
Sensing and communication are two essential modules for IoT world. In this talk, I will share with you some of the recent research progress and research trends related to ubiquitous communication and ubiquitous sensing, respectively. In the field of ubiquitous communication, some efforts related to energy-efficient WiFi support and battery-free device communication will be covered. In the field of ubiquitous sensing, wearable sensing, contact-less sensing, communication as a sensing service, will be briefly discussed.
About the Speaker:
Prof. Qian Zhang joined Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Sept. 2005 where she is now Tencent Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of 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. Dr. Zhang has published more than 400 refereed papers in international leading journals and key conferences. She is the inventor of about 40 pending International patents. Her current research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), smart health, mobile computing and sensing, wireless networking, as well as cyber security.
She is a Fellow of IEEE. Dr. 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 Awards in quite some international conferences. She received the Oversea Young Investigator Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2006. She held the Cheung Kong Chair Professor in Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2012-2015). Dr. Zhang is a Members-at-Large (2016-2018) of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc).
Dr. Zhang received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Wuhan University, China, in 1994, 1996, and 1999, respectively, all in computer science.