Biography

Dr. Jun Zhang received the B.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2004, the M.Phil. degree in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Previously he was a Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His research interests include wireless communications and networking, mobile edge computing and edge learning, distributed learning and optimization, and big data analytics.

Dr. Zhang co-authored the books Fundamentals of LTE (Prentice-Hall, 2010), and Stochastic Geometry Analysis of Multi-Antenna Wireless Networks (Springer, 2019). He is a co-recipient of the 2019 IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2016 Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (the best paper award of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications), the 2014 Best Paper Award for the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, an IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper Award in 2017, an IEEE ICC Best Paper Award in 2016, and an IEEE PIMRC Best Paper Award in 2014. Two papers he co-authored received the Young Author Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2016 and 2018, respectively. He also received the 2016 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award. He is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and Journal of Communications and Information Networks. He also served as a MAC track TPC co-chair for IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2011.