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Professor Qian ZHANG has recently been appointed as the Tencent Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Professor Zhang has been a role model for Computer Science students and researchers alike, having achieved many great successes in her career.
Qian received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Wuhan University, China, in 1994, 1996, and 1999, respectively, all in computer science. She was in Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, from July 1999 to Aug. 2005, where she was the research manager of the Wireless and Networking Group.
Qian joined HKKUST since Sept. 2005 and had made significant contribution to mobility and spectrum management of wireless networks and mobile communications. She has received MIT TR100 (MIT Technology Review) world's top young innovator award and IEEE Fellow because of this. Qian has published more than 300 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 International patents. Qian has emphasized on both academic research and industry collaboration, she has co-founded the Huawei-HKUST joint lab and served as co-director of the lab. She is recently devote herself on healthcare IoT and target at reshaping healthcare service industry with new technology.
Qian has also very actively involved in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) activities. She is now the Members-at-Large of IEEE ComSoc (2016-2018) and has been appointed as the Director of technical services of IEEE ComSoc.