Assoc Professor Zhang Rui

ASSOCIATE HEAD (RESEARCH)


Dr. Rui Zhang received the B.Eng. (First-Class Hons.) and M.Eng. degrees from National University of Singapore in 2000 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA, in 2007, all in electrical engineering. From 2007 to 2009, he worked at the Institute for Infocomm Research, ASTAR, Singapore, where he now holds a Senior Scientist joint appointment. Since 2010, he has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National University of Singapore, where he is now an Associate Professor and a Dean’s Chair in the Faculty of Engineering. His current research interests include energy-efficient and energy-harvesting-enabled wireless communication, wireless information and power transfer, MIMO communication, cognitive radio, cooperative communication, UAV-assisted communication, wireless information surveillance, and optimization methods. He has published over 250 papers, which have been cited more than 14,000 times. He was the recipient of the 6th IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Best Young Researcher Award in 2011, and the Young Researcher Award of National University of Singapore in 2015. He was the co-recipient of the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2015, the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Outstanding Paper Award in 2016, and the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2016. He has served for over 30 international conferences as TPC Co-Chair or Organizing Committee Members, and as the guest editor for 8 special issues in IEEE and other international journals. He has served as an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM and SAM Technical Committees, and the Vice Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board Technical Affairs Committee. He has been the primary voting representative of IEEE Signal Processing Society in the IEEE Technical Committee on RFID (CRFID). He has served as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (Green Communications and Networking Series), and is now an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. He has been listed in the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, also known as a Highly Cited Researcher, by Thomson Reuters since 2015. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

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