♠ [10/2011] I received the 6th IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award 2011.
♠ [11/2011] I was elected as the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee Member (2012-2014), re-elected (2015-2017).
♠ [11/2011] I received the NUS Young Investigator Award 2011.
♠ [05/2012] I gave an invited talk entitled “Coordinated Beamforming for MISO Interference Channels: Achievable Rate and Distributed Algorithm” at IEEE Communication Theory Workshop (CTW), Maui, May 2012.
[08/2012] I was appointed as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
[11/2012] I was elected as the IEEE Signal Processing Society SAM Technical Committee Member (2013-2015).
[06/2013] I was invited to serve as the guest editor for IEEE JSTSP special issue on Signal Processing for Large-Scale MIMO Communications [Call for Papers]
♠ [07/2013] I gave an invited talk entitled “Transmit Optimization with Improper Gaussian Signaling in Multiuser Interference Channels” at 2013 International Workshop on Mathematical Issues in Information Sciences (MIIS), Xi'an, China.
[08/2013] I was appointed as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
♠ [01/2014] I was appointed as the Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Board Technical Affairs Committee (2014-2015)
[03/2014] I was appointed as the TPC Co-Chair for Energy Efficiency and Energy Harvesting Related Signal Processing and Communications Symposium, IEEE GlobalSIP, 2014. [Call for Papers]
[07/2014] I gave a tutorial at IEEE ICC'14 on "Wireless Powered Communication: Opportunities and Challenges"
[09/2014] I gave an invited keynote talk entitled “Wireless Powered Communication: Opportunities and Challenges,” at the Opening Ceremony of Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Energy Harvesting Communications, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, 2014.
♠ [11/2014] I gave an invited tutorial entitled “Cost-Aware Green Cellular Networks with Energy and Communication Cooperation,” at the IEEE OnlineGreenComm, 2014.
♠ [03/2015] I was appointed as an Editor for IEEE Journal Selected Areas in Communications: Green Communications and Networking Series.
♠ [04/2015] I received the NUS Young Researcher Award 2015.
♠ [04/2015] My first paper on SWIPT won the 2015 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications.
♠ [06/2015] I was invited to give a keynote talk entitled “Wireless Communications in the Era of Energism” at ICC 2015, Workshop on Green Communications and Networks with Energy Harvesting, Smart Grids, and Renewable Energies. 
♠ [07/2015] I was appointed as the TPC Co-Chair of Wireless Communications Symposium, IEEE ICC 2016.  
♠ [09/2015] I was appointed as the primary voting representative of IEEE Signal Processing Society at IEEE CRFID (2015-2017).
♠ [09/2015] I was invited to serve as the guest editor for IEEE JSTSP special issue on Exploiting Interference towards Energy Efficient
and Secure Wireless Communications, 2016 [Call for Papers]
♠ [09/2015] I was listed as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher 2015.
♠ [11/2015] I received the NUS Engineering Young Researcher Award 2015.
♠ [04/2016] I was invited to give a keynote talk entitled “Wireless Powered Communication Networks: An Overview” at IEEE WCNC 2016, Workshop on Wireless Powered Communication Networks: From Theory to Industry Challenges.
♠ [05/2016] I was invited to give a keynote talk entitled “Wireless Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Opportunities and Challenges” at IEEE VTC (Spring) 2016, Workshop on Wireless Communications for High Speed Railways.
♠ [09/2016] I was listed again as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher 2016.
♠ [09/2016] I was appointed as the Tutorial Co-Chair of IEEE ICC 2017.  
♠ [10/2016] I was invited to give a keynote talk entitled “Millimeter Wave Lens MIMO: A (Potential) Disruptive Technology for 5G,” at International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP) 2016.
♠ [10/2016] My second paper on SWIPT won the 2016 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award.
♠ [12/2016] I was elevated to a Fellow of IEEE effective from Jan 01 2017.
♠ [12/2016] I was invited to give a keynote talk entitled "Communications and Signals Design for Wireless Power Transmission," at IEEE GC 2016, Workshop on Wireless Energy Harvesting.
[12/2016] I gave a tutorial at IEEE GC 2016 on "Wireless Powered Communication: From Theory to Applications"
♠ [12/2016] My first paper on Energy Harvesting Communication won the 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award.
♠ [01/2017] I was appointed as the Dean's Chair Professor, Faculty of Engineering, NUS.
♠ [05/2017] My co-authored paper with my postdoc Dr. Yong Zeng won the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Award for Best Communications Letter and Wireless Communications Letter.
♠ [06/2017] I was appointed as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  About Me (Biography)
Rui Zhang
  Rui Zhang (Ph.D., Stanford)  
   
  Associate Professor
  Associate Head (Research & Technology)  
  Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Office: E4-05-22  
  Faculty of Engineering Phone: (65) 6516 2123  
  National University of Singapore Fax: (65) 6779 1103  
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I got my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Stanford University in 2007. During my doctoral studies at Stanford, I was with the Dynamic Spectrum Management Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. John M. Cioffi. From 2007 to 2009, I worked at the Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore as a research engineer. Since January 2010, I have joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National University of Singapore, where I am now an Associate Professor.