♠ [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. 
♠ [09/2015] I was listed as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher 2015 (also in 2016 & 2017).
♠ [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.
♠ [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.
♠ [12/2017] My co-authored overview paper on Massive MIMO won the 2017 IEEE Signal Processing Society Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award.
♠ [12/2017] My co-authored paper on MIMO SWIPT with my postdocs Dr. Jie Xu and Dr. Liang Liu won the IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award.
♠ [12/2017] I was invited to give a keynote talk entitled “UAV Meets Wireless Communication: Opportunities and Challenges” at IEEE GC 2017, Workshop on Wireless Networking and Control for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles.
♠ [12/2017] I was invited to give a keynote talk entitled “Recent Advances in Far and Near Field Wireless Power Transfer: Power Waveform Design and Magnetic MIMO Optimization” at IEEE GC 2017, Workshop on Wireless Energy Harvesting Communication Networks.
♠ [12/2017] I was invited to give a plenary talk entitled “Joint Trajectory and Communication Design for UAV/Drone-enabled Wireless Networks” at Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC), 2017.
♠ [01/2018] I was appointed as a Member of Steering Committee, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (2018–2019)
♠ [03/2018] New Postdoc Opening




















  About Me (Biography)
Rui Zhang
  Rui Zhang (Ph.D., Stanford)  
  Associate Professor & Dean's Chair
  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  
  4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117583   Email: elezhang@nus.edu.sg  

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.