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Biography

  • Liang Zhang [S'15, M'20] (lz284 AT njit.edu) received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT, Top 100 National Universities in US), Newark, NJ, USA, in 2020, M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering and Information Science from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC, 87th World University Rankings), Hefei, China, in 2014, and B.S. degree in Electronic and Science and Technology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST, 301-350th World University Rankings), Wuhan, China. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA.
  • Liang Zhang was a recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award at NJIT in 2023, the Hashimoto Prize at NJIT for the best doctoral dissertation in 2020, the Travel Grant Award of IEEE GLOBECOM in 2016, the Best Paper Award of IEEE ICNC in 2014, and the award of the National Scholarship of Graduate Students in China in 2013. He has more than 30 publications, reviewed more than 200 journal articles, and received more than 1600 citations according to Google Scholar. His research interests include machine learning, mobile edge computing, UAV communications, wireless communications, Internet of Things (IoT), and optical networks.

Skills

Python,   Tensorflow 2,   HTML,    Firebase,    Javascript,  AWS dynamodb,    Back4app,   MATLAB,    Github,    CVX,    Photoshop,   Office.

Research Interest

Working Experience

  • 04/2021- present, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, College of Engineering and Computing, George Mason University (GMU)
    • Conducting research on building the BRIDGES testbed (supported by the 2M NSF Grant) and designing deep reinforcement learning algorithms to solve the problems in wireless networks
    • Reporting the results in IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC and IEEE IoT Journal; Creating websites for BRIDGES, and Communications and Networks Laboratory (CNL)
  • 09/2020- 03/2021, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ying Wu College of Computing, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
    • Conducting research on designing machine learning (i.e., deep reinforcement learning) algorithms for the UAV placement, computing and communication resources assignment in the UAV-aided mobile edge computing network.

Education

Honors and Awards

  • 2023-04 Outstanding Dissertation Award at New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • 2020-06 Hashimoto Prize ($5,000) for Best Doctoral Dissertation at New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • 2016-12 IEEE Globecom 2016 Student Travel Grant (NFS Travel Grant, $1,000)
  • 2014-04 Outstanding Graduate Student at University of Science and Technology of China (Top 1%)
  • 2014-02 Best Paper Award of IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (IEEE ICNC) (Top 1%)
  • 2013-12 National Scholarship of Graduate Students (Top 0.2%, ¥20,000, the highest honor for master students in China)
  • 09/2011 - 06/2014Full Tuition Scholarship for Three Years' Study in University of Science and Technology of China
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