Dr. Zhi Ding (S'88-M'90-SM'95-F'03) is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1990. From 1990 to 2000, he was a faculty member of Auburn University and later, University of Iowa. Prof. Ding has held visiting positions in Australian National University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, NASA Lewis Research Center and USAF Wright Laboratory. Prof. Ding has active collaboration with researchers from Australia, China, Japan, Canada, Finland, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Dr. Ding is a Fellow of IEEE and has been an active member of IEEE, serving on technical programs of several workshops and conferences. He was associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 1994-1997, 2001-2004, and associate editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters 2002-2005. He was a member of technical committee on Statistical Signal and Array Processing and member of technical committee on Signal Processing for Communications (1994-2003). Dr. Ding was the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing and the Technical Program Chair of the 2006 IEEE Globecom. He received the IEEE Communications Society’s WTC Recognition Award. He was also an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (Circuits and Systems Society, 2004-06, Communications Society, 2008-09). He served on as IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Steering Committee Member (2007-2009) and its Chair (2009-2010). Dr. Ding is a coauthor of the text: Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, 4th edition, Oxford University Press, 2009.