Lian Zhao (S99-M03-SM06) received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ELCE), University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2002. She joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, in 2003 and was a Professor in 2014. Her research interests are in the areas of wireless communications, radio resource management, mobile edge computing, caching and communications, and vehicular ad-hoc networks.
She received the Best Land Transportation Paper Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2016; Top 15 Editor in 2015 for IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology; Best Paper Award from the 2013 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP) and Best Student Paper Award (with her student) from Chinacom in 2011; the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) New Opportunity Research Award in 2005, and Early Tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2006. She has been serving as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Internet of Things Journal. She served as co-General Chair for IEEE GreeenCom 2018; co-Chair for IEEE Globecom 2020 and IEEE ICC 2018 Wireless Communication Symposium; workshop co-Chair for IEEE/CIC ICCC 2015; local arrangement co-Chair for IEEE VTC Fall 2017 and IEEE Infocom 2014; co-Chair for IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2013 Communication Theory Symposium. She served as a committee member for NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery Grants Evaluation Group for Electrical and Computer Engineering 2015 to 2018. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, a senior member of the IEEE Communication and Vehicular Society.
- Service scheduling and Resource Management for future wireless communication networks
- Dynamic mobile edge caching: applications and theories
- Channel allocation for Vehicular ad-hoc Networks
- Energy efficiency maximization with multi-channel communications