Dr. Rui Zhang (IEEE Fellow) received the B.Eng. (First-Class Hons.) and M.Eng. degrees from National University of Singapore, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA, all in electrical engineering. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a Research Scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research, ASTAR, Singapore. Since 2010, he has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National University of Singapore, where he is now a Dean’s Chair Associate Professor with the Faculty of Engineering. His current research interests include UAV/satellite communication, wireless information and power transfer, multiuser MIMO, smart and reconfigurable environment, and optimization methods. He has published over 330 papers, which have been cited more than 25,000 times. He has been listed in the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, also known as a Highly Cited Researcher, by Thomson Reuters since 2015. He was the recipient of the 6th IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Best Young Researcher Award in 2011, and the Young Researcher Award of National University of Singapore in 2015. He was the co-recipient of the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2015, the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Best Paper Award in 2016, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2016, the IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Prize Paper Award in 2017, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award in 2017, and the IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing (TCGCC) Best Journal Paper Award in 2017. His co-authored paper received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award in 2017. He served for over 30 international conferences as the TPC Co-Chair or an Organizing Committee Member, and as the guest editor for 3 special issues in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He served as an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM and SAM Technical Committees, and the Vice Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board Technical Affairs Committee. He served as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (Green Communications and Networking Series), and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. He is now an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. He serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Communications Society.
- UAV communications for 5G and beyond
- Intelligent reflecting surface aided wireless communication
- Wireless powered communication: theory and practice