Zhisheng Niu graduated from Northern Jiaotong University (currently Beijing Jiaotong University), China, in 1985, and got his M.E. and D.E. degrees from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. During 1992-94, he worked for Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan, and in 1994 joined with Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he is now a professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering. He was a Visiting Researcher at National Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (NICT), Japan (10/1995 – 02/1996), Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Japan (02/1997 – 02/1998), Saga University, Japan (01/2001 – 02/2001), Polytechnic University of New York, USA (01/2002 – 02/2002), University of Hamburg, Germany (09/2014 – 10/2014), and University of Southern California, USA (11/2014-12/2014). His major research interests include queueing theory, traffic engineering, mobile Internet, radio resource management of wireless networks, and green communication and networks.
Dr. Niu has served as Chair of Emerging Technologies Committee (2014-15), Director for Conference Publications (2010-11), and Director for Asia-Pacific Board (2008-09) in IEEE Communication Society, and currently serving as an area editor of IEEE Trans. Green Commun. & Networks. He received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Natural Science Foundation of China in 2009 and the Best Paper Award from IEEE Communication Society Asia-Pacific Board in 2013. He was also selected as a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Communication Society (2012-15) as well as IEEE Vehicular Technologies Society (2014-16). He is a fellow of both IEEE and IEICE.