Rui Zhang (F) received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from National University of Singapore in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA, in 2007, 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.
Dr. Zhang was the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Best Young Researcher Award (2011), and the Young Researcher Award of National University of Singapore (2015). He was co-recipient of the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (2015), the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Best Paper Award (2016), the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award (2016), the IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Prize Paper Award (2017), the IEEE Signal Processing Society Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award (2017), and the IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing (TCGCC) Best Journal Paper Award (2017). His co-authored paper received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award (2017).
Dr. Zhang served as the Guest Editor for three special issues in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He served as Member, IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (2012-2017); IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee (2013-2015); and Vice Chair, IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board Technical Affairs Committee (2014-2015). He served as Editor, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2012-2016); the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Green Communications and Networking Series (2015-2016); and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2013-2017). He is now 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, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.
Dr. Zhang’s current research interests include wireless information and power transfer, drone communication, wireless eavesdropping and spoofing, energy-efficient and energy-harvesting-enabled wireless communication, multiuser MIMO, cognitive radio, and optimization methods.