Prof. ZHANG Jun Elected 2022 IEEE Fellow

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Prof. ZHANG Jun Elected 2022 IEEE Fellow

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Prof. ZHANG Jun, Associate Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in the class of 2022, bringing the total number of IEEE Fellows among School of Engineering faculty members to 42.

Prof. Zhang was recognized for his contributions to dense wireless networks. His research interests include wireless communications and networking, mobile edge computing and edge AI, and cooperative AI.

“It is a great honor to be elevated to IEEE Fellow. I am really grateful to my advisor and nominator Prof. Jeff ANDREWS, and all the referees and endorsers. Many thanks to my family for their constant support, to my wonderful students, collaborators, colleagues, and special thanks to Prof. Khaled B. LETAIEF, my long-term colleague, mentor, and collaborator. This would not have been possible without all of them! I would also like to express my gratitude for the enormous support of the School of Engineering and ECE Department,” said Prof. Zhang.

He joined HKUST in 2010 after receiving his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, followed by postdoctoral research, from the University of Texas at Austin. He was on the faculty at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for about three years, and rejoined HKUST in October 2021 as Associate Professor.

Prof. Zhang is a co-recipient of the 2021 Best Survey Paper Award of IEEE Communications Society, 2019 IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, 2016 Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (the best paper award of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications), and 2014 Best Paper Award for the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. Two papers he co-authored received the Young Author Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2016 and 2018 respectively. He also received the 2016 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award.

He co-authored three books and has been an editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2019. He also served as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from 2015 to 2020.

The IEEE grade of Fellow is conferred upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. It is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. IEEE members total over 400,000 in more than 160 countries. The number of fellowship recipients each year does not exceed 0.1% of the total voting IEEE membership.