Biography

Dr. Zhang is associate professor of Computer and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University. She is also the member of Shenzhen Branch Center of National High Performance Center, member of the International Electronics Engineers (IEEE), member of China Computer Federation (CCF), and Shenzhen overseas high level talent. She received her PhD in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2010.

Her research interests include IOT, Wireless Networks, pervasive computing. In the recent years, her research works have been published in the international well-known conferences and journals, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE PERCOM, IEEE ICPADS, IEEE ICC, EWSN , IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Wireless Communications Magazine (WCM), International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN) and so on. Besides, Dr. Zhang is also the judges of many famous international conferences, including IEEE Transaction on Sensor Networks, INFOCOM, ICDCS, PERCOM, MASS, ICPP, ICPADS, IPSN, Communication of the ACM, IJDSN so on. She host many research programs, e.g., the National Natural Science Foundation of Youth Project, Shenzhen basic research projects, and participates in numbers of National and Youth Fund.

Research Interest

Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks, Networking and Distributed Systems, Networking and Distributed Systems, Pervasive Computing, RFID systems.

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Working Experience

Courses Taught at Shenzhen University

  • Operating System
  • Introduction to the Internet of Things
  • Basics of Computer Technology
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Linux System Programming
  • The Principle and Practice of database Systems (Bilingual Teaching),
  • Fundamentals of IBM Mainframe system
  • Programming of IBM Mainframe system
  • C++ Programming
  • Data Structure Programming

Teaching Assistant at HKUST

  • 01/2009-05/2009 Data Structures and Algorithms (COMP171)
  • 01/2007-05/2007 Object Oriented Programming (COMP151)

Achievements

Research Programe

  • 1. “Research on RF-based technologies to track transceiver-free objects”, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No:61202377), 2013-2015,PI.
  • 2. “Transceiver-free objects tracking in heterogeneous wireless networks”, Guangdong Natural Science Foundation (Grant No: S2012040006682), 2012-2014, PI.
  • 3. “Intruder detection and localization in wireless networks”, the Shenzhen Science and Technology Foundation (Grant No: JCYJ20120613173453717), 2012-2014, PI.
  • 4. “Research on coverage model to localize intruder objects”, Research Fund by Shenzhen University (Grant No: 201210), 2012-2013, PI.

Patents

  • 1. “Using multi-channels and SVM to track multiple transceiver-free objects in wireless networks”, P. R. China, Inventors:Dian Zhang, Yanyan Yang and Lionel M. Ni. (Patent No: ZL 2009 1 0192132.8, published date: 2012.12.19)

Adwards

2016.10 -------------- Excellent prize advisor, to instruct the student obtain the 1st prize in National IOT Competition for College Students, 2016

2016.10 -------------- Excellent prize advisor, to instruct the student obtain the 2nd Prize in National IOT Competition for College Students, 2016

2015.06 -------------- Oversea High-Caliber Personnel(Level C) of Shenzhen Recruitment Program of Global Experts "Peacock Plan"

2014.12 -------------- The 2nd class excellent paper award of Shenzhen University

2013.10 -------------- Excellent prize advisor, to instruct the student obtain the 3rd class prize in IBM National Mainframe Technology Contest, 2013

2013.10 -------------- IBM Faculty Award

2006.09 - 2010.07 ---------- Full postgraduate studentship award at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Activities

Reviewer for

IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing (TMC),

IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS),

ACM Transaction on Sensor Networks (TOSN),

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT),

Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC),

International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN),

IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC),

IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON),

IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom),

ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN),

IEEE International Conference of Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS)

TPC member of International Conference on Communication, Circuits and Systems (ICCCAS) 2006

Publications

Link:http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/z/Zhang:Dian

Conference Papers 2007 - 2017

1. Dian Zhang*, Xiaofeng Wu and Chen Wang, "Fine-grained and Real-time Gesture Recognition by Using IMU Sensors", in Proceedings of IEEE ICPADS, Dec 15-18, 2017, Shenzhen,China. ( * is the corresponding author).

1. Weiling Zheng and Dian Zhang*, “HandButton: Gesture Recognition of Transceiver-free Object by Using Wireless Network”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC), June 8-12, 2015, London, UK. ( * is the corresponding author).

2. Dian Zhang, Xiaoyan Jiang and Lionel M. Ni, “Double Free: Measurement-free Localization for Transceiver-free Object”, in Proceedings of The 43th International Conference on Parallel Processing (IEEE ICPP), pages 529-538, September 9-12, 2014, Minneapolis, USA.

3. Rui Mao, Sheng Liu, Honglong Xu, Dian Zhang* and Daniel P. Miranker, “On Data Partitioning in Tree Structure Metric-Space Indexes”, in Proceedings of The 19th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA2014), pages 141-155, April 21-24, 2014, Bali, Indonesia. ( * is the corresponding author).

4. Dian Zhang, Yunhuai Liu, Xiaonan Guo and Lionel M. Ni, "On Distinguishing the Multiple Radio Paths in RSS-based Ranging",in Proceedings of the 31th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM), Orlando, Florida, USA, 2012. (Acceptance Ratio: 18%, 278/1547).

5. Xiaonan Guo, Dian Zhang* and? Lionel M. Ni, "Localizing Multiple Objects in an RF-based Dynamic Environment", in Proceedings of the 32th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (IEEE ICDCS), Macau, China, 2012. (Acceptance Ratio: 13%, 71/515) ( * is the corresponding author).

6. Dian Zhang, Yunhuai Liu and Lionel M. Ni, "RASS: A Real-time Accurate and Scalable System for Tracking Transceiver-free Objects", in Proceedings of the 9th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (IEEE PerCom), Seattle, USA, 2011. (Acceptance Ratio: 17%, 26/156).

7. Min Gao, Xiaorui Pan, Longhui Deng, Caiyan Huang, Dian Zhang and Lionel Ni, "A Versatile Nodal Energy Consumption Monitoring Method for Wireless Sensor Networks Testbed", in Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE ICPADS), Taiwan, 2011.

8. Dian Zhang, Yunhuai Liu and Lionel M. Ni, "Link-centric Probabilistic Coverage Model for Transceiver-free Object Detection in Wireless Networks", in Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (IEEE ICDCS), Genoa, Italy, 2010. (Acceptance Ratio: 14%, 84/585).

9. Dian Zhang, Yanyan Yang, Dachao Cheng, Siyuan Liu and Lionel M. Ni, "COCKTAIL: An RF-based Hybrid Approach for Indoor Localization", in Proceedings of International Communications Conference (IEEE ICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 2010.

10. Dian Zhang, and Lionel M. Ni, "Dynamic Clustering for Tracking Multiple Transceiver-free Objects", in Proceedings of the 7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (IEEE PerCom), Galveston, Texas, USA, 2009. (Acceptance Ratio: 13%, 26/199).

11. Dian Zhang, Jian Ma, Quanbin Chen, and Lionel M. Ni, "An RF-based System for Tracking Transceiver-free Objects", in Proceedings of the 5th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (IEEE PerCom), White Plains, New York, USA, 2007. (Acceptance Ratio: 9.6%, 20/208).

12.Quanbin Chen, Jian Ma, Yanmin Zhu, Dian Zhang, Lionel M. Ni, "An Energy-Efficient K-Hop Clustering Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks", in Proceedings of the European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN), Delft, The Netherlands, 2007. (Acceptance Ratio: 13.4%, 22/164).

13. Quanbin Chen, Min Gao, Jian Ma, Dian Zhang, Lionel M. Ni, and Yunhao Liu, "MOCUS: moving object counting using ultrasonic sensor networks," in International Journal on Sensor Networks (IJSNet), 2007.

14. Yanmin Zhu, Yunhuai Liu, Hoilun Ngan, Quanbin Chen, Chen Qian, Jian Ma, Dian Zhang, "Shift Coding: Efficient State Update in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Multiplayer Games", in Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP) Workshops, XiAn, China, 2007.

Journal Papers 2011 - 2017

1. Yunhuai Liu, Dian Zhang, Xiaonan Guo, Min Gao, Zhong Ming, Lei Yang, Lionel M. Ni, "RSS-Based Ranging by Leveraging Frequency Diversity to Distinguish the Multiple Radio Paths". IEEE Trans. Mob. Comput. 16(4): 1121-1135 (2017).

2. R Mao, P Xiang, D Zhang, "Precise Transceiver-Free Localization in Complex Indoor Environment", China Communications, 2016:13(5):28-37(2016).

3. Dian Zhang and Weiling Zheng, “HandButton: Gesture Recognition of Transceiver-free Object by Using Wireless Networks”, accepted to appear in Proceedings of KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (TIIS), 2016.

4. Dian Zhang, Kezhong Lu, Rui Mao, " A Precise RFID Indoor Localization System with Sensor Network Assistance ", in China Communications,12(4): 13-22, April, 2015.

5. Xiaonan Guo, Dian Zhang*, Kaishun Wu and Lionel M. Ni, " MODLoc: Localizing Multiple Objects in Dynamic Indoor Environment ", in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed System (IEEE TPDS), 25(11): 2969-2980, November, 2014. ( * is the corresponding author).

6. Dian Zhang, Kezhong Lu, Rui Mao, Yuhong Feng, Yunhuai Liu, Zhong Ming and Lionel M. Ni, " Fine-Grained Localization for Multiple Transceiver-free Objects by using RF-Based Technologies", in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed System (IEEE TPDS), 25(6): 1464-1475, June, 2014.

7. Dian Zhang, Zhong Ming, Kezhong Lu, Rui Mao and Guoliang Chen, “An Empirical Study of Radio Signal Strength in Sensor Networks using MICA2 Nodes”, in Journal of Shenzhen University Science and Engineering, 31(1): 63-70, 30 Jan, 2014.

8. Dian Zhang, Yunhuai Liu, Xiaonan Guo and Lionel M. Ni, "RASS: A Real-time Accurate and Scalable System for Tracking Transceiver-free Objects", in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed System (IEEE TPDS), 24(5): 996-1008, May, 2013. (Spotlight Paper).

9. Kezhong Lu, Xiaohua Xiang, Dian Zhang, Rui Mao, Gang Liu and Yuhong Feng, "Localization Algorithm Based on Maximum a Posterior in Wireless Sensor Networks," in International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN), 2012.

10. Lei Kang, Jin Zhang, Kaishun Wu, Dian Zhang and Lionel Ni, "RCSMA: Receiver-Based Carrier Sense Multiple Access in UHF RFID Systems ", in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS), 23(4): 735-743, 2012.

11. Lionel M. Ni, Dian Zhang and Michael R. Souryal, "RFID-based Localization and Tracking Technologies", in the special issue of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (IEEE WCM), 18(2), 45-51, 2011.

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