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Dr. Rong Zheng

Associate Chair of Graduate Study

Department of Computing and Software

Associate Professor

Department of Computing and Software

Expertise:
Mobile computing, wireless networking, cyber physical systems, active machine learning
Areas of Specialization:
Research Clusters:

Overview

Dr. Rong Zheng is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Computing and Software. She is also an associate member of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engr., a member of the School of Computational Science and Engineering, and a member of the McMaster Insitute of Research on Aging in McMaster University, Canada. Rong Zheng is a Joseph Ip Distinguished Engineering Fellow from July 1, 2015 to June 30th, 2018. She is a steering committe member of the MacData institute, which promotes collaboration among centers and researchers whose work involves different facets of data. Rong Zheng is also affiliated with the Computing Infrastructure Research Centre (CIRC)

Dr. Rong Zheng's research lies at the intersection of mobile computing, wireless networking and active machine learning. Details of her current active research projects can be found here

Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Master of Engineering (thesis) in Electrical Engr., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engr, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Did you know…

MacQuest 2.0 was released in Google Play. MacQuest is a McMaster campus navigation and map mobile app developped by the Wireless System Research Group.

Our datacenter research is featured on EurekAlertand Data Center Dyanmics.

Wireless system research group captured the first prize in indoor localization competition in IPSN'17 in the infrastructureless category.  

Biography

Academic

2013 – present Associate Professor, Dept. of Computing and Software, McMaster University

08/11 – 01/12 Visiting Associate Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

2010 – 2012 Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Houston, USA

2004 – 2010 Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Dept. of Computer Science, University of Houston, USA

Other

02/12 – 04/12  Visiting Scientist, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA

06/00 – 08/00 Research Intern, Bell Labs, Lucent, Holmdel, NJ

Publications

Recent

Books

  1. Rong Zheng, Cunqing Hua, “Sequential Learning and Decision Making in Wireless Resource Management”, Springer, 2016

Journal Articles

  1. Ala Shaabana, Rong Zheng, and Zhipeng Xu. 2017. Inferring Clothing Insulation Levels Using Mechanisms of Heat Transfer. ACM Trans. Sen. Netw. 13, 4, Article 28 (2017)
  2. Hadi Meshgi, Dongmei Zhao, Rong Zheng, Optimal Resource Allocation in Multicast Device-to-Device Communications Underlaying LTE Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicle Technology, 66(9): 8357-8371 (2017)
  3. Na Xia, Yuanxiao Ou, Shiliang Wang, Rong Zheng, Hua-Zheng Du, Chaonong Xu, “Localizability Judgment in UWSNs Based on Skeleton and Rigidity Theory”, IEEE Trans. Mob. Comput. 16(4): 980-989 (2017)
  4. Cunqing Hua, Hongwei Yu, Rong Zheng, Jie Li, Rui Ni, “Online Packet Dispatching for Delay Optimal Concurrent Transmissions in Heterogeneous Multi-RAT Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Com- munications, 15(7): 5076-5086 (2016)
  5. Najmeh Forouzandehmehr, Zhu Han, Rong Zheng, “Stochastic Dynamic Game between Hydropower Plant and Thermal Power Plant in Smart Grid Networks”. IEEE Systems Journal 10(1): 88-96 (2016)
  6. Qiang Xu, Rong Zheng, Walid Saad and Zhu Han, “Device Fingerprinting in Wireless Networks: Challenges and Opportunities”, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 18(1): 94-104 (2016)
  7. Guanbo Zheng, Cunqing Hua, Rong Zheng, Qixin Wang, “Toward Robust Relay Placement in 60 GHz mmWave Wireless Personal Area Networks with Directional Antenna”, IEEE Trans. Mob. Comput. 15(3): 762- 773 (2016)
  8. Esmalifalak, M.; Nguyen, H.; Zheng, R.; Xie, L.; Song, L.; Han, Z., “A Stealthy Attack Against Electricity Market Using Independent Component Analysis,” in IEEE Systems Journal 10(1): 88-96 (2015)
  9. Yunghsiang S. Han, Hung-Ta Pai, Rong Zheng, Pramod K. Varshney, “Update-Efficient Error-Correcting Product-Matrix Codes”, IEEE Transaction on Communication, 63(6): 1925 – 1938 (2015)
  10. Nam Nguyen, Rong Zheng, Jie Liu, Zhu Han, “GreenLocs: An Energy Efficient Indoor Place Identification Framework”, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, 11(3): 43:1-43:21 (2015)
  11. Thanh Le, Csaba Szepesvari, Rong Zheng, “Sequential Learning for Multi-channel Wireless Network Monitoring with Channel Switching Costs”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 62(22): 5919-5929 (2014)
  12. Rong Zheng, Thanh Le, Zhu Han, “Approximate Online Learning Algorithms for Optimal Monitoring in Multi- channel Wireless Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 13(2): 1023-1033 (2014)
  13. Yunghsiang S. Han, Hung-Ta Pai, Rong Zheng, Wai Ho Mow, “Efficient Exact Regenerating Codes for Byzantine Fault Tolerance in Distributed Networked Storage”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 62(2): 385- 397 (2014)
  14. Yufei Wang, Rong Zheng, Qixin Wang, “Self-tuned Distributed Monitoring of Multi-channel Wireless Networks using Gibbs Sampler”, Computer Networks 64: 261-272 (2014)
  15. Yufei Wang, Guanbo Zheng, Qixin Wang, Rong Zheng, Qian Zhang, “WiCop: Engineering WiFi Tempo- ral White-Spaces for Safe Operations of Wireless Personal Area Networks in Medical Applications”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 13(5): 1145-1158 (2014)
  16. Huy Nguyen, Gabriel Scalosub, and Rong Zheng, “On Quality of Monitoring for Multi-channel Wireless Infrastructure Networks, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 13(3): 664-677 (2014)
  17. Huy Nguyen and Rong Zheng, “A Binary Independent Component Analysis Approach to Tree Topology Inference”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 61(12): 3071-3080 (2013)
  18. Huy Nguyen and Rong Zheng, “On Budgeted Influence Maximization in Social Networks”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Network Science (JSAC NS), 31(6): 1084-1094 (2013)
  19. Huy Nguyen, G. Zheng, Z. Han, and R. Zheng, “Binary Inference for Primary User Separation in Cognitive Radio Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 12(4): 1532-1542 (2013)
  20. Yi Huang, Mohammad Esmalifalak, Huy Nguyen, Rong Zheng, Zhu Han, Husheng Li, Lingyang Song, “Bad data injection in smart grid: attack and defense mechanisms”, IEEE Communications Magazine 51(1): 27-33, (2013)
  21. Nam Nguyen, Rong Zheng, Zhu Han, “On Identifying Primary User Emulation Attacks in Cognitive Radio Systems Using Nonparametric Bayesian Classification”, IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, 60(3): 1432- 1445 (2012)
  22. Kyung-Joon Park, Rong Zheng, Xue Liu, “Cyber-physical systems: Milestones and research challenges”, Computer Communications 36(1): 1-7 (2012)
  23. Walid Saad, Zhu Han, Rong Zheng, Vincent Poor, Tamer Basar, “Coalitional Games in Partition Form for Joint Spectrum Sensing and Access in Cognitive Radio Networks”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 6(2): 195-209 (2012)
  24. Cunqing Hua, Rong Zheng, “Robust Topology Engineering in Multi-Radio Multi-Channel Wireless Net- works”, in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 11(3): 492-503 (2012)
  25. Huy Nguyen, Rong Zheng, “Binary Independent Component Analysis with OR Mixtures”, in IEEE Trans- actions on Signal Processing, 59(7): 3168-3181 (2011)
  26. Zhu Han, Rong Zheng, Vincent Poor, “Repeated Auctions with Bayesian Nonparametric Learning for Spec- trum Access in Cognitive Radio Networks”, in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 10(3): 890- 900 (2011)
  27. Rong Zheng, Khuong Vu, Amit Pendharkar, Obstacle Discovery in Distributed Actuator and Sensor Net- works, in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, 7 (3): 22:1 – 22:24 (2010)
  28. Peng Li, Haichang Gu, Gangbing Song, Rong Zheng, YL Mo, “Concrete Structural Health Monitoring Using Piezoceramic-Based Wireless Sensor Networks”, SPIE International Journal on Smart Structures and Systems, SI on Wireless Sensor Advances and Applications for Civil Infrastructure Monitoring, 6 (5-6): 731-748 (2010)
  29. Richard Barton and Rong Zheng, “Order-optimal Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 56(11): 5811-5821, 2010
  30. Qixin Wang, Rong Zheng, Ajay Tirumala, Xue Liu, Sha Liu, “Lightning: A Hard Real-Time, Fast, and Lightweight Low-End Wireless Sensor Election Protocol for Acoustic Event Localization”, in IEEE Trans- actions on Mobile Computing, 7(5): 570-584 (2008)
  31. Rong Zheng, “Asymptotic Bounds of Information Dissemination in Power-constrained Wireless Networks”, in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 7(1), 251-259 (2008)
  32. Rong Zheng, Jennifer Hou and Lui Sha, “Optimal Block Design for Asynchronous Wakeup and Its Applications in Multi-hop Wireless Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 5(9):1228-1241 (2006)
  33. Rong Zheng, Jennifer Hou and Lui Sha, “Performance Analysis of Power Management Policies in Wireless Networks”, in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 5(6): 1351-1361 (2006)
  34. Rong Zheng, Robin Kravet, “On-demand Power Management for Ad Hoc Networks”, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal, 3(1): 51-68 (2005)
  35. Guanghui He,Rong Zheng, Indranil Gupta, “A Framework for Time Indexing in Sensor Networks”, in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, 1 (1): 101-133 (2005)
  36. Rong Zheng, Ye Ge, Jennifer Hou and Sandy Thuel. “A Case for Mobility Support with Temporary Home Agent”, ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R), 6(1): 32-46 (2002)

Conference and Workshop

  1. Yu-Ting Wang, Jun Li, Rong Zheng, Dongmei Zhao, “ARABIS: an Asynchronous Acoustic Indoor Positioning System for Mobile Devices”, International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN’17)
  2. Qiang Xu, Chenhe Li, Rong Zheng, “TuRF: Fast Data Collection for Fingerprint-based Indoor Localization”, International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN’17)
  3. Ala Shaabana, Rong Zheng, Joey Legere, and Martin v. Mohrenschildt , “Finger Movement Recognition During Ballistic Movements Using Electromyography”, IEEE/ACM Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems, and Engineering Technologies (CHASE), Philadelphia, July, 2017
  4. Qiang Xu, Rong Zheng, “When Data Acquisition Meets Data Analytics: A Distributed Active Learning Framework for Optimal Budgeted Mobile Crowdsensing”, in Proceedings of Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Atlanta, June 2017
  5. Yu-Ting Wang, Rong Zheng, Dongmei Zhao: Towards Zero-Configuration Indoor Localization Using Asynchronous Acoustic Beacons, IEEE IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC), Paris, France, Sept., 2016
  6. Chaokun Zhang, Yong Cui, Rong Zheng, Jinlong E, Jianping Wu, “Multi-Resource Partial-Ordered Task Scheduling in Cloud Computing”, short paper, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), Beijing, China, June, 2016
  7. Muhammad Hammuda, Rong Zheng, “Full-duplex Spectrum Sensing and Access in Cognitive Radio Net works with Unknown Primary User Activities”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016
  8. Ala Shaabana, Rong Zheng, Zhipeng Xu, “SiCILIA: A Smart Sensor System for Clothing Insulation Inference”, IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), San Diego, CA, 2015
  9. Qiang Xu, Rong Zheng, “Automated Detection of Burned-out Lights Using Indoor Positioning”, International Conferecne on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), Calgary, AB, Oct., 2015
  10. Qiang Xu, Rong Zheng, Steve Hranilovi, “IDyLL: Indoor Localization using Inertial and Light Sensors on Smartphones”, ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), Osaka, Japan, 2015
  11. Hadi Meshgi, Dongmei Zhao, Rong Zheng, “Joint Channel and Power Allocation in Underlay Multicast Device-to-Device Communications”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, 2015
  12. Lingzhi Wang, Cunqing Hua, Rong Zheng, Rui Ni, “Online Channel Selection and User Association in High- density WiFi Networks”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, 2015
  13. Huy Nguyen, Rong Zheng, “A data-driven study of influences in Twitter communities”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2014
  14. Walid Saad, Zhu Han, Rong Zheng, Mrouane Debbah, Vincent Poor, “A College Admissions Game for Uplink User Association in Wireless Small Cell Networks”, Proceedings of the Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Toronto, May, 2014
  15. Guanbo Zheng, Rong Zheng, “Joint Neighbor Discovery and Contention Relationship Inference in Wireless Networks”, International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), Harbin, China, June, 2014
  16. Mohammad Esmalifalak, Nam Nguyen, Rong Zheng, Zhu Han, “Detecting Stealthy False Data Injection Using Machine Learning in Smart Grid”, the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Atlanta, GA, Nov., 2013
  17. Guanbo Zheng, Cunqing Hua, Qixin Wang, Rong Zheng,“A Robust Relay Placement Framework for 60GHz mmWave Wireless Personal Area Networks”, the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Atlanta, GA, 2013
  18. Khuong Vu, Rong Zheng, “Spatial skyline query with location uncertainty”, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL), Orlando, FL, July, 2013 (short paper)
  19. Feng Tan, Yufei Wang, Qixin Wang, Lei Bu, Rong Zheng, Neeraj Suri, “Guaranteeing Proper-Temporal- Embedding safety rules in wireless CPS: A hybrid formal modeling approach”, IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) 2013
  20. Yunghsiang S. Han, Hung-Ta Pai, Rong Zheng, Pramod K. Varshney, “Update-efficient regenerating codes with minimum per-node storage”. IEEE International Conference on Information Theory (ISIT), Istanbul, Turkey, June, 2013
  21. Nam Nguyen, Khuong Vu, Rong Zheng, Zhu Han, “UMLI: An Unsupervised Mobile Locations Extraction Approach with Incomplete Data”, IEEE IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC), Shanghai, China, April, 2013 (Best Paper Award)
  22. Rong Zheng, Thanh Le, Zhu Han, “Approximate Online Learning for Passive Monitoring of Multi-channel Wireless Networks”, in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Toronto, Canada, 2013
  23. Qixin Wang, Yufei Wang, Rong Zheng, Xue Liu, “Curbing Aggregate Member Flow Burstiness to Bound End-to-End Delay in Networks of TDMA Crossbar Real-Time Switches,” in Proc. of the 33rd IEEE Real Time Systems Symposium (RTSS’12), San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec., 2012
  24. Huy Nguyen and Rong Zheng, Influence Spread in Large-Scale Social Networks - A Belief Propagation Approach in Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD’12), September 24-28, Bristol, UK, 2012.
  25. Soji Omiwade, Rong Zheng, “Online Data Recovery in Wireless Sensor Networks”, 9th Annual IEEE Com- munications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), 2012
  26. KhuongVu, Rong Zheng, Jie Gao, “Efficient Algorithms for K-Anonymous Location Privacy in Participatory Sensing”, in Proceedings of the 31st Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Miami, FL, 2012
  27. Yunghsiang Han, Rong Zheng, WH Mow, “Exact Regenerating Codes for Byzantine Fault Tolerance in Distributed Storage” in Proceedings of the 31st Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Miami, FL, 2012
  28. Khuong Vu, Rong Zheng, “Geometric Algorithms for Target Localization and Tracking Under Location Uncertainties in Wireless Sensor Networks”, in Proceedings of the 31st Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Miami, FL, 2012
  29. Mohammad Esmalifalak, Huy Nguyen, Rong Zheng, and Zhu Han, “Stealth False Data Injection using Independent Component Analysis in Smart Grid”, in the IEEE SmartGridComm, Oct. 2011, Brussels, Belgium
  30. Guanbo Zheng, Dong Han, Rong Zheng, Christopher Schmitz, Xiaojing Yuan, “A Link Quality Inference Model for IEEE 802.15.4 Low-Rate WPANs”, in the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GlobeCom), Houston, Tx, 2011
  31. Pallavi Arora, Na Xia, Rong Zheng, “A Gibbs Sampler Approach for Optimal Distributed Monitoring of Multi-channel Wireless Networks”, in the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GlobeCom), Houston, Tx, 2011
  32. Huy Nguyen, Nam Nguyen, Guanbo Zheng, Zhu Han, Rong Zheng, “Binary Blind Identification of Wire- less Transmission Technologies for Wide-band Spectrum Monitoring”, in the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GlobeCom), Houston, Tx, 2011
  33. Soji Omiwade, Rong Zheng, “Maximum Lifetime Data Regeneration for Persistent Storage in Wireless Sensor Networks”, in the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GlobeCom), Houston, Tx, 2011
  34. Mohammad Esmalifalak, Huy Nguyen, Rong Zheng, Zhu Han,“Stealth False Data Injection using Independent Component Analysis in Smart Grid”, IEEE SmartGridComm, Brussels, Belgium, 2011
  35. Khuong Vu and Rong Zheng,“An Incremental Algorithm for High Order MaximumVoronoi Diagram Con- struction”, 23rd Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, August, Toronto, Canada, 2011
  36. Yufei Wang, Qixin Wang, Guanbo Zheng, Zheng Zeng, and Rong Zheng, “WiCop: Engineering WiFi Whitespaces for Safe Operations of Wireless Body Networks in Medical Applications,” in the 32nd IEEE Real-time Systems Symposium (RTSS), Vienna, Austria, 2011
  37. Pallavi Arora, Csaba Szepesvari, Rong Zheng, “Sequential Learning for Optimal Monitoring of Multi-channel Wireless Networks”, Proceedings of the Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Shanghai, China, 2011
  38. Khuong Vu, Rong Zheng, “Robust Coverage under Uncertainty in Wireless Sensor Networks, Proceedings of the Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Shanghai, China, 2011
  39. Nam Tuan Nguyen, Guanbo Zheng, Zhu Han and Rong Zheng, “Device Fingerprinting to Enhance Wireless Security using Nonparametric Bayesian Method”, Proceedings of the Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Shanghai, China, 2011
  40. Khoung Vu and Rong Zheng, “Multi-target Tracking in Distributed Active Sensor Networks”, Military Com- munication Conference (Milcom), San Jose, CA, 2010.
  41. Na Xia, Khuong Vu, Rong Zheng, “Sensor Placement for Minimum Exposure in Distributed Active Sensing Networks”, IEEE Global Communication Conference (GlobeCom), Miami, FL, 2010
  42. Arun Chhetri, Huy Nguyen, Gabriel Scalosub and Rong Zheng, “On Quality of Monitoring for Multi-channel Wireless Infrastructure Networks”, the ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Chicago, IL, 2010
  43. Huy Nguyen, Rong Zheng, Zhu Han, “Binary is Good: A Binary Inference Framework for Primary User Separation in Cognitive Radio Networks”, the 5th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (Crowncom), Cannes, France, 2010
  44. Yunghsiang Han, Soji Omiwade and Rong Zheng, “Persistent Distributed Storage with Progressive De- coding under Byzantine Failures”, Proceedings of the Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM) mini-symposium, San Diego, CA, 2010
  45. Arun Chhetri, Rong Zheng, “WiserAnalyzer: A Passive Monitoring Framework for WLANs”, The 5th Inter- national Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), Wuyishan, China, 2009
  46. Zhu Han, Rong Zheng and Vincent Poor, “Repeated Auctions with Learning for Spectrum Access in Cog- nitive Radio Networks”, Proceedings of the Forty-seventh Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, 2009 (Invited)
  47. Xu, R. Prithivathi, J. Subhlok, Rong Zheng, and Sara Voss, “Logicalization of MPI Communication Traces”, IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization, Austin, TX, 2009
  48. Peng Li, Gangbing Song, Rong Zheng and Y. L. Mo, “Piezo-Based Wireless Sensor Networks for Civil Structural Health Monitoring”, 1st International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, Hong Kong, China, 2009 (best paper award)
  49. Rong Zheng and Amit Pendharkar, “Obstacle Discovery in Distributed Active Sensor Networks”, Proceed- ings of the 28th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009
  50. Vivek Aseeja and Rong Zheng, “MeshMan: A Management Framework for Wireless Mesh Networks”, Pro- ceedings of the 11th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), Long Island, NY, 2009
  51. Cunqing Hua, Song Wei and Rong Zheng, “Robust Channel Assignment for Link-level Resource Provision- ing in Multi-radio Multi-channel Wireless Networks”, Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Confer- ence on Network Protocols (ICNP), Orlando, FL, 2008
  52. Cunqing Hua and Rong Zheng, “Starvation Modeling and Identification in Dense WLAN Networks”, Pro- ceedings of the 27th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFO- COM), Phoenix, AZ, 2008
  53. Rong Zheng and Chengzhi Li, “How Good is Opportunistic Routing? – A Reality Check under Rayleigh Fading Channels”, Proceedings of the 11-th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (ACM MSWiM), Vancouver, BC, 2008
  54. Soji Omiwade, Rong Zheng and Cunqing Hua, “Practical localized network coding in wireless mesh net- works”, Proceedings of Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), San Francisco, CA, 2008
  55. Amit Pendharkar, Claudio Olmi, Rong Zheng and Gangbing Song, “High Rate Sensing in Wireless Civil Structure monitoring”, Proceedings of the 11th Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference – Intelligent Sensors and Actuators Track, Los Angeles, CA, 2008 (invited paper)
  56. Rong Zheng, Richard Barton, “Toward Optimal Data Aggregation in Random Wireless Sensor Networks”, Proceedings of the 26th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (IN- FOCOM), Anchorage, AK, 2007
  57. Sumit Gupta and Rong Zheng and Albert Cheng, “ANDES: an Anomaly Detection System for Wireless Sensor Networks”, Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), Pisa, Italy, 2007
  58. Muqsith A Mohammad, Rong Zheng, Richard Barton, “Location Sensing Using Minmax Robust Thin-splate Spline”, Proceedings of the Forty-Fourth Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, 2006
  59. Rong Zheng, “Information Dissemination in Power-constrained Wireless Networks”, Proceedings of the 25th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), Barcelona, Spain, 2006
  60. Richard Barton and Rong Zheng, “Cooperative Time-Reversal Communication is Order-Optimal for Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Seattle, WA, 2006
  61. J.Barton and Rong Zheng,“Order-Optimal Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Cooperative Time-Reversal Communication,” Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Princeton, NJ, 2006
  62. Rong Zheng, Jennifer Hou and Lui Sha, “On Time-out Driven Power Management Policies for Wireless Networks”, Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GlobeCom), Dallas, TX, 2004
  63. Qixin Wang, Rong Zheng, Ajay S. Tirumala and Lui Sha, “Lightning: A Fast and Light-Weight Acoustic Location Protocol Using Low-End Wireless Micro-Sensors”, Proceedings of 25th IEEE International Real- Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), Lisbon, Portugal, 2004 (Nominated for best paper award)
  64. Rong Zheng, Jennifer Hou and Lui Sha. “Asynchronous Wakeup for Ad Hoc Networks”, Proceedings of the 4th ACM international symposium on mobile ad hoc networking and computing (MobiHoc), Minneapolis, MA, June 2003
  65. Rong Zheng and Robin Kravets. “On-demand Power Management for Ad Hoc Networks”, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM), San Francisco, CA, April 2003
  66. Qixin Wang, Weipeng Chen, Rong Zheng, Kihwal Lee and Lui Sha. “Acoustic Target Tracking Using Tiny Wireless Sensor Devices”, Proceedings of Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), Palo Alto, CA, April 2003
  67. Wei Lin, Rong Zheng and Jennifer Hou. “How to Make Assured Service More Assured”, Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Toronto, Canada, 1999

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Achievements

Awards

  • Joseph Ip Engineering Fellow
  • 1st Place in indoor localization competition (Infrastructureless category), The 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)
  • IEEE CPSWeek best demo award
  • IEEE WCNC best paper award
  • University of Houston research excellence award
  • Departmental academic accomplishment award, University of Houston
  • US National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Supervisorship 

     

    PhD McMaster/UH

    MASc/MSc McMaster/UH

    MEng (McMaster)

    Postdoc Fellow

    Undergrad (McMaster)

    In-progress

    5/0

    4/0

    5

     

    2

    Completed

    1/5

    0/10

    5

    2

    Research Funding

    1. Rong Zheng, Ishwar Puri, Doug Down, CRD: Autonomous Monitoring of Data Centre Operations (PI), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Cinnos Mission Critital Incorporated, 12/2016 - 12/2021, $1.4M
    2. Rong Zheng, Ruhai Wu, Kui Wu (UVic), SPG-P: ShareCrowd: A New Paradigm for Mobile Crowdsensing (PI), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 10/2016 - 09/2019, $467,000
    3. Rong Zheng, ENGAGE: Whisper: An Acoustic-based Proximity Detection System, 2015, $25,000

    4. Rong Zheng, ENGAGE: Overcoming the Digital Divide: Assessing and Developing Video Conferencing-based Tele-health Solutions in Bandwidth-constrained Rural and Remote Areas, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 2014, $25,000
    5. Rong Zheng, Software-Defined Radio Enabled Wireless Surveillance and Security. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), MRI CFI-LOF, 2014, $212,415
    6. Rong Zheng, Discovery: A Sequential Learning Framework for Resource Management in Wireless Networks (PI), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 05/2013 – 04/2018, $180,000
    7. Rong Zheng, NeTS-NEDG: Toward Service Predictability under Uncertain Resource Availability in 802.11 Like Networks, US National Science Foundation (NSF), 2009 – 2011, USD $200,000
    8. Rong Zheng, Gangbin Song, Zhi Ding, CCSS-CPS: Collaborative: If the Bridges Can Talk: Toward Autonomous Structure Health Monitoring for Civil Infrastructure (PI), US National Science Foundation (NSF), 2011 – 2013, USD $250,000
    9. Rong Zheng, Zhu Han, Cliff Dasco, NeTS: Small: Toward Wireless Co-existence For Safety-critical Applications (PI), US National Science Foundation (NSF), 2011 – 2013, USD$300,000
    10. Rong Zheng, CAREER: Data Dissemination in Multihop Wireless Networks: Theory and System Design, US National Science Foundation (NSF), 01/2006 – 01/2011, USD$400,000 

    11. Jaspal Subhlok, Rong Zheng, Edgar Gabriel
, CSR-PSCE, SM: Collaborative Research: VOLPEX: A Framework for Parallel Execution on Volatile Nodes, US National Science Foundation (NSF), 09/2008 – 08/2010, USD$280,000
    12. Stephen Huang, Ernst Leiss, Ioannis Kakadiaris, Yuriy Fofanov, Rong Zheng, GAANN: Doctoral Training in Computer and Computational Sciences, US Department of Education (P200A070377), 8/15/07-8/14/10, USD$383,643 

    13. Shishir Sha, Rong Zheng, Edgar Gabriel, Marc Garbey, DURIP: Smart Camera Network Instrumentation for Collaborative Mission Research, US Army Research Office, 07/2008 – 07/2009, USD$140,000

    SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Editorial Boards

    2015 - present          Editor, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    2017                          Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, SI on Learning-based Management, Modeling and Control in Networking
    2012                          Guest Editor, Elsevlers Computer Communications, SI on Cyber Physical Systems
    2008                          Guest Editor, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, SI on Wireless Location Estimation and Tracking

    Conference/Workshop Organization

    2017                          Technical Program Co-Chair, ACM Workshop on Mobile Crowdsensing Systems and Applications, co-located with ACM SenSys
    2016                          General Co-chair, IEEE IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC)
    2014                          Technical Program Co-Chair, ACM Workshop on MobileHealth, co-located with ACM MobiHoc
    2012                          Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom)
    2012                          Technical Program Co-Chair, International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA)

    Grant & Personnel Committees

    2015 – 2017            NSERC Discovery Grant Computer Science Evaluation Group
    2009/10/12/14        US National Science Foundation (NSF) Panel

    Journal Referee

    2006 – 2017            IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    2004 – 2015            IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
    2004 – present         IEEE Journal of Selected Area of Communications
    2008 – 2013            ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks

     External Grant Reviews

    2017                          Alberta Innovates Strategic Research Projects
    2016, 2017              Technology innovation development award (TIDA), Science Foundation Ireland
    2013/14                    NSERC Discovery Grants
    2013                          NSERC Strategic Grants
    2011                          NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants