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Lian Zhao

P.ENG (Ontario), Senior Member, IEEE

Ph.D. University of Waterloo, 2002



Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering
Ryerson University
, Toronto, Canada
Tel: 416-9795000 ext. 6101
Fax: 416-9795280
Email: lzhao@ee.ryerson.ca 










Selected Honors/Awards, and Professional Services

  • 2015 TOP 15 Editor for outstanding contributions to IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology;
  • Editor, IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, 2013-now;
  • Committee member, NSERC Discovery Program, Evaluation Group for ELCE, 2015-2018;
  • Invited panel expert, "Building Successful Industry Partnership", hosted by NSERC for GTA universities, Feb., 2015;
  • Invited lecture, 2nd International Workshop on Advanced Wireless Communications, Networks, and Application, Xiamen, China, Dec.,2014.
  • Best Paper Award, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP2013);
  • Best Paper Award, Chinacom, 2011;
  • Faculty Research Excellence Awards, ELCE/Ryerson University, 2010, 2012, 2014;
  • Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, ELCE/Ryerson University, 2013-2015;
  • Faculty Merit Award, Ryerson University, 2005, 2007;
  • Early Tenure and promote to Associate Profesor, 2006;
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) New Opportunity Award, 2004





Research Interests

  • Wireless communications, radio resource management, cooperative and cognitive systems.
  • System optimization tools and algorithms;
  • IoT, connected vehicles, EV charging scheduling;
  • Load balance, demand response, smart grid.


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