Lian Zhao received the B.Sc. (with Honors) degree from Civil Aviation University of China in 1990, M.S. degree in Wuhan University, China in 1993, and Ph.D. degree from University of Waterloo in 2002, all in electrical engineering.
She was with Air China from 1993 to 1995, with RADA Electronics Beijing Branch from 1995 to 1998 as an electrical engineer in engineering department. Since 2003, she has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Ryerson University.
Professor Zhao's research interests are focused on the wireless communications, radio resource management, power control, rate allocation, wideband CDMA and OFDM systems, low power, low-speed, and low-cost wireless sensor networks, embedded system design and implementation.
- C. L. Huang, Z. Lian and L.Zhao,"Synergism of INS and PDR in self-contained pedestrian tracking with a miniature sensor module", IEEE Sensor Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 8, pp1349-1359, 2010.
- J. Mark and L. Zhao,"Radio Resource Management for Wireless Systems", in New Directions in Wireless Communications Research, Eds, I. Blake, V. Tarokh, Springer, pp93-118, 2009, (ISBN-978-1-4419-0672-4).
- Y.Y. Jia, L.Zhao and B. Ma,"A Hierarchical Clustering-Based Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks Supporting Multiple Data Aggregation Qualities", International Journal on Sensor Networks, pp79-91, vol. 4, Nos. 1/2, 2008.
- L. Zhao, J. W. Mark and J. Ding,"Power Distribution/Allocation in Multirate Wideband CDMA Systems", IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications, pp2458-2467, vol.5, No. 9, September, 2006.