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Lian Zhao

Professor, P.ENG (Ontario)

Fellow, IEEE

Fellow, AAIA (Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association)

Ph.D., University of Waterloo


Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
Toronto Metropolitan
, Toronto, Canada
Email: l5zhao@torontomu.ca







Honors/Awards/Recognition/Professional Services

  • Elected Board of Governor (BoG) member for IEEE VTS, 2023-

  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer, 2022 - ;

  • IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer, 2020-2021;

  • Associate Editor-in-Chief, China Communications, 2023-

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2019-present;

  • Editor, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2019-present;

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 2013-2021;

  • Founding Chair, Toronto VTS Chapter, 2018-present.

  • Vice-Chair, IEEE Toronto Section, 2024-


  • 2021 Outstanding New Leader Award from IEEE Toronto Section;

  • 2016 Best Land Transportation Paper Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society;

  • 2015 TOP 15 Editor for outstanding contributions to IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology;

  • Panel expert, NSERC Discovery Program, Evaluation Group for ELCE, 2015-2018;

  • Expert Selection Committee, NSERC RTI program, 2020-2023;

  • Best Paper Award, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP2013);

  • Best Paper Award, Chinacom, 2011;

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) New Opportunity Award, 2004


Research Interests

  • Wireless communications, edge computing, caching and communications;
  • Centralized and distributed resource management; Incentive mechanism design, optimizations;
  • Internet-of-Vehicle (IoV) networks, Internet-of-Things (IoV) networks;
  • Green communication and computation;