Qing Zhao

Qing Zhao

Professor

Phone:
(530) 752-7390
Email:
Website:
http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/~qzhao/

Education

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2001
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1997
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, 1994

Professional Experience

Professor, UC Davis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2011-Present
Associate Professor, UC Davis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2008-2011
Assistant Professor, UC Davis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2004-2008
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell University, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2003-2004
Communications System Engineer, Aware, Inc., Bedford, MA, 2001-2002

Affiliation

Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Group
Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

Research Interests

Stochastic optimization and decision theory in dynamic systems; statistical signal processing, algorithmic theory, and computational techniques; infrastructure networks, communication systems, and social economic networks.

Research Activities

Professor Qing Zhao explores the design and analysis of dynamics systems and communication networks using theories and tools from detection and estimation, distributed statistical inference, and dynamic optimization and stochastic control. Her research emphasizes a scientific understanding of the inherent structure and behavior of large, complex, and heterogeneous communication networks. Active projects include cognitive algorithms and protocols for dynamic spectrum access, design and analysis of wireless and mobile networks, performance limits of large-scale ad hoc and sensor networks, and resource-constrained signal processing and wireless networking.

Distinctions

Qing Zhao is a Fellow of IEEE. Qing Zhao received the 2010 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award and the 2000 Young Author Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society. She holds the title of UC Davis Chancellorís Fellow and received the 2008 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the UC Davis College of Engineering. She is also a co-author of two papers that received student paper awards at IEEE ICASSP 2006 and IEEE Asilomar Conference 2006.

Selected Publications

Q. Zhao and J. Ye, "Quickest Detection in Multiple On-Off Processes," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 5994-6006, December, 2010. [Pub Link]

K. Liu and Q. Zhao, "Indexability of Restless Bandit Problems and Optimality of Whittle Index for Dynamic Multichannel Access," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 56, no. 11, pp. 5547-5567, November, 2010. [Pub Link]

K. Liu and Q. Zhao, "Distributed Learning in Multi-Armed Bandit with Multiple Players," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 11, pp. 5667-5681, November, 2010. [Pub Link]

Y. Chen, Q. Zhao, and A. Swami "Joint Design and Separation Principle for Opportunistic Spectrum Access in the Presence of Sensing Errors" IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 2053-2071, May, 2008. [Pub Link]

Q. Zhao, L. Tong, A. Swami, and Y. Chen "Decentralized Cognitive MAC for Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Ad Hoc Networks: A POMDP Framework" IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 589-600, April, 2007. [Pub Link]