Biography

Zhengdao Wang received his Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering and Information Science from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1996, the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1999, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2002. From 2002, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Iowa State University, where he is currently a professor. He held a visiting professorship from USTC from 2012 to 2015.

He received the Procter & Gamble Fellowship from the USTC in 1992, an Excellent Youth Award from the USTC in 1995, an Outstanding Graduate Award from the USTC in 1996, an Outstanding Graduate Award from Anhui Province of China in 1996, a Graduate Fellowship from the University of Virginia in 1997, and a Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Minnesota in 2001. At Iowa State University, he received an Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award and an ECE Warren B. Boast Undergraduate Teaching Award both in 2010. He received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Magazine Paper Award in 2003, the IEEE Marconi Paper Prize Award in Wireless Communications in 2004, and the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Best Paper Award in 2008. He is an IEEE Fellow of class 2016.

He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, from 2004 to 2006, an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2005 to 2008, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2013 to 2015. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and an Editor for The IEEE Signal Processing Society Online Video Library. He was a Technical Program co-chair for GLOBECOM 2008 Wireless Communications Symposium, a Technical Program co-chair for WUWNet 2014, a Technical Area co-Chair on Wireless Communications for Asilomar Conference 2014, and the Publications and Publicity chair for IEEE GlobalSIP 2014. He was a member and the webmaster for the IEEE Signal Processing for Communication and Networking (SPCOM) Technical Committee from 2007 to 2012. He served as the Chair of the IEEE Joint Chapter on Communications, Signal Processing, Circuit and System; Central Iowa Section, IEEE Region 4 (Northern Midwest USA) from 2004 to 2006, and is serving again as the Chair from 2016 to 2018. He has served as a Technical Committee member for many conferences throughout the years. He served as the Regional Director at Large of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for Regions 1-6 (US) in 2017 and 2018. He was a General co-chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2018 Workshop on Machine Learning for Communications. He is serving as a TPC co-chair for IEEE SPAWC 2020.

His interests are in the areas of signal processing, communications, information theory, machine learning and their applications.