Junshan Zhang received his Ph.D. degree
from the School of ECE at Purdue University in 2000. He joined the School of ECEE
at Arizona State University in August 2000, where he has been
Fulton Chair Professor since 2015. His research interests fall in the general field of information networks and
data science, including communication networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Fog Computing, social networks, smart grid.
His current research focuses on fundamental problems in information networks and data science,
including Fog Computing and its applications in IoT and 5G, IoT data privacy/security, optimization/control of
mobile social networks, information theory, stochastic modeling and control for smart grid.
Prof. Zhang is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2005 and
the NSF CAREER award in 2003. He received the IEEE Wireless Communication Technical Committee
Recognition Award in 2016. His papers have won a few awards,
including the Best Student Paper award at WiOPT 2018,
the Kenneth C. Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award of ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP Performance 2016,
the Best Paper Runner-up Award of IEEE INFOCOM 2009 and IEEE INFOCOM 2014, and the Best Paper Award
at IEEE ICC 2008 and ICC 2017. Building on his research findings, he co-founded Smartiply Inc,
a Fog Computing startup company delivering boosted network connectivity and embedded artificial intelligence.
Prof. Zhang was TPC co-chair for a number of major conferences in communication networks, including IEEE INFOCOM 2012 and ACM MOBIHOC 2015. He was the general chair for ACM/IEEE SEC 2017, WiOPT 2016, and IEEE Communication
Theory Workshop 2007. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an editor for the Computer Network journal,
and an editor IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine. He is currently serving as an editor-at-large for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and an editor for IEEE Network Magazine.