Author: Honggang Zhang
Honggang Zhang, Ph.D.
Coordinator & Key Research Scientist
Honggang Zhang is the Coordinator of Wireless Area at CREATE-NET (http://www.create-net.org/), Italy, where he is currently leading the wireless teams in exploring Cognitive Radio (CR) and its integration with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technologies for open-spectrum wireless communications and networks evolution.
He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kagoshima University, Japan, in 1999. Prior to that, he received the Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), China, in 1989, and Lanzhou University of Technology, China, in 1992, respectively. From October 1999 to March 2002, he was with the Shin-Kawasaki Research Center, the Telecommunications Advancement Organization (TAO) of Japan, as a TAO Research Fellow. From April 2002 to November 2002, he joined the TOYOTA IT Center, where he performed research and development on software-defined radio (SDR) with applications to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). From December 2002 to August 2004, he has been with the UWB Research Consortium, the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan, where his R&D responsibilities were focused on UWB wireless communications, IEEE 802.15.3a & 4a WPAN standardizations, Wireless 1394 and "1394-Over-UWB" smart home networks. He is the founding member of UWB Forum (www.uwbforum.org) and the principle author and contributor for proposing DS-UWB in IEEE 802.15 WPAN standardization task group (http://www.ieee802.org/15/pub/TG3a_CFP.html). In the past he initiated the "Soft-Spectrum Adaptation (SSA)" technique and contributed to its worldwide developments.****** PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES AND ACHIEVEMENTS ****** (1) Steering Committee Member, CrownCom 2007 (the Second International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, http://www.crowncom.org/), August 1-3, 2007, Orlando, FL, USA. (2) International Steering Committee Member, IEEE ISCIT 2007 (the 7th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, http://www.elec.uow.edu.au/ISCIT2007/), October 17-19, Sydney, Australia. (3) General Vice Co-Chairs, ChinaCom 2007 (the Second International Conference on Communications and Networking in China, http://www.chinacom.org/), August 22-24, 2007, Shanghai, China. (4) Tutorials Chair, the 13th European Wireless Conference (http://www.ew2007.org), April 1-4, 2007, Paris, France. (5) Founding Steering Committee Co-Chairs, CrownCom 2006 (the First International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, http://www.crowncom.org/2006/), June 8-10, 2006, Mykonos Island, Greece. (6) Founding Technical Program Committee (TPC) Co-Chairs, CrownCom 2006 (the First International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, http://www.crowncom.org/2006/), June 8-10, 2006, Mykonos Island, Greece.
(7) Technical Program Committee (TPC) Co-Chairs, IEEE ISCIT 2006 (IEEE International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies 2006), Bangkok, Thailand.(8) Founding Editorial Board Member, Journal of Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, Springer (http://www.editorialmanager.com/ppna/). (9) Guest Editor, ACM/Springer Journal on Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), 2007. (10) Guest Editor, ACM/Springer Journal on Wireless Networks (WINET), 2006. (11) Guest Editor, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, Special Issue on Ultra Wideband Systems, 2004. (12) Editorial Board Member, China Communications Journal (http://www.china-cic.org.cn/english/editorial board.htm), China Institute of Communications (CIC). (13) Voting member and contributor, IEEE 802.15 Task Group, IEEE 802 Standards Association. (14) Technical Program Committee (TPC) member, the First IEEE CogNet 2007 Workshop "Towards Cognition in Wireless Networks" in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2007 (http://www.ieee-cognet.org/), June 24-28, 2007, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. (15) Technical Program Committee (TPC) member, the First IEEE Workshop on Cognitive Radio Networks (IEEE CCNC 2007 Satellite Workshop), January 11-13, 2007, Las Vegas, USA. (16) Technical Program Committee (TPC) member, IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, Wireless Communications Symposium, November 2007, Washington, USA. (17) Technical Program Committee (TPC) member, IEEE GLOBECOM 2006, Wireless Communications & Networking Symposium, November 2006, San Francisco, USA. (18) Technical Program Committee (TPC) member, the IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC2006), Mobile Computing Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, July 2006. (19) Technical Program Committee (TPC) member, the 4th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA-06), Multimedia Symposium, Dubai/Sharjah, UAE, March 2006. (20) Technical Program Committee (TPC) member, IEEE ICU2005 (2005 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband), Zurich, Switzerland, September 2005. (21) Technical Program Committee (TPC) member, the 2nd International Workshop on Networking with Ultra Wide Band and Workshop on Ultra Wide Band for Sensor Networks (NEUWB2), Rome, Italy, July 2005. (22) Director, "Wireless 1394" Ad-hoc Committee, MMAC of Japan, June 2003 - September 2004.