Distinguished Visiting Fellows

Distinguished Visiting Fellows


Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University

Visiting Dates: December 1 – 22, 2014
Chair, Emerging Technology Committee of IEEE Communication Society
Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University
Deputy Dean, School of Information Science and Technology (SIST)

Biography: Zhisheng Niu graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 1985, and got his M.E. and D.E. degrees from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. In 1992-94 he worked for Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, and joined with Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1994, where he is now a professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering. He is also a guest chair professor of Shandong University, China. His major research interests include queueing theory, traffic engineering, mobile Internet, radio resource management of wireless networks, and green communication and networks.

Dr. Niu has been an active volunteer for various academic societies, including Director for Conference Publications (2010-11), Director for Asia-Pacific Board (2008-09), and member of the Award Committee of IEEE Communication Society, Membership Development Coordinator (2009-10) of IEEE Region 10, Councilor of IEICE-Japan (2009-11), council member of Chinese Institute of Electronics (2006-11), and an editor of IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine (2009-2013). He is now a distinguished lecturer (2012-15) and Chair of Emerging Technology Committee (2014-15) of IEEE Communication Society, member of the Fellow Nomination Committee of IEICE Communication Society (2013-14), standing committee member of Chinese Institute of Communications (2012-16), and associate editor-in-chief of IEEE/CIC joint publication “China Communications”.

Dr. Niu received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Natural Science Foundation of China in 2009 and the Best Paper Award of IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Board in 2013. He also co-received the Best Paper Awards (with his colleagues) from the 13th, 15th and 19th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communication (APCC) in 2007, 2009, and 2013, respectively, International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP’13), and the Best Student Paper Award (with his student) from the 25th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC25), 2013. He is now the Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program (so called “973 Project”) of China on “Fundamental Research on the Energy and Resource Optimized Hyper-Cellular Mobile Communication System” (2012-2016), which is the first national project on green communications in China. He is a fellow of both IEEE and IEICE