2021 Award Recipient – Dr. Weihua Zhuang

Dr. Weihua Zhuang (莊衛華)  (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Dr. Weihua Zhuang, Professor at the University of Waterloo, is internationally recognized for her telecommunication research having developed  number of novel algorithms and protocols for resource allocation, network control and service provisioning in mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular communication networks and heterogeneous wireless networks.  In particular, Dr. Zhuang’s research has contributed immensely in the area of cooperative communications.

Dr. Zhuang is a Tier I Canada Research Chair, is one of only three University of Waterloo professors in the Faculty of Engineering, which has over 350 researchers and has received five Outstanding Performance Awards.  She is the recipient of 12 Best Paper Awards from premier international conferences.

Dr. Zhuang is also an exceptional educator and mentor, training accomplished engineers and scientists all over the world.

Education Background

1993Ph.D.Electrical Engineering, University of New Brunswick 
1985M.Sc.Electronic Engineering, Dalian Maritime University, China
1982B.Sc.Electronic Engineering, Dalian Maritime University, China

Honours and Awards (selected)

  • R.A. Fessenden Award, IEEE Canada, for exceptional technical contributions to wireless communications and networks (2021)
  • Women’s Distinguished Career Award, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, for exceptional leadership and contributions to wireless communications and networks (2021)
  • Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) (2010-2024)
  • Technical Recognition Award in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, IEEE Communications Society, for significant research contributions to resource allocation, distributed network control, and mobile user positioning (2017)
  • One of the ten “N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications,” Networking Networking Women (N2Women) (2017)
  • Innovation Award, TechConnect World Innovation Summit, Washington, D.C., USA (2016)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) (2017)
  • Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, USA (2013)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communications Society (2008-2011)

Research Publication Summary

Refereed Journal PapersRefereed Conference PapersBooks and MonographsBook ChaptersTechnical ReportsPatents and applications

Citation Statistics

Top 34th in Canada and 976th in the world in Computer Science and Electronics by Guide2Research Forum.

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