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Zhiwei Zhao / 赵志为

Associate Professor @ UESTC

副教授 电子科技大学 计算机学院

Our research group in UESTC
School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)
Email: zzw [at] uestc.edu.cn | zhaozw.cs [at] gmail.com | zhaozw [at] zju.edu.cn
Office: Room B1-705-2, Main Building, UESTC (Qingshuihe), Chengdu, China


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Zhiwei is currently an associate professor at College of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). He got his PhD degree in College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, China. His co-advisors are Prof. Jiajun Bu and Prof. Wei Dong. He is a former member of EmNets, EAGLE lab (led by Prof. Chun Chen). He received his Bachelor's Degree in School of Electronic and Information Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2010. His research interests include wireless and mobile computing, low power and networked systems, edge computing, embedded intelligence, future networks (SDN/NFV), etc.
Our research group can be found here.


  • 2017.1-2017.12, Visiting Research Associate, College of Computer Science, Univerity of Exeter.
  • 2015.9-Present, College of Computer Science and Engineering, UESTC.
  • 2010.9-2015.9, PhD at School of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
  • 2006.9-2010.7, Bechelor at School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shannxi Province.

  • Grants

    1. "Study on Task Offloading in Low-power Edge-IoT Systems", China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (First Class), 2019.01~2020.12, PI.
    2. "Data Collection and Pre-Processing in Low-power and Heterogeneous Smart Healthcare Systems", the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, 2017.01~2018.12, PI.
    3. "Study on wireless link correlation: Modeling, Measurement and Applications", National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2017.01~2019.12, PI.
    4. "Event-based Code Diagnosis for Networked Embedded Systems", National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2015.01~2018.12, Member.
    5. "Study on wireless dissemination protocols based on link correlation", Open research fundings of key laboratory of Zhejiang Province, 2013.10~2014.10, Member.
    6. "Software update for networked embedded systems", National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2013.1~2015.12, Member.
    7. "Reprogramming protocols and modeling in wireless sensor networks", Special Foundation for Doctor Stations, 2013.1~2015.12, Member.
    8. "Security and privacy on wireless sensor networks and internet of things", National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2011.1~2013.12, Member.


    Journal papers:
    1. Gonglong Chen, Wei Dong, Zhiwei Zhao, Tao Gu, Accurate Corruption Estimation in ZigBee Under Cross-Technology Interference, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, To appear, 2018.
    2. Zhiwei Zhao, Geyong Min*, Weifeng Gao, Yulei Wu, Hancong Duan and Qiang Ni, Deploying Edge Computing Servers for Large-scale IoT: A Diversity Aware Approach, IEEE Internet-of-Things Journal, To appear, 2018.
    3. Lawrence Muriira, Zhiwei Zhao and Geyong Min, Exploiting Linear Support Vector Machine for Correlation-Based High Dimensional Data Classification in Wireless Sensor Networks, Sensors Journal, To appear, 2018.
    4. 尹浩,郭东超,吕勇强,杨鹏,赵志为,张尧学, 主动防御的双结构网络, 中国科学:信息科学, To appear, 2018.
    5. Zi Wang, Zhiwei Zhao*, Geyong Min, Xinyuan Huang, Qiang Ni and Rong Wang, User Mobility Aware Task Assignment for Mobile Edge Computing, Future Generation Computer Systems, To appear, 2018.
    6. Long Cheng, Jianwei Niu, Chengwen Luo, Lei Shu, Linghe Kong, Zhiwei Zhao and Yu Gu, Towards minimum-delay and energy-efficient flooding in low-duty-cycle wireless sensor networks, Computer Networks, 134:66-77, 2018
    7. Yuyi Fang, Zhiwei Zhao*, Zi Wang, Geyong Min, Yue Cao*, Haojun Huang and Hao Yin, "Eavesdrop with PoKeMon: Position Free Keystroke Monitoring using Acoustic Data", Future Generation Computer Systems, To Appear, 2017.
    8. Weiwang Li, Zhiwei Zhao*, Geyong Min, Hancong Duan, Qiang Ni and Zifei Zhao, "Reordering Webpage Objects for Optimizing Quality-of-Experience", IEEE Access, 5:6626-6635, 2017.
    9. Weifeng Gao, Zhiwei Zhao*, Geyong Min, Yue Cao, Hancong Duan, Lu Liu, Yimiao Long and Guangqiang Yin, "Link Quality Aware Channel Allocation for Multichannel Body Sensor Networks", Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC), To Appear, 2017.
    10. Feiyu Chen, Zhiwei Zhao*, Geyong Min, Weifeng Gao, Jinjun Chen, Hancong Duan and Po Yang, "Speed Control of Mobile Chargers Serving Wireless Rechargeable Networks", Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), To Appear, 2017.
    11. Zhiwei Zhao, Wei Dong*, Gonglong Chen, Geyong Min, Tao Gu and Jiajun Bu, "Embracing Corruption Burstiness: Fast Error Recovery for ZigBee under Wi-Fi Interference", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), 16(9):2518-2530, 2017.
    12. Zhiwei Zhao, Wei Dong*, Jiajun Bu, Tao Gu and Geyong Min, "Accurate and Generic Sender Selection for Bulk Data Dissemination in Low-Power Wireless Networks", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), 25(2):948-959, 2017.
    13. Zhiwei Zhao, Zi Wang, Geyong Min and Yue Cao*, "Highly-Efficient Bulk Data Transfer for Structured Dissemination in Wireless Embedded Network Systems", Elsevier Journal of Systems Architecture (JSA), 72:19-28, Jan, 2017.
    14. Yue Cao, Ye Miao, Geyong Min, Tong Wang, Zhiwei Zhao* and Houbing Song, "Vehicular-Publish/Subscribe (V-P/S) Communication Enabled On-the-move EV Charging Management", IEEE Communications Magazine (ComMag), 54(12):84-92, 2016.
    15. Zhiwei Zhao, Jiajun Bu, Wei Dong*, Tao Gu and Xianghua Xu, "CoCo+: Exploiting Correlated Core for Energy Efficient Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks", Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks (AdHoc), 37(2):404-417, 2016.
    16. Zhiwei Zhao, Wei Dong*, Jiajun Bu, Yu Gu and Chun Chen, "Link Correlation Aware Data Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (IEEE TIE), 62(9):5747-5757, 2015.
    17. Zhiwei Zhao, Xianghua Xu*, Wei Dong, and Jiajun Bu, "An Accurate Link Correlation Estimator for Improving Wireless Protocol Performance", Sensors, 15(2):4273-4290, 2015.
    18. Wei Dong, Yi Gao, Zhiwei Zhao, and Xianghua Xu, "On the Simulation of Networked Sensor Systems", Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks (AHSWN), 28(1):65-82, 2015.
    19. Wei Dong, Yunhao Liu, Zhiwei Zhao, Xue Liu, Chun Chen, and Jiajun Bu, "Link Quality Aware Code Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS), 25(7):1776-1786, 2014.
    20. Zhiwei Zhao, Jiajun Bu*, Yonggang Wang, "Integrated Mutual Selection based Code Dissemination for Reprogramming Wireless Sensor Networks", The Journal of China Universities of Posts and Telecommunications, 20(1):79-114, 2013.
    21. Wei Dong, Yunhao Liu, Chun Chen, Jiajun Bu, Chao Huang, and Zhiwei Zhao, "R2: Incremental Reprogramming using Relocatable Code in Networked Embedded Systems", IEEE Transactions on Computers (IEEE TC), 62(9):1837-1849, 2013.
    Conference papers:
    1. Wenliang Mao, Zhe Wang, Zhiwei Zhao and Geyong Min, "Priority-Aware Bulk Data Transfer in Low-power IoT Networks", CoWireless Workshop, ACM EWSN 2019, Beijing, China, Feburary 25-27, 2019.
    2. Zhengxin Yu, Jia Hu, Geyong Min, Haochuan Liu, Zhiwei Zhao, Haozhe Wang and Nektarios Georgalas, "Federated Learning Based Proactive Content Caching in Edge Computing", IEEE GlobeCom 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 9-13, 2018.
    3. Luqi Yang, Zhiwei Zhao* and Geyong Min, "Audio-based User Verification Based on Customized Sentence Reading" , IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress, Athens, Greece, August 12-15, 2018.
    4. Zhiwei Zhao, Zifei Zhao, Geyong Min*, Chang Shu, Zhe Wang and Hancong Duan, "Non-intrusive Biometric Identification for Personalized Computing Using Wireless Big Data" (Best paper candidate), IEEE UIC 2018, Guangzhou, China, October 8-12, 2018.
    5. Yuntong Zhang, Zhiwei Zhao*, Chang Shu, Geyong Min and Zhe Wang, "Embedding Virtual Network Functions with Backup for Reliable Large-scale Edge Computing" (Best paper candidate), IEEE EdgeCom 2018, Shanghai, China, June 22-24, 2018.
    6. Weifeng Gao, Wan Du, Zhiwei Zhao*, Reliable Channel Allocation for Mission Oriented Low-power Wireless Networks, IEEE INFOCOM Workshop MiseNet, 2018.
    7. Zhiwei Zhao, Wei Dong, Geyong Min, Gonglong Chen, Tao Gu and Jiajun Bu, "Towards Repeatable Wireless Network Simulation Using Performance Aware Markov Model" , IEEE INFOCOM 2018, Honolulu, HI, USA, April 15-19, 2018.
    8. Noushin Najjari, Geyong Min, Jia Hu, Zhiwei Zhao and Yulei Wu, "Performance Analysis of WLANs with Heterogeneous and Bursty Multimedia Traffic" , IEEE GlobeCom 2017, Singapore, December 4-8, 2017.
    9. Sun Mao, Supeng Leng, Quanxin Zhao, Zhiwei Zhao, "Joint Power and Time Resource Optimization in Full‐Duplex Wireless‐Powered Communication Networks" (Best Paper Award), The 13th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (IEEE GreenCom 2017), Exeter, UK, June 21-23, 2017.
    10. Quanxin Zhao, Tong You, Xiaohui Ma, Yuming Mao, Supeng Leng, Ning Yang and Zhiwei Zhao, "Mobile Edge Decoding for Saving Energy and Improving Experience", The 13th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (IEEE GreenCom 2017), Exeter, UK, June 21-23, 2017.
    11. Zi Wang, Zifei Zhao, Geyong Min, Zhiwei Zhao* and Xinyuan Huang, "Exploiting Mobile Sensor Data for Efficient Media Caching in Mobile Edge Networks", IEEE Cyber Science and Technology 2017, Orlando, USA, November 6-10, 2017.
    12. Gonglong Chen, Wei Dong, Zhiwei Zhao, Tao Gu, "Towards Accurate Corruption Estimation in ZigBee Under Cross-Technology Interference", IEEE ICDCS 2017, Atlanta, USA, June 5-8, 2017.
    13. Feiyu Chen, Zhiwei Zhao*, Geyong Min and Yulei Wu, "A Novel Approach for Path Plan of Mobile Chargers in Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks", IEEE MSN 2016, Hefei, China, December 16-18, 2016.
    14. Zhiwei Zhao, Wei Dong, Gaoyang Guan, Jiajun Bu, Tao Gu and Chun Chen, "Modeling Link Correlation in Low Power Wireless Networks", IEEE INFOCOM 2015, Hong Kong, China, 26 April - 1 May, 2015.
    15. Zhiwei Zhao, Wei Dong, Tao Gu and Jiajun Bu, "Exploiting Link Correlation for Core-based Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE SECON 2014, Singapore, 30 June - 3 July, 2014.
    16. Zhiwei Zhao, Gaoyang Guan, Qin Zhang and Xiaofan Wu, "Accurate Link Correlation Measurement in Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE CECN 2014, Beijing, China, December 12-15, 2014.
    17. Zhiwei Zhao, Yonggang Wang, Jiajun Bu, "Adaptive Sender Selection for Reliable Broadcast in Wireless Sensor Networks", Symposium on China Wireless Sensor Networks 2012 (CWSN2012), Huangshan, China, October 25-27, 2012.


  • [Undergraduate program] Academic Research: Principles and Writing, Fall&Winter, 2016.
  • [LiRen program] Experimental Development: HTML5 Web Apps, Winter 2015, Winter 2016.
  • [CS advances] Recent Advances in Future Mobile Internet, Fall 2016, Fall 2017.

  • Professional Activities

  • Program chair: The 3rd International Symposium on Creative Computing (ISCC).
  • Publication chair: The 14th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks.
  • TPC member: IEEE CoWireless 2019, IEEE ICCCN 2019, IEEE EWSN 2019, IEEE CSS 2017, IEEE DependSys 2017.
  • Editorial board member: International Journal on AdHoc Networking Systems.
  • Workshop chair: The 2017 International Symposium on Advanced Topics in Computing Technology and Applications.
  • Workshop chair: The 2nd International Workshop on Mobile Social Networking and Computing (MSNCom-2017).

  • Academic Links

    Networking Conference Statistics
    Research Groups:
    EmNets | Eagle Lab | TNLIST
    Networked Embedded Computing Group at Microsoft
    Wireless And Networked Distributed Sensing Gourp(WANDS)
    Tian He | Geyong Min | John Stankovic | Yunhao Liu | Sachin Katti | Kun Tan | Kannan Srinivasan
    Daniel Johnson (MusicBigData) | SyNRG | Gang Zhou | Chenyang Lu | Prabal Dutta
    Guoliang Xing | Mo Li | Baochun Li | Alex Liu | Dong Xuan | Volatile and Decentralized | Yigong Shi