Ran Zhang, Ph.D.

Ran ZhangAssistant Professor

260 R Garland Hall
513-529-0017
zhangr43@miamioh.edu
Dr. Zhang's homepage

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Wireless communications and networking
  • 5G/6G mobile communication systems
  • Polar Coding Design
  • Vehicular cyber-physical systems

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
    University of Waterloo, Canada
    2016
  • B.E., Electronic Information Science and Technology
    Tsinghua University, China
    2010

Experience

  • 2019 – Present, Assistant Professor, Miami University, Oxford, OH, US
  • 2018 – 2019, Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University, Oxford, OH, US
  • 2015 – 2018, System Engineer at Huawei Technologies, Canada Research Center, Ottawa, Canada

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom), Austin, USA (2014)
  • Doctoral Thesis Writing Award, University of Waterloo, Canada (2015)
  • Chinese Government Award for Self-Financing Graduate Students, Canada (2015)
  • Ontario Research & Development Challenge Fund Bell Scholarship, Ontario, Canada (2015)

Principle Publications

For detailed research activities and a full list of Dr. Ran Zhang's publications, please visit his webpage and the Google Scholar site.

Books

  • M. Wang, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, Mobile Electric Vehicles: Online Charging and Discharging, SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Springer Verlag, 2015. (ISBN-10: 3319251287, ISBN-13: 978-3319251288)

Book Chapter

  • R. Zhang, M. Wang, L. X. Cai, Y. Cheng, X. Shen, and L. Xie, "Resource Management in Sustainable Green HetNets with Renewable Energy Sources," submitted to 5G Mobile Communications, Springer.

Peer-Reviewed Journal

  • M. Qin, W. Wu, Q. Yang, R. Zhang, N. Cheng, H. Zhou, RR Rao, and X. Shen, “Green-Oriented Dynamic Resource-on-Demand Strategy for Multi-RAT Wireless Networks Powered by Heterogeneous Energy Sources,” Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2020.
  • M. Han, S. Khairy, L. X. Cai, Y. Cheng, and R. Zhang, “Reinforcement Learning for Efficient and Fair Coexistence between LTE-LAA and Wi-Fi,” Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Communication, 2020.
  • M. Wang, M. Ismail, R. Zhang, X. Shen, E. Serpedin, and K. Qaraqe, “Spatio-temporal coordination V2V fast charging strategy for mobile GEVs via price control,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 1344-1360, 2017.
  • R. Zhang, M. Wang, X. Shen, L. Xie, "Probabilistic Analysis on QoS Provisioning for Internet of Things in LTE-A Heterogeneous Networks with Partial Spectrum Usage," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 354-365, 2016.
  • R. Zhang, M. Wang, L. X. Cai, Z. Zheng, X. Shen, and L. Xie, "LTE-Unlicensed: The Future of Spectrum Aggregation for Cellular Networks," IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 150-159, June 2015.
  • R. Zhang, Z. Zheng, M. Wang, X. Shen, and L. L. Xie, “Equivalent Capacity in Carrier Aggregation-Based LTE-A Systems: A Probabilistic Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 11, pp. 6444-6460, Nov. 2014.
  • M. Wang, H. Liang, R. Zhang, R. Deng, and X. Shen, “Mobility-Aware Coordinated Charging for Electric Vehicles in VANET-Enhanced Smart Grid,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 1344-1360, July 2014.

Peer-Reviewed Conference

  • Y. Zhao, Z. Li, N. Cheng, R. Zhang, B. Hao, and X. Shen, “UAV Deployment Strategy for Range-Based Space-Air Integrated Localization Network,” IEEE Globecom’19, Kona, Hawaii, USA, 2019.
  • R. Zhang, Y. Ge, H. Saber, W. Shi, and X. Shen, “Localization-based Polar Code Construction with Sublinear Complexity,” IEEE ICC’18, 2018.
  • G. He, J.-C. Belfiore, X. Liu, Y. Ge, R. Zhang, I. Land, Y. Chen, R. Li, J. Wang, G. Yang, and W. Tong, “β-expansion: A Theoretical Framework for Fast and Recursive Construction of Polar Codes.” IEEE Globecom’17, 2017.
  • R. Zhang, M. Wang, L. X. Cai, X. Shen, L. Xie, and Y. Cheng, "Modeling and Analysis of MAC Protocol for LTE-U Co-existing with Wi-Fi," IEEE Globecom’15, 2015.
  • R. Zhang, M. Wang, L. X. Cai, X. Shen, L. Xie, and Y. Cheng, "Modeling and Analysis of MAC Protocol for LTE-U Co-existing with Wi-Fi," IEEE Globecom’15, 2015.

Selected Patents

  • R. Zhang, W. Shi, N. Cheng, Y. Ge, Systems and Methods for Rate Matching When Using General Polar Codes, US Patent Application: 10/291,264, 2019
  • Y. Ge, R. Zhang, N. Cheng, and W. Shi, Apparatus and Methods for Error Detection Coding, US Patent 10,361,717, 2019
  • R. Zhang, W. Shi, N. Cheng, Y. Ge, Systems and Methods for Piece-Wise Rate-Matching for General Polar Codes, US Patent Application: 15/607,591, 2017
  • R. Zhang, W. Shi, N. Cheng, Y. Ge, Systems and Methods for Rate Matching When Using General Polar Codes, US Patent Application: 15/607,584, 2017

Teaching

Open Positions

I am seeking for self-motivated graduate and undergraduate students with strong interests in areas of wireless communications and networking, machine learning, and space-air-ground communications. Graduate applicants please email me a copy of your resume with subject “Graduate Applicant-Name”. Undergraduate students please email me to schedule a meeting on campus.