Ran Zhang, Ph.D.

Ran ZhangAssistant Professor

260 R Garland Hall
513-529-0017
zhangr43@miamioh.edu

Education

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

Experience

  • 2018 – Present, Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University, Oxford, OH, US
  • 2015 – 2018, System Engineer at Huawei Technologies, Canada Research Center, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2010 – 2015, Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  • 2009 – 2010, Undergraduate Research Assistant at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 2006 – 2008, Propaganda Secretary at Institutional Volunteer Organization of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Research

Research interests include radio resource management in 4G/5G mobile communication networks (with emphasis on heterogeneous networks (HetNets), carrier aggregation (CA) in LTE-A standard, and LTE-Unlicensed technology), wireless green networks, and electrical vehicle charging control in smart grids.

Awards

  • Best Paper Award in Globecom 2014 (International, 2014.)
  • Chinese Government Award for Self-Financing Graduate Students (National, 2015)
  • Doctoral Thesis Writing Award (Institutional, 2015)

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer for:
    • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
    • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies
    • IEEE Network Magazine
    • IET Communications
    • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
    • ICC, Globecom, PIMRC
  • Invited TPC member for:
    • 5G World Forum 2018
    • Communications QoS, Reliability and Modeling (CQRM) Symposium, Globecom 2018 and 2017
    • Communications QoS, Reliability and Modeling (CQRM) Symposium, ICC 2015, 2016, and 2017
    • Next Generation Networking (NGN) IEEE/CIC ICCC 2015
    • Selected Areas in Communications (SAC) - P2P Networking Symposium, Globecom 2015
  • System administrator of IEEE Journal on Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (2014-2015)
  • Student member, IEEE Communications Society (since 2013)
  • Attended Conferences
    • IEEE Globecom 2015, December , San Diego, USA
    • IEEE ICC 2014, June 10-14, 2014, Sydney, Australia
    • IEEE INFOCOM 2014, April 27-May 1, 2014, Toronto, Canada

Publications

Books

1. 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

1. 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.

Journal

1. 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," Accepted by IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
2. 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.
3. 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 Trans. on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 11, pp. 6444-6460, Nov. 2014.
4. 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 Trans. on Smart Grid, 2017.
5. A. T. Gamage, H. Liang, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, “Device-to-Device Communication Underlaying Converged Heterogeneous Networks,” IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 98-107, Dec. 2014.
6. Z. Zheng, X. Zhang, L. X. Cai, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, “Sustainable Communication and Networking in Two-tier Green Cellular Networks,” IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 47-53, Aug. 2014.
7. Z. Zheng, L.X. Cai, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, "RNP-SA: Joint Relay Placement and Sub-carrier Allocation in Wireless Communication Networks with Sustainable Energy," IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 3818-3828, 2012.
8. M. Wang, Q. Shen, R. Zhang, H. Liang, X. Shen, "Vehicle-Density Based Adaptive MAC for High Throughput in Drive-Thru Networks," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 533-543, Dec. 2014.
9. 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.
10. M. Wang, H. Shan, T. H. Luan, N. Lu, R. Zhang, X. Shen, and F. Bai, “Asymptotic Throughput Capacity Analysis of VANETs Exploiting Mobility Diversity,” IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, to appear.
11. M. Wang, H. Shan, R. Lu, R. Zhang, X. Shen, and F. Bai, “Real-Time Path Planning Exploiting Hybrid-VANET-Enhanced Transportation System for Traffic Congestion Avoidance,” IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, vol. 64, no. 5, pp. 1664-1678, 2015.

Conference

1. R. Zhang, Y. Ge, H. Saber, W. Shi, and X. Shen, “Localization-based polar code construction with sublinear complexity,” IEEE ICC’18, 2018.
2. H. Saber, Y. Ge, R. Zhang, W. Shi, and W. Tong, “Convolutional polar codes: LLR-based successive cancellation decoder and list decoding performance,” IEEE ISIT’18, 2018.
3. 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.
4. N. Cheng, R. Zhang, Y. Ge, W. Shi, Q. Zhang, and X. Shen, “Encoder and list decoder of Reed-Solomon kernel based polar codes.” IEEE WCSP’16, 2016.
5. 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 2015.
6. R. Zhang, M. Wang, Z. Zheng, X. Shen, and L. Xie, “Stochastic Geometric Performance Analysis for Carrier Aggregation in LTE-A Systems,” Proc. IEEE ICC'14, Sydney, Australia, June 10-14, 2014.
7. R. Zhang, M. Wang, Z. Zheng, X. Shen, and L. Xie, “Cross-Layer Carrier Selection and Power Control for LTE-A Uplink with Carrier Aggregation,” Proc. IEEE Globecom'13, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 9-13, 2013.
8. R. Zhang, Z. Zheng, M. Wang, X. Shen, and L. Xie, “Equivalent Capacity Analysis of LTE-Advanced Systems with Carrier Aggregation,” Proc. IEEE ICC'13, Budapest, Hungary, June 9-13, 2013.
9. Y. Chen, Y. Wang, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, “Optimization on Power Splitting Ratio Design for K-tier HCNs with Opportunistic Energy Harvesting,” Proc. IEEE ICC'15, London, UK, 2015.
10. Z. Zheng, L. X. Cai, N. Zhang, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, “A Game Theoretical Approach for Energy Trading in Wireless Networks Powered by Green Energy,” Accepted by IEEE Globecom'14, 2014.
11. M. Wang, M. Ismail, R. Zhang, X. Shen, E. Serpedin, and K. A. Qaraqe, “A Semi-distributed V2V Fast Charging Strategy based on Price Control,” Accepted by IEEE Globecom'14, 2014.
12. M. Wang, H. Liang, R. Deng, R. Zhang and X. Shen, “VANET Based Online Charging Strategy for Electric Vehicles," Proc. IEEE Globecom'13, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 9-13, 2013.