Zenghua Zhao  赵增华


Associate Professor

Tianjin Key Lab of Advanced Networking (TANK)

Department of Computer Engineering

School of Computer Science and Technology
Tianjin University 
135 Yaguan Road, JinNan District, Tianjin, 

300354, China





Email : zenghua(at)tju.edu.cn



Dr. Zenghua Zhao is an Associate Professor at School of Computer Science and Technology in Tianjin University. She is a member of IEEE, ACM and a senior member of CCF. She was a visiting scholar of IIT hosted by Professor Xiang-Yang Li from Sept. 2012 to Mar. 2013, and also a visiting scholar of UCLA hosted by Professor Mario Gerla from Jun. to Dec. 2009.

Dr. Zhao’s research interests include wireless networks, mobile computing, wireless sensor networking, software defined networking and system.




[1]    “Software-Defined Network Architecture and Technologies for Large-Scale Enterprise Wireless LAN”, NSFTJ, 2017.04~2020.03, PI

[2]    “IEEE 802.11n Long-Distance Wireless Mesh Networks: Theory and Key Technologies ”, NSFC (61172063), 2012.01~2015.12, PI

[3]    “Multimedia Transmission in Wireless Mesh Networks: Key Technologies”, NSFC (60702038), 2008.01~2010.12, PI

[4]    “Low-Cost High-Bandwidth IEEE 802.11 Long-Distance Wireless Mesh Networking for Remote Rural Areas ”, Cultivation Fund of the Key Scientific and Technical Innovation ProjectMinistry of Education of China (708024), 2008 ~ 2010, PI

[5]    “Power Device Monitoring System for Tianjin Grid State”, Tianjin Puxun Power Technology Company, 2010~2012, PI

[6]    “Study on Power Device Monitoring Technologies for Remote Large Area”, Tianjin Grid State, 2007~2008, PI

[7]    “Green Smart Home Based on Wireless Sensor Networks”, Microsoft (Asia) Research Institute, 2008~2009, PI

[8]    "A Study of Transport Model and Control Method with High Performance and Reliability for Broad-Band Wireless Networks", NSFC(60472078), 20052007,Participant 

[9]     "Performance and Quality of Service in High Speed Wireless IP Networks (2nd Phase)",NSFC (90104015), 2006.01- 2008.12, Participant 

[10]  "Performance and Quality of Service in High Speed Wireless IP Networks", NSFC (90104015), 2002.01- 2004.12, Participant

[11]  "Video Compression and Transmission in Wireless Networks", NSFTJ (023601111), 2002.06 - 2005.06, PI


Selected Publications 


[1]     Zenghua Zhao, Ming He, Jie Zhang, Lianfang Zhang, “QoS Routing and Traffic Scheduling in Long-Distance802.11 Wireless Mesh Networks”, Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2012.0321(2): 313-317 [pdf]

[2]    Zenghua Zhao, Nan Wang, Zhibin Dou, Lianfang Zhao, Yantai Shu, “Survey on IEEE 802.11n Long-Distance Wireless Mesh Networks”, Transactions of Computer (In Chinese), 2012.06, 35(6): 1209-1222  [pdf]

[3]   Zenghua Zhao, Yantai Shu, Lianfang Zhang, and Oliver Yang, Flow-level multipath load balancing in MPLS network. IEICE Transactions (Transactions of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers), May 2005, E88B (5): 2015-2022.

[4]    Gaotao Shi, Jun Zheng, Jinfeng Yang, Zenghua Zhao. “Double-Blind Data Discovery Using Double Cross for Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Sinks”. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 61, No. 5, June 2012, 2294~2304. 



[1]    Zenghua Zhao, Jiankun Wang, Xiangya Zhao, Chunyi Peng, Qian Guo, Bin Wu, NaviLight: Indoor Localization and Navigation Under Arbitrary Light, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’2017), Atlanta, GA, USA, May 1-4, pp. 2169-2177, 2017. [pdf]

[2]    Xiaoshan Chang, Zenghua Zhao, Bingxue Diao, Tao Li, Experimental Study of Disruption-Tolerant Transport Protocol for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks with Connection Diversity, The 14th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (IEEE ISPA’2016), Tianjin, China, August 23-26, pp. 1613-1620, 2016.  [pdf]

[3]    Zenghua Zhao, Fucheng Zhang, Shaoping Guo, Xiang-Yang Li, Junze Han, RainbowRate: MIMO Rate Adaptation in 802.11n WiLD Links, 33rd IEEE -- International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IEEE IPCCC’2014), Austin, Texas, USA, December 5-7, 2014. [pdf]

[4]    Zenghua Zhao, Xuanxuan Wu, Xin Zhang, Jing Zhao, Xiang-Yang Li, ZigBee vs WiFi: Understanding Issues and Measuring Performances of their Coexistence, 33rd IEEE -- International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IEEE IPCCC’2014), Austin, Texas, USA, December 5-7, 2014. [pdf]

[5]   Zenghua Zhao, Xin Zhang, Xuanxuan Wu, Xiang-Yang Li, Junze Han, GasNet: Efficient Residential Building Gas Leak Monitoring via Opportunistic Networking, the 11th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS’2014), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, October 27-30, 2014. [pdf]

[6]   Zenghua Zhao, Yanchao Mao, Gaotao Shi, Zhibin Dou, Yantai Shu, Energy-Efficient Data Gathering in High-Voltage Transmission Line Monitoring System, 2011 International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN’2011), Dec 16-18, Beijing China, 2011.  [pdf]

[7]   Junjiao Ye, Zenghua Zhao, Hao Li, Hao Chen, Hierachical Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Network Management System, Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (WCSP’2011), Nov , Nanjing China, 2011

[8]   Yanchao Mao, Zenghua Zhao, Xin Jia, Understanding the Indoor Interference between IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11b/g via Measurements, Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (WCSP’2011), Nov 9-11, Nanjing China, 2011

[9]   Zhibin Dou, Zenghua Zhao, Quan Jin, Gaotao Shi, Lianfang Zhang, Yantai Shu, Maode Ma, Understanding Link-level Characterization of Long-Distance 802.11g Semi-urban Links, ChinaCom’2011, Aug 17-19, Harbin China, 2011.

[10]  Zhibin Dou, Zenghua Zhao, Quan Jin, Lianfang Zhang, Yantai Shu, Oliver Yang, Energy-Efficient Rate Adaptation for Outdoor Long Distance WiFi Links, workshop GNC’11 (Co-located with IEEE INFOCOM’2011), April 10-15, Shanghai China, 2011

[11]  Junmei Qu, Zenghua Zhao, Yiqian Si, LIanfang Zhang, Yantai Shu, Oliver YangFormulation of a New Constraint for Admitting Flows in Multi-Rate Wireless Ad Hoc NetworksIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM2010), Dec 6-10 Miami, USA   

[12] Zenghua Zhao, Zhibin Dou, Tengfei Li, Lianfang Zhang, Jie Zhang, Kevin LeeA MAR-based QoS Routing in Long-distance Wireless NetworksThe 6th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC2010)June 28- July 2, 2010, Caen, France

[13]  Junmei Qu, Zenghua Zhao, Junmin Zhao,  Lianfang Zhang, Yantai Shu “Optimizing Aggregate Throughput in 802.11 Networks through Balancing Spatial Reuse and Transmission Rate”, 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM2009), Hawaii, USA, November 30-December 4, 2009

[14]  Junmei Qu, Zenghua Zhao, et. al, “Node-Based Rate Constraints for QoS Flows in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks”, 2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2008), New Orleans, USA, November 30-December 4,2008

[15] Gaotao Shi, Zenghua Zhao, Yantai Shu, Shuangli Han. Monitoring the High-voltage Transmission Lines Based On Two-tier Wireless Networks. 4th ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, WiNTECH2009, Co-located with the Mobile Computing and Networking Conference MobiCom 2009, pp 77-78. Beijing China, September, 2009.



"Computer Networks", undergraduate, spring, since 2003

"The Discrete Event System Simulation", undergraduate, fall, 2004

"The Discrete Event System Simulation", undergraduate, fall, 2003

"The C Programming Language", undergraduate, spring, 2002

"The C Programming Language", undergraduate, spring, 2001 

"Data Communication", undergraduate, Fall, 2000


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