Qing Zhao

Qing Zhao

Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering

325 Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-7927
Email: qz16@cornell.edu

I joined Cornell University in 2015, where I am a Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering. Prior to that, I was a Professor in the ECE Department at UC Davis. I received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell in 2001.

My research interests include sequential decision theory, stochastic optimization, statistical inference and machine learning, and algorithmic theory with applications in infrastructure, communications, and social-economic networks.

I am a Fellow of IEEE, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow of the European Union Research and Innovation Program, and a Jubilee Chair Professor of Chalmers University during my 2018-2019 sabbatical leave in Sweden. I am a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. I received the 2010 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award and the 2000 Young Author Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society. While on the faculty of UC Davis, I held the title of UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow and received the 2014 Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Research Award and the 2008 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the UC Davis College of Engineering.