Ran Zhang received his B.E. degree on Electronic Information Science and Technology from the Department of Electronic Engineering , Tsinghua University , Beijing, China, in 2010. He is now working towards his Ph.D. degree with Broadband Communication Research (BBCR) Group from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, under the supervision of Professor Xuemin (Sherman) Shen and Professor Liang-liang Xie .
His current 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. [ My google scholar] News!
R. Zhang, and X. Shen, , SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Springer Verlag, 2015. (ISBN-10: 3319251287, ISBN-13: 978-3319251288) Mobile Electric Vehicles: Online Charging and Discharging 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. Journal Papers
R. Zhang, M. Wang, X. Shen, L. Xie, " ," Accepted by Probabilistic analysis on QoS provisioning for internet of things in LTE-A heterogeneous networks with partial spectrum usage IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
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, 2015.
R. Zhang , Z. Zheng, M. Wang, X. Shen, and 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. 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. M. Wang, H. Shan, T. H. Luan, N. Lu,
R. Zhang, X. Shen, and F. Bai, " ," Accepted by Asymptoic Throughput Capacity Analysis of VANETs Exploiting Mobility Diversity IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology. A. T. Gamage, H. Liang,
R. Zhang, X. Shen, " ", Device-to-Device Communication Underlaying Converged Heterogeneous Networks IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 98-107, Dec. 2014.
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.
M. Wang, H. Shan, R. Lu, R. Zhang, X. Shen, and F. Bai, " ", Real-Time Path Planning Based on Hybrid-VANET-Enhanced Transportation System IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, vol. 64, no. 5, pp. 1664-1678, 2015.
M. Wang, H. Liang, July 2014. R. Zhang, R. Deng, and X. Shen, " ", Mobility-Aware Coordinated Charging for Electric Vehicles in VANET-Enhanced Smart Grid IEEE J. Selected Areas of Communications, vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 1344-1360,
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 . Conference Papers
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. Y. Chen, Y. Wang,
R. Zhang, and X. Shen, “ Optimization on Power Splitting Ratio Design for K-tier HCNs with Opportunistic Energy Harvesting,” IEEE ICC'15, 2015.
Z. Zheng, L. X. Cai, N. Zhang, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, " ", Accepted by A Game Theoretical Approach for Energy Trading in Wireless Networks Powered by Green Energy IEEE Globecom'14, 2014.
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 IEEE Globecom'14, 2014. (Best paper award)
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.
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.
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.
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.
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications/Communications/Vehicular Technology/Mobile Computing
IEEE Network Magazine
Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
ICC, Globecom, PIMRC, VTC
Invited TPC member for:
Communication QoS, Reliability and Modeling (CQRM) Symposium, ICC 2015 Selected Areas in Communications (SAC) - P2P Networking Symposium, Globecom 2015
Next Generation Networking (NGN), IEEE/CIC ICCC 2015
Student member, IEEE Communications Society (since 2013)
T.A. for graduate course ECE 604 - Stochastic Processes, 2012
Lab T.A. for undergraduate course ECE 332 - Electronic Circuits, 2011
Last updated: 10/10/2015