Nan Zhao is now a professor in the School of Information and Communication Engineering at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. From Jun. 2011 to Jun. 2013, Nan Zhao was the teaching secretary of the School.
Nan Zhao received the B.S. degree in electronics and information engineering in 2005, the M.E. degree in signal and information processing in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in information and communication engineering in 2011 with advisor Prof. Taifan Quan and Prof. Zhilu Wu, from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. From Jun. 2011 to Dec. 2014, Nan Zhao was a lecturer at Dalian University of Technology.
Dr. Zhao is a senior member of the IEEE and a senior member of the Chinese Institute of Electronics. He is serving or served on the editorial boards of several journals, including IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, IEEE ACCESS, Wireless Networks, Physical Communication, AEU-International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, and KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. Additionally, he served as a TPC member for many interferences, e.g., Globecom, VTC, WCSP. He received Highly Cited Research Award in 2020, IEEE Communications Society Asia Pacific Board Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2018, Top Reviewer Award from IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2016, and was nominated as an Exemplary Reviewer by IEEE Communications Letters in 2016. He also received the Best Paper Awards of WCSP'19, IEEE VTC'17-Spring, MLICOM'17, IEEE ICNC'18, WCSP'18 and CSPS'18.