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PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in wireless communication and networks, AI and machine learning, and intelligent transport.

Biography

I joined the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University as a lecturer in 2010. I am currently the Programme Director of MSc programmes of Electronic Engineering. I previously held the positions of Lecturer at University of Bedfordshire, Research Fellow at University of Strathclyde and Research Officer at Swansea University.

I obtained my BEng (First Class Honours) and MEng degrees in Electronic Engineering from Sichuan University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, both in China. I obtained my PhD degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of Bath, UK.

Research Interests

Mobile networks computing,  intelligent transport, IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks (WLAN), wireless personal area networks (WPAN), wireless sensor networks (WSN), WiMAX, LTE, Femtocell, smart grid, e-health

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate Modules:

  • Digital Systems Design (EE3DIS)
  • Digital Design (EE2DID)
  • Measurement, Automation, and Data Processing (EE3MAD)
  • Electronic Engineering Foundations (SE0EEF)

Postgraduate Modules:

  • Vehicle Automation and Connectivity (ME4513)
  • Broadband Wireless Networks (EE4117)

Qualifications

  • PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath, 2008
  • MEng in Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2003
  • BEng in Electronic Engineering, Sichuan University, China, 2000

Employment

  • 2010 – present: Lecturer, Aston University
  • 2009 – 2010: Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire
  • 2008 – 2009: Research Fellow in Centre for Intelligent Dynamic Communications, University of Strathclyde
  • 2007 – 2008: Research Officer in Institute of Advanced Telecommunications, Swansea University

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • IEEE Member since 2007
  • Member of Technical Program Committee of GlobeCom, IWCMC, ChinaCom, ICAIT, PCAC

Contact Details

Phone number: 0121 204 3013
Email: z.tang1@aston.ac.uk
Room number: NW521

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

MSc, MEng in Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2003

BSc, BEng in Electronic Engineering, Sichuan University, China, 2000, Sichuan University

PhD, PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath

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