Yanxiao Zhao,  Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor 
 
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
 Rapid City, SD 57701 USA
 E-mail: yanxiao.zhao AT sdsmt.edu

 Phone:  (605) 394 1223


BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Yanxiao Zhao is currently an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, which she joined in Aug. 2012. She received her Ph.D. degree (Advisor: Dr. Min Song) from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, USA, in May 2012.  Dr. Zhao’ teaching interests are centered on communications and networking.  Dr. Zhao's research interests include, but not limited to: security on smart grid;  security on wireless networking including cognitive radio networks, vehicular networks, wireless autonomous networks, wireless sensor networks, software-defined networks, D2D communications;  protocol design, performance evaluation and experimental implementation in various communication and networking systems. Her current research is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, Air Force and NASA grants. Dr. Zhao was the recipient of the Best Paper Award in Chinacom2016 and WASA 2009. She is serving as TPC members for several international conferences such as IEEE GLOBECOM, ICC, ICCCN, WiCOM and ICNC. She is also a technical reviewer for dozens of international journals and conferences. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cyber Security on Smart Grids and Wireless Networks 

Wireless Communications and Mobile Networking

Big Data and Cloud Computing

TEACHING

CENG342/L,  Digital Systems (with VHDL Design), Spring 2014-2017

EE320/L, Electronics I, Fall 2013-2015

EE/CENG 421/521,  Communication Systems, Spring 2013, Fall 2014

EE626, Wireless Communications, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2016 

CENG 444/544 Computer Networks, Spring 2017

EE 492/592 Wireless Communications and Network Security, Fall 2017

GRADUATE STUDENTS
Raqibull Hasan (Fall 2016-present)
Asif Hassan
(Fall 2016-present)
Othman Ali (Summer 2016-present)
Zhiming Hong (graduated, Dec 2016)
Suraj Singh  (graudated, Dec 2016)
Mini Khanal (graduated, Dec 2016)

Shaike Nazrul Islam (graduated, Aug 2016)

Prosanta Paul  (graduated, Aug 2014)
Md. Nashid Anjum (graduated, May 2015)
Jems Pradhan  (graduated, Aug 2015)
Md Manirul Alam Khan Noman (graduated, Dec 2015)




GRANTS

1. Science PI, "Wireless Body Area Network in Space: Development of Wireless Health Monitoring System with Flexible and Wearable Sensors", $750,000,
NASA EPSCoR, selected for Year 2018 funding, estimated 09/01/2018-08/31/2021.

2. PI , "Opitmal Joint Spectrum Allocation and Scheduling for Single-hop and Multi-hop Cognitive Radio Networks", NSF ECCS, Jul1, 2013-Jun 30, 2017

3. Co-PI , "Prototype for Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resoruce (BEAR) system for Load & Installation Management", 

Sub-contract from EATON Corporation, Jul1, 2014-Jun 30, 2018

4. Co-PI , "Smart Shelter Power Managment and Communication System", Air Force, Sep1, 2015-Aug 31, 2017




SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

(Advisees are marked by *)

 

G. Wang*, Y. Zhao, J. Huang, R. Winter, Data Aggregation Point Placement Problem in Neighborhood Area Networks of Smart Grid, ACM Springer
Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal, accepted, 2017.

Y. Zhao, Z. Hong*, Y. Luo*, G. Wang* and L. Pu*, Prediction-based Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Networks, IEEE Systems Journal,
DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2017.2741448, 2017.

G. Wang*, Y. Zhao, J. Huang and W. Wang, Controller Placement Problem in Software Defined Networking: A Survey, IEEE Network Magazine, in press, 2017.

Y. Luo*, L. Pu*, Y. Zhao and J. Cui, Harness Interference for Performance Improvement in Underwater Sensor Networks, IEEE Systems Journal, DOI:
10.1109/JSYST.2017.2737545, 2017.

J. Huang, Q. Duan, Y. Zhao, Z. Zheng and W. Wang, Multicast Routing for Multimedia Communications in the Internet of Things, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 215-224, 2017.

Y. Luo*, L. Pu*, Y. Zhao and J. Cui, Exploring Uncertainties of Transmission and Reception Delays for Underwater Acoustic Networks, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 418-421, 2017.

G.Wang*, P. Liu, Y. Zhao, J. Li and M. Song, Effient OpenFlow basedInbound Load Balancing for Enterprise Network, International Conference on Identifiation, Information and Knowledge in the Internet of Things (IIKI), Oct. 2017.

Md Raqibull Hasan*, Y. Zhao, Y. Luo* and G.Wang*, An Effective AODV-based Flooding Detection and Prevention for Smart Meter Network, International Conference on Identifiation, Information and Knowledge in the Internet of Things (IIKI), Oct. 2017.

Md Raqibul Hasan*, Y. Zhao, G.Wang*, Y. Luo* and R. Winter, Enhanced AODV: Detection and Avoidance of Black Hole Attack in Smart Metering Network, International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) Workshop (WiMAN), Aug. 2017.

G. Wang*, Y. Zhao, J. Huang and R. Winter, On the Data Aggregation Point Placement in Smart Meter Networks, International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) Workshop (WiMAN), Aug. 2017.

Y. Luo*, L. Pu, Y. Zhao, G.Wang*, and M. Song, Optimal Energy Requesting Strategy for RF-based Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), May 2017.

S. Singh*, Y. Zhao, G. Wang*, R. Wang and H. Sun, Improved Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol with Modified Routing Metric in Smart Meter Networks, International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (ICMIC), Jul. 2017.

A. Hassan*, Y. Zhao, L. Pu*, G.Wang*, H. Sun and R. Winter, Evaluation of Clustering Algorithms for DAP Placement in Wireless Smart Meter Network", International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (ICMIC), Best Application Paper Award Candidate, Jul. 2017.

J. Huang, Y. Yin, Y. Zhao, Q. Duan, W. Wang, and S. Yu, A Game Theoretic Resource Allocation Approach for Intercell Device-to-Device Communications in Cellular Networks,

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 475-486, 2016.

J. Huang, Y. Sun, Z. Xiong, Q. Duan, Y. Zhao, X. Cao, and W. Wang, Modeling and Analysis on Access Control for Device-to-Device Communications in Cellular Network: A Network Calculus Based Approach, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 1615-1626, 2016.

Y. Zhao, S. Singh*, G. Wang* and Y. Luo*, Performance evaluation of black hole attack under AODV in smart metering network, International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (ChinaCom), Best Paper Award, 2016.

G. Wang*, Y. Zhao, J. Huang, Q. Duan and J. Li, A K-means-based Network Partition Algorithm for Controller Placement in Software Defined Network, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2016.

Y. Zhao, Z. Hong*, G. Wang* and J. Huang, High-Order Hidden Bivariate Markov Model: A Novel Approach on Spectrum Prediction, International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN 2016), Aug. 2016.

Y. Zhao, J. Pradhan*, G. Wang* and J. Huang, Experimental Approach: Two-stage Spectrum Sensing Using GNU Radio and USRP to Detect Primary Users Signal, ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Apr. 2016.

Y. Zhao, MD N. Anjum*, M. Song, X. Xu and G. Wang, “Opitmal Resource Allocation for Delay Constrained Users in Self-coexistence WRAN”,
IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM
), 2015. 

P. Prostanta*, C. Xin, M. Song and Y. Zhao, “Spectrum Sensing for a Subdivided Band in Cognitive Radio Networks ”,
International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN)
, 2015. 

W. Tian, Y. Zhang, R. Fu, Y. Zhao, G. Wang and R. Winter, “Modeling and Control Architecture of Source and Load Management in Islanded Power System”, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), 2015.

Y. Zhao, J. Huang, W. Wang and R. Zaman*, “Detection of Primary Users Signal in Cognitive Radio Networks: Angle of Arrival Based Approach ”,
IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM
), 2014. 

Y. Zhao, J. Pradham*, J. Huang and H. Sun, “Experimental Approach: Energy-and-Bandwidth Spectrum Sensing Using GNU Radio and USRP”,
ACM Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (RACS)
, 2014.

MD N. Anjum*, Y. Zhao, J. Huang and W. Wang, “Fairness-oriented Spectrum Sharing for ODFC-based WRAN ”,
ACM Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (RACS), 2014.

Y. Zhao, P. Paul*, C. Xin and M. Song, “Performance Analysis of Spectrum Sensing with Mobile SUs in Cognitive Radio Networks”,
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
, 2014.

Y. Zhao, MD N. Anjum* and M. Song, “A New Inteference Model for the IEEE 802.22 Cognitive WRAN ”,
International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2014.

J. Huang, Y. Zhao and K. Sohraby, “Resource Allocation for Intercell Device-to-Device Communication Underlaying Cellular Network: A Game-Theoretic Approach ”, International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2014.

Y. Zhao, D. Anagnostou, J. Huang and K. Sohraby, “AoA based Sensing and Performance Analysis in Cognitive Radio Networks ”,
National Wireless Research Collaboration Symposium (NWRCS), 2014.

Y. Zhao,  B. Panigrahi, K. Sohraby and W. Wang,  “Interference Modeling and Analysis in Cognitve Radio Networks”,
 International Journal of Handheld Computing, 2013. 

Y. Zhao, M. Song and C. Xin, “FMAC: A Fair MAC Protocol for Coexisting Cognitive Radio Networks ”, ”,
IEEE INFOCOM 2013, Apr 2013 (Acceptance Rate: 280/1613=17%). [pdf]

Y. Zhao,  M. Song, C. Xin and M. Wadhwa,  “Spectrum Sensing Based on Three-State Model to Accomplish All-level Fairness for Co-existing Multiple Cognitive Radio Networks”, IEEE INFOCOM 2012, Mar 2012 (Acceptance Rate: 278/1547=18%). [pdf]

 

Y. Zhao, B. Panigrahi, R. Wang and K. Sohraby,  “Analytical Interference Model in CSMA-based Cognitive Radio Networks ”,
 IEEE 
International conference on Electro/Information Technolgy (EIT), May 2013. [pdf]

 B. Panigrahi, Y. Zhao, and K. Sohraby,  “Deep Space Autonomous Network Using Reverse Channel for Congestion Control ”,
 IEEE 
International conference on Electro/Information Technolgy (EIT), May 2013. [pdf]

 Y. Zhao, M. Song, and C. Xin,  FMAC for Coexisting Ad Hoc Cognitive Radio Networks ”,  
 International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), Aug 2013. [pdf]  

 D. B. Rawat, Y. Zhao, G. Yan and M. Song,  “CRAVE: Cognitive Radio Enabled Vehicular Communications in Heterogeneous Networks”,
 IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (RWW), Jan 2013.

 M. Song, C. Xin, Y. Zhao and Xiuzhen Cheng,  “Dynamic Spectrum Access:   From Cognitive Radio to Network Radio”,
 IEEE Wireless Communications,  Feb 2012.      

 Y. Zhao, M. Song, and C. Xin,  A Weighted Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Framework for Infrastructure-based Cognitive Radio Networks”,
 Computer  Communications, Elsevier, vol. 34, Issue 12, Pages 1510-1517, 2011. [pdf]

 Y. Zhao and M. Song,  “Access Point Selection Algorithm for Multi-rate WLANs to Optimise Throughput and Guarantee Fairness”,   
 International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, vol. 8, no. 3, 2011. 

 Y. Zhao, M. Song and C. Xin,  “Delay Analysis for Cognitive Radio Networks Supporting Heterogeneous Traffic”,
 IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), Jun 2011 (Acceptance Rate: 66/241=27%). [pdf]

 J. Wang, M. Song and Y. Zhao,  “Interference-Aware Multicast in Wireless Mesh Networks with Directional Antennas”,
 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS), Jul 2010. [pdf]

 Y. Zhao, M. Song, J. Wang and E. K. Park,  “Throughput Measurement based Access Point Selection for Multi-rate Wireless LANs”,
 International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), Best Paper Award , Aug 2009. [pdf]

 M. Song, Y. Zhao, J. Wang and E. K. Park,  “A High Throughput Load Balance Algorithm for Multichannel Wireless Sensor Networks”,
 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Jun 2009 (Acceptance Rate: 1046/3000= 34.9%). [pdf]

 


SERVICES

Panel

National Science Foundation (NSF) Panelist,  2013, 2014.

Conference TPC Member (Selected) Technical Reviewer (Selected)
University Services(Selected)