Dr. Wenbing Zhao

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering, Cleveland State University  

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (under the supervision of Professors Louise Moser and Michael Melliar-Smith), 2002

M.S. (in Electrical and Computer Engineering), University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998

M.S. (in Physics), Peking University (also known as Beijing University), China,1993 (Winner of the National Yeh Chi-Sun Thesis Award on Experimental Physics)

B.S. (in Physics), Peking University (also known as Beijing University), China, 1990

Research Interest

Smart and Connected Healthcare
    Human Motion Recognition
    Human Computer Interface
    Machine Learning, Fuzzy Inference
    Computer Vision
Dependable Distributed Systems
    Byzantine Fault Tolerance, Intrusion Tolerance
    Distributed Consensus
    Performability Engineering

Brief Bio



OBWC Grant: "Safe Patient Handling among STNA’s in Nursing Homes: Compliance, Monitoring, and Continuous Quality Improvement of Best Practices” $246,462, as co-PI, with Drs. Goodman, Espy, Reinthal, Ekelman, Niederriter.

Guest Editor (with Drs. Moser and Melliar-Smith at UCSB), IJPE special issue on "Performance Evaluation of Cloud Services"

Co-Chair, the 1st International Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Smart Technologies (CIST 2015)
, to be held in conjunction with IEEE UIC 2015, Beijing, China, August 10, 2015

General Chair, the 1st IEEE International Conference on Smart Technologies, to be held in Cleveland, OH, July 2016

Research monograph on fault tolerance, titled “Building Dependable Distributed Systems”, published in March 2014 by Scrivener Publishing, an imprint of Wiley
NSF Grant: “MRI: Acquisition of Equipment to Establish a Secure and Dependable Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education at Cleveland State University” $182,000, as PI, with Drs Sridhar, Yu and Fu, 9/2008 – 8/2012.
Most Promising Research Award: “BFT-WS: A Byzantine Fault Tolerance Framework for Web Services”, the 2007 Middleware for Web Services Workshop.
Fenn College Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, Cleveland State University, May 2007.