Professor, Cleveland State University
Dr. Wenbing Zhao
Professor of Electrical and Computer
Department of Electrical Engineering and
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
burn out for one reason: Because they're off purpose."
-- Grant Cardone
I am organizing a special session
with a group of friends for IEEE SMC 2017, to be
held in Banff, Canada, October 5-8, 2017.
I have been appointed to the Associate
Editor position for IEEE Access
as of November 2016.
I am serving as the lead guest editor for a special
issue on smart
healthcare with MDPI's Applied
Sciences journal (JCR impact factor = 1.726).
My paper on a novel technology that can be used to
promote healthier workplaces has been accepted by
IEEE Transactions on Human Machine Systems: A
Human-Centered Activity Tracking System: Toward a
I served as a Conference
Chair for the 2016 4th
International Conference on Behaviours, Education
and Psychology (ICBEP 2016), which was held in
San Francisco, CA October 23-25, 2016. I also delivered a
keynote speech on my experiences with
enriching engineering curriculum with courses on
My CSU Faculty Research Development proposal in
collaboration with Dr. Ann Reinthal was funded
I received two CSU undergraduate summer research
awards for 2016.
I served as a Program Chair for the 2016
IEEE Smart World Congress, in Toulouse,
France, July 18-21, 2016
I served as a member of the organizing committee for
session on Cybermatics for Cyber-Enabled Worlds
with the 2016 IEEE International Conference on
Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Budapest, Hungary,
October 9-12, 2016. I also co-chaired for the
I am serving as a Publicity
Chair for the upcoming Future
Technologies Conference 2016, to be held in
San Francisco, CA, December 6-7, 2016.
I am serving as the lead guest editor for a Special
Issue on Scientific Programming towards a Smart
World with Scientific Programming, an
Congratulations to my past doctoral student, Dr. Hua
Chai, for winning the CSU Outstanding Dissertation
Award! See link1
Two my papers published in 2014, titled “Application-Aware
Byzantine Fault Tolerance” and “Towards Trustworthy
Complex Event Processing,” have been deemed significant
research in the area of intrusion tolerance,
and included in the index as part of the newsletters
disseminated by Science of
Security Virtual Organization. Only 10-15% of
all published papers are deemed as significant
research and indexed the organization.
One of my entries (Smart Software Infrastructure for
Smart World) won the Top10Cs
Smart World Competition on August 11, 2015, as
part of Smart World Congress in Beijing, 2015.
I gave a
tutorial on Human Motion Tracking and Recognition
with Microsoft Kinect at the 12th IEEE
International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence
and Computing (UIC 2015) on August 10, 2015 in
I presented two tutorials at the 2015 World Congress
in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and
Applied Computing, on July 27-28, 2015. One on building
dependable distributed systems, the other on human
motion tracking and recognition with Microsoft
Kinect, which is listed on the Worldcomp
front page as one of two featured tutorials.
Our journal article on a novel mobile security and
privacy framework has been recently accepted by IEEE
Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing!
I am now officially an ABET program evaluator in the
area of Computer Engineering as of June 2015.
Congratulations to Brian Krupp for successfully
defending his Doctor of Engineering dissertation and
accepting an offer to join Baldwin-Wallace
University as a tenure-track assistant professor!
paper on Kinect technology has finally
been accepted and
published by International Journal of Pattern
Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
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.
Co-Chair, IEEE MS 2015 Special
Track on Mobile Services in Healthcare, to be
held in New York, NY, June 27-July 2, 2015
Research monograph on
fault tolerance, titled “Building
Dependable Distributed Systems”, published in
March 2014 by Scrivener Publishing, an imprint of
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,