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

Brief Bio



I will be giving 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 Beijing, China

I will be giving two tutorials at the 2015 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing, July 27-28, 2015. One one building dependable distributed systems, the other on human motion tracking and recognition with Microsoft Kinect.

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!

Our survey paper on Kinect technology has
finally been accepted 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, 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

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 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.