Invited Speaker


Dr. Liang Zhao

Dr. Liang Zhao

Associate Professor
Chair of Department of Network Engineering, Shenyang Aerospace University, China
Speech Title: Intelligence-Empowered Vehicular Networking and Computing

Abstract: Vehicular networks (VNs) have been studied profoundly aiming to provide the efficient connectivity among vehicles and infrastructures to access to various of applications in which such networks can support all types of services in the internet of vehicles (IoV). Over the past two decades, VANET (vehicular ad-hoc network) has been studied to connect the vehicles in wide areas with its multi-hop connectivity. However, traditional VANET still faces challenges to enable intelligent networking and communication with its decentralized nature in which individual vehicle lacks the ability to collect and compute such large amount of data. Hence, learning algorithms and dedicated networking architecture should be applied to improve the networking quality. In this talk, the speaker will present the AI-enabled vehicular networking techniques and the related architectures, in the aspects of routing metrics, protocol switching, adaptive routing, softwarized VN, and digital twin-based VN.


Biography: Liang Zhao is an associate professor at Shenyang Aerospace University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University in 2011. Before joining Shenyang Aerospace University, he worked as associate senior researcher in Hitachi (China) Research and Development Corporation from 2012 to 2014. His research interests include ITS, VANET, WMN and SDN. He has published more than 100 papers, including IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Computer Network, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE NETWORK, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE ITS Magazine, IEEE ICC, IEEE IPDPS, and so forth. He served as the Chair of several international conferences and workshops, including 2020 IEEE IUCC (General Co-Chair), 2021 IEEE ISPA (Program Co-Chair), 2019 IEEE IUCC (Program Co-Chair), 2019 IEEE Scalcom (Poster/Demo Co-Chair), IoT-Smart-2015 (Program Co-Chair), 2019 AI-driven Network Workshop (Program Co-Chair), and NGDN workshop (founder). He is/has been a guest editor of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Springer Journal of Computing, and Wiley Internet Technology Letters. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Awards at IEEE IUCC 2015 and ACM MOMM 2013.