Background

Dr. Zehua Wang received his Ph.D. degree from The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver in 2016 and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems (WiNMoS) Laboratory directed by Prof. Victor C.M. Leung from Feb. 2017 to Aug. 2018. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, Vancouver. He was the Chief Micropayments Scientist in the RightMesh Project at Left Technologies Inc., BC, Canada, where he developed the business model and implemented Layer-2 scalable solution in blockchain for commercialized mobile ad-hoc networks by using payment channels. He is interested in applying the optimization, cryptography, and game theories in the protocol designs and decentralized finance (DeFi) applications. His research focuses on improving the synergy and security of the decentralized multi-agent systems. The major projects that he is currently working on include the resource (e.g., computational, communication, and storage) sharing, decentralized authentication and authorization with blockchain technology, and decentralized privacy-preserving machine learning, etc. He is a recipient of NSERC Discovery Grant and leading the Next Generation Secure and Collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) System project at UBC. He is an Editor of Wireless Networks and served as the guest editors for a few special issues in top journals including IEEE Access and ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications. He was the technical program committee (TPC) Co-Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Smart Multimedia in 2017 and 2018.

Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Openings

We have a couple of openings for Ph.D. students and Postdoctoral researchers. More information is avaialble in the recruitment page.