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 2017 to 2018. He is now a core-faculty member of Blockchain@UBC Research Centre, an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Mentor of entrepreneurship@UBC. He has designed and been offering the technical blockchain courses for UBC's Graduate Blockchain Training Path Program since 2019. Before that, he was a Chief Scientist of RightMesh Project that applied blockchain technology in reducing they digital divide of northern Canada and received a commendation letter from the Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.M. of Canada, in 2018.
He is interested in applying the cryptography, zero-knowledge proof, and game theories in the protocol designs and Web3 applications. His research focuses on improving the synergy and security of the decentralized multi-agent systems. The major research projects that he is currently working on include blockchain and smart contract security, zero-knowledge proof, and trustworthy and edge AI. 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 now serving as an Area Editor of Elsevier Computer Communications and an Editorial Board Member of Elsevier Blockchain: Research and Applications. He was the guest editor of ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications and the technical program committee (TPC) Co-Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Smart Multimedia in 2017 and 2018.