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Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D.
Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong


Assistant Professor


  • Mobile security
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Assistive medical devices


Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong is the principal investigator of the NYIT REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York Institute of Technology. She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China in 1999. She received her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ in 2002 and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in January 2008.

She was awarded the Hashimoto Prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation in Electrical Engineering. She is the recipient of 2006 and 2007 Hashimoto Fellowship for outstanding scholarship and recipient of the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Graduate Student Award for her inventions in network switches. Her research interests include architecture design and analysis of practical buffered crossbar packet switches, network security and forensics, wireless sensor networks, social networks and assistive medical devices. She was associated with Networking Research Laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology and MySYNC Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology for her postdoctoral research.

Her research has been funded by the NSF, DoD, Motorola and NYIT. She has served as a technical committee member in IEEE HPSR, IEEE Sarnoff, IEEE Greencom and ChinaCom. She is a member of IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Women in Engineering and American Society for Engineering Education.

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