Tao Zhang received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Her research interests span wireless communication and networking, cloud computing, WDM optical networks, and network security focusing on the design and analysis of network architectures and protocols. Zhang is the principal investigator of two National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded projects. She frequently serves on NSF proposal review panels. A senior member of the IEEE since 2007, Zhang serves as a program chair of IEEE Big Data Security 2016, SmartCom 2016, and IEEE CS Cloud 2015. She has been a technical committee member in numerous IEEE conferences, including ICC, Globecom, and Infocom. In addition, Zhang has served as a reviewer for numerous IEEE journals including IEEE Transactions on Network, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Selected Areas in Communications, and IEEE Communication Magazine.

Recent Projects/Research

  • NSF MRI grant, ECCS-1337965, "MRI: Acquisition of a DC/RF Sputtering System to Support Multidisciplinary Research on Medical Sensors and Micro-generators in WBAN", PI: Dr. Tao Zhang, $230,063, 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2016.
  • NSF TUES grant DUE-1044596, "Enhancing the Electrical and Computer Engineering Curriculum by Integrating Applications of Wireless Technology", PI: Tao Zhang, $134,794, 10/1/2011 – 09/30/2015.


  • Peng Li, Tao Zhang, Chuanhe Huang, Chen Xi, and Bin Fu, "RSUs-Assisted Geocast in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks," accepted by IEEE Wireless Communications, August 2016.
  • Jinguo Li, Mi Wen, and Tao Zhang, "Group-based authentication and key agreement with dynamic policy updating for MTC in LTE-A Networks," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Volume: PP, Issue: 99, Pages: 1, ISSN: 2327-4662, October 27, 2015.
  • Tao Zhang, Kejie Lu, Shengli Fu, Yi Qian, Wang Liu, and Jianping Wang, "Improving the Capacity of Large-Scale Wireless Networks with Network Assisted-Coding Schemes," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, VOL. 11, NO. 1, Pages 88-96, January 2012.
  • Wang Liu, Kejie Lu, Jianping Wang, Yi Qian, Tao Zhang, and Liusheng Huang, "Capacity of Distributed Content Delivery in Large-Scale Wireless Ad Hoc Networks," IEEE INFOCOM 2012, Orlando, FL, USA, March 25-30, 2012.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • EENG 755 Computer Networks
  • EENG 491 Senior Design Projects II
  • EENG 489 Senior Design Projects I
  • CSCI 690 Computer Networks
  • CSCI 651 Algorithm Concepts
  • CSCI 345 Computer Networks
  • CSCI 310 C and Unix
  • CSCI 235 Discrete Structures
  • CSCI 185 Programming II
  • CSCI 125 Programming I

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Sixth Place: 14th Annual Faculty Scholars Award, New York Institute of Technology, 2007–2016

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