Pingzhi Fan

Pingzhi Fan

Affiliation
Southwest Jiaotong University
IEEE Region
Region 10 (Asia and Pacific)
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Pingzhi Fan received his MSc degree in Computer Science from the Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), PRC, in 1987, and Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Hull University, U.K., in 1994. From 1994 to 1997, he worked for Hull University and Leeds University (UK) as a postdoctoral and research fellow. He is a visiting/guest professor of Leeds University (UK, 1997-), Mikkeli Polytechnic (Finland, 1996), Georgia State University (USA, 2001), FernUniversity (Germany, 2002), National Chonbuk University (Korea, 2003), Tsukuba University (Japan, 2005), and Shanghai Jiaotong University (China, 1999-). He served as dean  of the school of information science & technology between Nov 1998 to April 2008,  vice president of SWJTU between January 2007 to Sept 2014, and is currently a distinguished professor of SWJTU, director of the institute of mobile communications, and honorary dean of the SWJTU-Leeds Joint School. He is a recipient of the UK ORS Award (1992), the NSFC Outstanding Young Scientist Award (1998), Yisheng Mao Rail Sci & Tech Award (2017), IEEE VTS Jack Neubauer Memorial Award (2018), and IEEE SP Soc SPL Best Paper Award (2019), IEEE WCSP 10-Year Anniversary Excellent Paper Award (2009-2019). He was the chief scientist of a national 973 research project (MoST, 2012-2016), IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer (2015.7-2019.6) and Distinguished Speaker (2019.7-2022.6), and a fellow of IEEE, IET, CIE and CIC.

He served as a general chair or TPC chair of a number of international conferences (including two IEEE technical co-sponsored series conferences, IWSDA & HMWC, for which he is the lead founder), and is the guest editor-in-chief, guest editor or editorial member of several international journals. He is the founding chair of IEEE VTS BJ Chapter and IEEE ComSoc CD Chapter, founding chair of IEEE CD Section. He also served as a board member of IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific), IET Council, and IET Asia-Pacific Region.

He has published over 500 research works, including eight books and edited books published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, RSP, Springer, IEEE Press, Nova Science Publishers, PHEI and SWJTU Press, respectively, and over 300 English journal (IEEE/IEE/IEICE etc) papers, over 120 Chinese journal papers, as well as over 200 referred international conference papers, etc (Google Scholar cited 20,800+ times, h-index=60, May 1, 2022). He also holds 26 granted Chinese and PCT patents.