Bandwidth: You're More Than You Think You Are

Hongwei Zhang
03 Dec 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Iowa State University Student Innovation Center

Hongwei Zhang is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. His research investigates modeling, algorithmic, and systems issues in wireless sensing and control networks (e.g., those in 5G and beyond) as well as their applications in connected and automated vehicles, AR/VR, smart agriculture, and cyber-physical-human systems in general.

He has led the development of open-innovation infrastructures for precision agriculture, connected and automated transportation, cellular networks, and IoT networks which have been used by researchers worldwide. For instance, he currently leads the $16M project ARA ( on rural broadband research. His research results and system software have served as foundational elements of the DARPA sensor network systems “A Line in the Sand” and “ExScal” which, with its 200-node wireless mesh network and 1,200-node sensor network, was the world’s largest wireless mesh network and wireless sensor network deployed at its time.

He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He currently serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Internet of Things Journal. He was the Program Co-Chair of the 2019 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC). He has also served on the program and/or organizing committees of conferences such as ICCPS, IPSN, INFOCOM, and ICC. More information about his work can be found from his website at

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