Lan (Emily) Zhang

Lan Emily Zhang


  • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • PhD, Computer Engineering, University of Florida
  • MS, Wireless Communications, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • BS, Telecommunication Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China


Dr. Zhang's research interest spans the fields of distributed machine learning, wireless communications, and cybersecurity in various CPS/IoT applications. She is currently an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies. She served as the technical program committee (TPC) member and reviewer of several leading journals/conferences. She was the speaker of several flagship celebrations or conferences, such as IEEE Global Communications Conference, Grace Hopper Celebration, IEEE International Conference on Communications, etc.

Links of Interest


  • EE/CS 5821 Computational Intelligence
  • EE4723 Network Security
  • EE4370 IoT Application and Design

Areas of Interest

  • Wireless Communications (e.g., RIS, mmWave, CPS, industrial-IoT)
  • Big Data (e.g., machine learning, smart transportation, eHealth)
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy (e.g., IoT/CPS, learning pipeline, blockchain)