Zhi Tian Named IEEE Fellow

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Michigan Technological University professor Zhi “Gerry” Tian has been named a Fellow of IEEE for her contributions to ultra-wideband wireless communications and localization.

Tian is on the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research interests lie in digital and wireless communications, wireless sensor networks and signal processing. She has published more than 130 journal and conference papers and several book chapters.

Tian is currently on leave with the National Science Foundation, where she is serving as a program director in the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber System of the Engineering Directorate.

Tian has served IEEE as chair of the 2007 Symposium Technical Program Committee for the International Conference on Communications and the Globecom Conference in 2011. She is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee and has served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing. She received a National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2003.

IEEE fellows are chosen for extraordinary accomplishment in their field.

IEEE, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, with more than 400,000 members, is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.