Prof. WenZhan Song

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WenZhan Song

Georgia Power Mickey A. Brown Professor
Director of Sensorweb Research Laboratory
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Georgia

617 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
200 D. W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602-1589
Phone: (706)542-9980
Biographical Sketch

Dr. Song's research focus on cyber-physical systems and security and their applications in energy, environment and health applications, where decentralized sensing, computing, communication and security play a critical role and need a transformative study. He has an outstanding record of leading large multidisciplinary research projects on those issues with multi-million grant support from federal agency, and industry, and his research was featured in MIT Technology Review, Network World, Scientific America, New Scientist, National Geographic, etc. Dr. Song is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award (2010), Outstanding Research Contribution Award (2012) at GSU, Chancellor Research Excellence Award (2010) at WSU. He was also a recipient of 2004 National Outstanding Oversea Student Scholarship by China (only 40 in USA) during PhD study. Dr. Song is a highly cited scholar with great impact and serves many premium conferences and journals as editor, chair or TPC member. He is also an inaugural member of OpenFog consortium involving industry and academic leaders. [中文]

The University of Georgia, founded in 1785, is a flagship university in USA. It is ranked for 18th overall among all public national universities and 56th among all national universities in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

  • Optimism: If you think something is hard, likely the way you think makes it appear hard!
  • Passion: Take daily activity as lifetime interest, because that is the life!
  • Warm: If you can’t say something constructive, don’t say anything at all!
  • Collaboration: Accountability, Commitment, Submission and Acknowledgement are keywords of collaboration. [Collaboration Statement]
Research Interest

  • Cyber-physical Systems, Fog Computing and Security
  • Smart Grid, Subsurface Imaging, Sensor Networks, Swarm Robotics
  • Energy, Health and Environment Informatics, Distributed Computing and Systems, Big Data Analytics
We have openings for self-motivated PhD students and postdoc researchers.

  • Wireless Sensor Networks (CSEE 4240), Spring 2017
  • Network Security (CSC8222), Fall 2013 (4.0), Fall 2015 (4.3)
  • Sensor Web Architectures and Protocols (CSC8251), Fall 2012 (4.6), Fall 2014 (4.3)
  • Computer Networks (CSC4220), Spring 2011(4.8), Spring 2012(4.2), Spring 2014(4.5), Spring 2016
  • Research Topics in Internet of Things (CSC8910), Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012 (5.0)
  • Seminar: Sensorweb and Its Technologies (CSC8980), Fall 2010 (5.0)
  • Advanced Data Structures (CS223), Fall 2008 (3.76), Fall 2009 (4.07)
  • Introduction to Computer Networks (CS455), Fall 2005 (4.42), Fall 2006 (4.09), Fall 2007 (4.52), Fall 2008 (4.64), Fall 2009 (4.86)
  • Advanced topics in Wireless Networks (CS558), Spring 2006 (4.74), Spring 2007 (4.52), Spring 2008 (4.82), Spring 2009 (4.68), Spring 2010 (5.0)
  • Research Topics Seminar(CS499), Spring 2007
    Funded Projects


    Honors and Recognitions

    • Outstanding Research Contribution Award, by the Department of Computer Science, Georgia State University, 2012
    • NSF CAREER Award, by National Science Foundation, 2010
    • Chancellor Research Excellence Award, by Washington State University Vancouver, 2010
    • Silver Award for Summer Intern Supervising, by CASE Circle of Excellence Awards Program, 2011
    • OpenFog Consortium Founding Member, 2016
    • J. Tinsley Oden Faculty Fellowship, by the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) of UT Austin, 2015
    • National Outstanding Oversea Student Scholarship, awarded by Ministry of Education of China (only 40 selected in USA, and only 200 selected worldwide), 2004
    • Spotlight Paper in the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS), February 2012
    • Top 25 papers published in Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 2012
    • Distinguished Member of the 2015 IEEE INFOCOM Technical Program Committee
    • Best Paper award in 2014 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference- Asia
    • Best Paper candidate in IEEE GLOBECOM 2014
    • Best Paper candidate in The 10th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (IEEE SECON), 2013
    • Best Paper award in The 7th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 2011
    • Best Paper candidate in The 7th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (IEEE PerCom), 2009
    • Best Paper candidate in The 11th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (ACM MOBICOM ), 2005
    • IEEE Senior Member (2011 - now)
    • ACM Senior Member (2012 - now)