[01/09/18] Shaohu gave a talk in TRB’18.

[10/11/17] SmartCurve paper is accepted for presentation and publication by TRB’18.

[09/06/17] Glad to receive the NSF travel grant from MobiCom 2017!

[06/19/17] I passed my final oral exam.Cheer up!

[05/29/17] I will join the CSC PhD program at North Carolina State University this Fall.

[04/23/17] Our paper was accepted to ICCCN’17!

[10/06/16] Congrats Shaohu on winning the SenSys’16 Travel Award !

[09/01/16] Our poster paper was accepted to ACM SenSys’16.

[08/10/16] Our paper was accepted to IEEE ITSC’16.

[05/01/16] Our paper was accepted to IEEE VTC’16.

[04/18/16] Congrats Shaohu on winning the Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award!

[03/31/16] Shaohu presented his paper on the Chapter of SDSU, Sigma Xi Graduate Research Competition.

[01/12/15] Shaohu presented his paper on the 94th Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington D.C..

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Shaohu Zhang

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science

Research Assistant

North Carolina State University

Email: szhang42 AT ncsu.edu

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I am a first year Ph.D. student in Computer Science. I got a masters degree from South Dakota State University. Before that, I was a Logistic Engineer in Shanghai. I had worked on a number of projects on mobile sensor systems for Intelligent Transportation Systems.
My primary research objectives and interests are in the area of wireless networks and mobile computing.
I am fascinated with the designing, analyzing and modeling of mobile applications or wireless network to explore how to implement computation and
how best to pass what I have learned to others. Currently, I work with Dr. Muhammad Shahzad focusing on IoT and Visible Light Communication (VLC)

Research Interest:

  • Wireless networking: network measurement and modeling, particularly focusing on their applications to Intelligent Transportation Systems.
  • Mobile computing: pattern/activity recognition relating to bridging Cyber-Physical System and Machine Learning using smartphones and other sensors.


Courses taken from SDSU:

  • CSC705 Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms
  • CSC710 Structure and Design of Programming Languages
  • CSC720 Theory of Computation
  • CSC770 Software Engineering Management
  • CSC601 Accelerated Computer Science fundamental (C++)
  • CSC574 Computer Networks
  • GEOG786 Geographic information system (Python)
  • STAT574 Statistical Methods II (SAS)
  • CSC317 Computer organization & Architecture
  • CSC354 Introduction to Systems Programming
  • CSC445 Introduction to Theory of Computation
  • CSC446 Compiler Construction
  • CSC456 Operating Systems

Courses taken from NCSU:

  • CSC791 Internet of Things

Computer Skills:

  • Engineering Design and Analysis Software: AutoCAD, Synchro, CORSIM, MatLab.
  • Programming Languages: C, Objective C, Swift, C++, Java, Python, HTML, CSS, FORTRAN, Ada,C#.
  • Application Software: SAS, R, ERP (SAP), ArcGIS, Arduino, iOS App, Android App.


  • NSF Travel Award from SenSys’16 and Mobicom’17.
  • Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award, South Dakota State University, 2016.
  • Best Undergraduate Thesis Award, Zhejiang Ocean University, China, 2010.
  • Excellent Student Scholarship, Zhejiang Ocean University, China, 2008.