Qing Zhao joined Cornell University in 2015 as a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to that, she was a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis from 2004 to 2015 and a system engineer with Aware., Inc. from 2001 to 2003. She received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 2001.
- Sequential decision theory and stochastic optimization in complex systems.
- Machine learning, statistical inference, algorithmic theory, and computational techniques.
- Infrastructure networks, communication systems, and social economic networks.
- 2016. "The Minimum Information Dominating Set for Opinion Sampling in Social Networks." IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering 3 (4): 299-311. .
- 2016. "Risk-Averse Multi-Armed Bandit Problems Under Mean-Variance Measure." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 10 (6): 1093-1111. .
- 2015. "Active Hypothesis Testing for Anomaly Detection." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 61 (3): 1432-1450. .
- 2015. "The Thinnest Path Problem." IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking 23 (4): 1176-1189. .
- 2013. "Learning in A Changing World: Restless Multiarmed Bandit with Unknown Dynamics." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 59 (3): 1902-1916. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Fellow (IEEE) 2013
- Chancellor's Fellow (University of California, Davis) 2010
- Best Paper Award (IEEE Signal Processing Magazine) 2010
- Young Author Best Paper Award (IEEE Signal Processing Society) 2000
- BS (Electrical Engineering), Sichuan University, 1994
- MS (Electrical Engineering), Fudan University, 1997
- Ph D (Electrical Engineering), Cornell University, 2001
- Postdoc (Electrical Engineering), Cornell University, 2004