Heather (Haitao) Zheng

Adjunct Professor

Dept. Computer Science

University of California

Santa Barbara, California 93106-5110

Tel: +1805-616-2890

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Computer Science University of California, Santa barbara

Heather Zheng

I am currently an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computer Science at UCSB. I was a faculty member at CS UCSB between 2005-2017. Since July 1, 2017, I am the Neubauer Professor of Computer Science at University of Chicago. Please visit my UChicago webpage for updated info. I received my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park in 1999.
I was selected as one of the MIT Technology Review's TR 35 (2005) for my work on Cognitive Radios; my work was featured by MIT Technology Review as one of the 10 Emerging Technologies (2006); and I am a fellow of the World Technology Network. I am an IEEE Fellow (class'15). More details can be found in my Curriculum Vitae.

My Research

My general research areas include wireless networking and systems, mobile and social computing. My current research is on mmWave networking, wireless data centers, cognitive radios and dynamic spectrum access, and social networking. Please see SAND Lab Page for specific projects.

One of our current projects is to develop outdoor 60GHz picocells aiming at delivering 1000x more bandwidth to celluar users. This project is supported by NSF and Google. Our first result appeared at MobiCom'14.

Another project, also funded by NSF, is on crowdsourcing enabled spectrum monitoring and enforcement. Our initial result appeared at HotWireless'14.
Past Research:
My research spreads across multiple layers. At Microsoft Research Asia, I initiated and led the Nautilus project on Open Spectrum Systems; At Wireless Research Lab, Bell-Labs, I worked on Radio Resource Allocation for Broadband Wireless Networks including MIMO/BLAST, Network Scheduling and TCP, and Base Station Router. My Ph.D. thesis research at Univ. of Maryland, College Park was on multimedia communications, a cross layer design framework to provide resource-efficient multimedia delivery over noisy networks. Here are the links to some of my collection of past projects.


Winter 2016: CS290F - Smartphone-centric Systems and Applications

Professional Activities

TPC co-Chair: DySPAN 2011, MobiCom 2015
Workshop co-Chair:  SDR'09
Recent TPC Activities: WWW'14, DySPAN'14, MobiCom'13, SECON'13, WWW'13, NSDI'13, MobiCom'12, DySPAN'12, Wisec'12, Sigcomm'11, MobiCom'11,Infocom'11
Journals: Trans. on Networking (Assoc. Editor, 2013- ), Trans. on Mobile Computing (Assoc. Editor, 2008-13), Trans. on Wireless Communication (Editor, 2008-09), Physical Communication (Editorial Board & Guest Editor)