Hongchao Zhou

Professor, School of Information Science and Engineering
Shandong University

Email: hongchao at sdu.edu.cn

    I am a professor in the School of Information Science and Engineering at Shandong University. I was a postdoctoral associate in Professor Gregory Wornell's group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I received my Ph.D. degree and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2012 and 2009, respectively, advised by Professor Jehoshua (Shuki) Bruck. From 2004 to 2008, I studied at Tsinghua University, where I received my M.S. degree in control science supervised by Professor Xiaohong Guan and my B.S. degree in physics and mathematics.

    My current research interests include inference and deep leanring, big data, information/coding theory, security and privacy, and mathematical problems with real impacts.

    I am a recipient of the 2013 Charles Wilts Prize for the best doctoral thesis in EE at Caltech (my thesis), the 2010 Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad, and the 2010 IEEE distinguished student humanitarian prize. I was a part-time research intern in IBM China Research Lab from 2006 to 2008, where I developed the first version of IBM smartcloud Docs.