Zehua Wang, Ph.D.
Email: zwang at ece dot ubc dot ca

Adjunct Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Researcher,
Blockchain@UBC

Faculty Associate,
Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Background

Dr. Zehua Wang received his Ph.D. degree from The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver in 2016 and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems (WiNMoS) Laboratory directed by Prof. Victor C.M. Leung from Feb. 2017 to Aug. 2018. Before that, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Wuhan University and Memorial University, respectively. He is now an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, Vancouver and the CTO at Intellium Technology Inc., BC, Canada. He was the Chief Micropayments Scientist for the RightMesh Project in Left Technologies Inc., BC, Canada, where he developed the business model and implemented the blockchain-based payment system for the first commercialized mobile ad-hoc networks by using the Payment/State Channels. He is interested in applying the optimization, cryptography, and game theories to contitute the protocol and mechanism designs to improve the synergy and security of the multi-agent systems where agents may have the conflict of interest. The major projects that he is currently working on include the resource (e.g., computaional, communication, and storage) sharing, decentralized authentication and authortization with blockchain technology, and decentralized privacy-preserving machine learning with smart contract, etc. He was a recipient of the Four Year Doctoral Fellowship at UBC from 2012 to 2016 and the Graduate Support Initiative Awards at UBC in 2014 and 2015. He received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad in 2015. He is an Editor of Wireless Networks and served as the guest editors for a few special issues in top journals including IEEE Access and ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications. He was the technical program committee (TPC) Co-Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Smart Multimedia in 2017 and 2018.