Lei Zhang (张磊)

Assistant Professor, Ph.D

College of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Shenzhen University
Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.China   518060
Office: Computer Building 622-2        
Email: leizhang@szu.edu.cn

Short Bio

Lei Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. He received the BEng degree from the Advanced Class of Electronics and Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China, and the MSc and PhD degrees from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada (Supervisor: Prof. Jiangchuan Liu). His current research interests include multimedia systems and applications, mobile computing, edge computing, social networking, and Internet of Things.

Selected Publications

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Journal/Magazine Papers

  1. L. Cui, D. Su, Y. Zhou, L. Zhang, Y. Wu, S. Chen, Edge Learning for Surveillance Video Uploading Sharing in Public Transport Systems, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems Transactions, Early Access, 2020.
  2. L. Zhang, F. Wang, and J. Liu, Enhancing Dynamic-Viewport Mobile Applications with Screen Scrolling, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Early Access, 2019.
  3. L. Zhang, F. Wang, and J. Liu, Mobile Instant Video Clip Sharing with Screen Scrolling: Measurement and Enhancement, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Volume 20, Issue 8, pp 2022-2034, August 2018.
  4. M. Ma, L. Zhang, J. Liu, Z. Wang, H. Pang, L. Sun, W. Li, G. Hou, K. Chu, Characterizing User Behaviors in Mobile Livecast: Towards an Edge Computing-assisted Paradigm, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, Volume 14, Issue 3s, Article No. 66, pp 1–24, August 2018.
  5. L. Zhang, L. Zhao, Z. Wang, and J. Liu, WiFi Networks in Metropolises: From Access Point and User Perspectives, IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 55, Issue 5, pp 42-48, May 2017.
  6. L. Zhang, D. Fu, J. Liu, ECH. Ngai, and W. Zhu, On Energy-Efficient Offloading in Mobile Cloud for RealTime Video Applications, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 170-181, January 2017, 2016.
  7. Y. Zhao, L. Zhang, X. Ma, J. Liu, and H. Jiang, DualEMC: Energy-efficient Multimedia Communication with Cloud, Springer Telecommunication Systems, Special Issue on Recent Advances in Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 85–94, September 2015.
  8. X. Liu, H. Wang and L. Zhang, On the Collaboration of Different Peer-to-Peer Traffic Management Schemas, Springer Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (PPNA), Special Issue on Peer-to-Peer as an Infrastructure Service, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 459–468, December 2014.
  9. L. Zhang, J. Liu, H. Jiang, and Y. Guan, SensTrack: Energy-Efficient Location Tracking with Smartphone Sensors, IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume 13, Issue 10, pp 3775-3784, October 2013. (Top 25 most downloaded papers from the 3rd Quarter of 2013 to 1st Quarter of 2014; the highest rank was the 5th)
  10. X. Ma, Y. Zhao, L. Zhang, H. Wang, and L. Peng, When Mobile Terminals Meet the Cloud: Computation Offloading as the Bridge, IEEE Network, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 28-33, September-October 2013.

Conference/Workshop Papers

  1. L. Cui, X. Su, Y. Zhou, L. Zhang, ClusterGrad: Adaptive Gradient Compression by Clustering in Federated Learning, IEEE GlobeCom'2020, Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 7–11 2020, 2020.
  2. L. Zhang, A. Sun, R. Shea, J. Liu, and M. Zhang, Rendering Multi-party Mobile Augmented Reality From Edge, ACM NOSSDAV'2019, Amherst, USA, June 21, 2019.
  3. L. Zhang, F. Wang, and J. Liu, Mobile-Friendly HTTP Middleware with Screen Scrolling, IEEE ICDCS'2018, Vienna, Austria, July 2-6, 2018.
  4. M. Ma, L. Zhang, J. Liu, Z. Wang, W. Li, G. Hou, and L. Sun, Characterizing User Behaviors in Mobile Personal Livecast, ACM NOSSDAV'2017, Taipei, Taiwan, June 23, 2017.
  5. L. Zhang, F. Wang, and J. Liu, Dispersing Social Content in Mobile Crowd through Opportunistic Contacts, IEEE ICDCS'2017, Atlanta, USA, June 5-8, 2017.
  6. L. Zhang, C. Zhang, J. Liu, X. Chu, K. Xu, H. Wang, and Y. Jiang, Power-Aware Wireless Transmission for Computation Offloading in Mobile Cloud, IEEE ICCCN'2016, Waikoloa, USA, August 1-4, 2016.
  7. L. Zhang, F. Wang, J. Liu, and X. Ma, On Mobile Instant Video Clip Sharing with Screen Scrolling, IEEE/ACM IWQoS'2016, Beijing, China, June 20-21, 2016. (Best Paper Candidate)
  8. L. Zhang, F. Wang, and J. Liu, Understand Instant Video Clip Sharing on Mobile Platforms: Twitter's Vine as a Case Study, ACM NOSSDAV'2014, Singapore, March 19-20, 2014.
  9. X. Cheng, M. Fatourechi, X. Ma, C. Zhang, L. Zhang, and J. Liu, Insight Data of YouTube from a Partner's View, ACM NOSSDAV'2014, Singapore, March 19-20, 2014.
  10. L. Zhang, J. Liu, and H. Jiang, Energy-Efficient Location Tracking with Smartphones for IoT, IEEE SENSORS'2012, Taipei, Taiwan, October 28-31, 2012.
  11. J. Cheng, Q. Ye, L. Zhang, Y. Xu, H. Jiang, and H. Du, CAR: Contour-based Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE ICC'2012, Ottawa, Canada, June 10-15, 2012.
  12. Y. Zhao, L. Zhang, X. Ma, J. Liu, and H. Jiang, CAME: Cloud-Assisted Motion Estimation for Mobile Video Compression and Transmission, ACM NOSSDAV'2012, Toronto, Canada, June 7-8, 2012.


  • Professional Basic English: 2019 Fall
  • Next Generation Internet Technology: 2020 Spring
  • Fundamentals of Computers: 2020 Fall
  • Grants and Awards

    Some Research Grants

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant No. 61902257, 2020.01-2022.12, 270K
  • Tencent “Rhinoceros Birds” - Scientific Research Foundation for Young Teachers of Shenzhen University, 2020.01-2021.12, 50K
  • Shenzhen University Start-up Grant, 2020.01-2022.12, 200K
  • Some Awards

  • Mitacs-Accelerate Award, 2018, 2019
  • ICDCS 2017 Travel Grant Award, 2017, 2018
  • IEEE/ACM IWQoS'16 Best Paper Candidate, 2016
  • FAS Graduate Fellowship, SFU, 2015
  • ACM SIGMM Travel Grant, ACM, 2014
  • Travel Award, School of Computing Science, SFU, 2014, 2018
  • Graduate Fellowship, SFU, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2013 (The highest SFU scholarship for international students)
  • Outstanding Graduate, HUST, 2011
  • National Endeavor Scholarship, 2009
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Freshman, HUST, 2008