Dr. Zhanyang Zhang

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
College of Staten Island, CUNY

2800 Victory Blvd, Room 1N-215
Staten Island, New York 10314

Office: 1N-206
(718) 982-3175  

Zhanyang.zhang@csi.cuny.edu

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Teaching | Research | Publications | Grants | Short Bio | Links

Teaching

Spring 2017:

  • CSC223 - Computer Hacking Revealed
  • CSC424 - Database Management Systems
  • CSC430 - Software Engineering

COURSES TAUGHT at CSI/Graduate Center:

Undergraduate Level:

  • CSC126 - Introduction to Computer Science
  • CSC211 - Intermediate Programming
  • CSC223 - Computer Hacking Revealed
  • CSC326 - Information Structures
  • CSC346 - Switching and Automata Theory
  • CSC347 - Digital Circuit Labs
  • CSC420 - Advance Database Topics
  • CSC424 - Database Management Systems
  • CSC430 - Software Engineering
  • CSC435 - Advance Data Communications
  • CSC450 - Computer Science Honors Workshop
  • CSC490 - Seminar in Computer Science

 

Graduate Level:

  • CSC710 - Software Engineering
  • CSC713 - Advanced System Programming
  • CSC715 - Database Theory
  • CSC718 - Operating Systems
  • CSC727 - Algorithm Analysis and Design
  • CSC757 - Telecommunication Networks
  • CSC762 - Fundamental Wireless Communications
  • CSC82100 - Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing (Graduate Center/CUNY)

Research Interests

  • Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
  • RFID and Applications
  • Underwater Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Mobile Computing and M(obile)-Commerce
  • Database Theory and Business Intelligence
  • Distributed Simulation and High Performance Computing

Publications

Books, Book Chapters and Journal Papers

  • Zhanyang Zhang, "A Unified Framework toward Solving Sensor Localization, Coverage and Network Life Span Estimation Problems in Cyber Physical Systems." A chapter in the book of "Cyber Physical Systems: From Theory to Practice," edited by Danda Rawat, Joel Rodrigues, Ivan Stojmenovic. Published by CRC press in October of 2015, page 417-436
  • Zhanyang Zhang, "An Improved Delay-Tolerant Protocol for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks." Journal of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. 51 (1A), March 2013, pp. 1- 16.
  • X. Zhang, Z. Zhang, X. Wei, 'An Improved Lightweight RFID Authentication Protocol'. International Journal of Applied Logistics, 2011, Volume 2, No.1. March, 2011. Pp.76-83.
  • Zhanyang Zhang, "A Cluster Based Approach Towards Sensor Localization, K-Coverage and Network Life Span Estimation Problems." Journal of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Special Issue on Electronics, Communications, and Information, 2010, Vol. 1, No. 1. Pp. 15-34.
  • Zhanyang Zhang, Olga Berger, Shane Sorbello, “A Cluster Based Approach Toward Sensor Localization and K-Coverage Problems”, Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal, Volume 2, Number 4, 2007. pp. 15 - 23.
  • M. Tausner, Z. Zhang, and N. Bashias, "Using Systemic Knowledge Engineering to Represent Complex Knowledge", Systems Research, John Wiley, Vol. 12.2, July 1995.
  • M. Tausner, N. Bashias, Z. Zhang, “General System Problem Solving: A Basis for Systemic knowledge Engineering”. International Journal of General System – Special Issue on General System Problem Solving (GSPS), Gordon & Breach Science Publish, October, 1995. pp. 17 – 31.
  • Zhanyang Zhang, "Apple II and Programming in BASIC". Textbook co-authored with Shujun Zhang, and Zhenjie Dai, Hebei University Press. Baoding, China. 1985.

Conference Papers

  • Z. Zhang, L. Blanco, "A Self Adaptive MAC Layer Protocol for Delay-Tolerant Underwater Sensor Networks", the 23rd Wireless and Optical Communication Conference (WOCC 2014). Newark, New Jersey May 9-10, 2014
  • Z. Zhang, L. Blanco, "A Cluster Based Smart MAC Layer Protocol for Delay- Tolerant Underwater Sensor Networks". Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery (CyberC2013), IEEE CPS. Beijing, China, Oct. 10-12, 2013.
  • Z. Zhang, "A Improved Delay-Tolerant Protocol for Underwater Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 2013 International Conference of Wireless Networks (ICWN2013), CSREA press, pp. 85-91. Las Vegas, July 22-25, 2013.
  • Z. Zhang, S. Lin, K. Sung, "A Prediction-Based Delay Tolerant Protocol for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks". Proceeding of IEEE Wireless Communication and Signal Processing Conference (IEEE WCSP2010). Suzhou, China, October 11-23, 2010.
  • Zhanyang Zhang, Miriam Tausner, “Markov Process Modeling and Simulation for Wireless Sensor Network Life Estimation with QoS Constraints“. Proceeding of 2010 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC 2010). Ottawa, Canada, July 11-14, 2010.
  • E. Chi, R. Klibaner, Z. Zhang, "Assessment Using the Hierarchy Model with Feedback to Implement Quality Assurance in ODL". Proceeding of AAOU 2010 Annual Conference. Hanoi, Vietnam. October 26-28, 2010.
  • Xiaowen Zhang, Zhanyang Zhang, Xinzhou Wei, "Enhancements to a Lightweight RFID Authentication Protocol."Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE’09). Macau, China, October 21-23, 2009, pp. 454-459.
  • Z. Zhang, "Towards Cluster Based Wireless Sensor Network Deployment Management and Network Coverage Verification". Proceeding of the 11th IEEE Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS 2008). Beijing, China. October 22-24, 2008.
  • Zhanyang Zhang, Miriam Tausner, "Using Markov Processes to Model Wireless Sensor Network Life Expectancy with Quality of Service Constraints". Proceeding of the 11th IEEE Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS 2008). Beijing, China. October 22-24, 2008.
  • E. Chi, R. Klibaner, Z. Zhang, "MOBIDEC – The Tablet PC as a Mobile Desktop for Distance Education". Proceeding of the 22nd Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU2008). Tianjin,China, October 14-16, 2008.
  • Z. Zhang, O. Berger, "Cluster Based Data Query Analysis and Optimization For Wireless Sensor Networks". Proceeding of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology” (IEEE ICACT’08). Phoenix Park, Republic of Korea. Feb. 17-20, 2008.
  • Z. Zhang, "Using Sensors Sensibility Toward Sensor Localization and K-Coverage Problems". Proceeding of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (IASTED CSN2007). Palma de Mallorca, Spain, August 29-31, 2007.
  • Z.Zhang, S. Sorbello, A. Uribe, "REBECCA – A Robust Cluster Based Energy Conservation and Coordination Protocol to Sustain Wireless Sensor network Life." Proceeding of the 2007 International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN’07). Las Vegas, June 25-28, 2007, pp 110-117.
  • E. Chi, Z. Zhang, R. Klibaner, "A Hierarchy Model of Assessment to Improve Quality and Cost-Effectiveness of ODL." The 20th Annual Conference on Open and Distance Learning, Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). Kunming, China, October 11-14, 2006.
  • Z. Zhang. "A Robust Energy Efficient Query Protocol for Spatial Data in Wireless Sensor Networks." Proceeding of the 2006 International Conference on Pervasive Systems and Computing (PSC’06), Las Vegas, June 26-29, 2006, pp 61-70.
  • Z. Zhang, Emile Chi, Roberta Klibaner. "A Hierarchy Model of Assessment for Curriculum Improvement." Proceeding of the 2006 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS’06), Las Vegas, June 26-29, 2006, pp. 277-283.
  • June 26-29, 2006, pp 61-70.
  • Z. Zhang, G. Zheng. "A Cluster Based Query Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks". Proceeding of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT2006), Phoenix Park, Republic of Korea, February 20-22, 2006, pp. 140-145.
  • Z. Zhang, W. J. Gavin. "A Cluster based Feedback Model for Sensor Deployment Management and Coverage Verification in Wireless Sensor Network Applications". Proceeding of the 2005 International Conference on Wireless Networks. Las Vegas, USA. June 27-30, 2005. pp. 441-447.
  • Z. Zhang, W. J. Gavin. "Using Stimulation Signal to Locate Sensor Clusters". Proceeding of the 11th European Wireless Conference. Nicosia, Cyprus. April 10-13, 2005, pp. 719-724.
  • E. Chi, R. Klibaner, K. Yuan, Z. Zhang, "Building Bilingual Bi-continental E-Learning Courses". The 18th Annual Conference on Distance Learning, Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). Shanghai, China, November 28-30, 2004.
  • E. Chi, R. Klibaner, K. Yuan, Z. Zhang, "Bilingual E-Learning Across The pacific”". Proceeding of the International Conference on WWW/Internet 2004, International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS). Madrid, Spain, October 6-9, 2004. pp. 798-801.
  • M.R. Tausner, Z. Zhang, N. J. Bashias. "Using Systemic Knowledge Engineering to Represent Complex Knowledge". Proceeding of the 38th Annual Meeting of International Society of Systems Science. Asolimar, CA. June 1994. pp. 585-596.

Grants

  • The Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Grant (2016-2017), Lattice Boltzmann Method with Underwater Sensor Data Assimilation in Ocean Oil Spill Simulation.
  • CSI Provost Reassigned Time Award (2015-2016), Wireless Sensor Networks and its Applications for Environmental and Homeland Security Monitoring.
  • CSI Provost Research Award (2013-2015), Underwater Sensor Networks and Its Applications.
  • High Performande Computing Educator Grant (2012), International Super Computer Conference grant to support HPC education initiative. Proposal title: "Undergraduate course on discrete event modeling and simulations using HPC".
  • US Army Research Labs (ARL) and UK MOD Grant (2006-2007), "Theoretical Foundations for Analysis and Design of Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks."
  • The Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Grant (2006-2007), "A Framework of Energy Efficient Queries for Spatial Data in Sensor Network."
  • The Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Grant (2005-2006), "Using Sensor’s Sensibility to Locate Sensor Clusters within Wireless Sensor Networks."
  • The Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Grant (2004-2005), "A computational geometry algorithm approach toward wireless mesh network configuration modeling and performance analysis."

Short Bio

Dr. Zhanyang Zhang acquired his PhD degree in computer science from the City University of New York. He received a MS degree in computer science from the College of Staten Island and a BE degree in computer engineering from Jilin University, Changchun, China.

He is currently a faculty member of Computer Science Department at both College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York (CUNY). His current research interests include wireless networks, network modeling and simulations, RFID, underwater sensor networks and parallel computing. Before joining CUNY, he was a member of technical staff (MTS) at Bell Labs, Lucent Technology where he worked on several Research and development projects in 3G wireless networks. He also works as a communication network consultant with different companies in New York/New Jersey areas.

Before joining CUNY, he was a member of technical staff (MTS) at Bell Labs, Lucent Technology. He also worked as an IT consultant at different companies in New York City and New Jersey State.

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