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-210
(718) 982-3175  

Zhanyang.zhang@csi.cuny.edu


 

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

Teaching

Fall 2013:

  • CSC430 – Software Engineering
  • CSC710 – Software Engineering
  • CSC762 – Fundamental Wireless Communication

COURSES TAUGHT at CSI/Graduate Center:

Undergraduate Level:

  • CSC126 - Introduction to Computer Science
  • CSC211 - Intermediate Programming
  • CSC225 - Web Page Design and Internet
  • 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

 

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
  • CSC7900 - Independent Research for PhD Students
  • CSC82100 - Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing (Graduate Center/CUNY)

Sabbatical Leaves:

  • Fall 2011 (July 2011 – December 2011)
  • Spring 2010 (February 2010 – June 2010)

 

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

Journal Papers

  • Zhanyang Zhang, “An Improved Delay-Tolerant Protocol for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks,” Journal of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, March 2013.
  •  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. 7 – 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, Dec. 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.

Conference Papers

·         Zhanyang Zhang, Luciana 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). Beijing, China, Oct. 10-12, 2013

·         Zhanyang Zhang, “A Cluster Based Delay-Tolerant Protocol for Underwater Sensor Networks”. Proceeding of International Conference of Wireless Sensor Networks (ICWN2013). Las Vegas, August 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.

·         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, 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.

·         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.

·         Zhanyang 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.

·         Zhanyang Zhang, Olga 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.

·         Zhanyang, 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.

·         Zhanyang. Zhang, Shane Sorbello, Andrea 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.  

·         Zhanyang. 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.

·         Zhanyang 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.

·         Zhanyang Zhang, Guping 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.

·         Zhanyang Zhang, William 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.

·         Zhanyang Zhang, William 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. Tausner, Z. Zhang, N. 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

  • CSI/CUNY Provost Research Scholarship Award (2013-2015), “Underwater Wireless Sensor Network Applications”.
  • 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, China.

He is currently a faculty member of Computer Science Department at both College of Staten Island and Graduate Center, the City University of New York (CUNY). His current research interests include wireless ad hoc networks, sensor networks, RFID and its applications, underwater sensor networks, and mobile computing and database. He is also a visiting professor at several Universities in China, including Hebei University, North China Electrical Power University and Jilin University.

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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