Zhengru Fang(方政儒)

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PhD student
Department of Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
E-mail: zhefang4-c [AT] my [DOT] cityu [DOT] edu [DOT] hk
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WINET Lab @ CityU (Lead PI: Prof. Yuguang “Michael” Fang)
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Zhengru Fang received his B.S. degree (Hons.) in electronics and information engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2019 and received his M.S. degree (Hons.) from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2022 (Advisors: Prof. Yong Ren and Prof. Jingjing Wang). Currently, he is pursuing his PhD degree in the Department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong (Advisors: Prof. Yuguang “Michael” Fang). His research interests include collaborative perception, V2X, age of information, and mobile edge computing. He has been serving as a Reviewer for ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE JSAC, IEEE TIV, IEEE IoTJ, IEEE TVT, IEEE VTM, etc.

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  • March 2023: (Award) Thanks to Prof. Fang's strong support, I obtained the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS).

  • March 2023: (Award) My master's thesis about IoT-based information collection system received the Excellent Master Thesis Award from the Chinese Institute of Electronics (Only 25 awardees nationwide).


  • City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2023 - now)
    PhD student, Computer Science
    Advisors: Prof. Yuguang “Michael” Fang

  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, (2019 – 2022)
    Master of Engineering, Electronic Engineering
    Advisors: Prof. Yong Ren and Prof. Jingjing Wang

  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, (2015 – 2019)
    Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Information Engineering

Recent Publications

  1. Z. Fang, J. Wang, C. Jiang, X. Wang and Y. Ren, “Average Peak Age of Information in Underwater Information Collection with Sleep-scheduling”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 71, no. 9, pp. 10132-10136, Sep. 2022.

  2. Z. Fang, J. Wang, Y. Ren, Z. Han, H. V. Poor and L. Hanzo, “Age of Information in Energy Harvesting Aided Massive Multiple Access Networks”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 1441-1456, May 2022.

  3. Z. Fang, J. Wang, J. Du, X. Hou, Y. Ren and Z. Han, “Stochastic Optimization-Aided Energy-Efficient Information Collection in Internet of Underwater Things Networks”, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1775-1789, Feb. 2022.

  4. Z. Fang, J. Wang, C. Jiang, Q. Zhang and Y. Ren, “AoI-Inspired Collaborative Information Collection for AUV-Assisted Internet of Underwater Things”, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 8, no. 19, pp. 14559-14571, Oct. 2021.

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