Professor. Ruolin Zhou


Dr. Ruolin Zhou is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Western New England University (WNEU) in Massachusetts, USA. She received her B.S. in 2003 from Dalian Jiaotong University in China, M.S. in 2007 and Ph.D. in 2012 from Wright State University in the USA, all in Electrical Engineering. Her research interests include FPGA based and Software Defined Radio (SDR) based Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access, Wireless Communications, Real-time Embedded System, Wireless Sensor Networks, and Signal Processing. She is serving as a principle investigator on an SBIR project funded by the United States DoD (Department of Defense) to develop high performance high security next generation cognitive jamming systems. She is also serving as a principle investigator on a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) software defined radar project funded by Lockheed Martin. She is the author or co-author of over thirty papers in journals and conferences. She was the finalist of InterDigital & California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology Innovation Challenge Competition in 2012. She also has strong experience with software defined radio development. She has demonstrated cognitive radio transmission over multiple non-contiguous spectrum fragments in dynamically changing environment for the first time in the world. Such a demo was invited by the major conference on cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access, IEEE DySPAN conference, to be presented in April of 2010 in Singapore. Recently, she demonstrated a cognitive radio in mobile environment and won the Best Demo Award of the flagship conference of IEEE Communication Society, IEEE Globecom, in December of 2010. She has served as Chair of Young Professionals of IEEE Springfield Section since May of 2015. She has served on technical program committee for the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM2012) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2013 and VTC2015). She also served as a session chair of IEEE Globecom 2012. She has been invited to be the guest editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Special Issue on Recent Advancements in Signal Processing and Machine Learning in 2015.