UWS researcher honoured by world's top professional association

Wei Xing Zheng

Decades of world-class research by Professor Wei Xing Zheng has been acknowledge with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers naming the University of Western Sydney academic as a 2014 IEEE Fellow "for contributions to signals processing and system identification".

The international honour of IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership.
Through over 25 years of original research, Professor Zheng from the UWS School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, has established himself as a world-leading expert in control theory and signal processing. 
He is a prolific author/coauthor of peer-reviewed articles with 200 articles published in international journals and 200 papers published in refereed international conference proceedings.  
Professor Zheng has made fundamental and outstanding contributions to control theory and signal processing.
His innovative research is not only delivering breakthroughs in engineering, but helping to shape the future direction of this important field with an impressive record of over 4000 citations by other researchers. 
Professor Zheng received a BSc degree in Applied Mathematics in 1982, and a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1989, all from Southeast University, Nanjing, China. Professor Zheng joined UWS in 1994.
He has held previous positions at the Institute of Automation at Southeast University, Nanjing, China; the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK; the Department of Mathematics at University of Western Australia; and the Australian Telecommunications Research Institute at Curtin University of Technology.
Professor Zheng has been a visiting academic at the Institute for Network Theory and Circuit Design at Munich University of Technology, Germany, and University of Virginia and University of California, Davis both in the US.
Across his career, Professor Zheng has been highly active within the IEEE serving on or chairing several technical committees and is an associate editor of several IEEE flagship journals. 

About the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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20 December 2013

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