Professor, Tier I Canada Research Chair

Contact InformationWeihua Zhuang

Phone: 519-888-4567 x35354
Location: EIT 4156


Biography Summary

Weihua Zhuang is a Professor at the University of Waterloo with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communication Networks. Professor Zhuang also has fellowships with the IEEE, Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), and Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).

Professor Zhuang’s current research involves engineering solutions for accessing wireless communication networks from moving vehicles. Her goal is to provide efficient and reliable wireless information transmission between nearby vehicles as well as between vehicles and nearby roadside units. Through her research, she hopes to understand how a large number of vehicles on the road and high vehicle speed can impact network stability and performance. The future of her research will impact terrestrial wireless communications, improve road safety, facilitate intelligent transportation, provide mobile Internet access and support location-dependent information services.

Research Interests

  • Wireless communications and networking
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Connected Car
  • Smart grid
  • IoT
  • Networking and Data


  • 1993, Doctorate, Electrical Engineering, University of New Brunswick


  • ECE 318 - Communication Systems 1
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ECE 614 - Communications Over Fading Dispersive Channels
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2017
  • ECE 604 - Stochastic Processes
    • Taught in 2014, 2016, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Q. Ye and W. Zhuang, "Token-based adaptive MAC for a two-hop Internet-of-Things enabled MANET," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 4(5), 2017, 1739-1753 (Accepted in 2017)
  • Abboud, Khadige and Zhuang, Weihua, Stochastic modeling of single-hop cluster stability in vehicular ad hoc networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 65(1), 2016, 226 - 240
  • Zhou, Yong and Zhuang, Weihua, Performance Analysis of Cooperative Communication in Decentralized Wireless Networks With Unsaturated Traffic, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 15(5), 2016, 3518 - 3530
  • Malekshan, Kamal Rahimi and Zhuang, Weihua and Lostanlen, Yves, Coordination-based medium access control with space-reservation for wireless ad hoc networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 15(2), 2016, 1617 - 1628
  • Ismail, Muhammad and Zhuang, Weihua and Serpedin, Erchin and Qaraqe, Khalid, A survey on green mobile networking: From the perspectives of network operators and mobile users, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 17(3), 2015, 1535 - 1556
  • Omar, Hassan Aboubakr and Zhuang, Weihua and Li, Li, Gateway placement and packet routing for multihop in-vehicle internet access, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 3(3), 2015, 335 - 351