Dr. Yanxiao Zhao is currently an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, which she joined in Aug. 2012. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, USA, in May 2012. Dr. Zhao’ teaching interests are centered on communications, networking and digital system design. Dr. Zhao's research interests include, but not limited to: security on smart grid; security on wireless networking including cognitive radio networks, vehicular networks, wireless autonomous networks, wireless sensor networks, software-defined networks, D2D communications; protocol design, performance evaluation and experimental implementation in various communication and networking systems. Her current research is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) grant and Air Force grants. Dr. Zhao was the recipient of the Best Paper Award in WASA 2009 and Chinacom 2016. She is serving as TPC members for several international conferences such as IEEE GLOBECOM, ICC, ICCCN, WiCOM and ICNC. She is also a technical reviewer for dozens of international journals and conferences.
Dr. Shaobo Huang is an Assistant Professor and the Stensaas Endowed STEM Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Her research interests include student retention and academic performance in engineering, student achievement evaluation and assessment, and K-12 STEM curriculum design.
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