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Zehui Xiong

Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher

Assistant Professor,  Pillar of Information Systems Technology and Design
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
8 Somapah Road, Singapore 487372

Email: zehui_xiong [AT] sutd [DOT] edu [DOT] sg

zxiong002 [AT] e [DOT] ntu [DOT] edu [DOT] sg

The openings for research fellow, research assistant, PhD student, visiting student and scholar at SUTD are available, please feel free to send me an email with your resume if you are interested in working with me. For the research staff, the salary will be internationally competitive. For the visiting student/scholar, the subsidy is possible which depends on the background, experience, and motivation of candidates. The potential topics include but are not limited to semantic communications, wireless blockchain, edge intelligence, and Metaverse. The relevant experience, strong profiles and motivations will be preferred.


Zehui Xiong is an Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and also an Honorary Adjunct Senior Research Scientist with Alibaba-NTU Singapore Joint Research Institute, Singapore. He obtained the B.Eng degree with the highest honors in Telecommunications Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He was a visiting scholar with Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University and a visiting scholar with Broadband Communications Research (BBCR) Lab in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Waterloo. His research interests include wireless communications, Internet of Things, blockchain, edge intelligence, and Metaverse. 

Recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher, he has published more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers in leading journals and flagship conferences. He has won over 10 Best Paper Awards in international conferences. He serves as an Editor or Guest Editor for many leading journals such as IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. He also serves on the Editorial Board for IEEE Systems Journal, Computer Networks, Computer Communications, Physical Communication, IET Communications, Early Career Advisory Board for IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, and IEEE VTS Ad Hoc Committee for AI in Wireless Communications. He is the recipient of IEEE Early Career Researcher Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing, IEEE Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies Early Career Award, IEEE Internet Technical Committee Early Achievement Award, IEEE TCSVC Rising Star Award, IEEE TCI Rising Star Award, IEEE TCCLD Rising Star Award, IEEE Best Land Transportation Paper Award, IEEE CSIM Technical Committee Best Journal Paper Award, IEEE SPCC Technical Committee Best Paper Award, IEEE VTS Singapore Best Paper Award, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, and NTU SCSE Best PhD Thesis Runner-Up Award. In 2023, he was featured on the list of Forbes Asia 30 under 30. He is now serving as the Associate Director of Future Communications R&D Programme.


- Ph.D. (July 2016 - April 2020), Computer Science and Engineering

- Academic Advisor: Prof. Dusit Niyato (IEEE Fellow), Prof. Ping Wang (IEEE Fellow)

- NTU SCSE Best PhD Thesis Runner-Up Award

- B.Eng (September 2012 - June 2016), Telecommunications Engineering

- Department of Electronics and Information Communications (EIC)

- Excellent Undergraduate Student Award, Merit Student with National Scholarship (the highest honors)

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The words that I love:

Bad times make a good man;

Life is but a hard and tortuous journey;

Keep on going, never give up;

Just do it! (Follow your heart ;-)