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Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong

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Institution/Organization: New York Institute of Technology

Email Address: ziqian.dong@nyit.edu

Committee(s): Collaborator

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing Sciences New York Institute of Technology

Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York Institute of Technology (New York Tech). She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ. She was awarded the Hashimoto Prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation in Electrical Engineering, NJIT. She is the recipient of 2006 and 2007 Hashimoto Fellowship for outstanding scholarship and the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Graduate Student Award for her inventions in network switches. She received the New York Institute of Technology Presidential Award in Student Engagement in Research and Scholarship in 2015, Innovate Long Island’s Fifth Annual Innovator of the Year Award in 2020, and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Research Council 2020 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award in non-PhD program for research accomplishments and innovation. Her research interests include communication networks, network security and forensics, wireless sensor networks, assistive medical devices, and data analytics and innovative sensing technology to improve sustainability and resilience of both natural and built environment. Her research is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Northrop Grumman, Motorola, Xilinx, Venturewell, and New York Tech. Her current research projects are interdisciplinary including the development of an autonomous soil nutrient sensing system to help with precision agriculture while reducing environmental impact and international collaborative project on the development of decision support visualization models and tools to understand the interconnection among food, energy, and water and their infrastructure in an urban environment. She is the principal investigator of a five-year NSF INFEWS grant to establish a research coordination network that use “City-as-lab” concept to study Food, Energy, and Water Nexus for a sustainable urban environment. She is a senior member of IEEE, a member of IEEE Communication Society and Women in Engineering, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), ACM, and the Environmental Sensing, Networking and Decision-Making (ESND) technical committee. She served as the general co-chair of the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus Conference 2019, the Networking Networking N2Women Workshop 2019, and the 37th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium 2016. She has served in technical program committee of IEEE HPSR, IEEE Sarnoff, IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, GreenCom and ChinaCom, and as a reviewer for IEEE journals, conferences and NSF panels.