Zhaolong Ning  宁兆龙



Assistant Professor, PhD, Master Supervisor

School of Software, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China

Email: zhaolongning@dlut.edu.cn, zhaolongning@gmail.com

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Dr. Zhaolong Ning received the M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China in 2014. He was a Research Fellow at Kyushu University, Japan. Currently, he is an assistant professor in School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. Dr. Ning has published over 50 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. His research interests include social network, cloud computing, and scholarly big data.


Nov 2014 - Now

Assistant Professor, School of Software
Dalian University of Technology (DUT), Dalian, China

Apr 2015 - Apr 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neusoft Group
Dalian, China

Sep 2011 - Nov 2014

Mar 2013 - Mar 2014

PhD, in Communication and Information Systems
Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Research fellow, in Information Science

Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Sep 2009 - Sep 2011

Master degree, in Communication and Information Systems

Northeastern University, Shenyang, China


Research Interests

Computational Social Science

Social informatics, human dynamics, social network science, social computing and networking

Mobile Social Networks

Ad hoc social networks, vehicular social networks, socially-aware networking, intelligent systems

Big Data

Data analytics, scholarly big data, knowledge computing


Selected papers in recent years.


1.       Z. Ning, F. Xia, X. Hu, Z. Chen, and M. Obaidat, Social-oriented Adaptive Transmission in Opportunistic Internet of Smartphones, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 13(2): 810-820, 2017.

2.       Z. Ning, F. Xia, N. Ullah, X. Kong, and X. Hu, Vehicular Social Networks: Enabling Smart MobilityIEEE Communications Magazine, 55(5): 2-8, 2017.

3.       Z. Ning, L. Liu, F. Xia, B. Jedari, I. Lee, and W. Zhang, CAIS: A Copy Adjustable Incentive Scheme in Community-based Socially-Aware Networking, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 66(4): 3406-3419, 2017.

4.       L. Guo, Z. Ning*, Q. Song, F. Huang, and A. Jamalipour, Joint Encoding and Grouping Multiple Node Pairs for Physical-Layer Network Coding with Low-Complexity Algorithm, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2017.2696709, 2017.

5.       W. Hou, Z. Ning*, and L. Guo, Temporal, Functional and Spatial Big Data Computing Framework for Large-Scale Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 2017, DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2017.2681113.

6.       L. Guo, Z. Ning*, Q. Song, L. Zhang, and A. Jamalipour, A QoS-oriented High-Efficiency Resource Allocation Scheme in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks, IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(5): 1538-1548, 2017.

7.       W. Hou, Z. Ning*, L. Guo, Z. Chen, and M. Obaidat, Novel Framework of Risk-Aware Virtual Network Embedding in Optical Data Center Networks, IEEE Systems Journal, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2017.2673828, 2017.

8.       W. Hou, Z. Ning*, and L. Guo, Sustainable Strategy for Recycling Edge Devices in Internet of Everything Networks, WWW Companion, Perth Australia, pp. 1547-1552, 2017.

9.       X. Gong, L. Guo, and  Z. Ning*, Green Virtual Network Embedding for Collaborative Edge Computing in Environment-Friendly Optical-Wireless Networks, WWW Companion, Perth Australia, pp. 1531-1536, 2017.

10.    J. Wu, Z. Ning, and L. Guo, Energy-Efficient Survivable Grooming in Software-Defined Elastic Optical Networks, IEEE Access, to appear, 2017.

11.    Z. Ning, F. Xia, X. Kong, and Z. Chen, Social-Oriented Resource Management in Cloud-Based Mobile Networks, IEEE Cloud Computing, 3(4): 34-41, 2016.

12.    X. Gong, Z. Ning*, L. Guo, X. Wei, and Q. Song, Location-Recommendation-Aware Virtual Network Embedding in Energy-Efficient Optical-Wireless Hybrid Networks Supporting 5G models, IEEE Access, 4: 3065-3075, 2016.

13.    J. Li, Z. Ning*, B. Jedari, F. Xia, I. Lee, and A. Tolba, Geo-Social Distance-based Data Dissemination for Socially Aware Networking, IEEE Access, 4: 1444-1453, 2016.

14.    Z. Ning, Q. Song, L. Guo, Z. Chen, and A. Jamalipour, Integration of Scheduling and Network Coding in Multi-Rate Wireless Mesh Networks: Optimization Models and Algorithms, Ad Hoc Networks, 36(1): 386-397, 2016.

15.    Z. Chen, Z. Ning*, Q. Xiong, and M. Obaidat, A Collaborative Filtering Recommendation based Differentiated Access Service Selection Scheme in Large-Scale WLANs, IEEE Systems Journal, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2016.2542179, 2016.

16.    Y. Yu, Z. Ning*, and L. Guo, A Secure Routing Scheme Based on Social Network Analysis in Wireless Mesh Networks, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, 59(12), 122310, 2016.

17.    L. Guo, Z. Ning*, Q. Song, Y. Cui, and Z. Chen, Toward Efficient 5G Transmission: SER Performance Analysis for Asynchronous Physical-layer Network Coding, IEEE Access, 4: 5083-5097, 2016.

18.    J. Zhang, F. Xia, Z. Ning*, et al, A Hybrid Mechanism for Innovation Diffusion in Social Networks, IEEE Access, 4: 5408-5416, 2016.

19.    W. Zhang, Z. Ning*, W. Lei, and Z. Chen, A Topology and Application-aware Relay Path Allocation Scheme in Multipath Transport System Based on Application-Level Relay, International Journal of Communication Systems, 29(17): 2458-2471, 2016.

20.    J. Zhang, Z. Ning*, X. Bai, W. Wang, S. Yu, and F. Xia, Who are the Rising Stars in Academia?, IEEE/ACM JCDL, pp. 211-212, 2016.

21.    R. Geng, Z. Ning*, and N. Ye, A Load balancing and Coding aware Multicast Protocol for Mobile Ad hoc Networks, International Journal of Communication Systems, 29(17): 2457-2470, 2016.

22.    Z. Ning, Q. Song, L. Guo, and X. Kong, A Novel Adaptive Spectrum Allocation Scheme for Multi-Channel Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 56(C): 19-27, 2015.

23.    Z. Ning, Y. Yu, Q. Song, Y. Peng, and B. Zhang, Interference-Aware Spectrum Sensing Mechanisms for Secondary User in Cognitive Radio Networks, Computers and Electrical Engineering, 42(C): 193-206, 2015.

24.    Z. Ning, Q. Song, Y. Yu, Y. Lv and X. Kong, Energy-aware cooperative and distributed channel estimation schemes for wireless sensor networks, International Journal of Communication Systems, DOI: 10.1002/dac.3074, 2015.

25.    Z. Ning, Z. Chen, and X. Kong, A Trust-based User Assignment Scheme in Ad hoc Social Networks, IEEE HPCC, pp. 1774-1778, 2015.

26.    Y. Yu, Z. Ning*, Q. Song, L. Guo, and H. Liu, A Dynamic Cooperative Monitor Node Selection Algorithm in Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE HPCC, pp. 1800-1805, 2015.

27.    Z. Ning, Q. Song, L. Guo, and K. Okamura, Social-Oriented Adaptive Transmission in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, pp. 490-495, IEEE ICC, 2014.

28.    Z. Ning, Q. Song, Y. Huang, and L. Guo, A channel estimation based opportunistic scheduling scheme in wireless bidirectional networks, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 39(6) 61-69, 2014.

29.    Z. Ning, Q. Song, Y. Liu, F. Wang, and X. Wu, Markov-based Vertical Handoff Decision Algorithms in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, Computers and Electrical Engineering, 40(2): 456-472, 2014.

30.    Z. Ning, Q. Song, L. Guo, M. Dai, and M. Yue, Dynamic Cell Range Expansion-based Interference Coordination Scheme in Next Generation Wireless Networks, China Communications, 11(5): 98-104, 2014.

31.    Q. Song, Z. Ning*, Y. Huang, L. Guo, and X. Lu, Joint Power Control and Spectrum Access in Cognitive Radio Networks, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 41(1): 379-388, 2014.

32.    Z. Ning, Q. Song, L. Guo, and A. Jamalipour, Throughput improvement by network coding and spatial reuse in wireless mesh networks, pp. 5072-5077, IEEE GLOBECOM, 2013.

33.    Z. Ning, Q. Song, and Y. Yu, A novel scheduling algorithm for physical layer network coding under Markov model in wireless multi-hop network, Computers and Electrical Engineering, 39(6): 1625-1636, 2013.

34.    Z. Ning, L. Guo, X. Wang, X. Wang, Joint scheduling and routing algorithm with load balancing in wireless mesh networks, Computers and Electrical Engineering, 2012, 38(3): 533-550.

35.    Q. Song, Z. Ning*, S. Wang, and A. Jamalipour, Link Stability Estimation Based on Link Connectivity Changes in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 2012, 35(6): 2051-2058, 2012.

Professional Activities

Invited Reviewer for numerous prestigious journals, including e.g.:

IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine;

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics;

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing;

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology;

Computer Networks.

Chairs and TPC member:

IEEE Smartdata Conference 2016, IEEE CITS 2017, 14th MobiSPC-2017, WWW Bigscholar workshop 2016, IEEE HPCC 2015, IEEE Smart X 2016, IEEE Socialcom 2015, etc.


Communication Theory (2016 - ); for undergraduates

Mobile Wireless Networks (2015 - ); for undergraduates

Introduction to Internet of things (2016 - ); for undergraduates

Selected Honors & Awards


1.       Best paper of IEEE HPCC smart data workshop 2015

2.       ACM Dalian Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2014

3.       National scholarship for graduate students 2014

4.       Talent student award of CSC-IBM scholarship 2014

5.       Natural Science Academic Achievement Award in Liaoning Province, 2012, 2014

6.       Outstanding graduate student in Shenyang, 2014

7.       IEEE GLOBECOM Student Travel Grant, 2013

8.       Baosteel Group scholarship, 2013

9.       Top 25 hottest paper in Computers and Electrical Engineering 2012

10.    Nomination of outstanding master's thesis in Liaoning Province 2012

11.    Doctoral graduate student award of the Ministry of Education 2012

12.    Zhaojin Group scholarship, 2012


Contact Info

Mailing Address: School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Development Zone, Dalian 116620, China

Email: zhaolongning@dlut.edu.cn, zhaolongning@gmail.com


©Zhaolong. Last updated: Apr. 2017