Zhaolong Ning  宁兆龙



Associate Professor, PhD, Master Supervisor

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

Email: zhaolongning@dlut.edu.cn

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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 70 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. His research interests include social network, vehicular networks and big data.


Jan 2018 - Now

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

Nov 2014 - Dec 2017

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

Internet of Things

Internet of vehicles, D2D communications, edge computing

Big Data

Data analytics, scholarly big data, knowledge computing


Selected papers in recent years.

1.        Behrouz Jedari, Feng Xia, Zhaolong Ning, A Survey on Human-centric Communications in Non-cooperative Wireless Relay Networks, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, to appear, 2018.

2.        Zhaolong Ning, Feng Xia, Xiping Hu, Zhikui Chen, Mohammed Obaidat, Social-oriented Adaptive Transmission in Opportunistic Internet of Smartphones, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 13(2): 810-820, 2017. (ESI 1% highly cited papers)

3.        Zhaolong Ning, Li Liu, Feng Xia, Behrouz Jedari, Ivan Lee, Weishan Zhang, CAIS: A Copy Adjustable Incentive Scheme in Community-based Socially-Aware Networking, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 66(4): 3406-3419, 2017. (ESI 1% highly cited papers)

4.        Zhaolong Ning, Feng Xia, Noor Ullah, Xiangjie Kong, Xiping Hu, Vehicular Social Networks: Enabling Smart Mobility, IEEE Communications Magazine, 55(5): 49-55, 2017.

5.        Zhaolong Ning, Xiping Hu, Zhikui Chen, Mengchu Zhou, Bin Hu, Jun Cheng and Mohammed Obaidat, A Cooperative Quality aware Service Access System for Social Internet of Vehicles, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2017.2764259, pp. 1-12, 2017.

6.        Zhaolong Ning, Xiaojie Wang, Xiangjie Kong, Weigang Hou, A Social-aware Group Formation Framework for Information Diffusion in Narrowband Internet of Things, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2017.2777480, pp. 1-12, 2017.

7.        Lei Guo, Zhaolong Ning*, Qingyang Song, Fei Huang, Abbas Jamalipour, Joint Encoding and Grouping Multiple Node Pairs for Physical-Layer Network Coding with Low-Complexity Algorithm, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 66(10): 9275-9286, 2017.

8.        Weigang Hou, Zhaolong Ning*, Lei Guo, Xu Zhang, 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.

9.        Jiao Zhang, Xiping Hu, Zhaolong Ning*, Edith Ngai, Li Zhou, Jibo Wei, Jun Cheng, Bin Hu, Energy-latency Trade-off for Energy-aware Offloading in Mobile Edge Computing Networks, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2017.2786343, pp. 1-13, 2017.

10.     Xiangjie Kong, Feng Xia, Zhaolong Ning, Azizur Rahim, Yinqiong Cai, Zhiqiang Gao, Jianhua Ma, Mobility Dataset Generation for Vehicular Social Networks Based on Floating Car Data, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2017.2788441, 2017.

11.     Jun Zhang, Zhaolong Ning*, Xiaomei Bai, Junmeng Zhou, Feng Xia. Exploring time factors in measuring the scientific impact of scholars. Scientometrics, 2017, 112(3): 1301-1321.

12.     Zhaolong Ning, Yuqing Liu, Jun Zhang, Xiaojie Wang, Rising Star Forecasting Based on Social Network Analysis, IEEE Access, 5: 24229-24238, 2017.

13.     Weigang Hou, Zhaolong Ning*, Lei Guo, Zhikui Chen, Mohammed Obaidat, Novel Framework of Risk-Aware Virtual Network Embedding in Optical Data Center Networks, IEEE Systems Journal, 2017.

14.     Zhaolong Ning, Weigang Hou, Xiping Hu, Xiaoxue Gong, A Cloud-Supported CPS Approach to Control Decision of Process Manufacturing: 3D ONoC, IEEE CASE, 2017.

15.     Lei Guo, Zhaolong Ning*, Qingyang Song, Lu Zhang, Abbas Jamalipour, A QoS-oriented High-Efficiency Resource Allocation Scheme in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks, IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(5): 1538-1548, 2017.

16.     Weigang Hou, Zhaolong Ning*, Lei Guo, Sustainable Strategy for Recycling Edge Devices in Internet of Everything Networks, WWW Companion, Perth Australia, pp. 1547-1552, 2017.

17.     Xiaoxue Gong, Lei Guo, Zhaolong Ning*. Green Virtual Network Embedding for Collaborative Edge Computing in Environment-Friendly Optical-Wireless Networks, WWW Companion, Perth Australia, pp. 1531-1536, 2017.

18.     Shuo Yu, Feng Xia, Kaiyuan Zhang, Zhaolong Ning, Jiaofei Zhong, Chengfei Liu, Team Recognition in Big Scholarly Data: Exploring Collaboration Intensity, IEEE Datacom, 2017. (Best Paper)

19.     Jingjing Wu, Zhaolong Ning*, Lei Guo, Energy-Efficient Survivable Grooming in Software-Defined Elastic Optical Networks, IEEE Access, 2017, 5: 6454-6463.

20.     Zhaolong Ning, Qingyang Song, Lei Guo, Zhikui Chen, Abbas 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.

21.     Zhaolong Ning, Feng Xia, Xiangjie Kong, Zhikui Chen, Social-Oriented Resource Management in Cloud-Based Mobile Networks, IEEE Cloud Computing, 3(4): 34-41, 2016.

22.     Yao Yu, Zhaolong Ning*, Lei Guo, A Secure Routing Scheme Based on Social Network Analysis in Wireless Mesh Networks, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, 59(12), 122310, 2016.

23.     Zhikui Chen, Zhaolong Ning*, Qianzi Xiong, Mohammed Obaidat, A Collaborative Filtering Recommendation based Differentiated Access Service Selection Scheme in Large-Scale WLANs, IEEE Systems Journal, 2016.

24.     Xiaoxue Gong, Zhaolong Ning*, Lei Guo, Xuetao Wei, Qingyang Song, Location Recommendation Aware Virtual Network Embedding in Energy-Efficient Optical-Wireless Hybrid Networks Supporting 5G models, IEEE Access, 4: 3065-3075, 2016.

25.     Jie Li, Zhaolong Ning*, Behrouz Jedari, Feng Xia, Ivan Lee, Amr Tolba, Geo-Social Distance-based Data Dissemination for Socially Aware Networking, IEEE Access, 4: 1444-1453, 2016.

26.     Lei Guo, Zhaolong Ning*, Qingyang Song, Yayun Cui, Zhikui Chen, Toward Efficient 5G Transmission: SER Performance Analysis for Asynchronous Physical-layer Network Coding, IEEE Access, 4: 5083-5097, 2016.

27.     Zhaolong Ning, Qingyang Song, Lei Guo, Xiangjie 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.

28.     Zhaolong Ning, Zhikui Chen, Xiangjie Kong, A Trust-based User Assignment Scheme in Ad hoc Social Networks, IEEE HPCC, pp. 1774-1778, 2015.

Professional Activities

Associate Editor: IEEE Access, IJCS, SPY

Guest Editor: The Computer Journal, WCMC, IEEE Access et al

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

IEEE Trans., IEEE COMMAG, IEEE Wireless Communications, WWW, IEEE INFOCOM, et al

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.


Introduction to big data (2017 - ); for undergraduates

Communication Theory (2016 - ); for undergraduates

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

Wireless networks (2015 - ); for undergraduates

Wireless sensor networks (2015 - ); for undergraduates

Selected Honors & Awards


1.       Best paper of IEEE DataCom 2017

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: Jan. 2018