Professor Zhang Yaoxue was born in Li County, Hunan Province, China in 1956. He graduated from Northwest Institute of Telecommunication Engineering in China, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer networks from Tohoku University, Japan in 1989. Prof. Zhang is a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Professor Zhang's major research areas include computer networks, transparent computing, and cloud computing. He has led the development of the first access router in China in 1995. He proposed and realized the spatio-temporally extended von Neumann architecture-based transparent computing systems, which has been transferred into real products and deployed widely in China. Prof. Zhang also put forward a protocol synthesis theory and method, which is cited as "Zhang's Protocol Synthesis Method" in literatures. Because of his distinguished contributions, Prof. Zhang has won the National Award for Scientific and Technological Progress (2nd class) twice in 1998 and 2001, the National Award for Technological Invention (2nd class) in 2004. He was a winner of the Prize of HLHL (Hong Kong) Foundation for Scientific and Technological Progress. Prof. Zhang has published over 250 technical papers in national or international journals and conferences, and is the author of 8 monographs or textbooks. He received the IEEE Best Paper Award at the 21st IEEE AINA International Conference in 2007.