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Z. Morley Mao elected IEEE fellow for contributions to performance and security of internet routing and mobile systems

Prof. Mao and her students have played an important role in understanding the efficiency, security, and performance of a number of mobile systems.
Prof. Z. Morley Mao
Prof. Z. Morley Mao

Prof. Z. Morley Mao has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2021, “for contributions to performance and security of internet routing and mobile systems.”

Prof. Mao is an expert in the area of networking, specifically for issues related to mobile computing, networking security, distributed systems, software defined networks, and cloud computing.

Her RobustNet research group investigates networks of all types, including mobile phone networks, autonomous vehicle networks and sensors, aircraft deployed networks, cyber manufacturing, and enterprise and other wireless networks.

Prof. Mao and her students have played an important role in understanding the efficiency, security, and performance of mobile devices, connected cars, intelligent robots, and other emerging technologies which rely centrally on new forms of networking. Her research involves both empirical data collection and analysis, as well as the design and implementation of new systems. 

She and her students have recently received recognition for projects related to improving the performance of live streaming services, exposing how autonomous vehicles can be fooled to see nonexistent obstacles and advancing new LIDAR-based perception systems, and using drones to bring ad hoc LTE networks to emergency or surge scenarios.

Prof. Mao received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley in 2003 and joined the faculty at Michigan in 2004. She was named a Morris Wellman Development Professor from 2008-2010 and was selected for a Sloan Foundation Fellowship in 2009. In 2017, she was awarded the George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence Award from the College of Engineering.

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The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

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