Wei Zhang received his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005. He was Research Fellow at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2006-2007. In May 2008, he joined the School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, UNSW as Senior Lecturer (2008-2012), Associate Professor (2013-2017) and then Full Professor in November 2017.
He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters from January 2016 to December 2019. Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Communications and Information Networks (JCIN). He also serves Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Previously, he served as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications (2015-2018), for IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (2015-2017) and for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Cognitive Radio Series in 2012-2014 and an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2010-2015). He served as a TPC Co-Chair of Communications Theory Symposium of IEEE ICC 2011, a TPC Co-Chair of Wireless Communications Symposium of IEEE ICCCAS 2009, a TPC Co-Chair of Wireless Communications Systems Symposium of IEEE ICCC 2013, TPC Chair of Signal Processing for Cognitive Radios and Networks Symposium of the IEEE GlobalSIP 2014, TPC Co-Chair of Wireless Communications Symposium of ICNC 2016, and TPC Co-Chair of Cognitive Radio Track of VTC 2016 Fall. He served as Student Session Chair of IEEE ICASSP 2016. He is a TPC Co-Chair of APCC 2017 and a Workshop Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom 2017. He was TPC Chair of ICCC 2019, Changchun, China.
His current research interests include cognitive radio and massive MIMO. He has published 3 books and over 200 papers in the IEEE journals and conferences. Currently, he serves as Chair of IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee. He is Vice Director of IEEE Communications Society Asia Pacific Board and Member-at-Large of IEEE Communications Society. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society (2016-2017). He is Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the IET.