G. Tong Zhou
Dr. G. Tong Zhou grew up in Tianjin, China, attended the Tianjin Nankai High School and received her B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation from the Tianjin University in July 1989. From September 1989 to May 1995, she was with the University of Virginia (UVA), where she obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biophysics/Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in May 1992, M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in January 1993, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in January 1995. She was awarded the 1995 Allan Talbott Gwathmey Memorial Award for outstanding research in the physical sciences at UVA based on her Ph.D. dissertation. From June to August 1995, she was a visiting researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology on a National Science Foundation Fellowship. She has been on the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech since September 1995 where she is now a Professor. During January - July 2001, she was Swedish Research Council for Engineering Sciences Guest Professor at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. In 1997, she received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. She is also a recipient of the 2000 Meritor Teaching Excellence Award at Georgia Tech. Dr. Zhou is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Dr. Zhou's research interests are in the general areas of statistical signal processing and communications. Specific current interests include power efficiency improvements for communication systems, linearization, nonlinear systems analysis, and various applications areas.
Since 2005, Dr. Zhou has played an instrumental role in establishing Georgia Tech's collaborative education programs in Shanghai, China. She is currently the Director of Georgia Tech - Shanghai. She was honored with the inaugural Steven A. Denning Award for Global Engagement at Georgia Tech in 2012.