Renjie Zhao is an assistant professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University.
Zhao’s research interests center around wireless networking and mobile computing, with a particular focus on next-generation wireless network architectures (5G millimeter wave, 6G joint communication and sensing, Internet of Things), novel radio hardware and software design (software-defined radio, wireless brain interfaces, low-power ultra-wide-band) and ubiquitous communication and sensing systems (smart homes, virtual/augmented reality, localization, ultra-reliable RFID for supply chains).
His research has been published in conjunction with several top conferences, including ACM SIGCOMM and MobiCom, as well as USENIX NSDI. His work on massive MIMO millimeter-wave software radio won Best Paper Award at MobiCom 2020; this project was additionally highlighted in GetMobile: Mobile Computing and Communications, the flagship quarterly publication of ACM SIGMOBILE.
He received a bachelor’s in electric power engineering and automation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2018 before completing an MS (2020) and a PhD (2023) in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California San Diego.