Dr. Zhao is now assistant professor at Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU). Before joining HK PolyU, she was a researcher at future networks lab and media lab of Huawei US Innovation Research Center, Santa Clara, California, USA. She received her Ph.D. from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook in 2010, advised by Prof. Yuanyuan Yang. She received her bachelor and master degrees from Department of Electronics and Information Engineering of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Dr. Zhao's research interests include Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Recommender Systems, Social Networks, Cloud Computing, Multimedia Networking, Wireless Communication and Networking. She has published extensively on various academic venues, such as TMC, TC, TON, TCOM, TVT, JPDC, INFOCOM, SECON, MASS etc. She has served as technical program committee for several well-known conference, including ICC, Globecom and WCNC, and as the reviewer for premier journals, including TON, JSAC, TMC and TCOM. Dr. Zhao is the inventor of three issued US patents and another three pending US patents. She is a member of IEEE and IEEE Women in Engineering.