Xiang Zhao is currently an associate professor at College of Systems Engineering, National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China. Since 2015, he is also a concurrent associate research fellow at Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology, China, led by Prof. Deren Li and Prof. Jianya Gong. In 2014, he got PhD of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, under the supervision of Prof. Xuemin Lin, and his joint-supervisor is A/Prof. Raymond Wong, co-supervisor is Dr. Chuan Xiao. He also performed research at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) under a project led by A/Prof. Kerry Taylor and National Information and Communication Technology Australia (NICTA, now Data61@CSIRO) under a project lead by A/Prof. Jian Zhang. Prior to that, he got his Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems Engineering at NUDT in 2008.