Congratulations to Dr. Zhi Wang and Dr. Peixiang Zhao on their promotion to the rank of associate professor with tenure, effective in Fall 2018.
Dr. Zhi Wang received his Ph.D in computer science from North Carolina State University in 2012, and his M.S and B.S from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2002 and 1999, respectively. He joined the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University as an assistant professor in 2012. His research interest focuses on systems security. Dr. Wang has published 27 papers in the areas of systems and security, including all the top four security conferences (i.e., IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, USENIX Security, and NDSS) and top systems conferences, such as USENIX ATC and EuroSys. Dr. Wang is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2015).
Dr. Peixiang Zhao got his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2012. He got his M.S. and B.S. degrees from Computer Science at Peking University (PKU) in 2004 and 2001, respectively. He joined the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University as an assistant professor in 2012. His research interest centers around data and network science, database systems, data mining, and data-intensive computation and analytics. His research has been recognized and funded in part by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award (2018), NSF, Danfoss Turbocor, and FSU.