Dr. Zhou grew up in Tianjin, China and received her B. Sc. Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation from the Tianjin University in July 1989.
She then attended the University of Virginia where she obtained her M. Sc. Degree in Biophysics in May 1992, M. Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering in January 1993, and Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering in January 1995. She spent the summer of 1995 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology as a visiting researcher.
She has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech since September 1995, first as an assistant professor (1995-2000), then as an associate professor (2000-2005), and professor (2005-). Dr. Zhou is a member of the Center for Signal and Image Processing (CSIP) at Georgia Tech. Dr. Zhou has played an instrumental role in establishing Georgia Tech's presence in China and currently serves as Director for Georgia Tech - Shenzhen.
- Statistical signal processing
- Signal processing for communications applications
- Crest factor reduction
- Power amplifier linearization
- Nonlinear system analysis
- Seismic deconvolution
- Fellow, IEEE
- Steven A. Denning Award for Global Engagement, Georgia Tech, 2012
- Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2003-2005.
- Vice Chair (2004-2005), Chair (2006-2007) of the Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society
- Member of the Signal Processing for Communications Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2000-2002
- Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2000-2002
- The Swedish Research Council for Engineering Sciences Guest Professorship, 2001
- Meritor Teaching Excellence Award, Georgia Tech, 2000
- National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career (CAREER) Development Award, 1997
- Allan Talbott Gwathmey Memorial Award for outstanding research in the physical sciences, University of Virginia, 1995