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Full name: 
Tong Zhou
Job title: 
; Director, Georgia Tech - Shenzhen
Technical Interest Groups: Digital Signal Processing
Email address: 
Work phone: 
Cent 5242

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.

Research interests: 
  • 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

C. Zhao, R. J. Baxley, and G. T. Zhou, "Constrained Clipping for Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (Crest Factor) Reduction in Multicarrier Transmission Systems," United States Patent No. 7,944,991, issued on May 17, 2011.

H. Qian and G. T. Zhou, "Adaptive Digital Baseband Predistortion: Design and Implementation," in Digital Front-End in Wireless Communications and Broadcasting: Circuits and Signal Processing, Chapter 10, pp. 280-308, Fa-Long Luo, Ed., Cambridge University Press, 2011.

R. J. Baxley and G. T. Zhou, "Peak-to-Average Power Ratio Reduction", in Wireless, Networking, Radar, Sensor Array Processing, and Nonlinear Signal Processing (Digital Signal Processing Handbook, 2nd Edition), Chapter 11, pp. 1-27, Vijay Madisetti, Ed., CRC Press, November 2009.

Q. Liu, R. J. Baxley, X. Ma, and G. T. Zhou, "Error vector magnitude optimization for OFDM systems with a deterministic peak-to-average power ratio constraint," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 418-429, June 2009.

G. T. Zhou and L. Peng, "Optimality condition for selected mapping in OFDM," IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, vol. 54, no. 8, pp. 3159- 3165, August 2006.

R. Raich, H. Qian, and G. T. Zhou, "Optimization of SNDR for amplitude limited nonlinearities," IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 1964-1972, November 2005.

R. Raich, H. Qian, and G. T. Zhou, "Orthogonal polynomials for power amplifier modeling and predistorter design," IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 1468-1479, September 2004.

L. Ding, G. T. Zhou, D. R. Morgan, Z. Ma, J. S. Kenney, J. Kim, and C. R. Giardina, "A robust digital baseband predistorter constructed using memory polynomials," IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 159-165, January 2004.

G.T. Zhou and J.S. Kenney, "Predicting spectral regrowth of nonlinear power amplifiers," IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 718-722, May 2002.

G.T. Zhou, W.R. Schafer, and R.W. Schafer, "A three-state biological point process model and its parameter estimation," IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, vol. 46, no. 10, pp. 2698-2707, Oct. 1998.

Y. Wang and G. T. Zhou, "On the use of high order ambiguity function for multicomponent polynomial phase signals," Signal Processing, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 283-296, March 1998.

G. T. Zhou and G. B. Giannakis, "Harmonics in multiplicative and additive noise: performance analysis of cyclic estimators," IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 1445-1460, June 1995.

Last revised August 31, 2020