Contact Information

Academic School

School of Computer Science and Mathematics


Hancock Center 3014



(845) 575-3523

Dr. Bowu Zhang

Assistant Professor of Computing Technology


PhD in Computer Science, the George Washington University
BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Distributed Systems, Machine Learning, Data Science

Selected Publications

Bowu Zhang, Wei Cheng, Limin Sun, Xiuzhen Cheng, Taieb Znati, Mznah A. Al-Rodhaan and Abdullah Al-Dhelaan, Queuing Modeling for Delay Analysis in Mission Oriented Sensor Networks under the Protocol Interference Model," Best Paper, ACM MiSeNet, 2013

Bowu Zhang, Pei Li, Xiuzhen Cheng, Rongfang Bie, and Dechang Chen, “Social Communications Assisted Epidemic Disease Influence Minimization," WASA, 2013

Bowu Zhang, Syed Muhammad Gilani, Dengyuan Wu, Xiuzhen Cheng, and Rongfang Bie, “Mobile Phone Based Social Relationship Identification for Target Vaccination in Mobile Healthcare," Third International Workshop on Sensing Applications on Mobile Phones, ACM SenSys, 2012

Bowu Zhang, Xiuzhen Cheng, Rongfang Bie, and Dechang Chen, A Community Based Vaccination Strategy Over Mobile Phone Records," Second International Workshop on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services for Healthcare, ACM SenSys, 2012 

Bowu Zhang, Kai Xing, Xiuzhen Cheng, Liusheng Huang, and Rongfang Bie, “Traffic Clustering and Online Traffic Prediction in Vehicle Networks: A Social Influence Perspective," IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications , IEEE INFOCOM, 2012 (Acceptance Rate = 18%)

Bowu Zhang, Xiuzhen Cheng, Nan Zhang, Yong Cui, Yingshu Li, and Qilian Liang, “Sparse Target Counting and Localization in Sensor Networks Based on Compressive Sensing," IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications , IEEE INFOCOM, 2011 (Acceptance Rate = 15:96%)

Awards and Honors

2013 ACM MiSeNet Best Paper Award

2012 IEEE INFOCOM Student Travel Grant

2010 - 2012 GWU Student Travel Grant

2004 - 2007 University of Science of Technology of China Outstanding Student Scholarship