Portrait of Yongguang Zhang

Yongguang Zhang

Principal Researcher


Yongguang Zhang is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft. He was a Research Manager for the Wireless and Networking group at Microsoft Research Asia from 2006 to 2015, where he and his team has built up one of the best networking research groups in the world. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scientist at HRL Labs, and co-PI/technical lead in several DARPA-funded networking and wireless research projects. From 2001 to 2003, he was also an adjunct assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University in 1994.

His research interests span across systems and networking, including mobile, wireless, internet, data-center networking, software radio, ad-hoc, satellite, cellular, security, network systems and hardware. He has published over 50 technical papers, including top conferences and journals of his fields (SIGCOMM, MobiCom, MobiSys, ToN). He is a recipient of USENIX Test of Time Award at NSDI’19 for his work on Software Radio. He has also won a string of Best Paper Awards at top networking conferences: NSDI’11, CoNEXT’10, and NSDI’09, and 5 Best Demo Awards in at MobiSys’07, SenSys’07, MobiSys’08, NSDI’09, and SIGCOMM’10. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE transactions on Mobile Computing, an Area Editor for MC2R, was a guest editor in an ACM MONET Journal, and has organized and chaired/co-chaired several international conferences, workshops, and an IETF working group. He is a General Co-Chair for ACM MobiCom’09. He is an IEEE Fellow.


张永光博士现任微软研究院首席研究员。张博士毕业于美国普渡大学计算机科学系,曾任美国休斯实验室(HRL Labs)高级研究科学家和美国德州大学奥斯汀分校计算机系兼任教授等职务,曾领导互联网技术、卫星网络、网络安全机制和3G无线系统等技术的研究。2006年加入微软后,他带领微软亚洲研究院无线与网络组成为计算机网络界知名的卓越研究组之一,并在软件无线电,未来无线网,数据中心网络,软件定义网络,及移动系统等方面做出突出贡献。张博士是电气电子工程师学会会士(IEEE Fellow)。