ANU Research School of Engineering's Dr Xiangyun (Sean) Zhou has been announced as Best Young Researcher of the Asia-Pacific region in 2017 by the IEEE Communications society Asia-Pacific Board.
Dr Zhou received the award in recognition of his contribution and leadership within the field physical-layer security research, an emerging research area that explores smart coding and signal manipulation to achieve secure wireless transmissions among network nodes.
Physical-layer security is a completely new paradigm that provides low-cost energy-efficient security solutions which nicely complement the traditional cryptographic methods.
“It's a great honour to receive this award. I'm really happy to see that my research impact in the area of physical-layer security has been recognised and appreciated by researchers within the community” Dr Zhou said.
Each year IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board selects young researchers within the Asia-Pacific region who have made outstanding contributions to the publication and conference activities within the field of communications and have achieved significant research impact over the entire academic career. The best candidate among them is awarded the Best Young Researcher Award.