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Wei Zhao

Computer and information science
University of Macau


Professor Wei Zhao has been serving as the eighth Rector (i.e., President) of the University of Macau since 2008. Before joining the University of Macau, Professor Zhao served as the Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the U.S., Director for the Division of Computer and Network Systems in the U.S. National Science Foundation, and Senior Associate Vice President for Research at Texas A&M University. Professor Zhao completed his undergraduate studies in physics at Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China, in 1977, and received his MSc and PhD degrees in Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1983 and 1986, respectively. During his academic career, he has also served as a faculty member at Shaanxi Normal University, Amherst College, the University of Adelaide, Texas A&M University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Research Interest

Telecommunication, Computer Engineering


  • Ming Li and Wei Zhao, A Statistical Model for Detecting Abnormality in Static-Priority Scheduling Networks with Differentiated Services, in Computational Intelligence and Security, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, vol. 3802, pp. 267-272, 2005.

  • M. Li, S. Lim, and Wei Zhao, Long-Range Dependent Network Traffic: A View from Generalized Cauchy Process, in Progress in Applied Mathematical Modeling, edited by F. Yang, Nova Science Publishers, USA, ISBN13: 9781-60021-976-4, chapter 9, pp. 321-338, January 2008.

  • Ming Li, X. Gu, and Wei Zhao, Experimental Analysis of Pattern Similarity Between Bessel Lernel and Born-Jordan Kernel, Electrical and Computer Engineering Series, A Series of Reference Books and Textbooks, in: Recent Advances in Systems, Communications & Computers, edited by Qing Li, S. Y. Chen, Anping Xu, Ming Li, WSEAS Press, Selected Papers from WSEAS Conferences in Hangzhou, China, ISBN: 978-960-6766-61-9, ISSN: 1790-5117, pp. 41-46, April 2008.

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