Xinmiao Zhang

Xinmiao Zhang

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Ohio State University
2015 Neil Ave, 608 Dreese Lab
Columbus, OH 43210
Email: zhang.8952 at osu dot edu

Prof. Zhang is looking for highly-motivated students with good math and analytical background to join her group in Fall 2021. Interested students may send me CV and transcripts in PDF.


Xinmiao Zhang received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She was a Timothy E. and Allison L. Schroeder Assistant Professor 2005-2010 and Associate Professor 2010-2013 at Case Western Reserve University. She has been with Western Digital/ SanDisk 2013-2017, and joined The Ohio State University in 2017 as an Associate Professor. She also held visiting positions at the University of Washington, Seattle, 2011-2013 and Qualcomm in 2008.

Prof. Zhang’s research spans the areas of digital storage and communications, security, VLSI architecture design, and signal processing. She developed many architectures to improve the hardware efficiency of state-of-the-art error-correcting codes, including hard- and soft-decision BCH and Reed-Solomon codes, binary and non-binary low-density parity-check codes, and authored the book “VLSI Architectures for Modern Error-Correcting Codes” (CRC 2015). Her work on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) received more than 900 citations. Prof. Zhang received an NSF CAREER Award in January 2009. She is also the recipient of the Best Paper Award at 2004 ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI and 2016 International SanDisk Technology Conference.

Prof. Zhang is elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for the 2019-2021 term and as a Vice-Chair of the Data Storage Technical Committee (DSTC) of the IEEE Communications Society 2017-2020. She was the Chair of the Seasonal Schools Program of the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2013-2015. She has been a member of the CASS Circuits and Systems for Communications (CASCOM) Technical Committee since 2007 and VLSI Systems and Applications (VSA) Technical Committee since 2006. She was also a member of the Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems (DISPS) Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2008-2014. Prof. Zhang has served on the committees of many conferences, such as the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS), IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Non-Volatile Memories Workshop, and ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI). She has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I 2010-2019 and IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems since 2019. She was a recipient of the Best Associate Editor Award in 2013. She is a co-editor of the book "Wireless Security and Cryptography: Specifications and Implementations" (CRC 2007) and a guest editor for the Springer MONET Journal Special Issue on "Next Generation Hardware Architectures for Secure Mobile Computing".