Chief Scientist for Cisco Connected Cars, Cisco Systems;
Chair, IEEE Communications Society Technical Sub-Committee on Vehicular Networks and Telematics Applications;
Dr. Tao Zhang is the Chief Scientist for Cisco Connected cars at Cisco Systems. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2010. For over 25 years, he has been directing research and product development in mobile and vehicular networks. He holds over 30 patents and has co-authored two books “Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy” and “IP-Based Next Generation Wireless Networks” published in 2012 and 2004 respectively by John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Zhang was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) in the US. He is the Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Sub-Committee on Vehicular Networks and Telematics Applications. He has been serving as an editor for several technical journals, on the industry advisory boards for several research organizations, and as an adjunct professor at multiple universities.