Qijun Zhang received the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, in 1987. He was a research engineer with Optimization Systems Associates Inc., Dundas, Ontario, Canada during 1988-1990 developing advanced optimization software for microwave modeling and design. He joined the Department of Electronics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in 1990 where he is presently a Chancellor’s Professor. His research interests are modeling, optimization and neural networks for high-speed/high-frequency electronic design, and has over 300 publications in the area. He is an author of the book Neural Networks for RF and Microwave Design (Boston: Artech House, 2000), a coeditor of Modeling and Simulation of High-Speed VLSI Interconnects (Boston: Kluwer, 1994), and a coeditor of Simulation-Driven Design Optimization and Modeling for Microwave Engineering (London, UK: Imperial College Press, 2013).
Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. He served as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering (2010-2018), and the General Chair of IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization in 2015. He is the Chair of the Technical Committee on Design Automation (MTT-2) of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Society.