Dr. Zhiyong (Zeroun) Zhang, born in October 1975, earned his Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at Henan Normal University, Dalian University of Technology and Xidian University, PRC, respectively. Nowadays, he is a full-time Henan Province Distinguished Professor, Dean of Department of Computer Science, Henan University of Science and Technology, and Director of Multimedia Content Security Laboratory/Innovative Research Group (MCSL/IRG) funded by The Education Department of Henan Province, PRC. In 2010-2013, Zhang have ever conducted interdisciplinary post-doctoral studies on social media and Digital Rights Management (DRM) at School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University, PRC. In 2015-2016, he, as visiting professor, joined Software Engineering Laboratory (chaired by Prof. CKC, IEEE CS President Emeritus) and focused on social media R & D at ISU, US. Zhang is ACM Senior Member (M'08, S'13), IEEE Senior Member (M'06, S'11), Member of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Soft Computing (IEEE SMC TCSC), World Federation on Soft Computing Young Researchers Committee (WFSC YRC), IEEE Computer Society Member, IEEE Young Professional, and Committeeman of China National Audio, Video, Multimedia System and Device Standardization Technologies Committee. Besides, he is Editorial Board Member/Associate Editor of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer), Neural Network World, EURASIP Journal on Information Security (Springer), Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer), as well as Leading Guest Editor/Co-Guest Editor of Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier), Computer Journal (Oxford), Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier). He is also Founder and Chairperson of Special Interests Group on Digital Rights Management (SIGDRM) established in October 2006 .
Research Interests and Specialties: social networks security and soft computing, multimedia big data and social networks analysis, mining and crowd computing, digital rights management and mobile cloud computing.