Zhu Han


Zhu Han


The novel game-theory-related concepts created by Zhu Han have been critical to enabling efficient and distributive use of wireless networks with limited resources. Game theory involves modeling and studying interactions among participants in a network. Zhu has developed cooperative game theory methods such as the Nash bargaining solution and formation of coalitions where mutual benefits and collaboration within a network can better utilize network resources for device-to-device communications, cognitive radio, and 4G wireless. His well-known proportional fairness concept has enabled fair resource allocation in networks and is integral to existing cellular systems. He has also introduced game-theory methodologies for large-scale distributed optimization for smart-grid applications important to power industry communications.

An IEEE Fellow, Han is the John and Rebecca Moores Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA.