Miao Zhao received her B.Eng. and M.Eng. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China in June 2002 and PhD in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York in December 2010. She is currently a Member of Technical Staff with Media Networking Lab, America Innovation Advanced Technology Research Department, Huawei Technologies, Bridgewater, New Jersey. Prior to Stony Brook, she was a research assistant at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include wireless sensor networks, cross-layer design and optimization for wireless networking, media delivery acceleration, and software-defined network (SDN)-facilitated video streaming and video conferencing systems. She has published more than 35 technical papers in major journals and refereed conference proceedings in these areas. She is now a member of IEEE.