Lizhong Zheng received his B.S and M.S. degrees, in 1994 and 1997 respectively, from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, , and his Ph.D. degree, in 2002, from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley. Since 2002, he has been working in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests include information theory, wireless communications and general network science. He received the Eli Jury award from UC Berkeley in 2002, IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award in 2003, NSF CAREER award in 2004, and the AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2007. He served as an associate editor of IEEE transactions on Information Theory, and is actively involved with a variety of activities in the IEEE Information Theory Society.