Yu Cheng

Yu Cheng

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Illinois Institute of Technology
IEEE Region
Region 04 (Central U.S.)
Technical Area
Wireless networks, Vehicular communications and connected vehicles, Information and network security, 5G/B5G/6G and cellular systems
Spoken Languages


Chinese, Simplified


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Yu Cheng received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 2003. He is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA. His research interests include wireless network performance analysis, machine learning, age of information, and network security. Dr. Cheng was a recipient of the Best Paper Award at QShine 2007, the IEEE ICC 2011, the Runner-Up Best Paper Award at ACM MobiHoc 2014, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2011, and the IIT Sigma Xi Research Award in the Junior Faculty Division in 2013. He has served as several Symposium Co-Chairs for IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM, and the Technical Program Committee Co-Chair for WASA 2011 and ICNC 2015. He was a founding Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Subcommittee on Green Communications and Computing. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and IEEE Wireless Communications. He was an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer from 2016 to 2017. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2024.

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Position History:
  • Present   Associate Editor - Wireless Networks and Mobile Services (TVT Editorial Board)
  • Recognitions:
  • 2024 IEEE Fellows of the VTS
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