Electrical Engineering Professor Receives IEEE Top Paper Award

Prof. Kwang-Cheng Chen, a distinguished professor at the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering and associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has won the 2014 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award for a joint publication on cognitive radio networking and communications.

The award is presented to the best systems paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Prof. Chen's co-recipients include Dr. Ying-Chang Liang of the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Prof. Geoffrey Y. Li of Georgia Tech, USA, and Petri Mahonen, TU Aachen, Germany.

Prof. Chen is a pioneer in the field of wireless communications. Several of his patented ideas have been adapted by the industry as core technologies for mass production, allowing his work to benefit billions of users across the globe.
Over the last four years, Prof. Chen and his research team have claimed three best paper awards at flagship conferences hosted by the IEEE Communications Society. The team has also had five papers enter into the "Most Popular" category of the IEEE online download website in the last three years. In addition, Prof. Chen's 2009 book, Cognitive Radio Networks, was not only listed as an outstanding book at NTU, it was also selected as Best Reading by the IEEE Society.

Prof. Chen is currently the most active author in the area of machine-to-machine and the Internet of Things (IoT) communications according to IEEE Xplore, the society's online digital library. He is also the only Asian scientist working within the region to have received the IEEE Communications Society WTC Recognition Award. In addition to his efforts in 5G wireless communications and IoT research, Prof. Chen is also developing new technologies for social networks, big data analytics, systems and synthetic biology, as well as cancer therapy.