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Edmund Yeh

College of Engineering Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Edmund Yeh received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1994.  He then studied at Cambridge University on the Winston Churchill Scholarship, obtaining his M.Phil in Engineering in 1995.  He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT under Professor Robert Gallager in 2001.

He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University.  He was previously Assistant and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics at Yale University.  Prof. Yeh has held visiting positions at MIT, Stanford, Princeton, University of California at Berkeley, New York University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), and Technical University of Munich.  He has been on the technical staff at the Mathematical Sciences Research Center, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, at the Signal Processing Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and at the Space and Communications Group, Hughes Electronics Corporation.

Professor Yeh has led and participated in several major multi-university research projects.  He served as a PI for the $7.9 million NSF Future Internet Architecture (FIA) grant which launched the Named Data Networking (NDN) project.  He served as a PI for the $10 million industry-collaborative DARPA Dispersed Computing (DCOMP) Generalized Network Assisted Transport (GNAT) project.  He served as the lead PI for the $1 million NSF CC* SDN-Assisted NDN for Data Intensive Experiments (SANDIE) project.  Prof. Yeh serves as a co-PI for the $6.1 million Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office, which collaborates with NSF and industry partners to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies by establishing and overseeing multiple city-scale testing platforms across the U.S.   Prof. Yeh has also served as co-PI on two NSF Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) Type 2 projects, each worth $2.5 million.  Prof. Yeh has led and participated in funded research projects worth $36 million, supported by NSF, DARPA, AFOSR, ARO, DTRA, Cisco, Intel, American Tower, and Raytheon.

Professor Yeh is the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award.  He has received three Best Paper Awards: at ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN), Berlin, Germany, September 2017, at IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, June 2015, and at IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN), Phuket, Thailand, July 2012.  Prof. Yeh is the recipient of the Winston Churchill Scholarship, the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowships, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, and the President’s Award for Academic Excellence (Stanford University). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi.

Professor Yeh has served as Chair of the National Academies Panel on Review of the In-house Laboratory Independent Research in Network Sciences at the Army’s Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs).  He served on the National Academies Panel on Review of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  He has served as the Secretary of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society.  Prof. Yeh serves as the General Chair for ACM SIGMETRICS 2020 and Technical Program Committee Chair for ACM MobiHoc 2021.  He served as a Steering Committee Member for IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) and as General Co-Chair for ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN) 2018.

Professor Yeh has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and for IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.  He served as the Guest Editor-in-Chief of the Special Issue on Wireless Networks for Internet Mathematics, and a Guest Editor of the Special Series on Smart Grid Communications for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

Professor Yeh is a Faculty Fellow of the Internet Society Project at Yale Law School.