Dr. Kwang-Cheng Chen

n  B.S. National Taiwan University, 1983

n  M.S. University of Maryland, College Park, 1987

n  Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 1989

n  NTU EE/GICE Professor

n  IEEE Fellow

n  Irving T. Ho Chair Professor



Kwang-Cheng Chen received B.S. from the National Taiwan University in 1983, M.S. and Ph.D from the University of Maryland, College Park, United States, in 1987 and 1989, all in electrical engineering. From 1987 to 1998, Dr. Chen worked with SSE, COMSAT, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, and National Tsing Hua University, in mobile communications. Since 1998, Dr. Chen has been with the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. He was appointed as the Irving T. Ho Chair Professor from 2007 to 2008, and the Director of the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, and Director of Communication Research Center, 2009-2012. Dr. Chen is now Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for academic affairs, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University. He was visiting Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in California USA during 1997 and a Guest Professor at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, 1998, Aalborg University, Denmark, 2008, and Visiting Scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012-2013 and 2014, SKKU Fellow Professor, Korea, 2013-2014. Dr. Chen was adjunctly appointed by the Executive Yuan Science and Technology Advisory Group to plan Taiwan’s communication and networking technologies during 1998-2002, including telecommunication deregulation, cellular/fixed-network licensing, international trade negotiation, and facilitation of NCC under the authorization of Premiere. Dr. Chen actively involves the technical organization of numerous leading IEEE conferences, including as the Technical Program Committee Chair of 1996 IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor Mobile Radio Communications, TPC co-chair for IEEE Globecom 2002, General co-chair for 2007 IEEE Mobile WiMAX Symposium in Orlando, USA, 2009 IEEE Mobile WiMAX Symposium in Napa Valley, USA, the IEEE 2010 Spring Vehicular Technology Conference, 2011 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications, WPMC 2012, and many others. He has served editorship with the following prestigious international journals: IEEE Transaction on Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Communication Surveys, IEEE Personal Communications Magazine, International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, IEEE Journal on Selected Area in Communications (5 issues), IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Wireless Communications, ACM/Blatzer Journal on Wireless Networks, Wireless Personal Communications, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Frontier of Communication and Information Theory, PHYCOM, etc. Dr. Chen founded IEEE Workshop on Social Networks and IEEE Workshop on Smart Grid Communications. He has been a voting member for IEEE 802.11 (wireless LANs), IEEE 802.15 (Wireless Personal Area Networks), IEEE 802.14 (HFC modem), IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) international standard working groups, and participating US TIA45.5 CDMA Cellular standard, ETSI SMG2 cellular standard, and ITU-R TG8/1 IMT-2000 (3G) standard, ETSI 3GPP, and was Vice Chair WWRF SIG3 2006-7. He has authored and co-authored over 200 IEEE/ACM technical papers, 20 granted/pending US patents, a few book chapters, and 3 books Cognitive Radio Networks (with R. Prasad) by Wiley 2009, Mobile WiMAX (ed. with R. DeMarca) by Wiley 2008, and Principles of Communications by River 2009. Dr. Chen was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2007 Class (special report by IEEE Spectrum), one of Ten Outstanding Young Engineers in 1994, one of Ten Outstanding Young Persons (the most prestigious achievement award for people under age 40 in Taiwan) in 1996, NSC Excellent Research Award in 2000, Outstanding Engineering Professor in 2002, etc. He was invited as a speaker in the United Nation ITU TELCOM 95 Technology Summit, Asia TELCOM 97 Strategy Summit, and keynotes in various international conferences in recent years. He also led APEC Telecommunication Working Group WTO Implementation task group with 19 member economies. Dr. Chen has served in IEEE, such as the IEEE Communication Society Asia Pacific Board Director during 2002-2003, IEEE VTS Fellow evaluation committee 2007-2012, IEEE Fellow committee 2013-2014, IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer 2012-2014, IEEE ComSoc Social Networks sub-committee chair since 2010, IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technology Committee Member 2013-2015, IEEE Signal Processing Society Big Data SIG member 2014-2016. His technology has been adopted in the IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, Bluetooth 2,0 and beyond, IEEE 802.15, 3GPP LTE (i.e. 4G wireless communications) and LTE-A. Dr. Chen co-authored IEEE papers to receive 2001 ISI Classic Citation Award, IEEE ICC 2010 Best Paper Award, 2010 IEEE GLOBECOM GOLD Best Paper Award, and 2014 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award. Dr. Chen received 2011 IEEE ComSoc Wireless Communication Recognition Award. His research interests include data analytics, wireless communications and network science, particularly in 5G wireless and cyber-physical systems, large wireless networks, inference on big networked data, and biochemical molecular communications.


Irving T. Ho Chair Professor is named after Dr. Ho who is the founding Director of Hsinchu Science Park. Hsinchu Science Park has fostered Taiwan high-tech industry and created billions NTD revenue each year, as the driving force of Taiwan’s economy miracle. For more details regarding Dr. Ho’s tremendous life and contributions, please visit the web site http://www.irvinghofoundation.org/.