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Electrical Engineering Professor Receives IEEE Top Paper Award

NTU Prof. K.C. Chen (right) receives IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award with joint authors of outstanding research paper.
NTU Prof. K.C. Chen (right) receives IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award with joint authors of outstanding research paper.

Professor Kwang-Cheng Chen (陳光禎), a Distinguished Professor with the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs with the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was granted the 2014 IEEE
Jack Neubauer Memorial Award on Sept. 16 for a joint publication in cognitive radio networking and communications.

The award is presented to the best systems paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology based on such qualities as uniqueness, quality, readability, and achievability. The co-recipients of the award include Dr. Ying-Chang Liang of the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research; Professor Geoffrey Y. Li, Georgia Tech, USA; and Petri Mahonen, TU Aachen, Germany.

The Jack Neubauer Memorial Fund
is administrated by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Foundation, funded and sponsored by Panasonic Corporation, and managed by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. With an impact factor of 2.642 and as the fourth in the Eigenfactor category of Telecommunications, the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology has been categorized among the list of outstanding journals at NTU. As the prestigious journal receives more than 2,000 submissions annually with acceptance rates of around 25 percent, the award serves as recognition of the revolutionary impact that Professor Chen’s paper will have on the future of wireless communications.

Professor 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, and his influence has been able to benefit billions of users across the globe. He is also NTU’s first faculty member to have taken post in the private sector for a secondment. The company in which he resided was later acquired by MediaTek Inc. in 2004.

In the past four years, Professor Chen and his research team have received up to three Best Paper Awards in 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 past 3 years. In addition, Professor Chen’s 2009 book, Cognitive Radio Networks (published by John Wiley and Sons), was not only listed as an outstanding book at NTU, it was also selected Best Reading by the IEEE Society.

Professor 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, Professor Chen is also developing new technologies for social networks, big data analytics, systems and synthetic biology, as well as cancer therapy.

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