Purdue University Prof. Chih-Chun Wang elevated to Fellow status with IEEE
Chih-Chun Wang, professor in Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elevated to Fellow status with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), effective January 1, 2024. This is the highest grade of membership the institute confers upon its members. It is a distinction reserved for select individuals whose extraordinary accomplishments have contributed to the advancement or application of engineering, science, and technology, bringing significant value to society.
Wang is being recognized “for contributions to graph-based error-correcting codes and network codes.” His research interests include the latency minimization of 5G wireless networks and the corresponding protocol design, information theory, network coding, and cyber-physical systems.
“I am truly grateful for the IEEE fellow recognition,” said Wang. “I will continuously strive to achieve the scholarly excellence that has been a tradition of the family of Boilermakers.”
Wang joined Purdue University in 2006, and became a Professor in 2017. He served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 2014 to 2017. Wang served as the technical co-chair of the 2017 IEEE Information Theory Workshop. Wang received the NSF CAREER award in 2009.