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Meet Dean Mung Chiang


Mung Chiang is the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering and the Roscoe H. George Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. In 2020, he was the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State and the chief global technology officer in the U.S. Department of State. Prior to July 2017, he was the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. His research on communication networks received the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor to scientists and engineers under the age of 40 in U.S. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the IEEE Tomiyasu Technical Achievement Award, he was elected to the National Academy of Inventors and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009 and co-founded a few startup companies and a nonprofit industry consortium in mobile data, IoT and AI. A recipient of the ASEE Terman Education Award, his textbook “Networked Life,” popular science book “The Power of Networks,” and online courses have reached hundreds of thousands of students. 

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March 2021

Dear Purdue Engineering Community,

This week, Purdue Engineering reached #4 in the U.S. in the 2022 ranking of graduate and research programs by U.S. News and World Report. Among the top five engineering colleges in the country, only two are public universities: UC Berkeley and Purdue. 

While any ranking is a crude approximation, we are proud of the effort and success of our faculty, staff and students as reflected in the new ranking. This not only continues our College’s momentum and upward trajectory, but also is likely the first time any engineering college with almost 17,000 students, over 14,000 of them residential, attained #4. The Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale, PES, was an institutional aspiration articulated in the strategic plan three years ago, and what you do each day is why we have attained it. 

This month we are celebrating our faculty’s contributions to learning, discovery and engagement in the annual faculty awards program as well as those from students, such as Daniel Gochenaur, who was recently selected as a Churchill Scholar. 

Later this month, we continue the tradition of Purdue E-Week with events hosted by many student organizations during April 12-16:

And as we get to the end of Spring semester in early May, we will also be celebrating the contributions by Asian American and Pacific Islander Boilermakers. You can share your ideas here.

Thank you and Boiler up! 


Mung Chiang
John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering
Roscoe H. George Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

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