Illinois Tech’s Peng-Jun Wan, professor of computer science, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for contributions to scheduling and resource allocation in wireless networks. Wan’s areas of expertise include wireless networks, optical networks, and algorithm design and analysis.
Wan received his Ph.D. in computer and information science from the University of Minnesota, M.S. in applied mathematics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and B.S. in applied mathematics from Tsinghua University. He has been a senior research fellow at the City University of Hong Kong, visiting associate professor at Tsinghua University, and associate professor at City University of Hong Kong. He has written more than 200 research articles, has been cited more than 9,000 times, and holds four patents.
According to IEEE, Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership.
Faculty in the Department of Computer Science are well recognized for contributions to the field. Six of nine full professors, and seven of 11 professors (research, tenured, industry), are fellows of computer science professional societies.