Yifan Chen

Yifan Chen (M'06–SM'14) received the B.Eng. (Hons I) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Research Fellow with the Singapore-University of Washington Alliance (SUWA) in bioengineering, supported by Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), NTU, and University of Washington at Seattle. From 2007 to 2012, he was a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer with University of Greenwich, U.K., and with Newcastle University, U.K. In 2013, he was a Visiting Professor with Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. He is presently a Professor, Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Interim Head of Department of Computer Science (in preparation) with South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC), Shenzhen. His current research interests include transient wireless systems, small-scale communications and sensing, microwave medical therapy and diagnosis, wireless propagation and network channel modelling, and cognitive wireless systems. Prof. Chen received the Promising Research Fellowship in 2010 and the Early Career Research Excellence Award in 2009 from University of Greenwich. He was also selected by China's 8th Recruitment Program of Global Experts in 2012, received Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar in 2013, and was accredited Shenzhen Distinguished Overseas Talent in 2013. Professor Chen is the Coordinator of a European Commission FP7 project on intelligent medical ICT, an elected Working Group Co-leader of European COST Action TD1301 on microwave medical imaging, and a Voting Member of IEEE Standards Development Working Group 1906.1 on nanoscale and molecular communications. He also served as the Technical Program Chair of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics—China, which is a flagship conference of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. He is a Fellow of IET.

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