Hi! I’m Tingjun Chen, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. I was a postdoc in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University in 2020-2021, working with Professor Leandros Tassiulas and Professor Lin Zhong. Before that, I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2020 (advisor: Professor Gil Zussman) and my B.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2014 (advisors: Professor Zhisheng Niu and Professor Sheng Zhou).
My research interests are in the broad areas of future wireless networks and IoT systems. My recent research focuses on both theoretical and experimental aspects of massive antenna systems and millimeter-wave networks, edge cloud and computing, and optical-wireless networks. As part of my research, I also enjoy building efficient hardware/software systems and experimental testbeds at scale.
I received the IBM Faculty Award, the Google Research Scholar Award, the Columbia Engineering Morton B. Friedman Memorial Prize for Excellence, the Columbia University Eli Jury Award, the Facebook Fellowship, and the Wei Family Private Foundation (WFPF) Fellowship. My Ph.D. thesis received the ACM SIGMOBILE Dissertation Award Runner-up and I also received the ACM CoNEXT 2016 Best Paper Award.
News: I am always looking for motivated and creative B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students to join my group in Duke ECE. If you are interested in topics related to next-generation wireless networks, edge cloud, systems, and IoT, please email me your CV, transcript, and a brief note about your research interests, and I would be happy to chat!
[06/2021]: Our IMS’21 paper on the integration of the IBM 28 GHz phased array antenna modules in the PAWR COSMOS testbed was selected as a finalist for the Advanced Practical Paper Competition (APPC).
[06/2021]: Received the IBM Faculty Award.
[06/2021]: My Ph.D. thesis received the ACM SIGMOBILE Dissertation Award Runner-up.
[05/2021]: Received the Columbia Engineering Morton B. Friedman Memorial Prize for Excellence.
[05/2021]: Received the Columbia University Eli Jury Award.
[03/2021]: Received the Google Research Scholar Award.
[03/2021]: Our paper, titled “Development of a compact 28-GHz software-defined phased array for a city-scale wireless research testbed”, was accepted to IEEE MTT-S IMS 2021.
[10/2020]: Started as an adjunct assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke.
[09/2020]: Started as a postdoctoral associate at Yale working with Leandros Tassiulas and Lin Zhong.
[04/2020]: I will be joining Duke’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor in Fall 2021.