Tingjun Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Electrical Engineering
Yale University

Assistant Professor (Starting August 1, 2021)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University

Email: tingjun.chen [at] duke [dot] edu
Office: 411 Wilkinson Building

Twitter: @TingjunChen
GitHub: tingjunchen

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News: I am looking for motivated and creative B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students to join my group at Duke starting in Fall 2021. 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! Email: tingjun.chen [at] duke [dot] edu

Hi! I’m Tingjun Chen, a postdoc at Yale University working with Prof. Leandros Tassiulas and Prof. Lin Zhong. I also hold an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. I will start as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University in Fall 2021.

I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2020 (advisor: Prof. Gil Zussman) and my B.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2014. I am highly involved in the design and deployment of the NSF PAWR COSMOS testbed. I was the student co-lead of the Columbia FlexICoN project and was also involved in the Columbia EnHANTs project.

My research interests are in the areas of future wireless networks and systems, including the Internet-of-Things (IoT), energy harvesting networksfull-duplex wireless, massive antenna systems, millimeter-wave networks, and optical-wireless networks and edge cloud. In particular, my research focuses on emerging communication technologies and their interactions with the higher layers (e.g., the medium access control layer and application layer), as well as their performance evaluation using custom-designed prototypes and testbeds.

I received the Facebook Fellowship in Networking and Connectivity, the Wei Family Private Foundation (WFPF) Fellowship, the Columbia Engineering Oscar and Verna Byron Fellowship, and the Columbia University Electrical Engineering Armstrong Memorial Award and Jacob Millman Award. I also received the ACM CoNEXT 2016 Best Paper Award and the ACM MobiHoc 2019 Best Paper Finalist.

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