Jun Chen

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Jun Chen

Contact Information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, ITB A221
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
Email: junchen at ece dot mcmaster dot ca
Phone: (905) 525-9140 Ext. 20163
Fax: (905) 521-2922

Research Interests

  • Coding Techniques
  • Coding Theory
  • Communication Networks
  • Communications
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Shannon Theory
  • Source Coding


Jun Chen received the B.E. degree with honors in communication engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2001 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, from 2005 to 2006, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, from 2006 to 2007. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. He holds the Barber-Gennum Chair in Information Technology. His research interests include information theory, wireless communications, and signal processing. He received several awards for his research, including the Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006), the Early Research Award from the Province of Ontario (2010), and the IBM Faculty Award (2010).

Participation & Positions:

Hamilton Section Joint Chapter (Chair, 2016)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Shannon Theory, 01/01/14 until 12/31/16)