Wei Yu

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Wei Yu

Professor

Affiliation: University of Toronto

Contact Information

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Toronto
10 King's College Road
Toronto, ON M5S 3G4
Canada

Research Interests

  • Communications
  • Shannon Theory

Biography:

Wei Yu received the B.A.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1997 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2002, he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Toronto, where he is currently Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair in Information Theory and Wireless Communications. His main research interests include multiuser information theory, optimization, wireless communications and broadband access networks. Prof. Wei Yu serves as the First Vice President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2020, and has served on its Board of Governors since 2015. He is currently an Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and in the past served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2010-2013), as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications (2009-2011), and as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2004-2007). He served as the Chair of the Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2017-18. Prof. Wei Yu was an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2015-16. He received the Steacie Memorial Fellowship in 2015, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2019, the IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication in 2019, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2017 and 2008, the Journal of Communications and Networks Best Paper Award in 2017, the IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award in 2015. Prof. Wei Yu is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

Participation & Positions:

Board of Governors (President, 2021)
External Nominations Committee (Ex-officio, 2021)
Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio and Chair, 2021)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio and Chair, 2021)
Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award Committee (Ex-officio, 2020)
Online Committee (Ex-officio, 01/01/20 until 12/31/21)
Conference Committee (Ex-Officio, 2020)
Paper Awards Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2020)
Board of Governors (First Vice President, 2020)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 01/01/19 until 12/31/20)
Publications Committee (Ex-officio, 01/01/19 until 12/31/21)
Board of Governors (Second Vice President, 2019)
Fellows Evaluation Committee (Ex-Officio, 2019)
Paper Awards Committee (Ex-Officio, 2019)
Student and Outreach Subcommittee (Ex-officio, 2019)
Membership Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2019)
Schools Subcommittee (Ex-officio, 2019)
James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 2019)
Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award Committee (Chair, 2018)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/18 until 12/31/20)
Paper Awards Committee (Member, 01/01/16 until 12/31/17)
Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award Committee (Member, 01/01/16 until 12/31/17)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/15 until 12/31/17)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Shannon Theory, 08/01/10 until 07/31/13)