Wei Yu

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Wei Yu


Affiliation: University of Toronto

Contact Information

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

Research Interests

  • Communications
  • Shannon Theory


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 an Associate Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Information Theory and Digital Communications. His main research interests include multiuser information theory, optimization, wireless communications and broadband access networks. Prof. Wei Yu currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He was an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications (2009-2011), an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2004-2007), and a Guest Editor for two special issues of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (2006, 2010). He is member of the Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2008 and an Early Career Teaching Award from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto in 2007. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Participation & Positions:

Board of Governors (First Vice President, 2020)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 2019)
Publications Committee (Ex-officio, 01/01/19 until 12/31/21)
Board of Governors (Second Vice President, 2019)
Paper Awards Committee (Ex-Officio, 2019)
Student and Outreach Subcommittee (Ex-officio, 2019)
Membership Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2019)
Information Theory School Subcommittee (Ex-officio, 2019)
James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 2019)
Fellows 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)