Aylin Yener

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Aylin Yener

Distinguished Professor

Affiliation: Penn State

Contact Information

Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Dean's Fellow
The Pennsylvania State University
121 Electrical Engineering East, University Park, PA 16802

Research Interests

  • Communications
  • Complexity and Cryptography
  • Communication Networks
  • Shannon Theory

Biography:

Aylin Yener is Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, where she joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 2002. Since 2017, she is also a Dean's Fellow in the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. She was a visiting professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2016-2018 and a visiting associate professor in the same department in 2008-2009. Her current research interests are in information security, green communications, caching systems, and more generally in the fields of information theory, communication theory and networked systems. She received the NSF CAREER Award in 2003, the Best Paper Award in Communication Theory from the IEEE International Conference on Communications in 2010, the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Outstanding Research Award in 2010, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in 2014, the PSEAS Premier Research Award in 2014, the Leonard A. Doggett Award for Outstanding Writing in Electrical Engineering at Penn State in 2014, the IEEE Women in Communications Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018, and the IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award in 2019. She is a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Information Theory Society (2019-2020), the IEEE Communications Society (2018-2020) and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2017-2019). She is a fellow of the IEEE. Dr. Yener is serving as the vice president of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2019. Previously she was the second vice president (2018), member of the Board of Governors (2015-2018) and the treasurer (2012-2014) of the IEEE Information Theory Society. She served as the Student Committee Chair for the IEEE Information Theory Society (2007-2011), and was the co-Founder of the Annual School of Information Theory in North America in 2008. She was a Technical (Co)-Chair for various symposia/tracks at the IEEE ICC, PIMRC, VTC, WCNC, and Asilomar in 2005, 2008-2014 and 2018. Previously, she served as an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS (2009-2012), an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MOBILE COMPUTING (2017-2018), and an Editor and an Editorial Advisory Board Member for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS (2001-2012). She also served a Guest Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION FORENSICS AND SECURITY in 2011, and the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS in 2015. Currently, she serves as a Senior Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS and is on the inaugural Senior Editorial Board of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN INFORMATION THEORY.

Participation & Positions:

Board of Governors (President, 2020)
Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio and Chair, 2020)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio and Chair, 2020)
Online Committee (Ex-officio, 2020)
Conference Committee (Ex-Officio, 2020)
Paper Awards Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2019)
Distinguished Lecturers (Lecturer, 01/01/19 until 12/31/20)
Online Committee (Ex-officio, 2019)
Conference Committee (Ex-Officio, 2019)
Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award Committee (Ex-officio, 2019)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 2019)
Board of Governors (First Vice President, 2019)
Information Theory School Subcommittee (Ex-officio, 10/14/18 until 12/31/18)
Student and Outreach Subcommittee (Ex-officio, 10/04/18 until 12/31/18)
Publications Committee (Ex-officio, 10/04/18 until 12/31/20)
Membership Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 10/04/18 until 12/31/18)
James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 10/04/18 until 12/31/18)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 10/04/18 until 12/31/18)
Board of Governors (Second Vice President, 10/04/18 until 12/31/18)
Ad-hoc Committee on Society Finances (Member, 09/21/18 until 12/31/19)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/18 until 12/31/20)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/15 until 12/31/17)
Conference Committee (Ex-Officio, 2014)
Information Theory School Subcommittee (Chair, 01/01/14 until 12/31/17)
WITHITS Officers (Officer, 01/01/13 until 12/31/14)
Conference Committee (Ex-Officio, 01/01/12 until 12/31/13)
Board of Governors (Treasurer, 01/01/12 until 12/31/14)
School Committee (General Chair, 01/01/10 until present)
School of IT Organizing Committee (General Chair, 2009)
Student and Outreach Subcommittee (Chair, 09/01/07 until 12/31/11)