Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Chau Yuen
Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Assistant Dean (International Engagement), Graduate College
Chau Yuen (S02-M06-SM12-F21) received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, Murray Hill, in 2005, and a Visiting Assistant Professor with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008. From 2006 to 2010, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore. From 2010 to 2023, he was with the Engineering Product Development Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design. Since 2023, he has been with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.

Dr. Yuen received IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize (2023), IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (2021), and EURASIP Best Paper Award for JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING (2021). He was a recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, the Institution of Electrical Engineers Book Prize, the Institute of Engineering of Singapore Gold Medal, the Merck Sharp and Dohme Gold Medal, and twice a recipient of the Hewlett Packard Prize. He received the IEEE Asia Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2012 and IEEE VTS Singapore Chapter Outstanding Service Award on 2019.

Dr Yuen current serves as an Editor-in-Chief for Springer Nature Computer Science, Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, IEEE SYSTEM JOURNAL, and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, where he was awarded as IEEE TNSE Excellent Editor Award and Top Associate Editor for TVT from 2009 to 2015. He also served as the guest editor for several special issues, including IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE, IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE, IEEE VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING, and ELSEVIER APPLIED ENERGY.

He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University, and also a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Web of Science. He has 3 US patents and published over 500 research papers at international journals or conferences.
- Holographic MIMO Surface / Reconfigurable Intelligence Surface (RIS)
- Integrated Sensing and Communications
- Internet-of-Vehicle / UAV, Edge Intelligence for Autonomous Vehicle / UAV
- Dense Small Satellite Networks
- Green Communications
- Smart Grid / Green Building
- P2P Energy Sharing
- Smart City / Urban Science / Urban Mobility / Crowd Sensing
- Internet-of-Things (IoT) / Industry 4.0 / Digital Twin
- Big Data Analysis / Artificial Intelligence
- Indoor Localization / SLAM / Multi-robot Exploration
- 5G / Beyond 5G / 6G
- Massive Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Machine-type-Communications (MTC)
- Energy Harvesting / Wireless Power Transfer
- Security in Cyber Physical System
 
  • Development of NetZero BEMS through AI-based HVAC System Control
  • Flexible Bandwidth Orthogonal Time Frequency Space Modulation for Wireless Communications
  • Holographic MIMO for 6G Communications
  • LEXUS Sub Project F – City Wide Sensing
  • Nurse-Robot Teaming – Autonomous Patients’ Excreta Disposal and Monitoring
  • Project SLAM – Distributed Segment Localization for UAV Swarm with Limited Communication
  • Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for next generation wireless communications
  • Wireless Communication and Sensing with Rydberg Atom-Based Quantum Sensor
  • WP1.2: Algorithms For Operating TRIM
Awards
- 2023 IEEE ICC Best Paper Award
- 2023 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize
- 2022 IEEE TNSE Excellent Editor Award
- 2021 SUTD Award for Excellence in Research
- 2021 IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Paper Recognition
- 2021 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications
- 2021 EURASIP Best Paper Award for JWCN
- 2021 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars in Internet of Things by AMiner
- 2019 IEEE VTS Singapore Chapter Outstanding Service Award
- 2017 Excellent Guest Editor, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy
- 2015 QShine Best Paper Award
- 2009 - 2015 Top Editor for IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology
- 2013 Best Paper Awards, IEEE WCSP
- 2013 Best Paper Awards, WUN CogCom
- 2012 IEEE Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award, IEEE ComSoc
- 2012 Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters
- 2012 Early Adopter Award, NSF-TCPP on Parallel and Distributed Computing
- 2011 IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award, IBM
- 2008 Scientist-Entrepreneur Award, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star)
- 2006 Achiever of the Year (Research Category), Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)
- 2001 Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal
- 2001 Institute of Engineering of Singapore (IES) Gold Medal
- 2000 - 2001 Hewlett Packard (HP) Book Prize
- 2001 Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Book Prize
- 2001 Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) Gold Medal Award
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
- 2022 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Web of Science in Computer Science
- 2022 Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University
--- 2021 Rank 357 out of 176,084 in Networking & Telecommunications (0.2%)
--- 2020 Rank 538 out of 183,648 in Networking & Telecommunications (0.29%)
- 2021 IEEE Fellow for contributions to energy efficient wireless communications
- 2021 AAIA Fellow by Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association
- 2020 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer (DL)