Chen Named 2017 IEEE Fellow

The grade of IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members who have an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the fields of interest.

Prof. Yan Chen

Prof. Yan Chen has been named a newly elevated Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Prof. Chen was cited “for contributions to design, measurement, and security of networking systems.” His group, the Northwestern Lab for Internet and Security Technology (LIST) works to improve the reliability, agility, and security of the current Internet, including wireless networks.

The theme of Prof. Chen's research is to monitor, diagnose, and secure the Internet, for both core and peripheral networks such as wireless networks. The Internet has become the most important communication infrastructure of the society. However, as the Internet has evolved it has become increasingly complex and vulnerable. To address these problems, over the past few years Prof. Chen has increasingly focused on Internet Security problems, in particular, intrusion detection and those arising in emerging and challenging Internet environments, such as Web 2.0, smartphones, online social networks, and very high speed networks. At the same time, he continues working on design, architecture and management of the next generation networks, such as data center networks.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. See full list of 2016 Newly Elevated Fellows

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