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Chung-Chieh Lee

Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech Room M376
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-7375Email Chung-Chieh Lee


Communications and Networking Laboratory


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

M.S.E. Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

B.S. Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Interests

C. C. Lee is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  He has a Ph. D. from Princeton and has been on the faculty at Northwestern since 1980.  In terms of his research career, on the theory side, he has published in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and in Journal of ACM, the two most respected journals in EE and CS; on the application side, he has done a huge number of sponsored research projects and served as industry consultants with a wide variety of telecom and networking companies - Juniper Networks, Motorola, AT&T Bell Labs, Reuters Information Technology, SBC Comm., NORTEL Networks, U S West, Wildblue Communications, Liberty Media, 3COM, ARDIS, Pacific Broadband Communications, Zenith, BellCore, Cambia Networks, Raytheon, Recon Optical, Bell & Howell, American Iron & Steel Institute, Chrysler, WMS Gaming, Illinois Superconductor, among others.  His research interests cover network protocol design and performance evaluation; speech and image processing, network QoS, packet scheduling; wireless mobile communication systems and networks; detection and estimation, and cryptography.

At Northwestern, he co-founded (1989) and co-directed (1989-1999) Center of Information and Telecommunication Technology.  He was awarded Ameritech Chair Professorship four times (1990-91, 1996-97, 2001-02, 2005-06).  And he is founder (1996) and board member (1996 – present) of the Master on Information Technology program (MITP), which is now Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), a highly successful professional master degree program in McCormick School of Engineering.  He has developed and taught a large number of undergraduate and graduate courses in EE and a fundamental telecom course in MSIT and his dedication to teaching is well recognized.