Yonggang Wen received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (with minor in Western Literature) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2008; his MPhil degree (with honor) in Information Engineering from Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong, China, in 2001; and his BEng degree (with honor) in Electronic Engineering and Information Science from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China, in 1999. His major field of study focuses on information and communication technologies (ICT).
He is currently an Assistant Professor with School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Previously, he has worked in Cisco as a Senior Software Engineer and a System Architect for content networking products. He has also worked as a Research Intern at Bell Laboratories, Sycamore Networks and Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL), and served as a Technical Advisor to the Chairman at Linear A Networks, Inc. In academic research, he has published more than 40 papers in top journals (e.g., IEEE JLT, IEEE JSAC and IEEE TWC) and prestigious conferences (e.g., Infocom, ISIT, Globecom and ICC). In technology commercialization, the product he led to develop has been under trial with more than 10 international service providers, and booked revenue of 10 Million US dollars annually and had a revenue impact of 3 Billion US dollars globally. His system research has been featured by international media (e.g.,The Straits Times, The Business Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Channel News Asia, DNet, CNet, United Press International, ACM Tech News, Times of India, Yahoo News, etc). His research interests include cloud computing, mobile computing, multimedia network, cyber security and green ICT.
Dr. Wen is a member of Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), IEEE and SIAM. He has served as a TPC Co-chair for conferences (2012 GameNets@Vancouver, Canada, 2012 IEEEMSN@Chengdu, China) and workshops (2009 IEEE HSN @ Infocom 2009), a Publicity Co-chair for ICCCN 2011 and PCM 2012, served as a Guest Editor for IEEE MMTC E-letter Special Issue on network-aware video streaming and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Special Issue on mobile cloud media, and served as a TPC member for major conferences (Infocom, ICC, Globecom) sponsored by IEEE Communication Society and Computer Society. He co-founded IEEE ComSoc SIG on Green Data Center and Cloud Computing, and is serving as the vice chair for IEEE ComSoc MMTC (2012- ), and served as a SIG leader for IEEE ComSoc MMTC (2010-2012). He was one of the recipients of Cisco Pioneer Award (honorable mentioning) in 2009, received Cisco Achievement Program Award twice in 2010, and was in the final list for Singapore NRF fellowship.