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Jian Tang Named IEEE Fellow
Jian Tang, a professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), has been named a Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Attaining the level of Fellow is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and a remarkable career achievement. Less than 0.1 percent of voting IEEE members are selected annually for this member grade elevation. Tang joins professors Tapan Sarkar, Pramod Varshney and Biao Chen as one of four active ECS faculty members to have earned the title.
Tang is an accomplished researcher in mobile computing, wireless networking, big data and cloud computing. In his work, he designs advanced algorithms to enable and improve high-performance, green computing and communications systems such as smartphone sensing networks, cloud computing systems, and big data processing platforms. He joined the college’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2010.
“Dr. Tang’s contributions to the optimization of wireless networks and mobile crowdsourcing systems are prime examples of our faculty’s ability to apply sharp skills and deep knowledge to relevant, modern applications,” says ECS Dean Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg. “The college is fortunate to count him among our faculty.”
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Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields and has developed more than 1300 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1700 international technical conferences each year.