IEEE Style Biography:
Wei Yu (S'97-M'02-SM'08-F’14) received the B.A.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1997 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2002, he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he is now Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Information Theory and Wireless Communications. His main research interests include information theory, optimization, wireless communications and broadband access networks.
Prof. Wei Yu is the President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2021, Vice President in 2019-2020, and has served on its Board of Governors since 2015. He was an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2015-16). He serves as an Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2017-20). He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2010-2013), as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications (2009-2011), as an Editor (2004-2007) for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and as a Guest Editor for a number of special issues for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and the EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing. He was a Technical Program co-chair of the IEEE Communication Theory Workshop in 2014, a Technical Program Committee co-chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) in 2020, and Communication Theory Symposium of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2012 and Globecom in 2019. He was the Chair of the Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2017-18) and served as a member in 2008-2013. Prof. Wei Yu received the IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication in 2019, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2019, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2017 and 2008, the Journal of Communications and Networks Best Paper Award in 2017, an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship in 2015, an IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award in 2015, an IEEE ICC Best Paper Award in 2013, the McCharles Prize for Early Career Research Distinction in 2008, the Early Career Teaching Award from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto in 2007, and an Early Researcher Award from Ontario in 2006.
Prof. Wei Yu is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.