I am excited to partner with the Institute in exploring learning problems and applications in networked and distributed settings.

– Edmund Yeh, Affiliate Faculty, Core Faculty, EAI

Edmund Yeh is a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering, with a courtesy appointment at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. He is a leader in developing next-generation networking architectures and has served as a principal investigator for the National Science Foundation Named Data Networking project. His research interests include networking and systems for data-intensive engineering science and health applications and networked distributed learning. He also focuses on caching, fog/edge computing, wireless network optimization, coding for low latency, network coding, polar codes, network science, and network economics.

Yeh is currently a distinguished lecturer for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society. He previously served as Technology Policy Council co-chair for Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) MobiHoc, and as general chair for ACM’s Special Interest Group for the computer performance evaluation community.

He is the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, the Winston Churchill Scholarship, and graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Yeh also received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, and the Stanford University President’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Today, Yeh is treasurer of the board of governors for the IEEE Information Theory Society and inaugural area editor in Networking and Computation for Transactions on Information Theory. Yeh was also an associate editor for IEEE journals titled, Transactions on Networking, Transactions on Mobile Computing, and Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. His accolades include Best Paper awards at the ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking and the IEEE International Conference on Communications Communication Theory Symposium.

Prior to joining Northeastern, Yeh was an assistant and associate professor of electrical engineering, computer science, and statistics at Yale University, and visiting professor at MIT, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, and New York University. He earned a doctoral degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT after obtaining his master’s of philosophy in engineering from Cambridge University and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Stanford University.