Marconi Prize Paper Award for ECE Alumna Aylin Yener!

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ECE Alumna Aylin Yener, currently Professor at Penn State University, is the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications for her paper "Optimum Transmission Policies for Battery Limited Energy Harvesting Nodes", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 11, No. 3, March 2012, pp. 1180-1189.

The award will be presented at IEEE ICC 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Yener's PhD thesis advisor was Prof. Roy Yates, who is co-recipient of the 2003 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (along with Prof. Chris Rose and Prof. Sennur Ulukus; Dr. Ulukus was also Dr. Rose's PhD student, currently Prof. at U Maryland).

Aylin Yener received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering, and the B.Sc. degree in physics, from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey; and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Commencing fall 2000, for three semesters, she was a P.C. Rossin endowed assistant professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Lehigh University, PA. In 2002, she joined the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, where she was an assistant Professor, then associate Professor, and is currently professor of Electrical Engineering since 2010.

During the academic year 2008-2009, she was a visiting associate professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, CA. Her research interests are in wireless communications and networking, information theory, communication theory and network science, with recent emphasis on energy harvesting green communications and information security. She received the NSF CAREER award in 2003 and the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Research Award in 2010; and was a co-recipient of DARPA young investigator team award for the ITMANET program in 2006, and the best paper award in Communication Theory Symposium at the IEEE International Conference on Communications in 2010.

Dr. Yener has served as a technical program (co-)chair for various conferences including for the IEEE Communications Society (2008-2014). She was an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications (2009-2012), an associate editor and an editorial advisory board member for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2001-2012). She served as the student committee chair for the IEEE Information Theory Society 2007-2011, and was the co-founder of the Annual School of Information Theory in North America in 2008. Dr. Yener is a member of the board of governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society and its treasurer since 2012.