Prof. R. Yates promoted to Distinguished Professor
On June 20, 2013, the Board of Governors approved the promotion or Roy Yates to Distinguished Professor, effective July 1, 2013. Professor Roy Yates received the B.S.E. degree in 1983 from Princeton and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in 1986 and 1990 from MIT, all in Electrical Engineering. He joined ECE Department at Rutgers in 1990 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996 and Professor in 2002. He currently serves as Associate Director of the Wireless Information Networks Laboratory (WINLAB) at Rutgers. In 2007-08, he was a Visiting Scholar at the EECS Dept. at U.C. Berkeley.
Dr. Yates is a co-author of the text Probability and Stochastic Processes: A Friendly Introduction for Electrical and Computer Engineers, published by John Wiley and Sons. He received the 2003 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the 2006 ICC Wireless Communications Symposium best paper award, and the 2011 Rutgers University Faculty Scholar-Teacher award. He became an IEEE Fellow in 2011.
Dr. Yates is a highly cited researcher. Collaborating primarily with his students, he pioneered the development of distributed algorithms for optimization of shared resources in wireless systems. In particular, he has made fundamental research contributions to wireless networks ranging from physical layer subjects such as transmitter waveform design, signal detection, and interference suppression to higher layer issues such as power control, system designs for efficient data delivery, and spectrum allocation.
Dr. Yates has been an active mentor to undergraduate and graduate students as the supervisor of 19 completed Ph.D. theses. Among these, four of his former PhD students (S. Ulukus at Univ. of Maryland, A. Yener at Penn State, M. Saquib at Univ. of Texas at Dallas, and C.Y. Huang at National Chiao Tung University) now hold tenured faculty positions.