Dr. Aylin Yener received both her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. Her PhD advisor was Prof. Roy Yates.
Dr. Yener joined Penn State Electrical Engineering in January 2002 as an assistant professor. She was an associate professor between July 2006 and July 2010 and has been a professor since. Dr. Yener has been the principal investigator on a number of grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. Her research interests are in fundamental limits of wireless networks, green communications, information security and network science. She has more than 200 publications in books, journals, and conference proceedings.
Dr. Yener currently serves on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society as its Treasurer. Previously, she was the chair of the Student Committee of the IEEE Information Theory Society in the years 2007-2011, an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications in the years 2009-2012, and an editor and a member of the editorial advisory board of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in the years 2001-2012. Dr. Yener has also served as the technical program-chair for several symposia in IEEE conferences in years 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014.