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Yingying Chen Named Top Professor of the Year 2023 in ECE by International Association of Top Professionals

Asian female with long black hair standing in front of an IAOTP step and repeat banner in a black long gown holding an award. made of glass

The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is a highly selective invitation-only international networking group for leaders from a range of professions.

In December 2023, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) professor and chair Yingying Chen was chosen by the IAOTP, based on her credentials, as the Top Professor of the Year in ECE.

“This accomplishment is related to my work in mobile sensing, mobile healthcare, and mobile security, which have significant impacts for the general public and society,” explains Chen. “We are developing trustworthy AI-based sensing and healthcare systems to help solve practical problems.”

Chen, who is a fellow of both the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and other honorees were featured on the NASDQ billboard in Times Square and honored at the IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the Plaza Hotel on December 2.

Chen’s fellow 2023 IAOTP honorees include Top Cardiologist and Internist Dr. Peter McCullough; Top Human Rights Advocate Heather McWilliam, CEO/Director of Brave Inspires Brave; Lifetime Achievement Awardee and Top Musician of the Decade Mark Rivera; Top Legendary Baseball Manager & Lifetime Achievement Bobby Valentine; and Top Professor of the Year in Mathematics, Mulatu Lemma of Savannah State University.

“This award means a lot to me,” says Chen. “My work and achievements have been recognized by a broader community beyond academia for its benefits to society. I feel very proud that my name has been included with many other distinguished people from many other disciplines and professions.”