Edmund Yeh received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1994. He then studied at Cambridge University on the Winston Churchill Scholarship, obtaining his M.Phil in Engineering in 1995. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT under Professor Robert Gallager in 2001.
He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University, with a Khoury College of Computer Sciences courtesy appointment. He was previously Assistant and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics at Yale University. Prof. Yeh has held visiting positions at MIT, Stanford, Princeton, University of California at Berkeley, New York University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), and Technical University of Munich. He has been on the technical staff at the Mathematical Sciences Research Center, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, at the Signal Processing Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and at the Space and Communications Group, Hughes Electronics Corporation.
Prof. Yeh has led and participated in funded research projects worth more than $38 million, supported by NSF, DARPA, AFOSR, ARO, DTRA, Cisco, Intel, American Tower, and Raytheon. He served as a PI for the $7.9 million NSF Future Internet Architecture (FIA) grant which launched the Named Data Networking (NDN) project. He served as a PI for the $10 million industry-collaborative DARPA Dispersed Computing (DCOMP) Generalized Network Assisted Transport (GNAT) project. He serves as the lead PI for the $1 million NSF CC* SDN-Assisted NDN for Data Intensive Experiments (SANDIE) and the $875K CC* NDN for Data-Intensive Science Experiments (N-DISE) projects. Prof. Yeh serves as a co-PI for the $6.1 million Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office, which collaborates with NSF and industry partners to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies by establishing and overseeing multiple city-scale testing platforms across the U.S. Prof. Yeh has also served as co-PI on two NSF Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) Type 2 projects, each worth $2.5 million.
Professor Yeh is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2021-2022. He is the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award. He has received three Best Paper Awards: at IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2015, at ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN) 2017, and at IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN) 2012. Prof. Yeh is the recipient of the Winston Churchill Scholarship, the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowships, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, and Stanford University President’s Award for Academic Excellence.
Professor Yeh serves as Technical Program Committee Co-Chair for ACM MobiHoc 2021, and served as General Chair for ACM SIGMETRICS 2020. He has served as both Treasurer and Secretary of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He served as a Steering Committee Member for IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) and as General Co-Chair for ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN) 2018. Professor Yeh has served as Chair of the U.S. National Academies Panel on Review of the In-house Laboratory Independent Research in Network Sciences at the Army’s Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs). He also served on the U.S. National Academies Panel on Review of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Professor Yeh serves as the inaugural Area Editor in Networking and Computation for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He has served as Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. He served as the Guest Editor-in-Chief of the Special Issue on Wireless Networks for Internet Mathematics, and a Guest Editor of the Special Series on Smart Grid Communications for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.
Professor Yeh is a frequent speaker, serving as plenary lecturer and panelist, and giving more than 110 invited talks at leading institutions worldwide. He has interacted extensively with industry, serving as PI on grants from Cisco, Intel, American Tower, and Raytheon, and serving as consultant to Verizon Wireless. He is also actively involved in exploring the societal impact of technology, serving as Faculty Fellow of the Internet Society Project at Yale Law School.