The number of ECE ILLINOIS faculty members.
Yi-Min Wang received his B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University in 1986, his M.S. in 1990 (under Hua Lee), and Ph.D. in 1993 (under W. Kent Fuchs) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His thesis was on fault-tolerant computing, for which he received the Robert T. Chien Memorial Award for excellence in graduate research. After spending four and a half years at AT&T Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, he joined Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington in 1998 and is currently the Director of Internet Services Research Center (ISRC). Dr. Wang was elected a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to dependable computing and web security.
Pi-Yu Chung met Yi-Min at the National Taiwan University where she also received B.S degree in 1986. They were married in 1988 and went to the University of Illinois for graduate study. Their sons, Jeffrey and Andrew, were born in Urbana in 1989 and 1993. Pi-Yu received her M.S. degree and Ph.D. (under Ibrahim Hajj) shortly after each child’s birth. She worked at Bell Labs until 1999 and is currently a Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Oracle. She is passionate about education and shares her thoughts in her blog at OverParenting.com.
The Yi-Min Wang and Pi-Yu Chung ECE Research Award Endowed Fund was established in 2008 to sponsor a research award to be made annually to a doctoral graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in research in Dr. Wang and Dr. Chung’s field of interest. It is hoped that the recipients of this award will in turn help future students by contributing to this fund or establishing new awards as they are able.
In order to be eligible for this award a student must meet the following criteria:
The online application forms will be advertised on My.ECE. The ECE Fellowship Committee meets to go over the applications and select the recipient. A complete application should consist of the student's resume, his/her list of publications, and two letters of recommendation (one from the research adviser). Applications will be due in February.