Chau Yuen

Associate Professor

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
















Looking for PhD students (PhD scholarship available). Post-Doc & Research Assistant Positions are also available.

PhD students with strong publication records, and would like to have an internship in Singapore, please contact me.

Last Update: 22 May, 2018


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Dr Chau Yuen received the BEng and PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He is the recipient of Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, Institution of Electrical Engineers Book Prize, Institute of Engineering of Singapore Gold Medal, Merck Sharp & Dohme Gold Medal and twice the recipient of Hewlett Packard Prize.

Dr Yuen was a Post Doc Fellow in Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, Murray Hill during 2005. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008. During the period of 2006 ‐ 2010, he worked at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R, Singapore) as a Senior Research Engineer, where he was involved in an industrial project on developing an 802.11n Wireless LAN system, and participated actively in 3Gpp Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE‐Advanced (LTE‐A) standardization. He joined the Singapore University of Technology and Design as an assistant professor from June 2010, and received IEEE Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award on 2012.

Dr Yuen serves as an Editor for IEEE Transaction on Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and awarded as Top Associate Editor from 2009 - 2015. He has 2 US patents and published over 350 research papers at international journals or conferences. His citation profile can be found at Google Scholar.





Excellent Guest Editor, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy


QShine Best Paper Award

2009 - 2015

Top Editor for IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology


Best Paper Awards, IEEE WCSP


Best Paper Awards on `Resource Management and Assignment` & `Network and Network Management`, WUN CogCom


IEEE Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award, IEEE ComSoc


Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters

2012 (Fall)

Early Adopter Award, NSF-TCPP on Parallel and Distributed Computing


IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award, IBM


Scientist-Entrepreneur Award, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star)


Achiever of the Year (Research Category) for significant scientific contributions to the research in MIMO systems, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)


Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal


Institute of Engineering of Singapore (IES) Gold Medal

2000 - 2001

Hewlett Packard (HP) Book Prize


Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Book Prize


Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) Gold Medal Award




2016  -  Present

Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD), Singapore

Associate Professor

2010  -  2016

Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD), Singapore

Assistant Professor

2008  -  2010

Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore

Senior Research Engineer

2008  -  2009

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Visiting Assistant Professor

2006  -  2007

I2R, Singapore

Research Engineer (equivalent to Associate Scientist or Research Fellow)


Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, USA

Post-Doc Fellow


Singapore Software Centre, Motorola, Singapore

Software Engineer




- Editor for IEEE Trans. Communications (since 2017)

- Editor for IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology (since 2007)

- Associate Editor for IET Smart Grid (since 2017)

- Associate Editor for KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (since 2013)

- Lead Guest Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine, special issue on `Energy Harvesting Communications`, 2015.

- Lead Chair for Energy Harvesting Communications Special Interest Group under IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing

- IEEE Senior Member (since 2012)

- Vice Chair (2016) & Technical Committee Member (2012 - 2015) for Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) - Wireless Communications and Networking (WCN)

- TPC Chair for IEEE ICCS 2018.

- Local Arrangement Chair for IEEE Globecom 2017.

- Treasurer & Committee Member for IEEE Vehicular Society - Singapore Chapter (since 2013)

- Chief Editor for Working Group 6 Task Force 1 TVWS.

- Lead for Singapore Information Technology Standards Committee on Sensor Network Study Group