Yener named Distinguished Professor

02/14/2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Aylin Yener, professor of electrical engineering, has been named Distinguished Professor, the highest professorial distinction at Penn State.

“The Penn State College of Engineering is so proud to have Professor Yener on our faculty in the department of electrical engineering,” said Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering. “In her 17 years at Penn State, she has shown tremendous leadership and impact in her research, teaching and service. The Distinguished Professor title recognizes her remarkable contributions and is well deserved. I look forward to all the great things Distinguished Professor Yener will do in the years to come.”

Yener joined the electrical engineering faculty at Penn State in 2002 as an assistant professor and has been a full professor since 2010. Her research focuses on networked systems with core areas of expertise in communications, information theory, statistical learning and network science. Yener founded the Wireless Communications and Networking Laboratory in 2002 and has advised over 30 students and postdocs to date.

She has co-authored over 300 publications, and her contributions to the field have resulted in various technical recognitions, paper awards, outstanding achievement awards and fellow designations. She also has been recognized by the Penn State Engineering Alumni Association (PSEAS) with the Outstanding Research Award (2010) and the Premier Research Award (2014).

“It’s an honor to be named Distinguished Professor at Penn State,” Yener said. “This recognition would not be possible without my students, postdocs, collaborators who have contributed to my research program over the years. So, I’m grateful to them and, of course, the university leadership for their support.” 

 

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Dr. Yener sits in front of a computer

"The Distinguished Professor title recognizes her remarkable contributions and is well deserved. I look forward to all the great things Distinguished Professor Yener will do in the years to come."

 
 

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