ECE Professor Liuqing Yang has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for her contributions to theory and practice of ultra-wideband communications. With nearly half a million IEEE members in 160 countries, less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for the association's highest honor. More than 40% of ECE faculty at Colorado State now hold the extraordinary distinction.
"Being named a Fellow of the IEEE is a remarkable honor and one of the most important measures of excellence in the field," said Tony Maciejewski, ECE department head. "Professor Yang's contributions as a researcher, teacher, and mentor are truly impressive. We are extremely proud of her for this well-deserved accomplishment."
A prolific and talented scholar, Yang's honors include the prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award, College of Engineering George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award, and a listing in Marquis' “Who’s Who in America.” Professor Yang has been published in numerous prestigious journals, her papers have been cited more than 3,500 times, and she is the recipient of numerous best paper awards at leading conferences, including Globecom’14.
In addition to her scholarly and research accomplishments, Yang is an inspiring teacher and a role model for women in engineering. Three of her former Ph.D. students are now university professors.
Yang received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1994. She earned her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Prior to joining Colorado State in 2010, she served as a faculty member with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida.