Dr. Edwin Chong
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE Department Head
Professor Edwin K. P. Chong was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He received the B.E.(Hons.) degree with First Class Honors from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1987, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 1989 and 1991, respectively, both from Princeton University, where he held an IBM Fellowship. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in 1991, where he was named a University Faculty Scholar in 1999 and promoted to Full Professor in 2001. Since August 2001, he has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Professor of Mathematics, at Colorado State University. His current interests are in optimization and stochastics. He coauthored the best-selling book, An Introduction to Optimization, 4th Edition, Wiley-Interscience, 2013. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 1995 and the ASEE Frederick Emmons Terman Award in 1998. He was a co-recipient of the 2004 Best Paper Award for a paper in the journal Computer Networks. In 2010, he received the IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award.
Professor Chong is a Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of AAAS. He was founding chairman of the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Discrete Event Systems and served as an IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer. He has served as a Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and has also served on the editorial boards of Computer Networks, the International Journal of Control Science and Engineering, and IEEE Expert Now. He has also served on the organizing committees of several international conferences. He has been on the program committees for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, the American Control Conference, the IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, and the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. He has also served in the executive committees for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, the American Control Conference, the IEEE Annual Computer Communications Workshop, the International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology & Automation, and the IEEE International Conference on Communications. He was the Conference (General) Chair for the Conference on Modeling and Design of Wireless Networks, part of SPIE ITCom 2001. He was the General Chair for the joint 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, 2011. He was on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society and served as its Vice President for Financial Activities until 2014. He served as President in 2017.
For further details, including a complete CV, see http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~echong.
- B.S. 1987 University of Adelaide in Electrical Engineering (B.E. Hons.)
- M.S. 1989 Princeton University in Electrical Engineering (M.A.)
- Ph.D 1991 Princeton University in Electrical Engineering
- Signal Processing