Dr. Yingying Chen of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology was recently given The National Science Foundation’s highly competitive peer accolade, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her research, “Enhancing the Security of Pervasive Wireless Networks by Exploiting Location.” This funding is part of a continuing grant which goes into effect on March 1st, 2010.
“This prestigious award recognizes the quality and impact of Professor Chen’s past research accomplishments, and affirms the promise of future achievements in the years ahead.” – Dr. Michael Bruno, Feiler Chair Professor & Dean, School of Engineering & Science.
The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
Dr. Chen’s research addresses wireless security and the challenges faced as they continue becoming increasingly pervasive and ubiquitous. She aims to “build location-oriented information into any wireless network stack and serve as a promising new dimension to complement conventional security solutions and enhance wireless security.” These efforts also assist conventional security methods and contribute significantly to the successful deployment and adoption of emerging wireless services.
“Prof. Chen's research focuses on wireless localization, which has important applications in radio networking and network security. She has been actively contributing to several team projects within ECE department and integrates her research into graduate courses and undergraduate projects. This NSF CAREER award will significantly enhance Prof. Chen and her students' research in security and wireless networking.” - Dr. Yu-Dong Yao, Professor & Department Director, Electrical & Computer Engineering.
Dr. Chen is fortifying Stevens’ academic programs and giving both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to collaborate on groundbreaking areas of wireless security, effectively preparing them for industry desires in their professional careers. As the director of the Data Analysis and Information Security (DAISY) lab she also leads projects ranging from: Mobile wireless networks and sensor networks; Information security & privacy, Cognitive radio networks; Access control; Healthcare; and Bioinformatics.