Professor Yifan Chen
Professor of Engineering and Associate Dean External Engagement
Qualifications: B.Eng. (Hons I), Ph.D.
Dr. Yifan Chen is the Professor of Engineering and Associate Dean External Engagement for the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. From 2012 to 2016, he was a Professor and the Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, appointed through the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (known as “the Thousand Talents Plan”). In 2013, he was a Visiting Professor with the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. From 2007 to 2012, he was a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer with the University of Greenwich and Newcastle University, U.K. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Project Officer and then a Research Fellow with the Singapore-University of Washington Alliance in bioengineering, supported by the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the University of Washington at Seattle, USA. He received the B.Eng. (Hons I) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2002 and 2006, respectively.
Professor Chen’s current research interests include electromagnetic medical imaging and diagnosis, transient communication with application to healthcare, touchable communication and computation with application to targeted drug delivery and contrast-enhanced medical imaging, fundamentals and applications of nanoscale and molecular communications, and channel modelling for next-generation wireless systems and networks. He is the Coordinator of the European FP7 “CoNHealth” project on intelligent medical ICT, an elected Working Group Co-leader of the European COST Action TD1301 “MiMed” project on microwave medical imaging, an Advisory Committee Member of the European Horizon 2020 “CIRCLE” project on molecular communications, a Voting Member of the IEEE Standards Development Working Group 1906.1 on nanoscale and molecular communications, an Editor for IEEE ComSoc Best Readings in Nanoscale Communication Networks and IEEE Access Special Section in Nano-antennas, Nano-transceivers, and Nano-networks/Communications, and a Vice Chair of the IEEE Nano-scale, Molecular and Quantum Networking Emerging Technical Subcommittee. He also served as a Technical Program Chair of the 2017 IEEE Electrical Design of Advanced Packaging and Systems Symposium (EDAPS), a Technical Program Chair of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS), a General Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS), a Technical Symposium Chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC), and a Technical Program Chair of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - China (ICCE China). He is a Fellow of IET and a Senior Member of IEEE.
ICT for health, electromagnetic medical imaging and diagnosis, transient communication with application to healthcare, touchable communication and computation with application to targeted drug delivery and contrast-enhanced medical imaging, fundamentals and applications of nanoscale and molecular communications, and channel modelling for next-generation wireless systems and networks.
Electronics; Engineering; Imaging; Medical Physics
Communication and Computation Models of Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes, Beyond-electromagnetism Communication Techniques, Next-generation Wireless Communications
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