Mung Chiang is the The John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Roscoe H. George Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. In 1999, he received his BS degree with honors from Stanford University, and with his Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship, he obtained his MS ('00) and PhD ('03) in electrical engineering from Stanford as well.
Professor Chiang's research areas include the Internet, wireless networks, broadband access networks, content distribution networks, network economics, and online social networks. His research on networking received awards such as: the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award in 2012 “for demonstrating the practicality of a new theoretical foundation for the analysis and design of communication networks”, the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2008 “for fundamental contributions to optimization, distributed algorithm and stochastic analysis of communication networks”, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2007, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2005, and a selected participant at the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in 2008. His publications received a few paper prizes, including the 2012 IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper Award, an ISI Citation Fast Breaking Paper in Computer Science, a Young Researcher Award Runner-Up in Continuous Optimization over 2004-2007, and IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper Award three times.
Chiang’s inventions resulted in seven issued patents, a few technology transfers to commercial adoption, and the MIT Technology Review TR35 Young Innovator Award in 2007. He founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009, is a co-founder or an advisor of a few start-ups, and was elected an IEEE Fellow in 2012.