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Edmund Yeh

Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Networking and systems for big data applications, data-centric architectures and algorithms, caching, fog/edge computing, data-intensive science and engineering; coding for low latency, network coding, polar codes; interdependent networks, cascading failure, information dissemination; cross-layer wireless network optimization; network economics.

About

Edmund Yeh received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1994.  He then studied at Cambridge University on the Winston Churchill Scholarship, obtaining his M.Phil in Engineering in 1995.  He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT under Professor Robert Gallager in 2001.

He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University.  He was previously Assistant and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics at Yale University.  Prof. Yeh has held visiting positions at MIT, Stanford, Princeton, University of California at Berkeley, New York University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), and Technical University of Munich.  He has been on the technical staff at the Mathematical Sciences Research Center, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, at the Signal Processing Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and at the Space and Communications Group, Hughes Electronics Corporation.

Professor Yeh has led and participated in several major multi-university research projects.  He served as a PI for the $7.9 million NSF Future Internet Architecture (FIA) grant which launched the Named Data Networking (NDN) project.  He served as a PI for the $10 million industry-collaborative DARPA Dispersed Computing (DCOMP) Generalized Network Assisted Transport (GNAT) project.  He served as the lead PI for the $1 million NSF CC* SDN-Assisted NDN for Data Intensive Experiments (SANDIE) project.  Prof. Yeh serves as a co-PI for the $6.1 million Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office, which collaborates with NSF and industry partners to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies by establishing and overseeing multiple city-scale testing platforms across the U.S.   Prof. Yeh has also served as co-PI on two NSF Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) Type 2 projects, each worth $2.5 million.  Prof. Yeh has led and participated in funded research projects worth $36 million, supported by NSF, DARPA, AFOSR, ARO, DTRA, Cisco, Intel, American Tower, and Raytheon.

Professor Yeh is the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award.  He has received three Best Paper Awards: at ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN), Berlin, Germany, September 2017, at IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, June 2015, and at IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN), Phuket, Thailand, July 2012.  Prof. Yeh is the recipient of the Winston Churchill Scholarship, the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowships, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, and the President’s Award for Academic Excellence (Stanford University). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi.

Professor Yeh has served as Chair of the National Academies Panel on Review of the In-house Laboratory Independent Research in Network Sciences at the Army’s Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs).  He served on the National Academies Panel on Review of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  He has served as the Secretary of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society.  Prof. Yeh serves as the General Chair for ACM SIGMETRICS 2020 and Technical Program Committee Chair for ACM MobiHoc 2021.  He served as a Steering Committee Member for IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) and as General Co-Chair for ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN) 2018.

Professor Yeh has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and for IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.  He served as the Guest Editor-in-Chief of the Special Issue on Wireless Networks for Internet Mathematics, and a Guest Editor of the Special Series on Smart Grid Communications for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

Professor Yeh is a Faculty Fellow of the Internet Society Project at Yale Law School.

Honors & Awards

  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2015
  • Best Paper Award, ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN), 2017
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN), 2012
  • Faculty Research Team Award, 2017

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member of IEEE, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, New York Academy of Sciences
  • Faculty Fellow, Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP)

Research Overview

Networking and systems for big data applications, data-centric architectures and algorithms, caching, fog/edge computing, data-intensive science and engineering; coding for low latency, network coding, polar codes; interdependent networks, cascading failure, information dissemination; cross-layer wireless network optimization; network economics.

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Selected Publications

  • Khashayar Kamran, Edmund Yeh, and Qian Ma, “DECO: Joint Computation, Forwarding and Data Placement in Data-Centric Computing Networks.” Proceedings of ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc) 2019.
  • Qian Ma, Edmund Yeh, and Jianwei Huang, “How Bad is Selfish Caching?” Proceedings of ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc) 2019.
  • Milad Mahdian, Armin Moharrer, Stratis Ioannidis, and Edmund Yeh, “Kelly Cache Networks.” Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) 2019.
  • Derya Malak, Muriel Medard, and Edmund Yeh, “Tiny Codes for Guaranteeable Delay.” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. Vol. 37, No. 4, April 2019, pp. 809-825.
  • Ran Liu, Edmund Yeh, and Atilla Eryilmaz, “Proactive Caching for Low Access-Delay Services under Uncertain Predictions.” Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS) 2019.
  • Ying Cui, Muriel Medard, Edmund Yeh, Douglas Leith, and Ken Duffy, “Optimization-Based Linear Network Coding for General Connections of Continuous Flows.” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. Vol. 26, No. 5, October 2018, pp. 2033-2047.
  • Stratis Ioannidis and Edmund Yeh, “Jointly Optimal Routing and Caching for Arbitrary Network Topologies.” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. Vol. 36, No. 6, June 2018, pp. 1258-1275.
  • Stratis Ioannidis and Edmund Yeh, “Adaptive Caching Networks with Optimality Guarantees.” Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS) 2016.
  • Edmund M. Yeh, Tracey Ho, Ying Cui, Michael Burd, Ran Liu, and Derek Leong, “VIP: A Framework for Joint Dynamic Forwarding and Caching in Named Data Networks.” Proceedings of ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN), Paris, France, September 24-26, 2014, pp. 117-126.
  • Eren Sasoglu, Emre Telatar, and Edmund M. Yeh, “Polar Codes for the Two-user Multiple-access Channel.” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 59, No. 10, October 2013, pp. 6583-6592.
  • Dirk Bergemann, Ji Shen, Yun Xu, and Edmund M. Yeh, “Multi-Dimensional Mechanism Design with Limited Information.” Proceedings of ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC) 2012, pp. 162-178.
  • Zhenning Kong and Edmund M. Yeh, “Resilience to Degree-dependent and Cascading Node Failures in Random Geometric Networks.” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 56, No. 11, November 2010, pp. 5533-5546.
  • L. Zhang, D. Estrin, J. Burke, V. Jacobson, E. Yeh, et al., Named Data Networking (NDN) Project, Technical Report ndn-0001, PARC, 2010.
  • Yufang Xi and Edmund M. Yeh. “Node-Based Optimal Distributed Power Control, Routing, and Congestion Control in Wireless Networks.” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 54, No. 9, September 2008, pp. 4081-4106.
  • Zhenning Kong and Edmund M. Yeh, “On the Latency for Information Dissemination in Mobile Wireless Networks.” Proceedings of ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Hong Kong SAR, China, May 26-30, 2008, pp. 139-148.
  • E. Yeh, R.A. Berry, Throughput Optimal Control of Cooperative Relay Networks, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 53(10), 2007, 3827-3833
  • Ming Cao, Daniel A. Spielman and Edmund M. Yeh, “Accelerated Gossip Algorithms for Distributed Computation.” Proceedings of the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. Monticello, IL, September 27-29, 2006, pp. 952-959.
  • R.A. Berry, E. Yeh, Cross-Layer Wireless Resource Allocation, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 21(5), 2004, 59-68
  • E. Yeh, A.S. Cohen, Throughput and Delay Optimal Resource Allocation in Multiaccess Fading Channels, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Yokohama, Japan, 2003, 245
  • A. Bedekar, S. Borst, K. Ramanan, P. Whiting, E. Yeh, Downlink Scheduling in CDMA Data Networks, Global Telecommunications Conference, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 1999, 2653-2657
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Jul 10, 2020

Prof. Edmund Yeh Speaks at Brown University

ECE Professor Edmund Yeh gave a Data Science Initiative Special Seminar at Brown University about recent developments in data-centric network architectures and algorithms, and their application to large-scale data-intensive science networks and 5G wireless edge networks.

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Jul 10, 2020

Northeastern Leads Organization of ACM SIGMETRICS 2020

Northeastern University recently led the organization of ACM SIGMETRICS 2020, which is the flagship conference of the ACM in the area of performance analysis of computer systems, and the development of tools and innovative application of tools towards this end.

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Jan 03, 2020

Yeh Awarded Patent for High Performing NDN Networks

ECE Professor Edmund Yeh was awarded a patent for creating a “system and method for joint dynamic forwarding and caching in content distribution networks.

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Dec 02, 2019

Networking for Big Data: Landmark SC19 Demo Shows High-Performance Delivery of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Data with NDN

The multi-university (Northeastern, Caltech, and Colorado State) research SANDIE team led by ECE Professor Edmund Yeh has finished a landmark demo at SC19 in Denver.

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Nov 06, 2019

Yeh Receives American Tower Grant for Edge Computing Research

ECE Professor Edmund Yeh has received a $25K research grant from American Tower Corp. to study optimization algorithms, economic modeling, and applications for edge computing in 5G wireless networks.

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Apr 18, 2019

Prof. Edmund Yeh to Speak on 5G Wireless Technology at Brooklyn Summit

ECE Professor Edmund Yeh will speak as a panelist on "Edge Cloud Computing, Private Networks and Slicing" at the Brooklyn 5G Summit in New York (April 23-26, 2019).  The Brooklyn 5G Summit is one of the world's top meetings for the Fifth Generation (5G) wireless industry.  5G wireless is a global technology revolution which is enabling transformative technologies […]

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Dec 13, 2018

Prof. Edmund Yeh to Chair National Academies Panel

ECE Professor Edmund Yeh will serve as Chair of the National Academies Panel on Review of the In-house Laboratory Independent Research in Network Sciences at the Army’s Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs).

Faculty

Dec 04, 2018

Prof. Edmund Yeh to Serve as General Chair of ACM SIGMETRICS 2020

ECE Professor Edmund Yeh will serve as General Chair of ACM SIGMETRICS 2020, to be held in Boston.  SIGMETRICS is the world's leading conference in the area of performance analysis, measurement, and modeling of computer systems.  Known for its high selectivity, the conference has published many landmark papers in the area. SIGMETRICS 2018.

May 24, 2018

Prof. Edmund Yeh to Serve on National Academies Panel

ECE Professor Edmund Yeh will serve on the National Academies Panel on Review of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  The panel of leading experts will independently assess the scientific and technical work performed by the NIST Information Technology Laboratory and contribute to the development of the National […]

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Apr 19, 2018

Prof. Edmund Yeh to Speak at Brooklyn 5G Summit

ECE Professor Edmund Yeh will speak at the 5th Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit in New York (April 24-27, 2018).  As a panelist, Professor Yeh will share perspectives on future network architectures, cloud technology, and edge computing for 5G wireless networks.  The Brooklyn 5G Summit is one of the most influential meetings for the worldwide 5G […]

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