Dr. Min Song served as Program Director with the NSF from October 2010 to October 2014 and is currently the Founding Director of Institute of Computing and Cybersystems, Dave House Professor and Department Chair of Computer Science, and Professor of Electrical and Computing Engineering at Michigan Tech. Through his outstanding contributions in promoting NSF's international engagement and leadership, Min received the prestigious NSF Director's award in 2012 for collaborative integration and the successful launch of groundbreaking international initiatives. Min’s research interests include design, analysis, and evaluation of wireless communication networks, network security, cyber physical systems, and mobile computing. During the past 15 years, Min has secured more than $3.4 million in research funding from NSF, DOE, NASA, and private Foundations, and published more than 160 technical papers. Min was the recipient of NSF CAREER award in 2007.
Min's professional career comprises 26 years in industry, academia, and government. Over the course of his career, Min has held various leadership positions and gained substantial experience in performing a wide range of duties and responsibilities. As an NSF Program Director in the Division of Computer and Network Systems, Min initiated three new programs, including the Wireless Innovation between Finland and US (WiFiUS) and the US-Japan Big Data and Disaster (BDD) research program, and managed 11 programs in the field of wireless communications and wireless networking. He provided oversight for hundreds of communications and networking research and educational projects with a total funding budget of over $80 million. Min launched and served as Editor-in-Chief of two international journals. He also served as Editor or Guest Editor of 14 international journals, and as General Chair, Technical Program Chair, and Panel Chair for many conferences, including General Chair of INFOCOM 2016 and TPC Vice-Chair of GLOBECOM 2015. Min is currently serving as the IEEE Communications Society Director of Conference Operation.