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Distinguished Lecturer - Aylin Yener

Aylin Yener

Aylin Yener is a professor of Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University since 2010, and a Dean’s fellow since 2017. She joined Penn State’s faculty as an assistant professor in 2002, and was an associate professor 2006-2010. She was a visiting professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2016-2018 and a visiting associate professor in the same department in 2008-2009. She received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering, and the B.Sc. degree in physics, from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey; and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Yener’s recognitions include the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2003, and the 2014 IEEE Marconi paper award.  She is a fellow of the IEEE.

Yener’s service to IEEE Communications Society includes having served as a technical program chair of various symposia in ICC, PIMRC and WCNC, an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, an associate editor and an editorial advisory board member for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and a senior editor for the Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.  Her service to IEEE Information Theory Society includes having served as the student committee chair, the treasurer and the information theory school committee chair. She is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the Information Theory Society and a member of the IEEE fellows committee.

Yener’s research interests are in fundamental performance limits of networked systems, communications and information theory with applications to information theoretic physical layer security, energy harvesting communication networks, and caching systems. 

  • Wireless Physical Layer Security for the Connected World
  • Energy Harvesting Wireless Networks: A New Frontier for Communications
  • Coded Caching for Next Generation Content Delivery
DL Term: 
Term effective through 31 December 2019