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Shiwen Mao

Shiwen Mao received his BE and ME, both in Electronic Engineering, from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1994 and 1997, respectively.  He also received a BEc in Enterprise Management from Tsinghua University in 1994 and an MS in Systems Engineering from Polytechnic University (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering), Brooklyn, NY, in 2000. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University in 2004. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and then a Research Scientist in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, he joined Auburn University, Auburn, AL as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He held the McWane Endowed Professorship from 2012 to 2015 and the Samuel Ginn Endowed Professorship from 2015 to 2020. Currently, he is a Professor and Earle C. Williams Eminent Scholar Chair, and Director of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center (WEREC) at Auburn University.

Dr. Mao's research interest includes wireless networks, multimedia communications, and smart grid. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society (2021-2022) and a Distinguished Speaker of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2018-2021). He received the IEEE ComSoc TC-CSR Distinguished Technical Achievement Award in 2019, the IEEE ComSoc MMTC Distinguished Service Award in 2019, the Auburn University Creative Research & Scholarship Award in 2018, the 2017 IEEE ComSoc ITC Outstanding Service Award, the 2015 IEEE ComSoc TC-CSR Distinguished Service Award, the 2013 IEEE ComSoc MMTC Outstanding Leadership Award, and the NSF CAREER Award in 2010. He is a co-recipient of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2020 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, the 2018 IEEE ComSoc MMTC Best Journal Paper Award, the 2017 IEEE MMTC Best Conference Paper Award, IEEE SECON 2017 Best Demo Award, Best Paper Awards from IEEE GLOBECOM 2019, IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, IEEE WCNC 2015, and IEEE ICC 2013, and the 2004 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communications Systems. He is an Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/CIC China Communications, an Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, and ACM GetMobile, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Multimedia, and IEEE Networking Letters, among others. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the ACM, the IET, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu.

Lecture Topics
  • Key technologies for 5G and beyond
  • Machine learning for wireless communications and networking 
  • Spectrum sensing and sharing 
  • RF Sensing, indoor localization, and eHealth
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