Yiran Chen is now the Professor of the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at Duke University and serving as the director of the NSF AI Institute for
Edge Computing Leveraging the Next-generation Networks (Athena) and the NSF Industry–
University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) for Alternative Sustainable and Intelligent
Computing (ASIC), and the co-director of Duke Center for Computational Evolutionary
Yiran Chen received B.S (1998) and M.S. (2001) from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. (2005)
from Purdue University. After five years in industry, he joined University of Pittsburgh in 2010 as
Assistant Professor and then was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2014, holding
Bicentennial Alumni Faculty Fellow.
His group focuses on the research of new memory and storage systems,
machine learning and neuromorphic computing, and mobile computing systems. Dr. Chen has
published 1 book and about 500 technical publications and has been granted 96 US patents. He
has served as the associate editor of a dozen international academic transactions/journals and
served on the technical and organization committees of more than 60 international conferences.
He is now serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine. He
received seven best paper awards, one best poster award, and fourteen best paper nominations
from international conferences and workshops. He received many professional awards and is
now the distinguished lecturer of IEEE CEDA. He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE and now
serves as the chair of ACM SIGDA.