Carleton Professor Richard Yu Becomes IEEE Fellow

By Ellen Tsaprailis

Carleton University’s Richard Yu has received the prestigious distinction of becoming an IEEE Fellow.

A professor at Carleton’s School of Information Technology, Yu was honoured for his “contributions to mobility management and radio resource allocation in mobile wireless networks.”

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE Fellowship is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting. Fellows are nominated by peers and approved by the IEEE Board of Directors.

“Each year, less than one-tenth of one percent of IEEE’s 400,000 members worldwide are honored as Fellows,” said Yu. “I am extremely honoured, as well as humbled, to be named as an IEEE Fellow for my work in wireless systems. I look forward to further contributions to research and engineering in the future.”

“I am pleased to see Richard being recognized with this special designation for his scholarly research in the area of mobility management and radio resource allocation in mobile wireless networks,” said Carleton Vice-President (Research and International) Rafik Goubran.

“This is an important area of research for Carleton and for Canada, and Richard’s recognition shows the valuable contributions that we can make.”

Yu joins at least 10 other Carleton faculty who are IEEE Fellows.

He has been a faculty member since 2006, and he is cross-appointed to the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering. His pioneering research on control algorithms and protocols for the management of user access, mobility, handoff, and quality of service in wireless networks has inspired the work of many researchers and influenced commercial product developments.

His innovative technologies have been incorporated into the cellular network standards, impacting millions of pieces of core network equipment and billions of mobile devices. Most notably, Yu’s algorithms for mobility management and radio resource control in wireless systems have been licensed and implemented in millions of mobile devices.