Jun Chen

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Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, ITB A221
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Canada

Email: junchen at ece dot mcmaster dot ca
Phone: (905) 525-9140 Ext. 20163
Fax: (905) 521-2922


Biography:

Jun Chen received the B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from September 2005 to July 2006, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center from July 2006 to August 2007. Since September 2007 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University, where he is currently a Professor. He held the title of the Barber-Gennum Chair in Information Technology from 2008 to 2013 and the Joseph Ip Distinguished Engineering Fellow from 2016 to 2018. He was a recipient of the Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006), the Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario (2010), the IBM Faculty Award (2010), and the JSPS Invitational Fellowship (2020).  He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 2014 to 2016 and is currently an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking.


Teaching:

Winter 2020    Digital Communications II (EE 4TM4, McMaster)

Fall 2019         Network Information Theory (ECE 735, McMaster) 

Fall 2019         Signals and Systems (EE 3TP3 McMaster)

Fall 2018         Probability and Random Processes (EE 3TQ3, McMaster)

Winter 2018    Circuits and Systems (EE 2CJ4, McMaster)

Winter 2013    Advanced Engineering Mathematics (ECE 704, McMaster)  

Fall 2009         Fundamentals of Wireless Communications (ECE 738, McMaster)

Fall 2009         Digital Communication Systems (EE 4TK4, McMaster)

Fall 2008         Mathematics for Linear Systems (EE 3CK3, McMaster)

Spring 2005     Multiuser Information Theory and Wireless Communications  (ECE 795, Cornell)


Students:

Postdoc      Ali Zibaeenejad, Qiqi Wang

Ph.D.          Xiaohong Liu, Huan Liu, Siyao Zhou, Kangdi Shi, Zhihao Shi, Jingjing Qian, Hafez Musavi, Yangyi Liu

M.A.Sc.      Wenjie Zhao, Ying Chen, Ruoyi Wang, Xiuxian Ye, Dawei Guo, Linhui Dai, Yanning Li, Zijun Wu, Haoyue Zheng, Yankun Yu, Minghan Fu, Wei Hao, Xiang Song, Zikai Dou, Yuanhang Zhang, Chenqi Li 

Alumni: (list)


Recent News:

July 2019: Ye Wang received a Best Student Paper Award at SPAWC 2019.

May 2019: Xiaohong Liu received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.

April 2019: Linhui Dai received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence.


Research Interests:

Information and Coding Theory    Machine Learning    Natural Language Processing    Wireless Communications    Multimedia Communications    Signal and Image Processing    Data Compression and Storage    Networking    Optimization    


Projects:

LED Controller and Software for Real Time Seamless Video Walls (NSERC Engage Grant)

Computer Vision and Deep Learning for Moderating Visual Content (Mitacs Accelerate Grant)

A Machine Learning Approach for Digitalization of Engineering Specifications and Documents (Mitacs Accelerate Grant)

Achieving the Performance Limit of Noncausal Lossy Compression with the Predictive Coding Architecture (Google Chrome University Research Program)

Learning-Oriented Data Compression with Applications (NSERC Discovery Grant)

Past Projects: (list)


Publications:

Journal Papers

Conference Papers

Patents and Standards Contributions


Professional Activities:

Chair: Joint Chapter of Communications, Information Theory, and Signal Processing Societies - Hamilton Section

Co-chair: Information and Coding Theory Symposium, CHINACOM'08.

TPC Co-chair: Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT) 2019 (Workshop Webpage).

Organizer: Workshop on Information Theory and Wireless Communications (Technical Program).

Organizer: Bergerfest (Workshop Webpage)