Guu-Chang Yang (IEEE Fellow)
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Guu-Chang Yang received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1985, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 1989 and 1992, respectively, all in electrical engineering.
From 1988 to 1992, he was a Research Assistant in the System Research Center, University of Maryland. In 1992, he joined the faculty of the National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, where he is currently a Chair Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering. He was the Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2001 to 2004. He co-authored the first-of-its-kind technical book on optical coding theory and its applications to code-division multiple access (CDMA), Prime Codes with Applications to CDMA Optical and Wireless Networks (Norwood, MA: Artech House), in 2002. He contributed one chapter on optical codes to another technical book, Optical Code Division Multiple Access: Fundamentals and Applications (Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis), in 2006. In 2013, he coauthored a classical reference book, Optical Coding Theory with Prime (NY: CRC Press). His research interests include wireless and optical communication systems, modulation and signal processing techniques, and applications of CDMA.
Dr. Yang received the Distinguished Research Award from the National Science Council in 2004 and 2014, and the Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award and the Distinguished Electrical Engineering Professor Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2003 and 2012, respectively. He also received the Best Teaching Award from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University from 2001 to 2004 and in 2008. He served as the Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society (Taipei Chapter) from 2013 to 2014, the Vice Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society (Taipei Chapter) from 2011 to 2012, the Chairman of the IEEE Information Theory Society (Taipei Chapter) from 2003 to 2005, and the Vice Chairman of the IEEE Information Theory Society (Taipei Chapter) from 1999 to 2000. He also served as the Area Coordinator of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Telecommunications Program in 2014, the Area Coordinator of the National Science Council’s Telecommunications Program from 2012 to 2013, and the Co-Coordinator of the National Science Council’s National Networked Communication Program from 2010 to 2014. He became an IEEE Fellow in 2012 for contributions to optical CDMA. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, and serves as the Co-Coordinator of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Development and Applications of Advanced Communications Networking Technologies Program from 2014 to 2018 and Coordinator of the Ministry of Education’s A Talent Cultivation Program for 5G Mobile Broadband Technology from 2018 to 2021.