Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
College of Engineering 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Editor-in-Chief
IEEE Wireless Communications

Contact Information
PKI 201E
Omaha/PKI
Phone: (402) 554-4990
Email: yi.qian@unl.edu










Biography

    Yi Qian received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Prior to joining UNL, he worked in the telecommunications industry, academia, and government. Some of his previous professional positions include serving as a senior member of scientific staff and a technical advisor at Nortel Networks, a senior systems engineer and a technical advisor at several startup companies, an assistant professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and a senior researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

    His research interests include wireless communications and networks, and information and communication network security. He has research and industry experience in wireless communications and networks, wireless sensor networks, vehicular communication networks, information and communication network security, smart grid communications, broadband satellite communications, optical communications, high-speed communications and networks, and Internet of Things.

    Prof. Yi Qian is a Fellow of IEEE. He was previously Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee for Communications and Information Security. He was the Technical Program Chair for IEEE International Conference on Communications 2018. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals and magazines, including as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications. He was a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is currently a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Communications Society.

Teaching

    Spring 2021
    • ECEN 4880-001 & ECEN 8886-001 Wireless Security (Lecture Time: Monday and Wednesday online)
    • Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday online or by appointment
    Fall 2021
    • ECEN 4840-001 & ECEN 8846-001 Network Security (Lecture Time: Monday and Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm; Room: PKI 259)
    • Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm or by appointment

    Research

    Experience

      • Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016-present
      • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012-2016
      • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009-2012

    Honors and Awards

      • IEEE TCGCC Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award, IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing (TCGCC), December 2018.
      • IEEE CISTC Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Communications and Information Security Technical Committee (CISTC), December 2018.
      • Holling Family Distinguished Teaching/Advising/Mentoring Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 2018.
      • Holling Family Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovative Use of Instructional Technology, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 2018.
      • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communications Society, January 2018 - December 2021.
      • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, July 2014 - June 2018.
      • William E. Brooks Engineering Leadership Fellow, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, September 2014 – August 2018.
      • Faculty Service Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 2014.
      • Holling Family Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 2012.
      • Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 2011.

    Selected Publications