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Two PKU professors elevated to IEEE Fellow Class of 2022

DEC . 06 2021
Peking University, December 6, 2021: Tian Yonghong and Cheng Xiang, two professors from School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Peking University, were honored with elevation to IEEE Fellow Class of 2022 in recognition of their significant contribution to the advancement and application of science and engineering. Professor Tian was elevated for contributions to knowledge-based visual data analysis. Professor Cheng was elevated for contributions to vehicular communication channel modeling and system design.

Tian Yonghong is currently a professor at Peking University. He was the recipient of The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2018 and is currently the deputy director of Peng Cheng Laboratory Smart Network Research Department. His research interests include machine learning, computer vision, and multimedia big data. Professor Tian is the author or co-author of over 140 technical articles in refereed journals and conferences and owns more than 38 US and Chinese patents. He is currently an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and IEEE Access.

Cheng Xiang is currently an associate professor at Peking University. His current research interests include data-driven wireless channel modeling and system design for 5G high mobility scenarios. Professor Cheng has published more than 160 journal and conference papers, 3 books, and 6 patents. Professor Cheng was the recipient of the IEEE Asia Pacific (AP) Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2015, the co-recipient for the 2016 IEEE JSAC Best Paper Award, and received the Best Paper Awards at IEEE ITST’12, ICCC’13, ITSC’14, ICC’16, and ICNC’17. He is now an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an international technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. It has over 420 000 members in more than 160 countries around the world. An IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of engineering, science, and technology. The assessment for the elevation is carried out by professionals in this field annually, the total number selected as an IEEE fellow will not exceed one-thousandth of the total voting membership.

Written by: Shi Xinyao
Edited by: Ma Yaoli
Source: IEEE (
Chinese)