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Lee Named SBC Research Professor

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March 28, 2006 | by Megan Fellman

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Chung-Chieh Lee, professor of electrical engineering and computer science in Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named SBC Research Professor.

Lee’s research includes many subjects in communication systems, networking and computer science, with his many research contributions covering the areas of statistical signal processing, wireless data network protocol design, network modeling and performance evaluation, packet scheduling and QoS control, process scheduling, computer algorithm design and complexity analysis, automated document recognition and robust speaker verification.

Lee has published more than 150 technical articles in these fields, and his research programs have been sponsored by various organizations including the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, Ameritech, Motorola, ARDIS, 3COM, Bell Northern Research, BellCore, US West, AT&T, Bell & Howell, AISI and Chrysler.

He also has been a consultant to major information and telecommunication industries, including Juniper Networks, AT&T Bell Labs, Reuters Information Technologies, Zenith, GE Medical, Abbott Labs, BankOne, Raytheon, Illinois Superconductor Corp., Wildblue Communications, Pacific Broadband Communications, Providence Funds and Cambia Networks, among others.

Lee, who joined Northwestern in 1980, was instrumental in establishing the Master of Information Technology program in 1996, which combines the principles of engineering and business. He was co-director of the Center for Information and Technology from 1988 to 1997.