Wenhan Dai

Wenhan Dai 2017 Marconi Young Scholar

Recognized in 2017

“I am honored to receive the Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award and to join the Marconi Society. This award provides me with opportunities to communicate with Marconi Fellows and other Young Scholars. I will also take the momentum to work hard and prove myself worthy of the Young Scholar title.”

Research Area

Communication theory, stochastic optimization and their applications to wireless communication and network localization.

Current Position

PhD candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


  • PhD Candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
  • MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
  • BS, Mathematics, Tsinghua University
  • BS, Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University

Young Scholar Research

Developing ubiquitous localization systems, designing efficient localization and navigation networks, and the modeling wideband ranging systems.

Other Honors

  • First Prize of the IEEE ComSoc Student Competition “Communications Technology Changing the World” (team leader), IEEE Communications Society, 2016
  • Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, Government of China, 2016
  • Outstanding Thesis Award, Tsinghua University, 2011

Fun Fact

I enjoy jogging along the Charles River and playing ping-pong during my spare time.