Yuan Shen

Marconi Young Scholar Yuan Shen

Recognized in 2010

“I had the unique opportunity to meet not only legendary figures in the area of information science and technology, but also outstanding young peers together with whom we are moving science forward.”

Current Young Scholars Role

Asia Representative

Research Area

Statistical inference, communication and control enabling a broad range of applications such as internet of things, autonomous vehicles, and emergency rescue.

Current Position

Associate Professor, Electronic Engineering Department, Tsinghua University


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.E., Tsinghua University

Young Scholar Research

Cooperative wideband localization

Other Honors

  • 2015 Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award
  • 2014 China’s Youth 1000-Talent Program
  • 2012 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize
  • 2005 MIT Walter A. Rosenblith Presidential Fellowship

Fun Fact

I am an airline gold member but have only gotten a flight upgrade once – and the flight was eventually cancelled.