Mingyi Hong - Biography

I was born in Hangzhou, China. I received my B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in 2005, M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Stony Brook University in 2007 (advisors Prof. Petar M. Djuric and Monica F. Bugallo), and Ph. D. degree in Systems and Information Engineering from University of Virginia in 2011 (advisor Prof. Alfredo Garcia).

In the summer of 2004, I was with Dingli Communications Inc. as a summer intern. From 2007 to 2011, I was affiliated with Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT) conducting research related to spectrum management and resource allocation in cognitive radio networks. In the summer of 2008, I was with the UBS AG as a summer intern.

From 2011-2014, I have been a Post-Doctorate Fellow, a Research Associate, then a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, with Prof. Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo. From 2014-2017, I was an Assistant Professor at IMSE Department and ECpE Department (by courtesy), Iowa State University. I am the recipient of 2014 Black & Veatch Faculty Fellowship from the College of Engineering, Iowa State University. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at ECE Department, University of Minnesota.

My general research interests lie in the area of design and optimizing future generations of networks including wireless and energy networks; theory and methods for statistical and distributed signal processing; the theory and methods of large-scale optimization; the theory and methods for machine learning and big data.