Short Biography

Cong Shen received his B.S. and M.S. degrees, in 2002 and 2004 respectively, from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. He obtained the Ph.D. degree from the Electrical Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), in 2009. Prior to joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Virginia, Dr. Shen was a professor in the School of Information Science and Technology at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He also has extensive industry experience, having worked for Qualcomm Research, SpiderCloud Wireless, Silvus Technologies, and, in various full time and consulting roles. His general research interests are in the area of communication theory, wireless communications, and machine learning. In particular, his current research focuses on multi-armed bandit, reinforcement learning, deep learning, and their engineering applications.

He was the recipient of the “Excellent Paper Award” in the 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN 2017). Currently, he serves as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and editor for the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He also serves on multiple TPCs in related conferences, including ACM Mobicom, IEEE GLOBECOM/ICC/GlobalSIP, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) and AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).