Mung Chiang is on an IPA detail at the U.S. Department of State from Purdue University, where he is the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering and the Roscoe H. George Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Under his leadership, Purdue Engineering became the largest top-10 engineering college in the United States, and achieved milestones in education, research, online learning, entrepreneurship, diversity, economic development, industry collaboration, global partnership, philanthropic support, physical infrastructure and talent development.
Prior to July 2017, he was the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. His research on communication networks received the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor in the U.S. to scientists, engineers and social scientists under the age of 40.
A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers’ Kiyo Tomiyasu Technical Achievement Award, he has been an internationally renowned innovator in wireless communications, edge/fog computing, and Internet architecture. He founded the Princeton Edge Lab in 2009, which bridges the theory-practice gap in networking research by spanning from proofs to prototypes, and co-founded a few startup companies in mobile data, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, with products used by tens of millions of people worldwide.
A recipient of the American Society of Engineering Education’s Frederick E. Terman Award, his textbook “Networked Life,” popular science book “The Power of Networks,” and online courses have reached hundreds of thousands of students.