Huaiyu Dai

 Engineering Building II (EB2) 2060
 Campus Box 7911


  • Ph.D. 2002
    Electrical Engineering
    Princeton University, NJ
  • Master's 1998
    Electrical Engineering
    Tsinghua University, Beijing

Research Focus

  • Communications and Signal Processing

Highlighted Awards

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 - Qualcomm Faculty Award
  • 2018 - University Faculty Scholar
  • 2017 - Best Paper Award, IEEE ICC
  • 2017 - Executive Editorial Committee Member, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • 2017 - IEEE Fellow
  • 2016 - Best Paper Award, IEEE INFOCOM BIGSECURITY Workshop
  • 2015 - Area Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • 2010 - Best Paper Award, IEEE MASS

Recent News

NC State ECE Faculty Members Ranked as Top Electronics and Electrical Engineers in United States

Posted on March 3, 2022 | Filed Under: News

Fourteen ECE faculty members have been ranked as the Top Electronics and Electrical Engineering Scientists in the United States.

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Technique Smooths Path for ‘Federated Learning’ AI Training in Wireless Devices

Posted on February 1, 2022 | Filed Under: News

A new federated learning technique from ECE researchers drastically reduces the size of data transmissions, creating new opportunities for wireless AI training.

This post was originally published in NC State News.

Dai and Franzon win 2019 Qualcomm Faculty Award

Posted on July 22, 2019 | Filed Under: Awards

Dr. Huaiyu Dai and Dr. Paul Franzon have been awarded 2019 Qualcomm Faculty Awards for research that is inspirational to graduate students and serves to spark new approaches in key technology areas.


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