McDaniel and Yener named IEEE Fellows

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Patrick McDaniel, professor of computer science and engineering, and Aylin Yener, professor of electrical engineering, have been named fellows by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), effective Jan. 1, 2015.

McDaniel was cited for his contributions to the security of mobile communications. Yener was cited for contributions to wireless communication theory and wireless information security.

McDaniel has been a Penn State faculty member since 2004. His research focuses on smartphone application security, telecommunications security, information flow/high integrity systems, storage security and data provenance, SmartGrid security and network security.

McDaniel's awards and honors include a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Outstanding Research Award, an IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy Outstanding Community Service Award and a Penn State Computer Science and Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award.

He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Ohio University, his master's degree in computer science from Ball State University and his doctorate in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Yener has been a Penn State faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering since 2002. Her research is in wireless communications and networking, information theory and network science with recent emphasis on information security, energy-conscious communications including energy harvesting, networked system optimization and multiterminal information theory.

Yener's awards and honors include an NSF CAREER Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ITMANET Young Investigator Team Award, PSEAS Outstanding Research Award, PSEAS Premier Research Award, Leonard A. Doggett Award for Outstanding Writing in Electrical Engineering, IEEE International Conference on Communications Best Paper Award and the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award.

She received bachelor's degrees in physics and in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey, and a master's degree and doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Rutgers University.

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The association elevates less than one-tenth of one percent of its voting membership to fellow status.

Last Updated January 09, 2015