Rong-Rong Chen
  • Associate Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Applied Mathematics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Research Summary

Signal processing and communication systems.


Rong-Rong Chen received the Bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from TsingHua University, China, in 1994 and the Master’s degree in mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC), in 1996 and 2003, respectively.

Since August 2003, she has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Her current research interests include underwater acoustic communication, wireless communication, coding, and information theory, and queueing networks. She was the recipient of the University Fellowship for graduate study in the Mathematics Department at UIUC and the M. E. Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award for excellence in doctoral research in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UIUC. Her main research interest is in the general area of wireless communication and signal processing.

Dr. Chen was a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in 2006.