F. Richard Yu



School of Information Technology

Depart. Systems&Computer Engineering (cross-appointment)

Carleton University

About Me

Brief Bio

Prof. F. Richard Yu received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2003. From 2002 to 2006, he was with Ericsson (in Lund, Sweden) and a start-up (in San Diego, CA, USA), where he worked on the research and development in the areas of advanced wireless communication technologies and new standards. He joined Carleton School of Information Technology and the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering (cross-appointment) at Carleton University, Ottawa, in 2007, where he is currently a Professor. His research interests include cyber-security, connected and autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and wireless systems. He has published 600+ papers in reputable journals/conferences, 8 books, and 28 granted patents, with 10,000+ citations (Google Scholar). He received the IEEE TCGCC Best Journal Paper Award in 2019, Distinguished Service Awards in 2019 and 2016, Outstanding Leadership Award in 2013, Carleton Research Achievement Awards in 2012 and 2020, the Ontario Early Researcher Award (formerly Premiers Research Excellence Award) in 2011, the Excellent Contribution Award at IEEE/IFIP TrustCom 2010, the Leadership Opportunity Fund Award from Canada Foundation of Innovation in 2009 and the Best Paper Awards at IEEE ICNC 2018, VTC 2017 Spring, ICC 2014, Globecom 2012, IEEE/IFIP TrustCom 2009 and Int'l Conference on Networking 2005.

He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Co-Editor-in-Chief for Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Lead Series Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, and IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. He has served as the Technical Program Committee (TPC) Co-Chair of numerous conferences. He has been named in the Clarivate Analytics list of ``Highly Cited Researchers" since 2019. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of both Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and Comm. Society. He is an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE VTS and Editor-in-Chief for IEEE VTS Mobile World newsletter. Dr. Yu is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada, an IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, and Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Fellow.

Awards and Honors

  • 2020 – Faculty Research Award, from Carleton University, “in recognition of the high quality of research work”.
  • 2020 – Most Influential Scholar Award Honorable Mention, from AMiner, “in recognition of outstanding and vibrant contributions in the field of the Internet of Things between 2009 and 2019” (AMiner.org).
  • 2019 – Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).
  • 2019 – Highly Cited Researcher, the Web of Science Group. (Fewer than 0.1% of the world's researchers, across 21 research fields, have earned this exclusive distinction.) (Carleton’s Richard Yu Recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher Globally)
  • 2019 – IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing (TCGCC) Distinguished Service Award.
  • 2019 – Best Journal Paper Award, IEEE TCGCC, Int'l Conf. Comm. (ICC'2019), Shanghai, China, May 2019.
    • Jing Guo, Nan Zhao, F. Richard Yu, Xin Liu, and Victor C.M. Leung, “Exploiting Adversarial Jamming Signals for Energy Harvesting in Interference Networks,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 1267-1280, Feb. 2017.
  • 2018 – Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society.
  • 2018 – Outstanding Paper Award, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS'2018), Haikou, China, June 2018.
    • Y. Wei, Z. Wang, D. Guo, and Richard Yu, “Q-Learning based Computation Offloading Strategy for Mobile Edge Computing,” in Proc. ACM/IEEE Int'l Conf. Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS)’18, Haikou, China, June 2018.
  • 2018 – Best Paper Award, International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC’2018), Maui, Hawaii, USA, Mar. 2018.
    • F. Cheng, G. Gui, N. Zhao, F. Richard Yu, Y. Chen, J. Tang, and H. Sari, “Caching UAV Assisted Secure Transmission in Small-Cell Networks,” in Proc. Int’l Conf. Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC)’18, Maui, Hawaii, USA, Mar. 2018.
  • 2017 – Elevated to IEEE Fellow. (Carleton News)
  • 2017 – Elected as the Vice President - Membership of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Sept. 2017.
  • 2017 – Best Paper Award, IEEE VTC’2017Spring, Sydney, Australia, June 2017.
    • N. Zhao, F. Richard Yu, Y. Chen, B. Chen, and V.C.M. Leung, “Internal Collusive Eavesdropping of Interference Alignment Networks,” in Proc. IEEE VTC’17S, Sydney, Australia, June 2017.
  • 2017 – Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
  • 2016 – Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • 2016 – Elected as a member of Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Sept. 2016.
  • 2016 – Certificate of Appreciation, from IEEE Access Journal, Jan. 2016.
  • 2015 – IEEE Outstanding Service Award, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom’2015), Vancouver, Canada, Dec., 2015.
  • 2015 – Certificate of Appreciation, for the outstanding service as a Technical Program Committee Chair at IEEE Online GreenComm’15, from IEEE Communications Society, Nov. 2015.
  • 2014 – Certificate of Appreciation, for the outstanding service as a Symposium Co-Chair at IEEE Globecom’14, from IEEE Communications Society, Dec. 2014.
  • 2014 – Best of Globecom, IEEE Globecom2014, Austin, TX, Dec. 2014.
    • Z. Yin, F.R. Yu, and S. Bu, “Joint Cloud Computing and Wireless Networks Operations: A Game Theoretic Approach,” in Proc. IEEE Globecom’14, Austin, TX, Dec. 2014.
  • 2014 – Best Paper Award, IEEE ICC’2014, Sydney, Australia, June 2014:
    • Gang Liu, Hong Ji, F. Richard Yu, Yi Li, and Renchao Xie, “Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Full-Duplex Relaying Networks,” in Proc. IEEE ICC’2014, Sydney, Australia, June 2014.
  • 2013 – IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom’2013), Beijing, China, Aug., 2013.
  • 2013 – Best Paper Award Runner Up, SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing’2013, Baltimore, MD, May 2013.
    • Y. Wang, H. Tang, F.R. Yu, and M. Huang, “Mean Field Game Theoretic Approach for Security in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” in Proc. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing’13, Baltimore, MD, May 2013.
  • 2012 – Best Paper Award, IEEE Communications Society TAOS Technical Committee, IEEE Globecom’2012, Anaheim, CA, Dec. 2012:
    • S. Bu and F.R. Yu, “Dynamic Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Cognitive Heterogeneous Wireless Networks,” in Proc. IEEE Globecom’12, Anaheim, CA, Dec. 2012.
  • 2012 – Research Achievement Award, from Carleton University, “to recognize outstanding research achievement”.
  • 2011 – Early Researcher Award (ERA) (formerly Premier’s Research Excellence Award), from the Province of Ontario, “for demonstrated excellence of research contributions, to attract and retain the very best and brightest research talent in Ontario”.
  • 2010 – Excellent Contribution Award, IEEE/IFIP TrustCom’2010, HongKong, P.R. China, Dec. 2010.
    • R. Ramamoorthy, F.R. Yu, H. Tang and P. Mason, “Joint Authentication and Quality of Service (QoS) Design in Cooperative Communication Networks”, in Proc. IEEE/IFIP TrustCom’10, HongKong, P.R. China, Dec. 2010.
  • 2009 – Leadership Opportunity Fund Award, from Canada Foundation of Innovation, “to attract and retain the very best of today’s and tomorrow’s researchers in Canada at a time of intense international competition”.
  • 2009 – Best Paper Award at IEEE/IFIP TrustCom’2009, Vancouver, BC, Aug. 2009.
    • F.R. Yu, H. Tang, F. Wang and V.C.M. Leung, “Distributed Node Selection for Threshold Key Management with Intrusion Detection in Mobile Ad Hoc Network,” in Proc. IEEE/IFIP TrustCom’09, Vancouver, BC, Aug. 2009.
  • 2009 – Certificate of Appreciation, from Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) - Ottawa.
  • 2005 – Best Paper Award, Int’l Conference on Networking’2005, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
    • F. Yu and V. Krishnamurthy, “Efficient Radio Resource Management in Integrated WLAN/CDMA Mobile Networks,” International Conference on Networking 2005 (ICN’05), Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 3421, pp. 912-919, ISBN 3540253386, 2005.