Michael Neely of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and Viterbi School of Engineering has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective immediately.
Mike received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1999 and 2003 respectively from MIT. He joined the Ming Hsieh EE faculty in January 2004 as assistant professor.
His research is on the mathematical foundations and theory of networks, particularly those in which the topology, traffic and channel quality varies dynamically in a stochastic (random) manner. His main work is on optimal techniques for scheduling and routing under these conditions, even if the statistical properties of the networks are not known or only partially known. He has developed methods for optimizing various performance parameters such as delay time, resource allocation, power use and data transmission capacity. He has more 26 refereed journal papers published or in press, and more than 41 refereed conference publications on these topics, all of which are extensively cited by his peer technical community. He was elected Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member in 2008. He received an NSF Career Award in 2008, and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Junior Research Award in 2009.
Alexander (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering said, "our department joins me in congratulating Mike on his promotion and its recognition of his academic and research accomplishments!"