Yingwei Yao


Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

1020 Sciences and Engineering Offices (SEO)

851 South Morgan St.(M/C 154)

Chicago, IL 60607


Phone: (312) 996-3420

Fax:     (312) 996-6465

Email:  yyao@ece.uic.edu



Ph.D., Princeton University, Electrical Engineering, 2002

M.S., Peking University, Electronics, 1997

B.S., Peking University, Electronics, 1994



My research interests lie in the general area of communications, signal processing, and information theory. Currently, my research focus is on the application of statistical signal processing and information theory to the design and analysis of wireless communication systems. Topics of particular interest include:

  • Energy-constrained wireless networks
  • Adaptive protocol design for wireless communications
  • Wireless multimedia systems design and analysis
  • Blind system identification and blind source separation


Complete list of publications



  • Fall 2004, ECE532: Advanced Digital Communications
  • Spring 2005, ECE534: Elements of Information Theory



Ramakrishna Yellapantula (jointly advised with Rashid Ansari)