HFI Faculty Member Pan Li named IEEE Fellow

A head shot of HFI member Pan Li


When Pan Li was a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida in 2006, he joined the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as a student member, submitting his papers to IEEE journals and conferences. Since then, he has been an editor for IEEE transactions, reviewed papers for IEEE journals and conferences, and organized or served on technical committees for top IEEE conferences. In November 2023, he was elevated to an IEEE Fellow, described by the organization as an IEEE member with "extraordinary accomplishments."

Professor Yuguang Fang of the City University of Hong Kong, who nominated Li, described him as "an exceptionally talented researcher with diverse research expertise spanning many fields including wireless communications and networking, machine learning and big data, and security and privacy. The quality and quantity of his scholarly works are simply outstanding!”

Fang, who was Li’s Ph.D. advisor, also pointed out that ten of 14 Ph.D. graduates who studied under Li landed tenure-track Assistant Professor positions upon graduation, two of them have got tenured and promoted to Associate Professors, and one of them received the NSF CAREER award.

As an IEEE fellow, Li looks forward to more involvement with the organization's journals, conferences, and professional committees.

An Associate Professor in Case Western Reserve University's Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Li’s primary research interests include optimization, intelligence, and security for wireless networks and cyber-physical, blockchain, and distributed/decentralized systems. He heads CWRU’s Network, Energy, Security, and big daTa (NEST) Group. Additionally, he conducts underwater communications and cybersecurity research in the Human Fusions Institute.