Yih-Fang Huang

Electrical Engineering


Yih-Fang Huang is Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering.  He joined Notre Dame’s faculty upon receiving his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in Fall, 1982.  He received his B.S.E.E. from National Taiwan University in 1976, M.S.E.E. from University of Notre Dame in 1980, M.A. from Princeton University in 1981.  From July 1998 to June 2006, he served as Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Notre Dame. 

Huang’s research interests focus on applying mathematical statistics to resolve problems that arise in communications and signal processing systems.  He has worked on parameter/signal estimation problems, interference mitigation and management in wireless communications and, more recently, on issues relevant to smart electric power grid.  He has published extensively on his research results, with nearly 200 papers in archival journals and conference proceedings.

During his thirty years’ tenure at Notre Dame, Huang has taught both undergraduate (at all levels, including electric circuits, electronic circuits, and communication systems) and graduate courses (primarily in Random Processes and Statistical Signal Processing) in electrical engineering. He has also taught graduate courses at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan (1993) and Munich University of Technology in Munich, Germany (2007).

Huang is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers).

He has received a number of awards that include Outstanding Teacher Award from Department of Electrical Engineering at Notre Dame (twice), the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, CSC, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (Notre Dame), Presidential Award (Notre Dame), Fulbright-Nokia scholarship for lectures/research, Golden Jubilee Medal from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and Toshiba Fellowship.  He also served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2000-2001).  He was the area editor on Mathematics for Circuits and Filters Handbook (CRC Press/IEEE Press, 1995) and the area editor on Signal Processing for Electrical Engineering Handbook (Elsevier/Academic Press, 2005).  He served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Franklin Institute, as well as IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems.  He was Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (1997-98).