Ronald Y. Chang ()
Research Fellow (Professor)
Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI)
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan

Short Biography

Ronald Y. Chang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2000; the M.S. degree in electronics engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, in 2002; and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 2008. From 2002 to 2003, he was with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu, Taiwan. In 2008, he was a Research Intern at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA, USA. In 2009, he was involved in the NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects. Since 2010, he has been with the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, where he is currently a tenured full Research Fellow (Professor). He was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in July-August 2018, and with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, in 2021-2022. His research interests include wireless communications and networking. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), in 2012, and the Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. He was an Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Communications Letters, in 2012, the IEEE Transactions on Communications, in 2015, and the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, in 2017. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access and an Editor for APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Research Areas

  • Wireless communication and networking
  • Signal and information processing
  • Machine learning in wireless communications
  • Communication for IoT

Professional/Academic Activities

  • APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer (2022-2023)
  • Editor, APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing (2022-Present)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Access (2021-Present)
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • Co-Chair of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2018 Workshop "4th International Workshop on Integrating Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grid (ICT4SG)" (5/24/2018)
  • Publicity Chair of the 38th Workshop on Combinatorial Mathematics and Computation Theory (5/14/2021-5/15/2021)
  • Reviewer for IEEE journals (IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Access, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Sensors Letters) and conferences
  • TPC member for IEEE ICC 2012-2013, 2015, 2018-2023; IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, 2017-2018, 2020; IEEE PIMRC 2015-2022; IEEE WCNC 2016, 2019, 2021-2022; IEEE VTC 2014 Fall, 2018 Spring, 2018 Fall; IEEE 5G World Forum 2018-2021; IEEE Future Networks World Forum 2022; etc.
  • Session Chair for IEEE VTC Fall 2015, IEEE VTC Spring 2017, IEEE ICC 2018, IEEE GLOBECOM 2018, IEEE WCNC 2020, IEEE GLOBECOM 2020
  • Reviewer for Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) research grant applications (2020, 2022)
  • Hiring, Reappointment, Promotion and Evaluation Committee member, CITI, Academia Sinica (2020-2021)
  • Member of Academic Affairs Committee (2016-Present), Core Faculty (2016-Present), and Admissions Committee (2018-2019, 2020-2021) for National Taiwan University - Academia Sinica Data Science Degree Program 台灣大學-中央研究院資料科學學位學程學務委員 (2016-Present)、核心教師 (2016-Present)、招生審查委員 (2018-2019, 2020-2021)
  • (Lead) instructor for Academia Sinica's Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) 中央研究院國際研究生學程 course "Probability and Statistics" (Fall 2015-2019 semesters)
  • Host for 2 Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Taiwan Tech Trek interns 科技部候鳥計畫 (Summer 2016), 1 TIGP International Internship Program (TIGP-IIP) intern (Summer 2016), 3 Academia Sinica Short-term Visiting Program for Domestic Scholars visiting professors 中央研究院國內學人短期來院訪問研究 (Summer 2017, Summer-Fall 2021, Fall 2021), 10 Institute of Information Science (IIS) summer interns (Summer 2018-2022)
  • Selected recent invited talks: Academia Sinica TIGP SNHCC (5/15/2019), Department of Communication Engineering, National Taipei University (5/31/2019), 2019 Academia Sinica Statistical Science Camp (9/3/2019-9/4/2019), Institute of Information Systems and Applications, National Tsing Hua University (4/22/2020), Department of Electrical Engineering, Yuan Ze University (6/3/2020), Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan Normal University (3/3/2021), Institute of Communications Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University (3/9/2021), Institute of Communications Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (3/29/2021), Institute of Communications Engineering, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (10/20/2021)
  • Visiting Fellow with Virginia Tech (summer 2018) and Princeton University (2021-2022) supported by Academia Sinica travel funding and Ministry of Science and Technology Subsidy for Short-Term Research Abroad for Technologists grant
  • Exhibitions for Academia Sinica Open House (2014-2019)



RA and Postdoc Openings

We have several openings for full-time/part-time Research Assistants (RAs) and full-time Postdoctoral Fellows (Postdocs). Prospective individuals are invited to read the following:

1. Passion and self-motivation of a candidate are highly valued.
2. A hard-working attitude and an open mind are just as important as past research experiences.
3. You will get credit for your work by publishing research papers, and you will take the credit with you after you leave.
4. Familiarity with TeX or LaTeX, or a willingness to learn it, is necessary.
5. Opportunities to attend international conferences to present your own work may be available.
6. Individuals who plan to pursue advanced study abroad or pursue an academic career are ideal candidates and are encouraged to apply.
7. International students or research fellows are welcome.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. (for Postdocs) or B.S./M.S. degree (for RAs) in EE/CS/MATH or a related area. Programming skills (Python, Java, Matlab, etc.) are desired.

Topics: Wireless communication and networking, machine learning in wireless communications.

Appointment: The starting time is flexible by mutual agreement.

Salary and Benefits: The successful candidate will receive a salary that is commensurate with experience, as well as a benefits package of a year-end bonus and health insurance.

Interested candidates are invited to send in their applications via email to me:

1. CV (including education, publications, research-related experience, work experience, honors, 1-2 references with their emails)
2. Transcripts (including grades on major courses)
3. Anything else that you think will enhance your qualifications (e.g., copies of any papers that you have published in English)

ONLY suitable candidates will be contacted and further scheduled for an interview.

Postdoctoral Fellows Program at Academia Sinica

The Postdoctoral Fellows Program at Academia Sinica accepts applications for merit-based postdoctoral fellowship twice a year. The appointment for this full-time research position is on a two-year term, starting from July 1 and January 1 each year (for application by March 1 and September 1, respectively). The awardee will receive a generous package of salary and subsidies. Visit the website for more information. Interested individuals may indicate their interest in this program upon their application to me. Suitable candidates will then cooperate with me in preparing the necessary application documents for this program.

Previous awardees under my guidance: Dr. Indrakshi Dey (2015), Dr. Cenk M. Yetis (2017), Dr. Chun-Tao Lin (2018).

Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP)

The TIGP Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) program (a Ph.D. degree program) is now accepting applications. Prospective students may apply under my guidance.

Internship Program

Internship lasts during summer or non-summer months. This position requires a minimum M.S. in electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a related field. Graduate students currently pursuing a Ph.D. in some university are encouraged to apply. Visa application is required for international candidates. Interns will build connections and gain valuable research experience and publish research results in international journals and conferences. (RA and internship posting)