Yi Qian

Yi Qian

Yi Qian
Contact Information:
PKI 206B
Scott Campus (Omaha)
(402) 554-4990
Personal Links:
Lab web site
Professional Memberships:
• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
  • M.S., Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
  • M.Eng., China Textile University, Shanghai, China
  • B.S., Suzhou University, Suzhou, China
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Assurance
  • Mobile Computing
  • Network System Modeling and Performance Analysis
  • Smart Grid Communications
  • Vehicular Communication Networks
  • Wireless Communications and Networks
Courses Taught

About Yi Qian

Yi Qian is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Prior to joining UNL, he worked in the telecommunications industry, academia, and the government. Some of his previous professional positions include serving as a senior member of scientific staff and a technical advisor at Nortel Networks, a senior systems engineer and a technical advisor at several start-up companies, an assistant professor at University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and a senior researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology.

His research interests include information assurance and network security, network design, network modeling, simulation and performance analysis for next generation wireless networks, wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks, vehicular networks, smart grid communication networks, broadband satellite networks, optical networks, high-speed networks and the Internet.

Prof. Yi Qian is a member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE. He was the Chair of IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee for Communications and Information Security from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is serving on the editorial boards for several international journals and magazines, including serving as the Associate Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. He is the Technical Program Chair for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2018.


  • Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016 - present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012 - 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009 - 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, July 2014 - June 2018.

Selected Publications