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)

Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Wireless Communications
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
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Assurance
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • 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 Fellow of IEEE. He was the previous Chair of IEEE Technical Committee for Communications and Information Security. He was the Technical Program Chair for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2018. He is serving on the editorial boards for several international journals and magazines, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. He was a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is currently a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Communications Society.


  • 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 Communications Society, January 2018 - December 2019.
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, July 2014 - June 2018.
  • William E. Brooks Engineering Leadership Fellow, September 2014 - August 2018.

Selected Publications