ECE will welcome new faculty in the coming months. Prof. Mingyi Hong started with us in early August, and Dr. Martina Cardone will begin her duties in January 2018. Their research areas are communications, signal processing, and networking.
Prof. Mingyi Hong has joined ECE as an assistant professor. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Virginia in 2011. He is, in his own words, “from the beautiful city of Hangzhou, China, host to the 2016 G20 summit.” Prior to joining us at the University, Prof. Hong was with the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at Iowa State University. His interests lie in the general area of signal processing, communication, and optimization theory. More recently he has been particularly interested in applying optimization theory and methods to machine learning problems, with applications in document topic modeling, and language translation among others.
This is Prof. Hong’s second time working at the University of Minnesota. He was here previously for three years, from 2011 to 2014, as a post-doctoral fellow, and research assistant professor. Clearly, he enjoyed his time at the University and in the Twin Cities so much that he decided to come back when the opportunity arose.
You can check Prof. Mingyi Hong’s profile here
Sophia Antipolis). She earned her master of science degrees from Politecnico di Torino, Italy and Télécom ParisTech, France as part of a double degree program. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor of science degree from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Her key research interests are in network information theory, wireless networks, security and network coding. The primary goal of Dr. Cardone’s.research is to design low-complexity solutions that, even if not optimal, provide a good enough performance guarantee on practically relevant problems in wireless networks, such as achieving high-data rates, preservation of users’ privacy, and ensuring secure communications.
You can check Dr. Martina Cardone’s profile here