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Lifeng Lai received the B.E. and M. E.
degrees in Information Science and Electrical Engineering
from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
in 2001 and 2004 respectively, and the PhD degree in
Electrical and Computer Engineering from the The Ohio State University at Columbus, OH, in 2007. He was
a postdoctoral research associate
at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University from 2007 to 2009, and an assistant professor at University of Arkansas, Little Rock from 2009 to 2012. In Aug. 2012, he joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute as an assistant professor. His current research interest includes Information Theory, Stochastic Signal Processing, and their applications in Wireless Network Security, Wireless Communications and other related areas.
Dr. Lai was a Distinguished University Fellow at the Ohio State Universtiy from 2004 to 2007. He received the Best Paper Award from IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) in 2008, the Best Paper Award from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2011, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation in 2011, Northrop Young Researcher Award from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2012, and the Best Paper Award from IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) in 2012.