Wanjiun Liao received the BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1997. She is a Himax Chair Professor, Distinguished Professor and Department Chair of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow of Research Center for Information Techonology Innovation, Amercian Sinica, Taiwan. She was the Director of the Information Networking Division of the Computer and Information Networking Center at National Taiwan University 2002-2007. She currently serves as the Chair of the Application and Service Group of the National Science and Technology Program for Telecommunications in Taiwan. Her research interests are focused on the design and analysis of wireless and multimedia networking, green communications, on-line social network analysis, and cloud networking.
Prof. Liao was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. She is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Electrical Engineering, Chinese IEE. She was an IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer for 2011-2012, an IEEE Fellow Committee member since 2013, and the IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Board (APB) Director for 2014-2015. Prof. Liao served on the organizing committees of many international conferences, including serving as the Tutorial Co-Chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2004, TPC Vice Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2005 Symposium on Autonomous Networks, a TPC Co-Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 Global Symposium, a TPC Co-Chair of IEEE VTC 2010 Spring, a TPC Co-Chair of IEEE ICC 2010 Next Generation Networking and Internet Symposium, and the General Chair of ACM Workshop on Wireless Multimedia Networking and Computing 2011.
Prof. Liao received many research awards and recognition from different government and professional organizations. Papers she co-authored with her students received the IEEE Communications Society 2011 Multimedia Communications Best Paper Award, and also the best paper awards of many IEEE conferences. She was a recipient of Outstanding Research Paper Award at USC in 1997, Outstanding Teaching Award at NTU (台大教學傑出獎) in 2000, K. T. Li Young Researcher Award (李國鼎青年研究獎) honored by ACM Taipei/Taiwan in 2003, Fu Ssu-Nien Award of NTU (台大傅斯年獎) in 2005 for her research achievements, Outstanding EE Professor Award of Chinese IEE (中國電機工程師學會傑出電機工程教授獎) in 2006, Outstanding Research Award of National Science Council (NSC) (國科會研究傑出獎) in 2006, 2009, and 2012, Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Award (有庠科技論文獎) in 2008, K. T. Li Research Breakthrough Award (李國鼎穿石獎) in 2009, and Outstanding Engineering Professor Award of Chinese Institute of Engineer (中國工程師學會傑出工程教授獎) in 2010. Dr. Liao was selected as one of Outstanding Young EEs by EE Times in 1997. She was a recipient of the Republic of China (R.O.C.) Distinguished Women Medal (中華民國十大傑出女青年) in 2000, and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from National Chiao-Tung University (交大傑出校友) in 2012. She is a Fellow of IEEE.