Wanjiun Liao received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1997. She is a Lifetime Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering,National Taiwan University (NTU), the Director of the Internet of Things (IoT) Research Center at NTU, and an Adjunct Research Fellow of Research Center for Information Techonology Innovation, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Dr. Liao was the Department Chair of Electrical Engineering of NTU (台大電機系主任), the Vice President for Academic Affairs of NTU (Provost) (台大教務長), and the Director General of Engineering and Technologies Department in the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan (科技部工程司司長). Her research interests include 5G/6G wireless networks, AI for networking, wireless VR/AR, blockchain, and IoT technologies.
Prof. Liao was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and on the Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. She has been very active in IEEE and Communications Society (ComSoc), including serving on IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award Committee, IEEE Fellow Committee, IEEE ComSoc Fellow Evaluation Committee, and IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors (BoG) Members-at-Large. She was an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, the IEEE ComSoc Director for Asia Pacific Region (Region 10), and the IEEE ComSoc Chair of Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee.
Prof. Liao received many research awards and recognition from different government and professional organizations. She received the 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, K. T. Li Research Breakthrough Award (李國鼎穿石獎) in 2009, 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, Teco Award (東元獎) in 2014, and the Ministry of Education (MoE) Academic Award (教育部學術獎) in 2015. Dr. Liao received the Outstanding Teaching Award of NTU (臺大教學傑出獎) in 2000 (top 1%). 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. Dr. Liao was the Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Chair Professor and the Himax Chair Professor. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.