The UC Davis Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, through the ADVANCE Program and its Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS) is delighted to announce Professor Chen-Nee Chuah as a recipient of the 2020 ADVANCE Scholar Award. The ADVANCE Scholar Award highlights and celebrates the contributions that STEM faculty at UC Davis have made to their fields through outstanding scholarship and mentorship. The 2020 ADVANCE Scholar awardees will deliver a distinguished campus lecture regarding their research and mentorship activities at the ADVANCE Scholar Award Symposium that will be scheduled in 2021.
Professor Chuah was selected because of her extensive research contributions, and her track record of increasing the opportunity for women in engineering and computer science. Dr. Chang Liu, an alumna of Prof. Chuah's lab and now at Google, commented that Prof. Chuah has “continuously inspired, guided and supported me during my study and bridged all the collaborations and internship opportunities that advanced me so much in my graduate career. She is always caring, supportive to her students, and shows great passion for her research work. … Prof. Chuah sets a good role model for young women in the STEM field.”
Dr. Chuah is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and co-director of the newly formed Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research (CeDAR). She holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Rutgers University (1995), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley (1997 and 2001 respectively). She joined the UC Davis ECE faculty in 2002, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006, and to Full Professor in 2010. Chuah is a leading researcher in the area of communication networks, with emphasis on internet measurements, routing and learning-based networked applications. Chuah has published over 200 journal and refereed conference papers, and has 3 patents. Her publications have gathered over 10,000 citations and she has received several Best Paper Awards. In 2015, Chuah was named Fellow of the IEEE society. Her many research accomplishments go in hand with an impressive track record of mentoring in research. She has graduated 22 Ph.D. students, 20 M.S. students with thesis, and 21 M.S. students with projects, about a third of whom are women and under-represented minorities. She has also mentored over 40 undergraduates. She is currently mentoring 2 postdocs, 6 Ph.D. students and 4 M.S. students. Through her extensive mentoring of women, campus service in the ADVANCE Mentorship and Networking Initiative, and service to the profession, Chuah has contributed greatly to increasing gender diversity and advancing the careers of members from underrepresented groups in STEM.