UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Guohong Cao, professor of computer science and engineering, has been conferred the status of distinguished professor in Penn State’s College of Engineering, the highest professorial distinction in the University.
He was selected following a recommendation from Justin Schwartz, the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering.
“Guohong's dedication to the education of our students and his research accomplishments are exemplary. He has mentored over 40 graduate students who have gone on to excel at top academic institutions and cutting edge companies. His research on mobile and wireless systems has had a great impact on industry and other researchers. His work on caching and data forwarding in mobile networks was used in open calls for proposals by both the Army and Navy, and was a centerpiece of the 10 year network science center funded by the Army Research Lab. His results were part of a successful technology transfer to CERDEC, and his work was extended under Phase I and Phase II SBIRs, in addition to being cited thousands of times. This combination of education and research leadership makes Guohong an ideal distinguished professor.”
Cao has been a Penn State faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering since 1999. His research interests are in the areas of wireless networks, mobile systems, wireless security and privacy, and the Internet of Things.
He has published more than 250 papers in his research areas. His work has been cited more than 18,000 times.
Cao has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of over 30 grants funded by National Science Foundation, Army Research Lab, National Institute of Health, and various industry companies, with his own share of over $9 million.
Cao was named an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Fellow in 2011, and he was a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2001. He has won best paper awards and has been frequently invited as keynote speakers and distinguished speakers.
He received his doctorate and master’s degrees in computer science from the Ohio State University and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.