- Senior Research Fellowship in 2000 at Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Yeung is distinguished for his contributions to information and coding theory. As a cofounder of the field of network coding, he has been serving as Co-Director of the Institute of Network Coding since 2010. He is the author of the books A First Course in Information Theory (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002) and Information Theory and Network Coding (Springer 2008), which have been adopted by over 100 institutions around the world. In spring 2014, he gave on Coursera the first MOOC in the world on information theory that reached over 25,000 students. Since then, the MOOC has been offered regularly on Coursera and other platforms. His research interest is in information theory and network coding. He was a consultant in a project of Jet Propulsion Laboratory for salvaging the malfunctioning Galileo Spacecraft.
He was awarded the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship in 2000, the Best Paper Award (Communication Theory) at the 2004 International Conference on Communications, Circuits and System, the 2005 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2007, the 2016 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, the 2018 ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Paper Award, and the 2021 IEEE Richard W Hamming Medal. In 2015, he was named an Outstanding Overseas Chinese Information Theorist by the China Information Theory Society.
In December 2015, Yeung was featured in a Croucher news article - read here.