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Yuanyuan Yang Named a 2022 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

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Yuanyuan Yang, distinguished professor in Stony Brook University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) — the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. She has also become a member of the Stony Brook University NAI Chapter.

The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. This year’s Fellows come from 110 research universities, governmental and non-profit research institutions worldwide. They collectively hold more than 5,000 issued U.S. patents.

Yang has gained exceptional international recognition for her creative inventions and impactful research in networking and cloud and mobile computing. She holds seven U.S. patents and two foreign patents, three of which have been licensed to two companies.

“Professor Yang is a distinguished scholar and inventor, and it is gratifying to see her recognized with this honor,” said Petar Djurić, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “We are all proud of her accomplishments, and thrilled that she has been inducted to NAI.”

Yang will officially be inducted a Fellow at the 12th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors on June 27 in Washington, D.C.