Jung-Min “Jerry” Park, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named a Bradley Senior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Bradley Senior Faculty Fellowship is bestowed on a faculty member in recognition of an exemplary record of research achievement and innovation in one or more fields of ECE.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2003, Park is known for his pioneering research in the fields of dynamic spectrum access and sharing, wireless security and privacy, and cognitive radio networks. He has received 32 funded research projects totaling $15.2 million as either the principal investigator or a co-principal investigator. Funding sponsors include the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, MITRE Corporation, and various industry partners.

Since 2013, he has been the site director of an NSF-funded Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) known as the Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center. 

Park has co-authored one book and has written six book chapters, 39 journal or magazine articles, and 80 conference/workshop papers. He has delivered 37 invited talks, lectures, seminars, or keynotes around the world as a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society. His scholarly work has been well cited by his peers. According to Google Scholar, he has accumulated over 10,600 citations.   

Park was named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, and security issues. At Virginia Tech, he received a College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Research Excellence in 2017 and a College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award in 2014.  In addition, he was a recipient of a Cisco Faculty Research Award in 2015, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2008, a Hoeber Excellence in Research Award in 2008, and an AT&T Leadership Award in 1998.

Over his 17-year career in academia, Park has advised 12 master’s degree thesis students and nine Ph.D. students to completion. 

Park currently serves as the steering committee chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, the flagship IEEE conference for discussing and exploring advanced spectrum access technologies. He has also served on the technical program committees of 11 IEEE or ACM conferences and has served as a member of the editorial board for three prestigious journals. 

Park received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Yonsei University in South Korea and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.

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