Yi Pan, Ph.D.
Dr. Yi Pan was born in Jiangsu, China. He
entered Tsinghua University in March 1978 with the
highest college entrance examination score among
all 1977 high school graduates in Jiangsu
Province. Dr. Pan received his B.Eng. and M.Eng.
degrees in computer engineering from Tsinghua
University, China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively,
and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the
University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 1991.
Currently, he is a full professor in the
Department of Computer Science at Georgia State
University. Prior to his current position, he was
a faculty member in the Department of Computer
Science at the University of Dayton, Ohio.
His research interests include parallel and
distributed computing, optical networks, wireless
networks, and bioinformatics. His research
sponsors included National Science Foundation,
National Institutes of Health, Air Force Office
for Scientific Research, U. S. Air Force,
International Information Science Foundation,
Japan Society for Promotion of Science, the States
of Georgia and Ohio.
Dr. Pan has published more than 80 journal
papers with 24 papers published in various IEEE
journals. In addition, he has published over 90
papers in refereed conferences (including IPDPS,
ICPP, ICDCS, INFOCOM, and GLOBECOM). He has also
co-edited 13 books (including proceedings) and
contributed several book chapters. His pioneer
work on computing using reconfigurable optical
buses has inspired extensive subsequent work by
many researchers, and his research results have
been cited by more than 100 researchers worldwide
in books, theses, journal and conference papers.
He is a co-inventor of three U.S. patents
(pending) and 5 provisional patents.
Dr. Pan has served as an editor-in-chief or
editorial board member for 8 journals including 3
IEEE Transactions and a guest editor for 7 special
issues. He has organized several international
conferences and workshops and has also served as a
program committee member for many major
Dr. Pan has received many awards including
Visiting Researcher Support Program Award from the
International Information Science Foundation based
in Japan (2001), Outstanding Scholarship Award of
the College of Arts and Sciences at University of
Dayton (1999), Invitation Fellowship from Japan
Society for Promotion of Science (1998),
Recognition Award from the International
Association of Science and Technology for
Development (1998), AFOSR Summer Faculty Research
Fellowship (1997), IEEE Senior Member (1997),
Research Opportunity Award from U. S. National
Science Foundation (1994 and 1996), Best Paper
Award at PDPTA '96 (1996), and Andrew Mellon
Fellowship from Mellon Foundation (1990).
Dr. Pan has delivered over 40 invited talks,
including keynote speeches and colloquium talks,
at conferences and universities worldwide. Dr. Pan
is an IEEE Distinguished Speaker (2000-2002), a
Yamacraw Distinguished Speaker (2002), a Shell Oil
Colloquium Speaker (2002), and a senior member of
IEEE. He is listed in Men of Achievement, Who's
Who in Midwest, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in
American Education, and Who's Who in Computational
Science and Engineering.
Dr. Pan and his wife have two daughters,
Marissa and Anna. They live in Atlanta, Georgia.