Shih-Chun Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He received the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and the Master of Science in Communication Engineering from the National Taiwan University. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in May 2017, under the guidance of Professor Ian F. Akyildiz.

Since August 2017, he is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the North Carolina State University. His current research interests are in Wireless Software Defined Networking systems (including 5G and beyond cellular networks, Internet of Things, and cyber-physical systems), Network Function Virtualization, Cloudification, and Wireless Communication in challenged Underground and Underwater environments.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Best Student Paper Award Runner-up, IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC), 2016.
  • BWN Lab 2015 Researcher of the Year Award, for his outstanding research achievements throughout the year.
  • Studying Abroad Scholarship from the Taiwan Ministry of Education to conduct graduate research in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Fall 2014-Spring 2016.


I am currently looking for self-motivated graduate students willing to work in the area of wireless communications and networking. The research focus will be Wireless Software Defined Networking, 5G Internet of Things, and Wireless Underground/Underwater Sensor Networks. A good mathmatical background is required. Knowledge on wireless communications, computer networks, and electromagnetics are most welcome. If interested, please send your CV and transcripts to me at