Brief Biography

Dr. Junfei Xie is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the San Diego State University (SDSU). She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, in 2012. She received her M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2013 and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, TX, in 2016. Before joining SDSU, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC). Her research interests include large-scale dynamic system design and control, uncertainty quantification, networked airborne computing, mobile edge computing, unmanned aerial systems, air traffic flow management, spatiotemporal data analysis, and complex information systems, etc. She is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards such as the NSF CAREER Award, SDSU Presidential Research Faculty Fellow Award, San Diego Top 50 Women of Influence in Engineering, etc. She currently serves as the Editor of Unmanned Systems and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Systems. She is a senior member of IEEE and AIAA.

Professional Preparation

  • Aug. 2016 - Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas (UNT)
  • Dec. 2013 - M.S. Electrical Engineering, UNT
  • Aug. 2012 - B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

Appointments

  • Aug. 2022-present - Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • Aug. 2019-Aug. 2022 - Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • Sep. 2016-Aug. 2019 - Assistant Professor, Computing Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
  • May. 2016-Jun. 2016 - Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD
  • Jan. 2016-May. 2016 - Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas
  • Aug. 2012-Aug. 2016 - Research Assistant, University of North Texas
  • May. 2015-Aug. 2015 - Contributive Intern, Sabre Corporation

Awards & Honors

  • Presidential Research Faculty Fellow Award, SDSU, 2022.
  • Elected to AIAA Senior Member, 2022.
  • Top 50 Women of Influence in Engineering in San Diego, 2022.
  • Weber Honors College Research Fellow, 2022.
  • Elected to IEEE Senior Member, 2021.
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2021.
  • Student design competition winner, special track on networked computing on the edge, 2020 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2020).
  • Best reviewer for the 2018 International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems andAerospace.
  • Wanda J. Schafer Graduate Scholarship, Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS), 2015
  • Master's/Doctoral Fellow Award, UNT, 2012-2014.
  • Graduate Assistantship Tuition Scholarship, UNT, 2014-2015.
  • College of Engineering Annual Scholarship, UNT, 2014-2015.
  • Top 10 @UNT Sherman Barsanti Inspiration Awards, UNT, 2014.
  • 2nd Place at IEEE Fort Worth MetroCon Student Poster Competition, 2014.
  • The Best Poster Presentation in AIAA Workshop on "Airborne Networks andCommunications", 2013.
  • Travel Grant awarded by 2016 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop, 2016.
  • NSF CPS Week 2015 Student Travel Awards, NSF, 2015.
  • Travel Grant awarded by "Introduction to GENI Workshop", 2014.
  • College of Engineering Travel Grant, UNT, 2014.
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant Award, UNT, 2013,2014,2016.
  • CENG Graduate Student Travel Fund, UNT, 2014.
  • MILCOM 2013 Travel Grant Award, 2013.
  • Travel Grant awarded by AIAA Workshop on "Airborne Networks and Communications",2013.
  • People‚Äôs First-class Scholarship, UESTC, 2011.
  • The Sumsung Scholarship, UESTC, 2010.
  • The Fangu Top Scholarship, UESTC, 2009.

Services

Committees and Positions in Professional Organization

  • Technical Committee
    • AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee, 2023-present
    • AIAA Information and Command and Control, 2019-present
    • IEEE Computational Intelligent Society (CIS) The Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning Technical Committee (ADPRLTC), 2022-present
    • IEEE Technical Committee on Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 2020-present
  • Editor/Guest Editor/Associate Editor
    • Editor, Unmanned Systems, 2023-present
    • Guest Editor, Unmanned Systems, Special Issue on Advanced Air Mobility: Enabling Technologies and Applications, 2022-2023
    • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Systems, 2022-presenet
    • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - II: Express Briefs, 2022-2023
    • Associate Editor, American Control Conference (ACC), 2019-2020
    • Associate Editor, IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), 2018-present
    • Associate Editor, IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA), 2020-present
  • Conference Organizing Committee Member
    • 2021 IEEE Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WoW), Conference Secretary
    • 5th IEEE Workshop on Smart Service Systems (SmartSys 2020), Publicity Chair
  • Technical Program Committee Member
    • International Conference on Cyber-physical Social Intelligence, 2022
    • Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS), 2020, 2021
    • 5th IEEE Workshop on Smart Service Systems (SmartSys 2020)
    • International Conference on Data Intelligence and Security, 2018, 2019
    • 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2018)
    • 2018 International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems and Aerospace
  • Workshop/Tutorial/Competition/Invited Session Organizer
    • 2nd Workshop on Enhanced Open Networked Airborne Computing Platform, SDSU, San Diego, CA, Jan. 19, 2024
    • Workshop on Enhanced Open Networked Airborne Computing Platform, UTA, Dallas, TX, Oct. 27, 2023
    • Tutorial on "Unleashing the Power of Airborne Computing in UAV Systems", VTC-Fall, Oct. 2023 (virtual).
    • Tutorial on "Towards UAV-based Airborne Computing: Applications, Design, and Prototype", International Conference on Cyber-physical Social Intelligence (ICCSI), Nanjing, China, Nov. 2022
    • 2nd CPS-IoT Week Student Design Competition on Networked Computing on the Edge, May 2022
    • Tutorial on "Towards UAV-based Airborne Computing: Applications, Design, and Prototype", IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Nov. 2021
    • 2021 CPS-IoT Week Student Design Competition on Networked Computing on the Edge, May 2021
    • Invited Session on "Unmanned Systems: Theory and Applications", IEEE ICCA, Oct. 2020 (virtual)
    • Tutorial on "Towards Networked Airborne Computing: Applications, Challenges, and Enabling Technologies", ICUAS, Athens, Greece, Sep. 2020
    • The 1st International Workshop on Computing-Centric Drone Networks, Globecom, Dec. 2019
    • Tutorial on "Towards Networked Airborne Computing: Applications, Challenges, and Enabling Technologies", IEEE VTC, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sep. 2019
    • Tutorial on "Towards Networked Airborne Computing: Applications, Challenges, and Enabling Technologies", ICUAS, Atlanta, GA, Jun. 2019
    • Tutorial on "Towards Networked Airborne Computing: Applications, Challenges, and Enabling Technologies", VTC, Chicago, IL, Aug. 2018
    • Tutorial on "Towards Networked Airborne Computing: Applications, Challenges, and Enabling Technologies", ICUAS, Dallas, TX, Jun. 2018
  • Session Chair for
    • 15th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (IEEE ICCA 2019)
    • The 2018 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)

Reviewer Experience

  • Journals/Book Chapters
    • IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
    • IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
    • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
    • IEEE Transactions of Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
    • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
    • IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics
    • IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
    • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    • IEEE Transactions on Communications
    • IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
    • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
    • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
    • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
    • IEEE Access
    • IEEE Control Systems Letters
    • IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials
    • IEEE Communications Letters
    • ACM Computing Surveys
    • ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
    • AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems
    • International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
    • IET Control Theory & Applications
    • Unmanned Systems
    • Internet of Things
    • Measurement, Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
    • Applied Soft Computing
    • Mathematical Problems in Engineering
    • Mechanical Systems and Signal
    • Neural Computing and Applications
    • Journal of Information Security and Applications
    • Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
    • International Journal of Wireless Information Networks
    • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
    • ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
    • Applied Sciences
    • Urban Science
    • Sustainability
    • Information
    • International Journal of System Sciences
    • Frontiers
    • Principles of Cyber-Physical Systems, Cambridge University Press (Book Chapter)
  • Conferences
    • IEEE American Control Conference (ACC)
    • IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
    • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
    • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
    • IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA)
    • IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom)
    • IEEE Workshop on Smart Service Systems
    • IEEE International Conference on Computing Engineering and Systems (ICCES)
    • IEEE International Conferenceon Data Intelligence and Security
    • IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)
    • Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS)
    • International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV)
    • International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems and Aerospace
    • International Conference on Cyber-physical Social Intelligence
    • IRAST International Conference on Data Engineering and Internet Technology (DEIT)
    • AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition
    • AIAA Aviation
  • Grant Proposals
    • National Science Foundation, 2018-present (CPS Medium, CPS Small, CAREER, CSR Small, GREP)
    • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2018