Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Mung Chiang

Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering

Director Keller Center

Room: B328 Engineering Quadrangle
Phone: 609-258-5071
Webpage: Chiang Homepage


  • PhD., Stanford University, 2003
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2000
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, Stanford University, 1999

I study communication, social and economic networks. Founded in 2009, the EDGE Lab goes from proofs to prototypes: and some publications can be found at . The undergraduate course "Networks: Friends, Bytes, and Money" is going on coursera for open access in Fall 2012.

Honors and Awards

  • IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award (2012)
  • IEEE Fellow (2012)
  • IEEE Infocom Best Paper Award (2012)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, White House OSTP (2008)
  • TR35 Young Innovator Award, Technology Review Magazine (2007)
  • Young Researcher Competition Runner-up, Mathematical Programming Society (2007)
  • Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research (2007)
  • Howard B. Wentz Junior Faculty Award, Princeton University (2005)
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2005)

Selected Publications

  1. S. Ha, S. Sen, C. Joe-Wong, Y. Im, and M. Chiang, "TUBE: Time dependent pricing for mobile data," Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM, August 2012.

  2. H. Inaltekin, M. Chiang, and H. V. Poor, "Delay of social search on small world graphs", Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 2012.

  3. D. Xu, M. Chiang, and J. Rexford, "Link-state routing with hop-by-hop forwarding achieves optimal traffic engineering", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 1717-1730, November 2011.

  4. S. Liu, M. Chen, S. Sengupta, M. Chiang, J. Li, and P. A. Chou, "P2P streaming capacity", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 57, no. 8, pp. 5072-5087, August 2011.

  5. T. Lan and M. Chiang, "An axiomatic theory of fairness", Technical report, 2011.

  6. A. Tang, J. Wang, S. H. Low, and M. Chiang, "Equilibrium of heterogeneous congestion control protocols: Existence and uniqueness", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 824-837, July 2007. A. Tang, D. Wei, S. H. Low, and M. Chiang, ‘Equilibrium of heterogeneous congestion control: Optimality and stability’, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 844-857, June 2010.

  7. M. Chiang, S. H. Low, A. R. Calderbank, and J. C. Doyle, "Layering as optimization decomposition: A mathematical theory of network architectures", Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 255-312, January 2007.

  8. P. Hande, S. Rangan, M. Chiang, and X. Wu, "Distributed uplink power control for optimal SIR assignment in cellular data networks", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1430-1443, November 2008.

  9. M. Chiang, "Geometric programming for communication systems", Foundations and Trends in Communication and Information Theory, vol. 2, no. 1-2, pp. 1-154, August 2005.

  10. T. M. Cover and M. Chiang, "Duality between channel capacity and rate distortion with two-sided state information", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 1629-1638, June 2002.