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Chunxiao (Tricia) Chigan

Chunxiao (Tricia) Chigan

Chunxiao (Tricia) Chigan, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associate Professor
BL 401


Communication Networks & Network Security

Research Interest

Cyber Security & Information Assurance; Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks; Cognitive Radio Networks & Security; Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks; Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Communications.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook
M.S., Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook
M.S., Biomedical Engineering & Instrumentation, University of Science & Technology of China


Dr. Chunxiao (Tricia) Chigan is an Associate Professor in the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at UMass Lowell. Prior to joining UMass Lowell in August of 2012, she was an Associate Professor with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Tech. She has been actively conducting research and publishing in the areas of Cyber Security & Information Assurance, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks & Security, Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, and Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Communications. Her research in these areas has been sponsored by National Science Foundation, US Army Research Lab, US Army Communications-Electronics Research Development & Engineering Center, and the Innovation Center of EATON Corporation. 

She was a recipient of Michigan Tech Research Excellent Fund (REF) award (2004), and a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award (2007). 

She is also active in academic service. She regularly serves as the technical program committee (TPC) member for leading IEEE conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, and IEEE WCNC. In 2009, she served as the TPC Co-Chair for the Ad-Hoc, Sensor and Networking Symposium of IEEE GLOBECOM. She has also been frequently serving on panels for several NSF programs. Currently, she serves as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.