Carnegie Mellon University

Carlee Joe-Wong

Carlee Joe-Wong

Robert E. Doherty Career Development Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Carlee Joe-Wong is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University's Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics in 2016, where she was named a Jacobus and Centennial Fellow. Her primary research interests are in mathematical and economic aspects of computer and information networks. Carlee received her A.B. in mathematics in 2011 and her M.A. in applied mathematics in 2013, both from Princeton University. In 2013–2014, she was the Director of Advanced Research at DataMi, a startup she co-founded from her data pricing research. Carlee received the INFORMS ISS Design Science Award in 2014 for her work on smart data pricing and the Best Paper Award at IEEE INFOCOM 2012 for her work on fair multi-resource allocation. She was a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow (NDSEG) from 2011 to 2013.


Ph.D., 2016
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Princeton University

M.A., 2013
Applied Mathematics
Princeton University

A.B., 2011
Princeton University



  • Network economics
  • Data pricing
  • Resource allocation in computer networks
  • Mobile/edge computing
  • Cloud computing

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Sharing the Road

Joe-Wong published an opinion piece in Autonomous Vehicle International on how self-driving cars and human-driven cars can share the road.
Monday, October 10, 2022

Playing Nice

Someday autonomous vehicles and human-driven vehicles will share the road. How to manage the rise of AVs is the topic of a Carnegie Mellon policy brief.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Making Machines Cooperate

Associate Professor Carlee Joe-Wong and Courtesy Professor Robert Iannucci have received an NSF Award for their work on data-centric networks. Their research looks to improve distributed learning in applications like smart cities, data analysis, augmented reality and more.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Buffering, Burstables, and Better Websites

For the last year and a half, Carlee Joe-Wong has been investigating how cloud providers can optimize their use of burstable instances.
Thursday, October 04, 2018

Joe-Wong receives N2Women: Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications Award

Carlee Joe-Wong, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named one of ten women in computer networking and communications who should be known and watched, according to N2Woman: Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications.
Monday, July 02, 2018

Pricing and processing data far from the Cloud: Carlee Joe-Wong on the economics of the IoT

Carlee Joe-Wong is working to establish the economic foundations for the next generation of computing.
Monday, October 02, 2017

Optimizing the 21st century radio network

Because of the large amount of data that is constantly moving back and forth across communication networks, latency optimization isn’t the only barrier. The sheer wealth of data can overload a network, rendering it unusable. Many of us routinely experience this—you look down at your phone and it appears you have service, yet you can’t make a call or access the internet. Midnight rolls around on New Year’s Eve and your texts won’t go through, thanks to the vast number of texts being sent at that exact moment.
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Joe-Wong's net neutrality research cited in Forbes

A research paper written by ECE’s Carlee Joe-Wong, University of Minnesota’s Soumya Sen and University of Colorado’s Sangtae Ha was referenced by Forbes in an article about the current net neutrality debate.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Meet the new ECE faculty members

As a new semester begins, we welcome four new faculty members to ECE. Meet Giulia Fanti, Carlee Joe-Wong, Gauri Joshi, and Bryan Parno.