Yang Yang

Yang Yang, PhD, IEEE Fellow
Co-Director, Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT)
Professor, School of Information Science and Technology
ShanghaiTech University, China
Email: yangyang@@shanghaitech.edu.cn



Dr. Yang Yang received the BEng and MEng degrees in Radio Engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1996 and 1999, respectively; and the PhD degree in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002.

Yang is a full professor at ShanghaiTech University, China, and is currently the Executive Dean of School of Creativity and Art and the Co-Director of Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT). Prior to that, he has been serving the University and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as Vice Dean of School of Information Science and Technology (2012-13), Director of Shanghai Research Center for Wireless Communications (2012-18), Director of Office of Academic and Student Affairs (2013-16), and Director of CAS Key Lab of Wireless Sensor Network and Communication (2016-18). Before joining ShanghaiTech University, Yang has held faculty positions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Brunel University (UK), University College London (UCL, UK), and SIMIT, CAS (China).

Yang’s current research interests include fog computing networks, service-oriented collaborative intelligence, wireless sensor networks, IoT applications, and advanced testbeds and experiments. He has published more than 200 papers and filed more than 80 technical patents in these research areas. Yang is a Board Member of the OpenFog Consortium and the Director of Greater China Region since January 2017. He is the Chair of the Steering Committee of Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) since January 2019. In addition, he is a General Co-Chair of the IEEE DSP 2018 conference and a TPC Vice-Chair of the IEEE ICC 2019 conference. Yang is a Fellow of the IEEE.


Yang Yang’s research has been generously sponsored by the government funding bodies and industrial leaders, such as the MOST (China), MIIT (China), NSFC (China), CAS (China), STCSM (China), SHEITC (China), RCUK (UK), EPSRC (UK), TSB (UK), the Royal Society (UK), the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), EU/FP7, British Telecom, SELEX Galileo, Toshiba, Airbus and Rolls-Royce.

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  1. Y. Yang, J. Xu, G. Shi, and C. X. Wang, “5G Wireless Systems: Simulation and Evaluation Techniques,” ISBN: 9783319618692, Springer, 2017.
  2. X. Chu, D. Lopez-Perez, Y. Yang, and F. Gunnarsson, "Heterogeneous Cellular Networks: Theory, Simulation and Deployment," ISBN: 9781107023093, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Journal Papers

  1. “Multi-tier Computing Networks for Intelligent IoT,” Nature Electronics, Jan. 2019. DOI: 10.1038/s41928-018-0195-9.
  2. “DOTS: Delay-Optimal Task Scheduling among Voluntary Nodes in Fog Networks,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Dec. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2887264.
  3. “DATS: Dispersive Stable Task Scheduling in Heterogeneous Fog Networks,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Dec. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2884720.
  4. “FEMTO: Fair and Energy-Minimized Task Offloading for Fog-Enabled IoT Networks,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Dec. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2887229.
  5. “DECCO: Deep-Learning Enabled Coverage and Capacity Optimization for Massive MIMO Systems,” IEEE Access, Dec. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2828859.
  6. “FA2ST: Fog as a Service Technology,” IEEE Communications Magazine, Nov. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2017.1700465.
  7. “MEETS: Maximal Energy Efficient Task Scheduling in Homogeneous Fog Networks,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Oct. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2846644.
  8. “Parallel Channel Sounder for MIMO Channel Measurements,” IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Oct. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/MWC.2018.1800042.
  9. “DEBTS: Delay Energy Balanced Task Scheduling in Homogeneous Fog Networks,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Jun. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2823000.
  10. “FEMOS: Fog-Enabled Multi-tier Operations Scheduling in Dynamic Wireless Networks,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Apr. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2808280.

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