Feng Yan

Feng Yan

Feng Yan

Assistant Professor

Feng Yan is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He earned both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Computer Science Department at College of William and Mary. He got his B.S. degree from Northeastern University. He was a research associate in Microsoft Research in 2014 and in HP Labs in 2013.

 Dr. Yan has a broad research interest in  big data and is the Director of Intelligent Data and Systems Lab (IDS Lab). Dr. Yan is the recipient of NSF BIGDATA Award (lead PI), NSF CRII Award (sole-PI), and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Research Award (sole-PI). He and his student received the IEEE CLOUD 2018 Best Student Paper Award.

Dr. Yan is actively collaborating with industry partners (such as Microsoft Research, Google Brain, Google Research, Facebook, HP Labs, IBM Research, Amazon, Baidu Research USA, NetApp ATG, EMC etc.) to solve important yet challenging problems to generate real-world impact.

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, College of William and Mary, 2016
  • M.S., Computer Science, College of William and Mary, 2011
  • B.S., Computer Science, Northeastern University, 2008

Prospective graduate students

I am always looking for self-motivated students to work with me. If you are interested, please send me your CV, GRE (for graduate students), TOEFL (for international students) and other materials that you believe will help you get the position (e.g., research statement, personal statement, publications, transcripts, awards, etc.).

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Research interests

Dr. Yan has a broad research interest in big data and his recent research areas include:

  • Machine learning/deep learning
  • Cloud/edge/fog/serverless computing
  • Performance evaluation and optimization
  • Data-driven disaster monitoring and response
  • Secure and dependable computing  

Projects and publications

Dr. Yan is actively publishing at the most prestigious venues in computer science. Please visit Dr. Yan's website for his projects and publications.