Lei Yang

Lei Yang

Assistant Professor

Lei Yang is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to joining the University, he was an assistant research professor with the School of Electrical Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. Before that, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Princeton University and Arizona State University. He received the Best Paper Award Runner-up of IEEE INFOCOM 2014.

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2012
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2008
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2005

Prospective graduate students

RA positions are always available for highly self-motivated Ph.D. students who are strongly committed to research. If you are interested, please send your resume or CV, transcripts, TOEFL and GRE scores, and everything else that you believe will help your application to me in one email.

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Research interests

Dr. Yang's current research interests include:

  • Big data analytics
  • Stochastic optimization and modeling in smart cities and cyber-physical systems
  • Data privacy and security in crowdsensing
  • Optimization and control in mobile social networks