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Jing Yang
Assistant Professor
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Pennsylvania State University

Office: 228B Electrical Engineering West
Phone: (814) 863-8732

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University since Fall 2016. I received my B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), and M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, all in Electrical Engineering. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas.

My research interests lie in statistical learning, optimization of networked systems, and information theory. I received an NSF CAREER award in 2015.

  • March 2021: I was invited to serve as a TPC for ITW 2021.

  • January 2021: Our paper has been accepted and selected as an oral presentation by the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS) 2021! Only 48 out of 1527 submissions have been selected as orals.

  • January 2021: Donghao Li joined our group as a PhD student. Welcome Donghao!

  • December 2020: I was selected as the winner of the 2020 WICE Early Achievement Award. More information regarding the WICE Awards can be found here and the PSU news is here.

  • December 2020: I was selected as one of the 2020 N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications. More information regarding the stars list can be found here.

  • December 2020: I was invited to serve as a TPC for ISIT 2021.

  • December 2020: We submitted two invited papers to Asilomar 2020.

  • November 2020: I am serving as a TPC co-chair for the 4th Age of Information Workshop (AoI’21) in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2021. The CPF can be found here.

  • November 2020: New book co-edited by Himal, Alessio, John and myself has been published by IET.

  • October 2020: Chao successfully passed his dissertation defense. Congratulations, Dr. Gan!

  • October 2020: I was invited to serve as a reviewer/program committee member for AISTATS 2021 and IJCAI 2021.

  • September 2020: We uploaded a new paper to arXiv:
    Precoding and Scheduling for AoI Minimization in MIMO Broadcast Channels by S. Feng and J. Yang.

  • September 2020: Ruiquan Huang joined our group as a PhD student. Welcome, Ruiquan!

  • September 2020: Our project titled ‘‘CNS Core: Medium: When Next Generation Wireless Networks Meet Machine Learning" is funded by NSF. More information can be found here.

  • August 2020: Our project titled ‘‘Learning-Efficient Spectrum Access for No-Sensing Devices in Shared Spectrum" is funded by the NSF Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT) Program. More information can be found here.

  • June 2020: Our project titled ‘‘Dino-RL: A Domain Knowledge Enriched Reinforcement Learning Framework for Wireless Network Optimization" is funded by the NSF/Intel Machine Learning for Wireless Networking Systems (MLWiNS) Program. See the Intel news announcement here and PSU news here.

  • March 2020: I was appointed as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

  • February 2020: We submitted an invited paper to CISS: Information Freshness for Timely Detection of Status Changes, by S. Feng and J. Yang.

  • February 2020: Two papers accepted by IEEE conferences.
    LSTM-based Quick Event Detection in Power Systems, B. Wang, Y. Li and J. Yang, IEEE PES General Meeting, August 2020.
    Timely Synchronization with Sporadic Status Changes, C. Deng, J. Yang and C. Pan, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), June 2020.

Prospective Students:

Graduate Research Assistant positions are available in the areas of statistical learning, signal processing and data analytics, and network optimization. Prospective students with strong mathematical background and extensive programming experiences are welcome to apply. Please contact me by email with a resume, preferably with math and major engineering course grades, if you are interested.