Biography

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

Office: 228B Electrical Engineering West
Email: yangjing@psu.edu
Phone: (814) 863-8732

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. 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 received an NSF CAREER award in 2015 and the WICE Early Achievement Award in 2020, and was selected as one of the 2020 N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications.

My research interests lie in machine learning, wireless communications and networking, and information theory. Current research topics include:

  • Multi-armed bandits and reinforcement learning

  • Federated learning and distributed/decentralized learning

  • Learning and optimization in mmWave communication networks

  • Application of machine learning and deep learning in wireless networks, power grids and geosciences

News
  • Sep 2021: Two papers have been accepted to NeurIPS 2021!

  • Sep 2021: Renpu Liu joined our group as a PhD student. Welcome Renpu!

  • Aug 2021: Our project titled ‘‘Timely Computing and Learning over Communication Networks’’ is funded by NSF. More information can be found here.

  • May 2021: I am serving as a guest editor for a special issue ‘‘Energy Efficient Distributed AI over Wireless Networks’’ on IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. The deadline is September 15. Please consider submit your work there. CFP

  • May 2021: I was offered tenure in the College of Engineering and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2021.

  • 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.

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.