Yu-Dong Yao received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, in 1988, all in electrical engineering. From 1987 to 1988, he was a visiting student at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. From 1989 to 2000, he was with Carleton University, Spar Aerospace Ltd., Montreal, Canada, and Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, USA. Since 2000, he has been with Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA, where he is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds one Chinese patent and 13 U.S. patents. His research interests include wireless communications, cognitive radio, and machine learning and deep learning. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS (2000 to 2008) and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY (2001 to 2006) and as an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS (2001 to 2005). For his contributions to wireless communications systems, he was elected a Fellow of IEEE (2011), National Academy of Inventors (2015), and Canadian Academy of Engineering (2017).
- Cognitive radio networks
- Security issues in cognitive radio networks
- Machine learning and deep learning in wireless communications engineering
- Undergraduate and graduate education in electrical and computer engineering