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Kun Yang

Kun Yang received his PhD from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering of University College London (UCL), UK and his MSc and BSc were both from Department of Computer Science, Jilin University. He is currently a Chair Professor in the School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, leading the Network Convergence Laboratory (NCL). He is also the Group Leader of Communications and Networks Group of Essex. Before joining in the University of Essex at 2003, he worked at UCL on several European Union (EU) research projects for several years. He has also been a visiting/affiliated professor at several universities.

Professor Yang’s main research interests include wireless networks and communications, IoT networking, data and energy integrated networks, mobile edge computing. He has published 150+ journal papers and filed 20+ patents in the above areas. He manages research projects funded by various sources such as UK EPSRC, EU FP7/H2020 and industries. He coordinated one EU FP7 research project. He has been a Judge of GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2019 and 2020 (MWC-Barcelona) and a member of UK EPSRC Peer Review College for many years. He serves on the editorial boards of both IEEE and non-IEEE journals. He has been actively organizing IEEE international conferences/symposia/workshops.

Lecture Topics
  • Mobile edge computing, data and energy integrated networks
  • Internet of Things, UAV-enabled communications
Virtual Lecture Topics
  • Mobile Edge Computing and Communications from the Sky
  • Flexible IoT Gateways Supporting RF Energy Transfer
  • UAV-based Wireless Communications, Computing and Charging
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