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Nan Yang

Prof. Nan Yang received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics from China Agricultural University, China, in 2005, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China, in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Since July 2014, he has been with the College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, the leader of the multi-scale communications research team, and the head of the Emerging Communications Laboratory. He was the College’s Associate Dean Higher Degree Research from 2019 to 2021. His general research interests include communications theory and signal processing, with specific interests in terahertz communications, ultra-reliable and low-latency communications, cyber-physical security, intelligent communications, massive multiple-antenna and heterogeneous wireless communication systems, next-generation multiple access, and molecular communications.

Prof. Nan Yang received the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2014. Moreover, he is the co-recipient of Best Paper Awards at the IEEE GlobeCOM 2022, IEEE GlobeCOM 2016, and IEEE VTC Spring 2013. Furthermore, he received the Top Editor Award from the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies in 2017, the Exemplary Reviewer Certificates of the IEEE Transactions on Communications in 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2015, the Top Reviewer Award from the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2015, and the Exemplary Reviewer Certificate of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters in 2014, and the Exemplary Reviewer Certificates of the IEEE Communications Letters in 2013 and 2012. He is an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer (Class of 2023-2024).

Prof. Nan Yang is currently serving on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, and Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, and was serving on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2017-2021) and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2016-2021). He has also served as the Guest Editor of more than ten special issues of several international prestigious journals. He has further served as a Symposium/Track Chair at IEEE flagship conferences such as the IEEE ICC and IEEE GlobeCOM, the Technical Program Committee Chair for 2017 Australian Communications Theory Workshop , and co-organised 14 workshops at IEEE flagship conferences such as IEEE ICC, IEEE GlobeCOM, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, and ACM MobiCOM.

Lecture Topics
  • Enabling 6G and Beyond Era with Terahertz Communications
  • Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications Towards Autonomous Wireless World
  • Safeguarding Emerging and Future Wireless Communication Systems: Physical Layer Security Revisited and Research Directions Ahead
  • Reliable Molecular Communications for the Internet of Nano-Things
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