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Dr. Yang Xiao



  • 3054 Cyber Hall
  • phone (205) 348-4038
  • fax (205) 348-6959
  • Email


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, Jun. 2001, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA, Aug. 2000.
  • M.S. in Computational Mathematics, concentrating on Computer Graphics, in Oct. 1991, Jilin University, China.
  • B.S. in Computational Mathematics and its Application Software, in Feb. 1989. Jilin University, China.

Yang Xiao (Fellow, IEEE) is a Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. He directed over 20 doctoral dissertations and supervised over 20 M.S. theses/projects. He has published over 300 Science Citation Index (SCI)-indexed journal papers (including over 70 IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS) and 300 Engineering Index (EI)-indexed refereed conference papers and book chapters related to these research areas.

He was a Voting Member of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group from 2001 to 2004, involving the IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) standardization work. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET, AAIA, AIIA, and ACIS. He served as a Guest Editor over 35 times for different international journals, including the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) in 2022-2023, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (TNSE) in 2021, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GREEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING in 2021, IEEE Network in 2007, IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS in 2006 and 2021, IEEE Communications Standards Magazine in 2021, and MONET in 2008. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of CPS Journal, IJSNet, and IJSN. He has been serving as an Editorial Board Member or an Associate Editor for 20 international journals, including the IEEE TNSE since 2022, IEEE TYB since 2020, IEEE TMSC: SYSTEMS from 2014 to 2015, IEEE TVT from 2007 to 2009, and IEEE COMST from 2007 to 2014. He serves/served as a Member of Technical Program Committee for more than 300 conferences. He received the IEEE TNSE Excellent Editor Award in 2022 and 2023.

Affiliated Areas
Computer Science

Selected Publications

  • Y. Yang, Y. Xiao, and T. Li, “Attacks on Formation Control for Multiagent Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Dec. 2022, Vol. 52, No. 12, pp. 12805-12817, DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2021.3089375
  • S. Alzahrani, Y. Xiao, and W. Sun, “An Analysis of Conti Ransomware Leaked Source Codes,” IEEE Access, Vol. 10, pp. 100178-100193, 2022, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3207757
  • A. Olteanu, L. Luo, Y. Xiao, and W. Liang, “Optimal Design for Modulated Binary Sensors,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 22, No. 17, pp. 17224-17233, Sep. 1, 2022, DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2022.3193628
  • X. Xia, Y. Xiao, W. Liang, and J. Cui, “Detection Methods in Smart Meters for Electricity Thefts: A Survey,” Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 110, No. 2, pp. 273-319, Feb. 2022, DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2021.3139754.
  • C. Pei, Y. Xiao, W. Liang, and X. Han, “Detecting False Data Injection Attacks using Canonical Variate Analysis in Power Grid,” IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 971-983, APRIL-JUNE 2021. DOI: 10.1109/TNSE.2020.3009299

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow of IEEE (FIEEE)
  • Fellow of IET (FIET)
  • Fellow of Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (FAAIA)
  • Fellow of International Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance (FAIIA) and Fellow of Asia Computational Intelligence Society (FACIS)
  • Excellent Editor Award 2022 and 2023 for IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE)

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Dr. Yang Xiao

Computer science professor named IEEE Fellow

A professor in the College of Engineering has been recognized by an international organization for his extensive research on Wi-Fi standardization. Dr. Yang Xiao, a professor in The University of...

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NSF Selects UA Students, Alumna for Highly Competitive Fellowships

The National Science Foundation selected seven University of Alabama students and one alumna for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program from among more than 13,000 applicants.

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UA Honors Outstanding Graduate Students in 2013

The University of Alabama Graduate School has announced the recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student awards, to be presented during UA Honors Week, April 1–5.

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