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  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, Jun. 2001, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA. Duration: 2001
  • 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 with 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 60 IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS) and 300 Engineering Index (EI)-indexed refereed conference papers and book chapters related to these research areas. His research interests include cyber–physical systems, the Internet of Things, security, wireless networks, smart grid, and telemedicine.

Prof. Xiao 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 an IEEE Fellow, an IET Fellow, and an AAIA Fellow. He served as a Guest Editor over 35 times for different international journals. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Cyber-Physical Systems 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 TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS since 2020, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS: SYSTEMS from 2014 to 2015, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY from 2007 to 2009, and IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS AND TUTORIALS from 2007 to 2014. He received the IEEE TNSE Excellent Editor Award 2022.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of IEEE (FIEEE)
  • Fellow of IET (FIET)
  • Fellow of Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA)

Areas of Research

Latest 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