Shuanghua YANG Chair Professor

Prof. Yang has been working on the security and emergency response of complex cyber physical systems, and made a number of pioneering achievements in remote surveillance, incident monitoring, massive information processing and control system security based on the Internet, wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). He won Honeywell Award from the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) in 2010, and obtained the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc), the highest honorary degree awarded to alumni who have made outstanding contributions to scientific research and a symbol of "Lifetime Achievement", from Loughborough University, UK. Prof. Yang is the second person to receive this award in the 40-year history of the Department of Computer Science, and was the only Chinese Director of Department and member of the University's Council. He has been awarded over £4 million in grants from the UK Natural Science Foundation, the UK Government and the European Union for more than 20 projects on process control over the Internet, self-organising wireless networks for emergency response, remote design and maintenance collaboration platforms, and wireless home energy efficiency network technologies. Prof. Yang has published over 200 academic papers in international journals in the fields of process safety, system control and computer networks, which have been widely cited in the field, and his paper "A ZigBee-based home automation system, IEEE Tran on Consumer Electronics" (2009) was one of the most cited papers in the non-review category in the 2014 UK Universities Research Assessment in the Computing and Information Sciences.

Research Directions:

Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Safety-Critical Systems, Data Science 

Education Background: 

  • 1988-1991    Phd from the Department of Engineering of Zhejiang University  

  • 1983-1986    MA from Graduate College in Beijing, East China Petroleum Institute

  • 1979-1983    BA from East China Petroleum Institute


Work Experience:

  • 2016 to present     Chair Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SUSTech

  • 2014-2016    Director of the Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University

  • 2006-2016    Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University

  • 2003-2006    Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University

  • 2000-2003    Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University

  • 1998-1999    Researcher at Loughborough University

  • 1997-1998    Postdoc at Loughborough University

  • 1995-1996    Visiting Scholar at University of Leeds

  • 1991-1994    Postdoc and Associate Professor at Zhejiang University

  • 1986-1988    Teaching Assistant, Lecturer at East China Petroleum Institute