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Professor Shuang-Hua Yang FIET, SMIEEE, DSc, PhD, MSc, BSc

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Professor of Networks and Control

Professor Shuang-Hua Yang joined Loughborough University in 1997 as a research assistant, and progressing to a research fellow in 1999, a senior lecturer in 2003 and a professor in 2006.  His educational history originated in China where he received a BSc in 1983, an MSc in 1986, both from the Petroleum University and a PhD in 1991 from Zhejiang University.

Professor Yang is the leader of the Networks, Communication, and Control System Research Group in the Computer Science Department at Loughborough.  He has also been a member of the Loughborough University senate since 2012.

He is a wireless sensor network (WSN) specialist and has completed a number of large-scale research projects in the area, among which SafetyNET system (www.firesafetyNET.org.uk) and IndeedNET system (www.indeednet.org) have been commercialised.  His research work on wireless network based monitoring and control is seminal in the field of wireless communication and has led to a whole new sub-field, entitled wireless monitoring and control, which has had high impact in both research and commercial technology.  He invented a new energy harvest technology, an adaptive wireless tracking system and a virtual home based security protection approach, which have been applied by a number of industries in the UK.  His pioneering work on Internet-based control has had significant impact despite being still in its infancy.  He has authored two research monographs on Internet-based control and wireless sensor networks respectively.  By organizing a series of special issues of various academic journals and other professional service, he has helped grow this field to have a major impact on the academic, research, and industry communities.  Academic papers authored by him have currently been cited over 2000 times (Google Scholar).

As a principal investigator Professor Yang has received significant amounts of research grants from many diverse funding bodies, including FP7, MoD, EPSRC, TSB, ERDF, and the British Council.  He is currently leading a European project on decision support system for water consumption management.  He has a wide range of collaboration with British industries.

  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Communication
  • Internet-based Control
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile Target Tracking
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Home Automation
  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Software Maintenance
  • Internet Congestion Control
  • Insider Network Security
  • Safety-critical Systems
  • Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2014-
  • Senior member of IEEE
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Automation and Computing
  • Subject Editor of Arabic Journal for Science and Engineering (Computer Science and Computer Engineering)
  • Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Institute of Measurement and Control
  • Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Advanced Mechatronics Systems
  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College since 2006
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Systems Science 2006-2012
  • Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 2005-2011
  • Progam chair of IEEE Conference on Internet of Things, 2013
  • Program co-chair of the 2007, 2009 IEEE Conference on Networking, Sensing, and Control
  • Program co-chair of 2012 UKACC International Control Conference,
  • Editor of two special issues on Internet based control, wireless sensor networks and mobile agent technologies for the Journal of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 38(10) 2005 and 39(7), 2006
  • Editor of a special issue on sensor network and control for the International Journal of Systems Science, 39(11), 2008
  • Editor of a special issue on home automation for the Journal of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 42(1), 2009
  • Editor of a special issue on measurement in oilfield for the Journal of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 43(6), 2010
  • Winner of the Creativity Award in the International Exhibition Contest on DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Creative Designs held in Taiwan in 2005 for the project "Remote monitoring and control of intelligent home environments"
  • Winner of the 2010 Honeywell Prize award from the Institute of Measurement and Control in the UK to recognize his contribution to the research in home automation