Where am I?

Yi Yang

Assistant Professor
Director of Cyber Security Major


I got my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University (University Park) in August, 2010. From Fall 2010 to Summer 2013, I was an assistant professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. After that, I joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Fontbonne University as an assistant professor in Summer 2013.

Professional Activities:

  • TPC member of CollaborateCom 2010, PETSE 2011, CollaborateCom 2011, DASC 2011, COLLA 2012, CollaborateCom 2012, CollaborateCom 2013, International Symposium on Cloud Computing and Services for High Performance Computing Systems (InterCloud-HPC 2013), COLLA 2013
  • Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Security (IJS)


  • 2013, Burns Faculty Fellowship, School of Engineering, the Catholic University of America, Washington DC
  • 2008, Research Assistant Award, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University (University Park)


My research interests include:

  • Security, privacy, and trust issues in wireless networks, mobile devices, social networks, cloud computing, and smart grid
  • Network security, system and software security, web and Internet security, hardware security
  • Networking and network management

Book Chapters

  • Yi Yang and Sencun Zhu, "Anonymous routing", "Key management", and "Sensor code attestation", in Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security (2nd Edition).

Journal Publications

  • Y. Yang, M. Shao, S.Zhu, G.Cao, Towards Statistically Strong Source Anonymity for Sensor Networks, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Volume 9, Issue 4, 2013.
  • J. Cui, M. Lai, Y. Yang, C. Chen, Application Layer Multicast Streaming Media Live System Based on Scribe, IJACT: International Journal of Advancements in Computing Technology, Vol. 4, No. 21, pp. 517-525, 2012.
  • M.Shao, S.Zhu, W.Zhang, G.Cao, Y.Yang, pDCS: Security and Privacy Support for Data-Centric Sensor Networks, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, August 2009 (vol. 8 no. 8), pp. 1023-1038. [Full paper]
  • Y.Yang, X.Wang, S.Zhu, and G.Cao, SDAP: A Secure Hop-by-Hop Data Aggregation Protocol for Sensor Networks, In ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC), Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2008. [Full paper]
  • Yi Yang and Debao Xiao, "Java Implementation Methods of Mobile Agents in Network Management Systems," Computer Engineering, 2002, 28(10).

Conference Publications

  • Jianqun Cui, Kuan Gao, Yongjia Ye, Jing Fan, Libing Wu and Yi Yang, Multicast Tree Construction: A Nodes’ Relative Leaving Probability Algorithm Based on NICE in ALM, the 15th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC 2013).
  • Uthaiwan Srimongkolpitak, Yi Yang, Sensor Source Location Privacy based on Random Perturbations, CollaborateCom 2012.
  • Vivek Natarajan, Yi Yang, Sencun Zhu, Secure Trust Metadata Management For Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, ICISS 2012.
  • Vivek Natarajan, Yi Yang, Sencun Zhu, Resource-Misuse Attack Detection in Delay-Tolerant Networks, IPCCC 2011. (acceptance rate 36/129=27.9%)
  • Hongmei Deng, Yi Yang, Guang Jin, Roger Xu, Weisong Shi, Building a Trust-Aware Dynamic Routing Solution for Wireless Sensor Networks, HeterWMN 2010 together with IEEE Globecom 2010.
  • Y.Yang, S.Zhu, G.Cao, and T.LaPorta, An Active Global Attack Model for Sensor Source Location Privacy: Analysis and Countermeasures. SecureComm 2009. (Acceptance ratio: 26.3%) [Full paper]
  • Yi Yang, Sencun Zhu and Guohong Cao, Improving Sensor Network Immunity under Worm Attacks: a Software Diversity Approach, ACM Mobihoc 2008. (Acceptance ratio: 14.7%) [Full paper]
  • Yi Yang, Min Shao, Sencun Zhu, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, and Guohong Cao, Towards Event Source Unobservability with Minimum Network Traffic in Sensor Networks, ACM WiSec 2008. (Acceptance ratio: 16.7%) [Full paper]
  • Min Shao, Yi Yang, Sencun Zhu, and Guohong Cao, Towards Statistically Strong Source Anonymity for Sensor Networks, IEEE Infocom 2008. (Acceptance ratio: 20.5%) [Full paper]
  • Yi Yang, Xinran Wang, Sencun Zhu, and Guohong Cao, Distributed Software-based Attestation for Node Compromise Detection in Sensor Networks, IEEE SRDS, October 2007. (Acceptance ratio: 15%) [Full paper]
  • Yi Yang, Xinran Wang, Sencun Zhu, and Guohong Cao, SDAP: A Secure Hop-by-Hop Data Aggregation Protocol for Sensor Networks, ACM Mobihoc'06, May 2006. (Acceptance ratio: 9.8%, cited by 294) [Full paper]
  • Yi Yang and Debao Xiao, "Automatic Topology Discovery Algorithm and Heuristics for IP Networks," Proceedings of the 12th Chinese Workshop on Computer Network and Data Communication, Wuhan, China, December 2002.


  • "Source Location Privacy for Wireless Sensor Networks", NYU-Poly, July 2013.
  • "Towards Event Source Unobservability with Minimum Network Traffic in Sensor Networks", ACM WiSec 2008.
  • "A Framework for Secure Data Aggregation in Sensor Networks", The Second Network Security Workshop in Lehigh University, May 2006.

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Contact Information:

Math and Computer Science Department

Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Boulevard
St Louis, MO 63105
Email: yyang@fontbonne.edu
Phone: 314-889-4513
Office: Ryan Hall 414
Fax: 314-719-3671