Yi Yang

Associate Professor

Office: Ryan 414


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.

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.

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%)

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%)

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%)

Min Shao, Yi Yang, Sencun Zhu, and Guohong Cao, Towards Statistically Strong Source Anonymity for Sensor Networks, IEEE Infocom 2008. (Acceptance ratio: 20.5%)

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%)

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)

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.

Favorite Links:

Security Conference Statistics

Networking Conference Statistics

ACM Digital Library

IEEE Xplore

Latex Tutorial

Unix/Linux Commands

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

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