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Dr. Yan Wan

Dr. Yan Wan

Associate Professor



Dr. Yan Wan is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University in 2009 and then postdoctoral training at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests lie in the modeling, evaluation and control of large-scale dynamical networks, cyber-physical system, stochastic networks, decentralized control, learning control, networking, uncertainty analysis, algebraic graph theory, and their applications to UAV networking, UAV traffic management, epidemic spread, complex information networks, and air traffic management. She received research grants from NSF, ONR, NIST, IEEE, and MITRE Corporation as subcontracts from FAA. Her research has led to over 140 publications and successful technology transfer outcomes. She has been recognized by several prestigious awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, RTCA William E. Jackson Award, U.S. Ignite and GENI demonstration awards, IEEE WCNC and ICCA Best Paper Awards, UNT Early Career Award for Research and Creativity, and Tech Titan of the Future – University Level Award. Her research on UAV-carried Wi-Fi system for emergency communication has been reported by many government-agency websites and media outlets, including NSF, NBC, NPR, Huffington Post, and the Washington Times. She serves as the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, and Journal of Advanced Control for Applications. She also serves as a Conference Editorial Board Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, Vice President for IEEE ComSoc Fort Worth Chapter, and Technical Committee Member of AIAA Intelligent Systems, IEEE CSS Nonlinear Systems and Control, and IEEE CSS Networks and Communication Systems.

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