Welcome to Lei Yang's Homepage


Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV 89557

Office: SEM 212

Phone: (775) 682-6872

Email: leiy@unr.edu

URL: http://www.unr.edu/~leiy/


Our paper on Learning-based demand response for privacy-preserving users has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

Our paper on Dynamic pricing for privacy-preserving mobile crowdsensing: A reinforcement learning approach has been accepted by IEEE Network Magazine.

Our paper on Node state monitoring scheme in fog radio access networks for intrusion detection has been accepted by IEEE Access.

Our project “BIGDATA: IA: Collaborative Research: Protecting Yourself from Wildfire Smoke: Big Data Driven Adaptive Air Quality Prediction Methodologies” is funded by NSF!

New NSF RET Site Grant “RET Site: Cross-disciplinary Research Experiences on Smart Cities for Nevada Teachers: Integrating Big Data into Robotics”! This NSF grant emphasizes on research experiences for Nevada Teachers in the fields of Robotics and Big Data.

Our paper on privacy-preserving data aggregation for crowdsensing has been accepted by MobiHoc’18 (30/178=16.9%).

Our paper on novel user authentication for smartwatches has been accepted by ASIACCS’18 (62/310=20.0%).

Our paper on privacy-preserving auction for crowdsensing has been accepted by CNS’18.

Our paper on wireless service pricing competition has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Our research on investigating improved wind forecasting to harness clean energy potential was published as the TOP story in today's (01/08/2018) edition of the National Science Foundation Science360 News. The original and full story was published on the Solar Nexusproject website and also posted on the UNR's Nevada Today.

Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Special Issue on “Recent Advances in Cloud-Aware Mobile Fog Computing,” Submission Deadline: March 2, 2018


RA positions available. I am currently looking for highly self-motivated Ph.D. students who are strongly committed to research. If you are interested, please send your resume or CV, transcripts, TOEFL and GRE scores, and everything else that you believe will help your application to me in one email.

Information about admission can be found on the department website (http://www.unr.edu/degrees/computer-science-and-engineering/phd).

About Me

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Previously, I was an Assistant Research Professor at School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering of Arizona State University, and a Postdoctoral Scholar at ASU working with Professor Junshan Zhang and Professor Vijay Vittal and at Princeton University working with Professor Vincent Poor. I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in Fall 2012 under the supervision of Professor Junshan Zhang. Before that, I received both my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Radio Engineering Department of Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2005 and 2008, respectively