Prof. Laurence T. Yang, Ph.D


Department of Computer Science

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5, Canada

Office: Annex 11B
Tel: 1-902-867 5546 

Fax: 1-902-867 3302
Email: ltyang at stfx dot ca



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·        CSCI-368: Data Communications and Networking

·        CSCI-467: Computer and Network Security

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Short Bio

Prof. Laurence T. Yang graduated from Tsinghua University, China and got his Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Victoria, Canada. He joined St. Francis Xavier University in 1999. His current research includes parallel and distributed computing, embedded and ubiquitous/pervasive computing.


He has published many papers in various refereed journals, conference proceedings and book chapters in these areas (including around 100 international journal papers such as IEEE Transactions on Computers,  IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuit and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, IEEE Systems Journal, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Intelligent Systems, etc).


He has been involved actively in conferences and workshops as a program/general/steering conference chair (mainly as the steering co-chair of IEEE UIC/ATC, IEEE CSE, IEEE HPCC, IEEE/IFIP EUC, IEEE ISPA, IEEE PiCom, IEEE EmbeddedCom, IEEE iThings, IEEE GreenCom, etc) and numerous conference and workshops as a program committee member. He served as the vice-chair of IEEE Technical Committee of Supercomputing Applications (TCSA) until 2004, was the chair (elected in 2008 and 2010) of IEEE Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (TCSC), the chair of IEEE Task force on Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence (2009- ). He was also in the steering committee of IEEE/ACM Supercomputing conference series (2008-2011), and the National Resource Allocation Committee (NRAC) of Compute Canada (2009-2013).


In addition, he is the editors-in-chief of several international journals. He is serving as an editor for many international journals. He has been acting as an author/co-author or an editor/co-editor of many books from Kluwer, Springer, Nova Science, American Scientific Publishers and John Wiley & Sons. He has won several Best Paper Awards (including IEEE Best and Outstanding Conference Awards such as the IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (IEEE AINA-06), etc); one Best Paper Nomination; Distinguished Achievement Award, 2005; Canada Foundation for Innovation Award, 2003. He has been invited to give around 30 keynote talks at various international conferences and symposia.