Yan Bai, Ph.D. (British Columbia)

Associate Professor and Director of Master of Cybersecurity and Leadership Program
Institute of Technology
University of Washington Tacoma


TINFO 442 Computer Security
TINFO 443 Digital Forensics
TCSL 550 Networking and Internet Security


My general research interests are in the areas of cyber security and computer networking. Over the past few years, I have worked on projects in multimedia communications, eHealth and cloud computing. Most recently, I have started investigating Internet of Things(IoT). I am particulary passionate about security and privacy issues of these new technologies.


  • 2016 UW Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Recent Grant:

  • PI: "Active-Learning Laboratory Experiments for Teaching IT Security" ; Funded by National Science Foundation, 2012-2014 (extended to 2016)

  • Conferences I'm recently involved with:

  • IEEE Mobile Cloud 2017 (Program Committee)
  • IEEE BigDataService 2016 (Publicity Co-Chair)
  • IEEE CloudCom 2016 (Program Committee)
  • IEEE CloudCom 2015 (Student Travel Grants and PhD Forum Co-Chair)
  • IEEE iThings 2015 (Program Committee)


    The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
    A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
    Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.
    A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

    Contact: yanb(at)u.washington.edu