Yan Bai, Ph.D. (British Columbia)

Associate Professor
Institute of Technology
University of Washington Tacoma

Winter 2015:

I am on sabbatical leave this quarter.


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) and Quantum Communications. I am particulary passionate about security and privacy issues of these new technologies.

Recent Grant:

  • PI: "Active-Learning Laboratory Experiments for Teaching IT Security" ; Funded by National Science Foundation, 2012-2014 (extended to 2015)

  • Conferences I'm recently involved with:

  • IEEE BigDataService 2015 (Publicity Co-Chair)
  • MobileCloud 2015 - The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering (Program Committee)
  • IEEE Cloudcom 2014 - 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (Program Committee)
  • SmartComp 2014 - International Conference on Smart Computing (Program Committee)
  • HPCC 2014 - The 16th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (Program Committee)
  • BigData 2014 - 2014 IEEE International Congress on Big Data (Program Committee)
  • CyberSecurity 2014 - The 3rd ASE International Conference on Cyber Security (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