Shanchieh Jay Yang
Ph.D., ECE, University of Texas at Austin

Professor & Department Head
Department of Computer Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology

83 Lomb Memorial Drive, Bldg 09
Rochester, NY 14623-5603

Office: Bldg. 09, Room 3480

Co-director of NetIP Lab (GLE-3490)

Tel: (585) 475-2987, Fax: (585) 475-4084



Please contact Lourdes Marquez-Douglas (585-475-2987, for office hours and appointments.




Dr. S. Jay Yang received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a Professor and the Department Head for the Department of Computer Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Yang is a Co-Director of the Networking and Information Processing (NetIP) Laboratory at RIT, an active member of the Center of Cybersecurity at RIT, and an active member of the Center for Multisource Information Fusion based in western New York.


Dr. Yang's research group has developed several machine learning, attack modeling, and simulation systems to provide predictive analysis of cyber attacks, enabling anticipatory or proactive cyber defense. His earlier works include the use of Variable Length Markov Models and statistical graph models, and the development of Virtual Terrain, and Attack Social Graphs for predictive cyber situation awareness. This set of work has led to FuSIA, VTAC, ViSAw, F-VLMM, and attack obfuscation modeling. More recently, his team is developing a holistic body of work that contains ASSERT to provide timely separation and prediction of critical attack behaviors, CASCASE to simulate synthetic cyber attack scenarios that integrates data-driven and theoretically grounded understanding of adversary behaviors, and CAPTURE to forecast cyber attacks before they happen using unconventional signals in the public domain.


Dr. Yang has published more than sixty papers and worked on more than fifteen sponsored research projects. He has served on organizing committees for several conferences and as a guest editor and a reviewer for a number of journals and textbooks. He was also invited as a keynote or panel speaker for several venues. He was a co-chair for IEEE Joint Communications and Aerospace Chapter in Rochester NY in 2005, when the chapter was recognized as an Outstanding Chapter of Region 1.


Dr. Yang is dedicated to student experiential learning through classroom/laboratory teaching, research mentoring, and extracurricular engagements. He has established a number of international collaborative degree programs to provide students with global experiences. He has championed several industry sponsored design challenges where RIT students participate with faculty and alumni guidance. He is also an advocate for faculty mentoring and academic leadership development. He has contributed to the development of two Ph.D. programs at RIT, and received Norman A. Miles Award for Academic Excellence in Teaching in 2007.








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Last Update: January 2018 by S. Jay Yang