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. Notably, his team introduced Variable Length Markov Models, Virtual Terrain, and Attack Social Graphs for predictive cyber situation awareness. This set of work has led to FuSIA, VTAC, ViSAw, and F-VLMM. More recently, an attack obfuscation modeling framework and a semi-supervised learning algorithm (ASSERT) were developed to provide in-depth understanding of sophisticated attack strategies. The above works are complemented with a cyber attack simulation (CASCADES), aiming at synthesizing complex and varying attack scenarios that are grounded with theoretical understanding of adversary behaviors. He is also part of a team developing techniques to forecast cyber attacks based on unconventional sensors and signals (CAPTURE).


Dr. Yang has published more than sixty papers and worked on more than fifteen 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 also 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: July 2017 by S. Jay Yang