(S’96–M’03–SM’08) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1997 and 1999, respectively, and the
Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), CA, USA, in 2002.
From 1994 to 1999, he was a Research Assistant with the State Key Laboratory of Microwave and Digital Communications, Tsinghua University. From 1999 to 2002, he was a Graduate Student Researcher with the Antenna Laboratory, UCLA. From 2002 to 2004, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Engineer and an Instructor with the Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA. In 2004, he joined the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA, as an Assistant Professor, and then became an Associate Professor. Since 2010, he has been a Professor with Tsinghua University, and then the Director of the Microwave and Antenna Institute. He has authored or co-authored over 200 journal articles and conference papers, five book chapters, and three books entitled Scattering Analysis of Periodic Structures Using Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method (Morgan & Claypool, 2012), Electromagnetic Band Gap Structures in Antenna Engineering (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and Electromagnetics and Antenna Optimization Using Taguchi’s Method (Morgan & Claypool, 2007).
His current research interests include antenna theory, electromagnetic band gap structures and their applications, computational electromagnetics, and applied electromagnetic systems.
Dr. Yang was a recipient of the several prestigious awards and recognitions, including the 2004 Certificate for Exceptional Accomplishment in Research and Professional Development Award of UCLA, the Young Scientist Award of the 2005 URSI General Assembly and of the 2007 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, the 2008 Junior Faculty Research Award of the University of Mississippi, and the 2009 inaugural IEEE Donald G. Dudley Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the 2011 Global Experts Program of China. He was the TPC Chair of the 2014 IEEE AP-S International Symposium.
He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION and the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal. He is also a frequent reviewer for over 20 scientific journals and book publishers. He has chaired numerous technical sessions in various international