Dr. Yang is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nakamoto & Turing Labs, a research lab engaged in scientific and engineering research in the fields of blockchain and artificial intelligence. Dr. Yang is also a managing partner at Aves Lair and an adjunct professor in Columbia University.
Dr. Yang got his Ph.D. in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.S. in Department of Mathematics both from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Ph.D. research is on game theory with its application on resource allocation and optimization in distributed networks.
Dr. Yang was a senior staff engineer in Qualcomm Inc, the world's leading wireless communications chip and service provider. During his tenure in Qualcomm, he was one of the key contributors to the design and development of the 4th and 5th generation mobile communication. He also served as the technical leader in Qualcomm's research on vehicular network and autonomous driving and holds many invention patents.
Dr. Yang has many journal and conference papers and served as a reviewer for Mathematics of Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Networking, Games and Economics Behavior and other magazines. Dr. Yang also gave invited talks and tutorial sessions on IEEE conferences including IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE Summit on Communications Futures, etc.