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Yang,Le

Le Yang


Associate Professor


School of Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, 214122, China


E-mail: le.yang.le@gmail.com Mobile: +86-15190251719




Education:


2010: Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA


2003: M.S. in Signal and Information Processing, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China

2000: B.S. in Telecommunication Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China



Academic Experience:


2011/06-Present: Associate Professor, School of Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China

2017/01-2017/12: Visiting Professor, Department of Automatic Control and System Engineering (ACSE), University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom 2006/01-2006/12: Research Associate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Canada


2004/08-2005/12: Research Associate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada


2003/08-2004/07: Lecturer, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China



Industrial Experience:


2010/08-2010/12: DSP research engineer intern, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Eden Prairie, MN, USA



Research Interests:


Statistical Signal Processing: passive localization, indoor localization and tracking, multiple (extended) target tracking, sequential Monte Carlo (SMC), Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)


Digital Signal Processing: delay and Doppler estimation, adaptive filters, speech


processing, multi-task signal recovery, compressive detection


Machine Learning: Gaussian processes (GP), deep Gaussian processes, recursive and sparse regression

Wireless Communications: diversity techniques, performance analysis, multimedia communications, MPEG media transport (MMT), cross-layer design



Funded Projects:


Accurate UWB indoor localization and tracking using TDOA measurements Dates: Since 2016/07, continuation

Funding Agency: Hi-Target Co. Ltd (http://en.hi-target.com.cn/)


Source tracking using scarce and imprecise TDOA and FDOA measurements Dates: Since 2015/06, continuation

Funding Agency: People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China


Source geolocation, motion detection and tracking using multiple satellites Dates: Since 2012/07, continuation

Funding Agency: People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China


Simultaneous tracking and sensor position calibration for sensor networks Dates: 2014/01-2016/12

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation of China (NSFC)


Coach bus localization and survelliance







Efficient methods for joint node localization and synchronization using TOA Dates: 2011/09-2012/12

Funding Agency: Youth Foundation of Jiangnan University



Honors and Awards:


Tammy Blair Best Student Paper Award, 20th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), 2017 (http://www.fusion2017.org/Awards.html)

Faculty Teaching Award, School of Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering, Jiangnan University, 2014

Faculty Research Award, School of Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering, Jiangnan University, 2013


Professional Activities:


Administration:


2015/01-Present: Deputy Director, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering, Jiangnan University


Curriculum Development:


2016: Lead the updating of the course plan for B.S. in Telecommunication Engineering, School of Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering, Jiangnan University

Teaching:


Graduate courses:


Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Estimation and Detection Theory (Fall 2016)


Speech Signal Processing (Fall 2015, Fall 2014)


Undergraduate courses:


Wireless Sensor Networks (Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2012)


Principles of Digital Exchange (Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Fall 2011)


Communication Networks (Spring 2017, Fall 2016)


Wireless Localization (Spring 2014, Spring 2013)


Wireless Communications (Fall 2014)


Stochastic Processes (Fall 2014, Fall 2013)


DSP Technology (Spring 2012)


C Programming (Fall 2011)


Invited Talks:


2016:“Trends in algorithm development for tracking far-field non-corporative targets,” Blind Signal Processing Laboratory, Chengdu, Sichuan China


2016:“Source geolocation and tracking: Some recent results,”Northeastern University, Qinhuangdao, Hebei China


2015: “Source geolocation and tracking with dual satellites,”Blind Signal Processing Laboratory, Chengdu, Sichuan China

2012: “Source localization and tracking using TDOA in the presence of sensor position uncertainty,”National University of Defence Technology, Changsha, Hunan China Technical Committee:


International Liaison Chair, International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), 2018


Journal Paper Reviewer:


IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing IEEE Signal Processing Letters

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications


IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine IEEE Sensors Journal

IEEE Access


Signal Processing, Elsevier,


Digital Signal Processing, Elsevier


PLOS ONE


IET Signal Processing


IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation IET Electronics Letters


Ad Hoc Networks


Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics



IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel (SAM) Signal Processing Workshop

IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)


IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Signal Processing (CAMSAP)

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom)

External Examiner:


Ph.D. Thesis, National University of Defence Technology, 2016


Ph.D. Thesis, National University of Defence Technology, 2015


Ph.D. Thesis, National University of Defence Technology, 2014




Journal Publications (35):


(1) Jun Tao and Le Yang, “Improved Zadoff-Chu sequence detection in the presence of unknown multipath and carrier frequency offset,” to appear in IEEE Communications Letters, 2018.

(2) Xi Li, F. Guo, Le Yang and M. Zhang, “Improved solution for geolocating a known altitude source using TDOA and FDOA under random sensor location errors,” Electronics


Letters, March 2018, 2 pages.


(3) B. Deng, Z. Sun, Le Yang and D. Hu, “A linear-correction method for TDOA and FDOA-based moving source localization,” IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, vol. E100-A, pp. 1066-1069, April 2017.

(4) Y. Wang, Le Yang, Z. Tang and Y. Gao, “Multitask classification and reconstruction using extended Turbo approximate message passing,” Signal, Image and Video Processing, vol. 11, pp. 219-226, February 2017.

(5) Jinlong Yang, P. Li, Le Yang and H. Ge,“An improved ET-GM-PHD filter for multiple closely-spaced extended target tracking,”International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, vol. 15, pp. 468-472, February 2017.

(6) Jinlong Yang, Le Yang, Y. Yuan and H. Ge,“Probability hypothesis density filter with adaptive parameter estimation for tracking multiple maneuvering targets,”Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, vol. 29, pp. 1740-1748, December, 2016.

(7) B. Deng, Le Yang, Z. Sun and H. Peng,“Geolocation of a known altitude target using TDOA and GROA in the presence of receiver location uncertainty,”International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2016, Article ID 3293418, 2016.

(8) L. Yang, Le Yang and K. C. Ho,“Moving target localization in multistatic sonar by differential delays and Doppler shifts,”IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 23, pp. 1160-1164, September 2016.

(9) Jinlong Yang, Le Yang, Z. Xiao and J. Liu,“Adaptive parameter particle CBMeMBer tracker for multiple maneuvering target tracking,”EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 2016, DOI: 10.1186/s13634-016-0363-x, May 2016.

(10) J. Yang, Peng Li, Z. Li and Le Yang,“Multiple extended target tracking algorithm based on Gaussian surface matrix,”Journal of System Engineering and Electronics, vol. 27, pp. 279-289, April 2016.

(11) Y. Liu, F. Guo, Le Yang and W. Jiang,“Source localization using a moving receiver and noisy TOA measurements,”Signal Processing, vol. 119, pp. 185-189, Feb. 2016.

(12) J. Li, Le Yang, F. Guo and W. Jiang,“Coherent summation of multiple short-time signals for direct positioning of a wideband source based on delay and Doppler,”Digital Signal Processing, vol. 48, pp. 58-70, Jan. 2016.

(13) Y. Liu, F. Guo, Le Yang and W. Jiang,“An improved algebraic solution for TDOA localization in the presence of sensor position errors,”IEEE Commun. Letters, vol. 19, pp. 2218-2221, Dec. 2015.

(14) Y. Wang, Z. Liu, Le Yang and W. Jiang,“Generalized compressive detection of stochastic signals using Neyman-Pearson theorem,”Signal, Image and Video Processing,


vol. 9, pp. 111-120, December 2015.


(15) Y. Cao, P. Li, J. Li, Le Yang and F. Guo,“A new iterative algorithm for geolocating a known altitude target using TDOA and FDOA measurements in the presence of satellite location uncertainty,”Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, vol. 28, pp. 1510-1518, Oct. 2015.

(16) J. Li, H. Pang, F. Guo, Le Yang and W. Jiang,“Localization of multiple disjoint sources with prior knowledge on source locations in the presence of sensor location errors,”Digital Signal Processing, vol. 40, pp. 181-197, May 2015.

(17) Y. Wang, J. Huang, Le Yang and Y. Xue,“TOA-based joint synchronization and source localization with random errors in sensor positions and sensor clock biases,”Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 27, pp. 99-111, April 2015.

(18) Z. Liu, Y. Wang, Le Yang and W. Jiang,“Synthesized multitask compressive sensing for block-sparse signal recovery,”Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, vol. 29, pp. 602-614, Feb. 2015.

(19) Y. Wang, Le Yang, Z. Liu and W. Jiang,“SBL-based multi-task algorithms for recovering block-sparse signals with unknown partitions,”EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 2014:14, December. 2014.

(20) J. Li, F. Guo, Le Yang, W. Jiang and H. Pang,“On the use of calibration sensors in source localization using TDOA and FDOA measurements,”Digital Signal Processing, vol. 27, pp. 33-43, April 2014.

(21) Ming Sun, Le Yang and Fucheng Guo,“Improving noisy sensor positions using accurate inter-sensor range measurements,”Signal Processing, vol. 94, pp. 138-143, Jan. 2014.

(22) Yinfei Fu and Le Yang,“Sensor mobility control for tracking multiple targets with mobile sensor networks,”International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vol. 2014, Article ID 278179, 15 pages.

(23) Y. Wang, Le Yang, L. Tang, Z. Liu and W. Jiang,“Enhanced multi-task compressive sensing with Laplace priors and MDL-based task classification,”EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 2013:160, December. 2013.

(24) Ming Sun* and Le Yang*,“On the joint time synchronization and source localization using TOA measurements,”International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vol. 2013, Article ID 794805, 11 pages. (*: Equal contributors)

(25) J. Huang, Le Yang and Y. Xue,“An efficient closed-form solution for joint synchronization and localization using TOA,”Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 29, pp. 776-781, March 2013.

(26) Ming Sun, Le Yang and K. C. Ho,“Accurate sequential self-localization of sensor nodes in closed-form,”Signal Processing, vol. 92, pp. 2940-2951, Dec. 2012.


(27) Ming Sun, Le Yang and K. C. Ho,“Efficient joint source and sensor localization in closed-form,”IEEE Signal Process. Letters, vol. 19, pp. 399-402, July 2012.

(28) M. Chrostowski, Le Yang, H. Wilson, I. Bruce and S. Becker,“Can homeostatic plasticity in deafferented primary auditory cortex lead to traveling waves of excitation?” Journal of Computational Neuroscience, vol. 30, pp. 279-299, April, 2011.

(29) Le Yang and K. C. Ho,“Alleviating sensor position error in source localization using calibration emitters at inaccurate locations,”IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 58, pp. 67-83, Jan. 2010.

(30) Le Yang and K. C. Ho,“An approximately efficient TDOA localization algorithm in closed-form for locating multiple disjoint sources with erroneous sensor positions,”IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 57, pp. 4598-4615, Dec. 2009.

(31) K. C. Ho and Le Yang,“On the use of a calibration emitter for source localization in the presence of sensor position uncertainty,”IEEE Trans. Signal Process. vol. 56, pp. 5758-5772, Dec. 2008.

(32) Le Yang, M. Sun and K. C. Ho,“Doppler-bearing tracking in the presence of observer location error,”IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 56, pp. 4082-4087, Aug. 2008.

(33) Y. Xue, Le Yang and Simon Haykin,“Decoupled echo state networks with lateral inhibition,”Neural Networks, vol. 20, pp. 365-376, May 2007.

(34) H. C. Yang and Le Yang,“Tradeoff analysis of performance and complexity on GSECps diversity combining scheme,”IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 7, pp. 32-36, Jan. 2008.

(35) H. C. Yang and Le Yang,“Exact error rate analysis of output-threshold generalized selection combining (OT-GSC),”IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 6, pp. 3159-3162, Sep. 2007.



Conference Publications (23):


(1) C. Shan, Le Yang, L. Yang, X. Li and W. Li, “TDOA-FDOA source geolocation using moving horizon estimation with satellite location errors,” IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PacRim), Victoria, British Columbia, Aug. 2017.

(2) C. Liu*, Le Yang* and L. S. Mihaylova, “Dual-satellite source geolocation with time and frequency offsets and satellite location errors,” International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), Xi’an, Shanxi, China, July 2017. (*: Equal contributors. ISIF 2017 Tammy Blair Best Student Paper Award)

(3) Liu Yang, Le Yang and K. C. Ho, “Moving target localization in multistatic sonar using time delays, Doppler shifts and arrival angles,” IEEE Int. Conf. Acoust., Speech, Signal


Process. (ICASSP), New Orleans, New Mexico, Mar. 2017.


(4) X. Li, C. He, F. Guo, Le Yang and J. Yang,“Geolocation of a known altitude target using azimuth angle measurements,” IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP), Chengdu, China, Nov. 2016.

(5) W. Zhu, Y. Xu, W. Zhang and Le Yang,“Timeline control for customized presentation over MMT-based streaming,” IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), Nara, Japan, June 2016.

(6) X. Tang, W. Huang, Y. Xu, Le Yang, J. Sun and W. Zhang,“Optimizing the MPEG media transport forward error correction scheme,”IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), Ghent, Belgium, June 2015.

(7) L. Zhang, Y. Xu, W. Huang, Le Yang, J. Sun and W. Zhang,“A MMT-based content classification scheme for VoD service,”IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), Ghent, Belgium, June 2015.

(8) Y. Liu, Le Yang, F. Guo and W. Jiang,“Bias analysis of an algebraic solution for TDOA localization with sensor position errors,”European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Nice, France, September 2015.

(9) Y. Wang, Le Yang, Z. Liu, F. Guo and W. Jiang,“Compressive detection of stochastic signals with the measurement matrix not necessarily orthonormal,”International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), Istanbul, Turkey, July 2014.

(10) Y. Wang, Z. Liu, Le Yang and W. Jiang,“Block-sparse signal recovery with synthesized multitask compressive sensing,”IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Florence, Italy, May 2014.

(11) M. Song, Le Yang, W. Li and T. A. Gulliver,“Improving wireless sensor network coverage using the VF-BBO algorithm,”IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PacRim), Victoria, British Columbia, Aug. 2013

(12) X. Wu, X. Wang, Y. He and Le Yang,“Evaluating alignment consistency for mountainous expressway in design stage: a driving simulator-based approach,”92nd Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2013.

(13) Z. Ma, Le Yang and K. C. Ho,“Circle fitting using semi-definite programming,”IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Seoul, Korea, May 2012.

(14) R. Liu, K. Z. Xue, Y. Wang and Le Yang,“A fuzzy-based shared controller for asynchronous brain-actuated simulated robotic system,” IEEE International Conference of Engr. Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS), Boston, MA, September 2011.

(15) W. Chen, X. Wen, Le Yang, Wei Li and T. A. Gulliver,“Dynamic preamble scheduling and detection for cooperative relay networks,”IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PacRim), Victoria, BC, Aug. 2011.


(16) Le Yang and K. C. Ho,“On using multiple calibration emitters and their geometric effects for removing sensor position errors in TDOA localization,”IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Dallas, Texas, March 2010.

(17) Z. Ma, K. C. Ho and Le Yang,“Solutions and comparison of maximum likelihood and full-least-squares estimations for circle fitting,”IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Taipei, Taiwan, April 2009.

(18) S. Haykin, Y. Xue and Le Yang, "Decoupled ESNs with lateral inhibition," Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Vancouver BC, Dec. 2006.

(19) Le Yang, S. Becker, I. Bruce, H. R. Wilson and J. Eggermont,“A computational model of primary auditory cortex with homeostatic plasticity after peripheral hearing loss,”XXVIII International Symposium on Computational Neuroscience, Montreal, Quebec, May 2006.

(20) Le Yang, H. C. Yang and K. Wu,“Minimum-energy route configuration for wireless ad-hoc networks,”IEEE International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference (IPCCC), Phoenix, Arizona, April 2006.

(21) Le Yang and H. C. Yang,“Performance analysis of output-threshold generalized selection combining (OT-GSC) over Rayleigh fading channels,”IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2006.

(22) Le Yang and H. C. Yang,“GSECps: a diversity combining scheme with improved performance-complexity tradeoff,”IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 2005.

(23) Le Yang and H. C. Yang,“Cooperator switch diversity in cooperative networks,” IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PacRim), Victoria, British Columbia, Aug. 2005.


Supervision of Graduate Students:


Doctoral Students:


(1) Yang Liu,“Hyperbolic Localization of Pulse Emitters using Time Measurements,”co-supervised by Prof. W. Jiang, received his Ph.D. from the National University of Defence Technology in 2016

(2) Yinggui Wang,“Researches on Compressive Signal Detection and Multitask Recovery Algorithms,”co-supervised by Prof. W. Jiang, received his Ph.D. from the National University of Defence Technology in 2014

(3) Jinzhou Li,“New Algorithms for Emitter Localization using Multiple Receivers,”co-supervised by Prof. W. Jiang, received his Ph.D. from the National University of Defence Technology in 2014


Master Students:


(1) Changxu Shan, “Localization of a Moving Ground Source Using TDOA and FDOA Measurements from Multiple Satellites,” M. S. student

(2) Liu Yang,“Multi-static Sonar Moving Target Localization: Algorithms and Performance Analysis,” received her M. S. from Jiangnan University, 2017

(3) Xi Li,“Passive Source Tracking using Two Receivers,”received his M.S. from Jiangnan University, 2016

(4) Xue Gao,“Researches on Node Self-Localization Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks,”recevied her M. S. from Jiangnan University in 2015

(5) Jun Huang,“Researches on Joint Time Synchronization and Localization Algorithms in Sensor Networks,”recevied his M. S. from Jiangnan University in 2014

(6) Siqing Li,“On the Low Energy Clustering Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks,”recevied his M. S. from Jiangnan University in 2014

(7) Mingzhi Song,“Improving Sensor Network Coverage Using Modified PSO Algorithms,”recevied his M. S. from Jiangnan University in 2014

(8) Pei Yang,“On the Optimum Selection of Relay Nodes in Multi-Hop Routing for Minimizing Communication Power Consumption,”recevied her M.S. from Jiangnan University in 2014

(9) Quanzheng Zhu,“On the Optimal Design of Route Selection and Repair Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks,”recevied his M. S. from Jiangnan University in 2014



Professional References:


Prof. Dominic K. C. Ho, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO USA

Prof. Lyudmila Mihaylova, Department of Automatic Control and System Engineering (ACSE), University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom


Prof. Suzanna Becker, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Prof. Wei Li, Department of Electrical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA


Dr. Tao Zhang, Director, Signal Processing Research Department, Starkey Hearing Technologies, Eden Prairie, MN, USA


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