Dr. Thomas Yang received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2001 (with UT Starcom Scholarship, Chu Kochen Honors College) from Zhejiang University, China, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2004 from the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, Florida. He joined ERAU as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in Jan. 2005. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009, and to Professor in 2016. He is also a Graduate Faculty Scholar at UCF. Dr. Yang was a 2013 National Research Council (NRC) Senior Research Fellow supported by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and a Visiting Faculty Research Fellow at Air Force Research Lab/Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) in 2012, 2017 and 2018. His recent research was also funded by AFRL's Machine Intelligence for Mission Focused Autonomy (MIMFA) program, and NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium. Dr. Yang is the recipient of 2017 Abas Sivjee Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award, 2010 IEEE Florida Council Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, and Best Paper Award at 2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (Springer). Dr. Yang is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Phi Kappa Phi. A Senior Member of IEEE, he served as the Chairman of IEEE Daytona Section in 2011 and 2012.
- Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida
- M.S. - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida