- Ph.D. in EE, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 1985-1988
- Visiting Student, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1987-1988
- M.Eng. in EE, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China, 1982-1985
- B.Eng. in EE, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China, 1978-1982
Wireless communications and networks
- Cochannel interference analysis
- Random access protocols
- Cognitive and software-defined radio
- SS/CDMA, OFDM/OFDMA
Antennas and RF
- Antenna arrays and beamforming
- SDR and RF test bed
- Impulse radiating antennas (IRA)
Machine learning and deep learning
- Modulation identification and classification
- MAC protocol identification and classification
- CAE Fellow (2017) (Canadian Academy of Engineering)
- NAI Fellow (2015) (National Academy of Inventors)
- IEEE Fellow (2011)
2000 - present: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
- Z Qin, J Wang, J Chen, G Ding, YD Yao, X Ji, X Chen. (2017). "Link Quality Analysis Based Channel Selection in High-Frequency Asynchronous Automatic Link Establishment: A Matrix Completion Approach", IEEE Systems Journal.
- R Alhamad, H Wang, YD Yao. (2017). "Cooperative Spectrum Sensing with Random Access Reporting Channels in Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
- J Yuan, H Shan, A Huang, TQS Quek, YD Yao. (2017). "Massive Machine-to-Machine Communications in Cellular Network: Distributed Queueing Random Access Meets MIMO", IEEE Access.
- H Wang, YD Yao, X Zhang, H Li. (2016). "Secondary User Access Control in Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.
- L Shen, YD Yao, H Wang, H Wang. (2016). "Blind Decoding Based on Independent Component Analysis for a Massive MIMO Uplink System in Microcell Rician/Rayleigh Fading Channels", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
- G Ding, J Wang, Q Wu, YD Yao, F Song, TA Tsiftsis. (2016). "Cellular-base-station-assisted device-to-device communications in TV white space", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.
- J Zhu, Y Zou, G Wang, YD Yao, GK Karagiannidis. (2016). "On secrecy performance of antenna-selection-aided MIMO systems against eavesdropping", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
- Q Wu, Z Du, P Yang, YD Yao, J Wang. (2016). "Traffic-aware online network selection in heterogeneous wireless networks", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
- X Xu, J Bao, H Cao, YD Yao, S Hu. (2016). "Energy-efficiency-based optimal relay selection scheme with a BER constraint in cooperative cognitive radio networks", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
- EE 441 Introduction to Wireless Systems
- CPE 440 Current Topics in Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering
- EE 181 Seminar in Electrical Engineering