Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Office: CST 4-189
Dr. Yingbin Liang received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. In 2005-2007, she was working as a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. In 2008-2009, she was an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii. Since December 2009, she has been an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Syracuse University. Dr. Liang's research interests include communications, wireless networks, information theory, and machine learning.
Dr. Liang was a Vodafone Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during 2003-2005, and received the Vodafone-U.S. Foundation Fellows Initiative Research Merit Award in 2005. She also received the M. E. Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award from the ECE department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 2005. In 2009, she received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the State of Hawaii Governor Innovation Award.
My research aims at developing physical layer (PHY) innovations for enhancing reliability and security for wireless communications, analyzing the impact of these technologies on the fundamental performance limits of wireless networks, and applying novel machine learning techniques for designing efficient decision making algorithms for wireless networks. Such research work is accomplished by applying mathematical tools in information theory, probability theory, optimization, and statistical learning theory.Some specific topics are: Nonparametric decentralized detection, information theoretic security, information security over mobile ad hoc networks, network information theory, state-dependent networks, analysis of Poisson channels, relay and user-cooperative networks, and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communications.