Tao Yang


State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation for Process Industries, Northeastern University,

Shenyang, China



Tao Yang received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Washington State University in 2012. From 2012 to 2014, he was an ACCESS Post-Doctoral Researcher with the ACCESS Linnaeus Centre, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He then joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a postdoc, and was promoted to Scientist/Engineer II in 2015. From 2016 to 2019, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of North Texas, USA.

He is currently a Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation for Process Industries, Northeastern University, China. His research interests include distributed control and optimization with applications to power systems, cyber physical systems, networked control systems, and multi-agent systems. He received Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2018) and Best Student Paper award (as an advisor) of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation.