Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 11:51:56 AM Fri, 31 Jan 2014 
 Contact Information
Dr. Yan Wan
Assistant Professor-Electrical Engineering
Contact address   3940 N. Elm Street, Denton, TX 76207     Office LocationUniversity of North Texas, Room No.: B261 
Email  yan.wan@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 369-5115    Fax No: (940) 891-6881   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership- Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Phhilosophy Electrical Engineering Washington State University 2009
Master of Science Electrical Engineering University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 2004
Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2001
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014EENG4310001Advanced Topics in Control Systems Design Download Syllabus
Spring 2014EENG2610001Circuit Analysis Download Syllabus
Spring 2013EENG4310001Advanced Topics in Control Systems Design Download Syllabus
Fall 2009EENG2610 Circuit Analysis  
Fall 2009EENG2610 Circuit Analysis  
Spring 2012EENG4010003Topics in Electrical Engineering Download Syllabus
Spring 2012EENG2610001Circuit Analysis Download Syllabus
Spring 2011EENG4010003Topics in Electrical Engineering Download Syllabus
Fall 2011EENG5320001Systems Modeling and Simulation  
Fall 2011EENG2610001Circuit Analysis Download Syllabus
Fall 2010EENG2610001Circuit Analysis Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Systems and Control
My research interest is the development of tools for controlling and designing dynamical networks: one in which the network’s graphical topology is exploited to achieve high performance in the presence of severe constraints and persistent topology variations. The research has wide applications, in such areas as air traffic flow management, vehicle/sensor networking, and systems biology (e.g., virus-spreading control, mechanistic study of sleep). 

Specific Areas include:
Large-scale Dynamical Networks with Applications
Stochastic Network Modeling and Analysis
Decentralized Control
Air Traffic Flow Management
Sensor Networking
Systems Biology
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2009-PresentAssistant ProfessorElectrical EngineeringCollege of EngineeringUniversity of North Texas
2009Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Collaborative BiotechnologiesUniversity of California Santa Barbara
2006-2008Research AssistantControl Systems laboratory, Department of ElectricalCollege of Engineering and ArchitectureWashington State University
2004-2008Teaching AssistantElectrical engineeringCollege of Engineering and ArchitectureWashington State University
2005-2006Research AssistantMicroarray laboratoryCollege of Veterinary MedicineWashington State University
2003-2004Research AssistantCircuit and System Design laboratory, Electrical EngineeringCollege of EngineeringUniversity of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
2002-2004Teaching AssistantElectrical EngineeringCollege of EngineeringUniversity of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
2001-2002Research AssistantSignal Processing Laboratory Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
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  YearPublication  Type
Dynamical queueing network model for flow contingency management
Yan Wan, Christine Taylor, Sandip Roy, Craig Wanke, and Yi Zhou
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 1380-1392, September 2013
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
The impact of Multi-group network structure on the performance of distributed consensus building strategies
Y. Wan, K. Namuduri, S. Akula*, and M. Varanasi
International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 23, issue 6, pp. 653-662, April 2013.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
A Smooth Turn Mobility Model for Airborne Networks
Y. Wan, K. Namduri, Y. Zhou, and S. Fu
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 62, issue 6, September 2013.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Initial-Condition Estimation in Network Synchronization Processes: Graphical Characterizations of Estimator Structure and Performance
Anurag Rai, Mengran Xue, Enoch Yeung, Sandip Roy, Yan Wan, Ali Saberi, Sean Warnick
Complex Systems, vol. 21, issue 4, pp. 297-333, 2013.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Designing Purely Decentralized Controllers to Stabilize Non-Minimum-Phase Double Integrator Networks with General Sensing Topologies
A. M. Cook, S. Roy, and Y. Wan
IEEE Decision and Control Conference3
Conference paper
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
20132013 American Control ConferenceAssociate Editor 
20122013 American Control ConferenceAssociate Editor 
20112012 American Control ConferenceAssociate Editor 
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
2013Methods for Strategic Air Traffic Management under UncertaintyInvited TalksMITRE
2013Decision-making in Large-scale Dynamical Networks: Modeling, Evaluation, Estimation, and ControlInvited TalksUniversity of Texas Arlington
2013Decision-making in Large-scale Dynamical Networks: Modeling, Evaluation, Estimation, and ControlInvited TalksNIST
2012Performance Evaluation and Optimal Decision-making for Strategic Air Traffic Management Under Weather UncertaintyInvited TalksMITRE Corporation
2012Decision Making under Uncertainty with Application to Air Traffic ManagementInvited TalksThe 2nd Young Investigator Conference, , Stanford, CA
2012Decision Making for Large-scale Dynamical Networks under UncertaintyInvited TalksThe Second Annual MEE Research Forum, UNT
2012Large-scale Dynamical Networks: Modeling, Estimation, Simulation, and ControlInvited TalksNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
2012Strategic Air Traffic Management under uncertaintyInvited TalksNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
2011Advance Queueing Approach to the Evaluation and Design of Strategic Flow Contingency Management StrategiesInvited TalksWashington State University
2011Advance Queueing Approach to the Evaluation and Design of Strategic Flow Contingency Management StrategiesInvited TalksMITRE Corporation
2010On the Design and Control of Dynamical NetworksInvited TalksComputer Vision and Intelligent Systems (CoVIS) Lab, Computer Science Department, University of North Texas
2009New Paradigms for Design and Control of Dynamical NetworksInvited TalksBaylor University
2009New Paradigms for Design and Control of Dynamical NetworksInvited TalksClarkson University
2009New Paradigms for Design and Control of Dynamical NetworksInvited TalksUniversity of Wisconsin
2009New Paradigms for Design and Control of Dynamical NetworksInvited TalksUniversity of North Texas
2008Paradigms for Design and Control of Dynamical NetworksInvited TalksUniversity of California Santa Barbara
2007An optimal network resource allocation algorithmInvited DemonstrationMathematica
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2013 2013 Multivariate Probabilistic Collocation Method for Effective Uncertainty Evaluation with application to air traffic management
American Control Conference, Washington D.C. June 2013.
2013 2013 Dynamical-network evaluation and design tools for strategic-to-tactical air traffic flow management
NSF CPS PI Meeting
2012 2012 A Smooth Turn Mobility Model for Airborne Networks
ACM Mobihoc Conference
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2013-2015Run-Time Detection and Control in Complex Information NetworksNIST Principal InvestigatorActive
2013-2014Summer Training Experience for K-12 Teachers in Control EngineeringIEEE Control Systems Society Principal InvestigatorActive
2013-2014Workshop on Airborne Networks and CommunicationsNSF Co-PIActive
2013-2014RET in Sensor NetworksNSF OtherActive
2010-2014Dynamical-network evaluation and design tools for strategic-to-tactical air traffic flow managementNSF CPS Principal InvestigatorActive
2010-2014Stochastic weather-impact modeling for flow-contingency planning at a strategic time horizonMITRE Principal InvestigatorActive
2010-2013Stochastic Environmental-Impact Modeling for Automated Decision-Making in Infrastructure Networks: A Multi-Disciplinary ApproachNSF EAGER Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2013Mobility-driven Framework to Enable Robust Airborne NetworkingUNT Research Oppurtunity Grant$7,500Principal InvestigatorActive
2012On the design of practical consensus building strategies in distributed sensor networkUNT Research Initiation Grant$7,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2011Layered network Models for Avian Influenza: Comprehensive Modeling and InferenceUNT Research Initiation Grant$7,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2010Developing Tools for Collaborative Strategic-to-Tactical Air Traffic Flow ManagementUNT Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2013AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference 
2012International Journal of Control 
2012-2013IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 
2011-2013International Conference on Computer Engineering & Systems 
2011International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control 
2011AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 
201018th IFAC World Congress (IFAC WC 2011) 
2010Symposium on IFAC Symposium on System, Structure and Control 
2010Internaitonal Journal of Robust an dNonlinear Control 
2010IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 
2010International Journal of Communication Systems 
2010-2012Book Publishers: John Wiley & Sons 
2008, 2010-2013IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 
2008AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 
2008-2013American Control Conference 
2008IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 
2007American Control Conference 
toggle toggle Teaching
Advanced Computer Graphics Design
Teaching Assistant, University of Alabma, Tuscaloosa

ASIC and Digital System
Teaching Assistant, Washington State University

Circuiti Analysis
Instructor, University of North Texas, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011

Control Systems Design
Instructor: University of Norh Texas Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013

Electrical Circuits I
Teaching Assistant, Washington State University

Teaching Assistant, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Teaching Assistant, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Linear System Theory
Teaching Assistant, Washington State University

Teaching Assistant, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Microprocessor Systems
Teaching Assistant, Washington State University

Systmes Modeling and Analysis
Instructor, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013

toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2013-PresentShuo SunThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2012-PresentGopicand MovvaThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2012-PresentVardhman ShethThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2011-PresentUttara SawantDissertation Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDissertation
2011-PresentRuichen RongDissertation Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDissertation
2011-PresentClaudia Vilo MuñozDissertation Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDissertation
2011-PresentYi ZhouDissertation AdvisorGraduate ResearchDissertation
2013Marigona Bokshi, Eric Pruett, Charles DrotarProject AdviosrUndergraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSenior Design
2012-2013Junfei XieThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2012-2013Guanyuan XiongThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2012-2013Riya PatilThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2012-2013Iman MandalThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2012-2013Noel Jacob, Joel Jacobproject AdvisorUndergraduate ResearchTAMS
2012-2013Marigona BokshiProject AdvisorUndergraduate ResearchProject
2011-2013Imtiaz ParvezThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2011-2013Srivasa RaaviThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2011-2013Tejaswi KakarnaThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2012Manuel GottardiProject AdvisorUndergraduate ResearchProject
2012Nattapong ChotikomThai Exchange Program AdvisorUndergraduate ResearchProject
2012Manuel GottardiSummer Project AdvisorUndergraduate ResearchProject
2012Marigona Bokshi, Nabila SalmaProject AdvisorUndergraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSenior Design
2012Eric Pruett, Xudong Jin, Charles DrotarProject AdvisorUndergraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSenior Design
2011-2012Arun VijayshankarThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2011-2012Jianqiang OuThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2011-2012Veenadhar KatragaddaThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2011-2012Noah MazeProject AdvisorUndergraduate ResearchProject
2011-2012Guilin ZhangThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2011-2012Jackeline AbadThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2011-2012Chih ChenThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2010-2012Dayin HeThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2009-2012Mengran XueDissertation Committee MemberGraduate ResearchDissertation
2011Noah Maze, Yves Edimo DouallaProject AdvisorUndergraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSenior Design
2011Patrick CorriganThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2011Marigona BokshiSUPER AdvisorUndergraduate ResearchProject
2009-2011Yi ZhouThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
2010Alex Lin Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingProject
2009-2010Mahendra TalasilaThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThesis
2009-2010Akula SwathikThesis AdvisorGraduate ResearchThesis
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2011-PresentEquipment and Laboratory CommitteeMemberElectrical Engineering, UNT
2011-PresentGraduate CommitteeMemberElectrical Engineering, UNT
2009-PresentUndergraduate Curriculum CommitteeMemberElectrical Engineering, UNT
2013Dean's Evaluation CommitteeMemberUNT
2013China Advisory CouncilMemberUNT
2011Faculty Search CommitteeMemberRenewable Energy and Conservation Cluster, UNT
2011Staff Search CommitteeMemberElectrical Engineering, UNT
2011Faculty Search CommitteeMemberiARTA Cluster, UNT
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2010Junior Faculty Summer Research FellowshipUniversity of North Texas
2009William E. Jackson AwardRadio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA)
2008Graduate School Travel AwardWashington State University
2007F, S &2008 FEECS Travel AwardWashington State University
2007College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) Graduate Student Excellence AwardWashington State University
2007EECS Outstanding PhD StudentWashington State University
1998First Class China National Aero-Technology “801” FellowshipNUAA, CHINA
1998-2000First Class FellowshipNUAA, CHINA
1997First Class Fellowship for FreshmenNUAA, CHINA
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2013NSFPanel Reviewer 
2013KACST Research Proposal CompetitionReviewer 
2013-2014American Control ConferenceAssociate Editor 
2012-2014SPIE Smart Structures/NDE ConferenceProgram Committee 
2012NSFProposal Reviewer 
2012NSFPanel Reviewer 
2012-20132013 American Control ConferenceAssociate Editor 
2012-2013SPIE Smart Structures/NDE ConferenceSession Co-Chair 
2012-IEEE RASStudent Chapter Advisor 
2012-20132013 AIAA Infotech@Aerospace conferenceWorkshop organizer 
2012-20132013 AIAA Infotech@Aerospace conferenceOrganizing Session Chair 
2012ACM MobiHoc ConferenceOrganizing Workshop Co-chair, Session Chair, and Panel Co-chair 
2011AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control ConferenceSession Chair 
2011-2013AIAA Infotech@Aerospace conferenceOrganizing Session Chair 
2011-2012AIAA North Texas SectorProgram Officer 
2011-2014American Control ConferenceAssociate Editor 
2011-2012SPIE Smart Structures/NDE ConferenceSession Co-Chair 
2010IEEE Region 5 Electronic Circuit Design CompetitionJudge 
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