Changyan Yi (易畅言)

Professor

College of Computer Science and Technology
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA)
Nanjing, Jiangsu 211106, China
Office: 16-328, Jiangjun Rd. Campus, 29 Jiangjun Ave.

Email: changyan.yi@nuaa.edu.cn

[Biography] [Selected Honors] [Publications] [Professional Activities][Teaching][Students][中文简介]

Biography

Changyan Yi has been with the College of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China, as a Professor, since September 2019. From September 2018 to August 2019, he worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada. He obtained both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Manitoba in 2014 and 2018, respectively, under the supervision of Prof. Jun Cai. He is also currently affiliated with the Network Intelligence and Innovation Lab (NI2Lab), Concordia Univeristy, Canada.

His recent research interests include stochastic optimization, mechanism design, game theory, queueing scheduling and machine learning with applications in resource management and decision making for various communication networks and mobile services including:
  - Edge and Fog Computing
  - Industrial IoT
  - Vehicular/UAV Systems
  - Human Digital Twin
  - 6G Communications

Experience

•  Professor: Fall 2019 to Present,
    College of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China.
•  Postdoc Research Associate: Fall 2018 to Summer 2019,
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada.
•  Research Assistant (RA): Fall 2012 to Summer 2018,
    Network Intelligence and Innovation Lab (NI2L), University of Manitoba, Canada.


Selected Honors

•  Changkong Scholar, 2019.
•  Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, 2017.
•  A. Keith Dixon Graduate Scholarship in Engineering, 2017-2018.
•  IEEE Globecom Student Travel Grant (IEEE ComSoc Travel Grant), 2016.
•  University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF), 2015-2018.
•  Edward R. Toporeck Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, 2014-2018 (4 times).
NUAA
Chinese Scholarship Council
University of Manitoba
IEEE ComSoc.
University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba

Selected Publications

•  Book

[B1] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''Market-Driven Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio'', SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Springer press, 2016. (ISBN: 978-3-319-29690-6)

•  Journal

[J29] Qiang Wu, Ran Wang, Xiangyang Duan, Changyan Yi and Ping Wang, ''A Lean Networking Framework (LeaNet): Potential Technical Space and Approaches for Latency Sensitive Services'', IEEE Network Magazine, accepted.

[J28] Jiayuan Chen, Changyan Yi*, Ran Wang, Kun Zhu and Jun Cai, ''Learning Aided Joint Sensor Activation and Mobile Charging Vehicle Scheduling for Energy-Efficient WRSN-Based Industrial IoT'', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, accepted.

[J27] Changyan Yi, Jun Cai, Tong Zhang, Kun Zhu, Bing Chen and Qiang Wu, ''Workload Re-Allocation for Edge Computing with Server Collaboration: A Cooperative Queueing Game Approach'', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, accepted.

[J26] Samuel D. Okegbile, Jun Cai, Changyan Yi and Dusit Niyato, ''Human Digital Twin for Personalized Healthcare: Vision, Architecture and Future Directions'', IEEE Network Magazine, accepted.

[J25] Kun Zhu, Yue Zhou, Changyan Yi* and Ran Wang, ''Computation Resource Configuration with Adaptive QoS Requirements for Vehicular Edge Computing: A Fluid-Model Based Approach'', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 23, no. 11, pp. 21148 - 21162, Nov. 2022.

[J24] Yong Yuan, Changyan Yi*, Bing Chen, You Shi and Jun Cai, ''A Computation Offloading Game for Jointly Managing Local Pre-Processing Time-Length and Priority Selection in Edge Computing'', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 71, no. 9, pp. 9868 - 9883, Sep. 2022.

[J23] You Shi, Changyan Yi*, Bing Chen, Chenze Yang, Kun Zhu and Jun Cai, ''Joint Online Optimization of Data Sampling Rate and Preprocessing Mode for Edge-Cloud Collaboration Enabled Industrial IoT'', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 9, no. 17, pp. 16402-16417, Sep. 2022.

[J22] Kun Zhu, Jiawei Liang, Juan Li and Changyan Yi, ''Coded Distributed Computing with Predictive Heterogeneous User Demands: A Learning Auction Approach'', IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 40, no. 8, pp. 2426-2439, Aug. 2022.

[J21] Houming Qiu, Kun Zhu, Nguyen Cong Luong, Changyan Yi, Dusit Niyato and Dong In Kim, ''Applications of Auction and Mechanism Design in Edge Computing: A Survey'', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 1034-1058, Jun. 2022.

[J20] Changyan Yi, Jun Cai, Kun Zhu and Ran Wang, ''A Queueing Game Based Management Framework for Fog Computing with Strategic Computing Speed Control'', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 1537-1551, May 2022.

[J19] Chen Dai, Kun Zhu, Changyan Yi and Ekram Hossain, ''Decoupled Uplink-Downlink Association in Full-Duplex Cellular Networks: A Contract-Theory Approach'', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 911-925, Mar. 2022.

[J18] Jiequ Ji, Kun Zhu, Changyan Yi and Dusit Niyato, ''Energy Consumption Minimization in UAV-assisted Mobile Edge Computing Systems: Joint Resource Allocation and Trajectory Design'', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 8570-8584, May 2021.

[J17] Changyan Yi, Shiwei Huang and Jun Cai, ''Joint Resource Allocation for Device-to-Device Communication Assisted Fog Computing'', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 1076-1091, Mar. 2021.

[J16] Jiequ Ji, Kun Zhu, Changyan Yi and Ran Wang, ''Joint Task Offloading and Trajectory Optimization for Multi-UAV Assisted Mobile Edge Computing'' (in Chinese), Chinese Journal on Internet of Things, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 27-35, Jan. 2021.

[J15] Changyan Yi, Jun Cai and Zhou Su, ''A Multi-User Mobile Computation Offloading and Transmission Scheduling Mechanism for Delay-Sensitive Applications'', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 29-43, Jan. 2020.

[J14] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''Delay-Dependent Priority-Aware Transmission Scheduling for E-Health Networks: A Mechanism Design Approach'', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 7, pp. 6997-7010, Jul. 2019.

[J13] Jiefei Ding, Jun Cai and Changyan Yi*, ''An Improved Coalition Game Approach for MIMO-NOMA Clustering Integrating Beamforming and Power Allocation'', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 1672-1687, Feb. 2019.

[J12] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''A Truthful Mechanism for Scheduling Delay-Constrained Wireless Transmissions in IoT-Based Healthcare Networks'', IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 912-925, Feb. 2019.

[J11] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''Transmission Management of Delay-Sensitive Medical Packets in Beyond Wireless Body Area Networks: A Queueing Game Approach'', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 2209-2222, Sep. 2018.

[J10] Changyan Yi, Shiwei Huang and Jun Cai, ''An Incentive Mechanism Integrating Joint Power, Channel and Link Management for Social-Aware D2D Content Sharing and Proactive Caching'', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 789-802, Apr. 2018.

[J9] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''Ascending-Price Progressive Spectrum Auction for Cognitive Radio Networks with Power-Constrained Multi-Radio Secondary Users'', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 781-794, Jan. 2018.

[J8] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''A Priority-Aware Truthful Mechanism for Supporting Multi-Class Delay-Sensitive Medical Packet Transmissions in E-Health Networks'', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 16, no. 9, pp. 2422-2435, Sep. 2017.

[J7] Changyan Yi, Jun Cai and Gong Zhang, ''Spectrum Auction for Differential Secondary Wireless Service Provisioning with Time-Dependent Valuation Information'', IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 206-220, Jan. 2017.

[J6] Changyan Yi, Attahiru S. Alfa and Jun Cai, ''An Incentive-Compatible Mechanism for Transmission Scheduling of Delay-Sensitive Medical Packets in E-Health Networks'', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 2424-2436, Oct. 2016.

[J5] Suren Dadallage, Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''Joint Beamforming, Channel and Power Allocation in Multi-User and Multi-Channel Underlay Cognitive Radio Networks'', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 3349-3359, May 2016.

[J4] Changyan Yi, Zhen Zhao, Jun Cai, Ricardo L. Faria and Gong Zhang, ''Priority-Aware Pricing-Based Capacity Sharing for Beyond-Wireless Body Area Networks'', Computer Networks (Elsevier), vol. 98, pp. 29-43, Apr. 2016.

[J3] Xiaolong Li, Meiping Peng, Jun Cai, Changyan Yi and Hong Zhang, ''OPNET-Based Modeling and Simulation of Mobile Zigbee Sensor Networks'', Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (Springer), vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 414-423, Feb. 2016.

[J2] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''Multi-Item Spectrum Auction for Recall-Based Cognitive Radio Networks with Multiple Heterogeneous Secondary Users'', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 781-792, Feb. 2015.

[J1] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''Two-Stage Spectrum Sharing with Combinatorial Auction and Stackelberg Game in Recall-Based Cognitive Radio Networks'', IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 62, no. 11, pp. 3740-3752, Nov. 2014.

•  Conference

[C31] Mengqing Ding, Juan Li, Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''Federated Learning for COVID-19 on Heterogeneous CXR Images with Noise,'' IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Rome, Italy, May 28-Jun. 1, 2023.

[C30] Ruoyang Chen, Changyan Yi, Kun Zhu, Bing Chen and Jun Cai, ''A DRL-Based Hierarchical Game for Physical Layer Security with Dynamic Trilateral Coalitions,'' IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Rome, Italy, May 28-Jun. 1, 2023.

[C29] Shanfei Shang, Changyan Yi, Tong Zhang and Jun Cai, ''A Vacation Queue Based Optimization for Dynamic Application Placement in Edge Computing,'' IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Rome, Italy, May 28-Jun. 1, 2023.

[C28] Jiayuan Chen, Changyan Yi, Jialiuyuan Li, Kun Zhu and Jun Cai, ''A Triple Learner Based Energy Efficient Scheduling for Multi-UAV Assisted Mobile Edge Computing,'' IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Rome, Italy, May 28-Jun. 1, 2023.

[C27] Xue Yu, Ran Wang, Changyan Yi and Qiang Wu, ''Priority-Aware Deployment of Multi-Objective Service Function Chains,'' International Conference on Emerging Networking Architecture and Technologies(ICENAT), Shenzhen, China, Nov. 15-17, 2022.

[C26] Chen Ying, Zhen Zhao, Changyan Yi, You Shi and Ran Wang, ''AoTI Minimization for Multi-Type Data Sampling in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks,'' IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC), Wuhan, China, Oct. 28-30, 2022.

[C25] Jinxin Yu, Changyan Yi, Tong Zhang, Fang Zhu and Jun Cai, ''A Time Utility Function Driven Scheduling Scheme for Managing Mixed-Criticality Traffic in TSN,'' International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), Dalian, China, Aug. 26-28, 2022.

[C24] Wenqiu Zhang, Ran Wang, Changyan Yi and Kun Zhu, ''Joint Optimization of Computation Task Allocation and Mobile Charging Scheduling in Parked-Vehicle-Assisted Edge Computing Networks,'' International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), Dalian, China, Aug. 26-28, 2022.

[C23] Jiaqi Feng, Tong Zhang and Changyan Yi, ''Reliability-Aware Comprehensive Routing and Scheduling in Time-sensitive Networking,'' International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), Dalian, China, Aug. 26-28, 2022.

[C22] Zhenxian Ma, Ran Wang, Changyan Yi and Kun Zhu, ''Optimal Deployment and Scheduling of a Mobile Charging Station in the Internet of Electric Vehicles,'' International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), Dalian, China, Aug. 26-28, 2022.

[C21] Mingzhu Qiang, Changyan Yi, Juan Li, Kun Zhu and Jun Cai, ''Joint Task Offloading and VM Placement for Edge Computing with Time-Sequential IIoT Applications,'' IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Rhodes, Greece, Jun. 30-Jul. 3, 2022.

[C20] Jiawei Liang, Juan Li, Kun Zhu and Changyan Yi, ''Learning Auction in Coded Distributed Computing with Heterogeneous User Demands,'' IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Rhodes, Greece, Jun. 30-Jul. 3, 2022.

[C19] Jiayuan Chen, Changyan Yi, Ran Wang, Kun Zhu and Jun Cai, ''A Joint Optimization of Sensor Activation and Mobile Charging Scheduling in Industrial Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks,'' IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Seoul, Korea, May 16-20, 2022.

[C18] You Shi, Changyan Yi, Bing Chen, Chenze Yang, Xiangping Zhai and Jun Cai, ''Closed-Loop Control of Edge-Cloud Collaboration Enabled IIoT: An Online Optimization Approach,'' IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Seoul, Korea, May 16-20, 2022.

[C17] Zizhen Li, Ran Wang, Kun Zhu, Changyan Yi, Linfeng Liu and Dusit Niyato, ''Joint Energy and Computation Workload Management for Geo-Distributed Data Centers in Smart Grid,'' International Conference on Green, Pervasive, and Cloud Computing (GPC), Haikou, China, Dec. 17-19, 2021.

[C16] Hui Wang, Ran Wang, Hu Xu, Kun Zhu, Changyan Yi and Dusit Niyato, ''Multi-Objective Mobile Charging Scheduling on the Internet of Electric Vehicles: A DRL Approach,'' IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), Madrid, Spain, Dec. 7-11, 2021.

[C15] Man Xiong, Changyan Yi and Kun Zhu, ''Vehicular Path Planning for Balancing Traffic Congestion Cost and Fog Computing Reward: A Routing Game Approach,'' International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), Nanjing, China, Jun. 25-27, 2021.

[C14] Yue Zhou, Changyan Yi and Kun Zhu, ''Computation Resource Configuration for Vehicular Edge Computing: A Fluid-Model Based Approach,'' IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC WKSHPS), Montreal, Canada, Jun. 14-23, 2021.

[C13] Aijin Zhang, Kun Zhu, Ran Wang and Changyan Yi, ''Missing Data Inference for Crowdsourced Radio Map Construction: An Adversarial Auto-Encoder Method,'' IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Nanjing, China, Mar. 29-Apr. 1, 2021.

[C12] Jiequ Ji, Kun Zhu, Changyan Yi, Ran Wang and Dusit Niyato, ''Joint Resource Allocation and Trajectory Design for UAV-assisted Mobile Edge Computing Systems,'' IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 7-11, 2020.

[C11] Chengzhen Xu, Kun Zhu, Changyan Yi and Ran Wang, ''Data Pricing for Blockchain-based Car Sharing: A Stackelberg Game Approach,'' IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 7-11, 2020.

[C10] Zhitian Tu, Kun Zhu, Changyan Yi and Ran Wang, ''Blockchain-based Privacy-Preserving Dynamic Spectrum Sharing,'' International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), Qingdao, China, Sep. 13-15, 2020.

[C9] Changyan Yi, Jun Cai, Ran Wang and Kun Zhu, ''Computation Offloading Game for Edge Computing with Strategic Local Pre-Processing Time-Length,'' IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Victoria, Canada, Oct. 4-7, 2020.

[C8] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''A Queueing Game Approach for Fog Computing with Strategic Computing Speed Control,'' IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), Waikoloa, HI, USA, Dec. 9-13, 2019.

[C7] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''A Truthful Mechanism for Delay-Dependent Prioritized Medical Packet Transmission Scheduling,'' IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec. 9-13, 2018.

[C6] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''A Truthful Mechanism for Prioritized Medical Packet Transmissions in Beyond-WBANs,'' IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington DC, USA, Dec. 4-8, 2016.

[C5] Shiwei Huang, Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''A Sequential Posted Price Mechanism for D2D Content Sharing Communications,'' IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington DC, USA, Dec. 4-8, 2016.

[C4] Zhen Zhao, Changyan Yi, Jun Cai and Huijin Cao, ''Queueing Analysis for Medical Data Transmissions with Delay-Dependent Packet Priorities in WBANs,'' International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP), Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China, Oct.13-15, 2016.

[C3] Changyan Yi Jun Cai and Gong Zhang, ''Online Spectrum Auction in Cognitive Radio Networks with Uncertain Activities of Primary Users,'' IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, Jun. 8-12, 2015.

[C2] Changyan Yi and Jun Cai, ''Combinatorial Spectrum Auction with Multiple Heterogeneous Sellers in Cognitive Radio Networks,'' IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Sydney, Australia, Jun. 10-14, 2014.

[C1] Changyan Yi and Ken Ferens, ''An Energy Efficient and Minimum Latency Routing Protocol for Multihop WSNs,'' International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN) , Las Vegas, NV, USA, Jul. 22-25, 2013.


Professional Activities

• Editorship

— Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2022-
— Frontiers in High Performance Computing, 2022-

• TPC Member

— IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC), 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.
— IEEE Global Communication Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM), 2021, 2022.
— IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC), 2019-Fall, 2020-Fall, 2021-Spring.
— IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC), 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.
— IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm) 2022.
— International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), 2021, 2022.
— Biennial Symposium on Communications (BSC), 2023.
— IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (IEEE GreenCom), 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.
— IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (IEEE iThings), 2020, 2021.
— IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (IEEE CIT), 2018.
— International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP), 2016, 2017.
— IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (IEEE ISSNIP), 2015.
— IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Special Issue on Recent Advances in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks, 2015.

• Reviewer

— IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
— IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
— IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
— IEEE Transactions on Communications
— IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
— IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
— IEEE Transactions on Computers
— IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking
— IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering
— IEEE Transactions on Service Computing
— IEEE Communication Magazine
— IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine
— IEEE Internet of Things Journal
— IEEE Systems Journal
— IEEE Communications Letters
— IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
— IEEE Networking Letters
— Computer Communications (Elsevier)
— INFORMS Journal on Computing
— IET Communications
— EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
— Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
— China Communications
— Vehicular Communications
— ZTE Communications
— IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC, VTC, PIMRC, etc.


Teaching

• Lecturer at NUAA
— Graduate Course: Mechanism Design Theory and Application, Fall 2020, 2021, 2022.
— Undergraduate Course: Embedded Systems, Spring 2021, 2022, 2023.
• Guest Lecturer at University of Manitoba
— ECE 7260: Broadband Communication Networks, Fall 2017.
— ECE 4260: Communication Systems, Fall 2018.


Current Graduate Students

We form an active research group, called "SmilinNet" (smart mobile innovative networking), with several openings for both PhD and Master students every year. Interested applicants are welcome to contact Prof. Changyan Yi via Email (changyan.yi@nuaa.edu.cn).

• PhD Students
— You Shi, 2020- (Co-supervised with Prof. Bing Chen)
— Jialiuyuan Li, 2021-
— Hao Xiang, 2022-
Jiayuan Chen, 2023-
• Master Students
— Jinxin Yu, 2020-
— Mingzhu Qiang, 2020-
— Chen Ying, 2020-
— Mengqing Ding, 2021-
— Ruoyang Chen, 2021-
— Shanfei Shang, 2021-
— Wenjie Zhu, 2021-
— Jian Wang, 2021-
— Xiang Chen, 2021-
— Hao Zheng, 2022-
— Haipeng Zhou, 2022-
— Yuye Yang, 2022-
— Denghui Liu, 2022-
— Kun Wu, 2022-


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