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Yang Cai

Senior Systems Scientist, CyLab; Director, Visual Intelligence Studio


Yang Cai

Research Areas

Security of Cyber-Physical Systems


Dr. Yang Cai is Senior Systems Scientist of CyLab, Director of Visual Intelligence Studio, and Associate Research Professor by courtsey of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. His research interests include steganography, machine intelligence, video analytics, interactive visualization of big data, biomorphic algorithms, medical imaging systems, and visual privacy algorithms. He has wrote and edited 6 books including a new monograph "Instinctive Computing" (Springer, 2016) and a textbook "Ambient Diagnostics" (CRC, 2014). He also taught courses "Image, Video and Multimedia" (18-798), "Cognitive Video" (18-799K), and “Clinical Practicum” (42-790) at CMU. 

Research Projects

Soft Biometrics from Emerging Media

Research Area: Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Researchers: Yang Cai, Mel Siegel, Brian Zeleznik, Rich Noland, Alex Nicoll

Integrated Vehicle-Network-Vision System for Transit Security

Researcher: Yang Cai


"A Game-Engine-Based Visualization Platform for Exploring Satellite and In-Situ Data"Y. Cai, NYC: AGU, 2014.

"Ambient Diagnostics". Y. Cai, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press /Taylor Francis, 2014.

"Evolutionary Classification of Tongue Image Features". Y. Cai, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.

"Adaptive feature annotation for large video sensor networks". Cai, Y. (2013). Journal of Electronic Imaging, 22(4).

"Error Analysis and Retention-Aware Error Management for NAND Flash Memory". Cai, Y., Yalcin, G., Mutlu, O., Haratsch, E., Cristal, A., Unsal, O., & Mai, K. W. (2013). Intel Technology Journal, 17(1), 140-164.

"Program Interference in MLC NAND Flash Memory: Characterization, Modelling and Mitigation". Cai, Y., Mutlu, O., Haratsch, E., & Mai, K. W. (2013).  ICCD: International Conference on Computer Design, 123-130.

"Speaker Verification for Multi-Task Interactions". Cai, Y. (2013). Journal of Interacting with Computers,, 10(1093). Oct 18, 2013, 1093(10).

"Threshold Voltage Distribution in MLC NAND Flash Memory: Characterization, Analysis, and Modeling". Cai, Y., Haratsch, E., Mutlu, O., & Mai, K. W. (2013). DATE: Design Automation and Test in Europe, 1285-1290.