Yang Xiao (Fellow, IEEE) is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. He had directed 20 doctoral dissertations and supervised 19 M.S. theses/projects. He has published over 300 Science Citation Index (SCI)-indexed journal papers (including over 60 IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS) and 300 Engineering Index (EI)-indexed refereed conference papers and book chapters related to these research areas. His current research interests include cyber–physical systems, the Internet of Things, security, wireless networks, smart grid, and telemedicine.
Prof. Xiao was a Voting Member of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group from 2001 to 2004, involving the IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) standardization work. He is also an IET Fellow and an AAIA Fellow. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Cyber-Physical Systems journal, International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet), and International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN). He has been serving as an Editorial Board Member or an Associate Editor for 20 international journals, including the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS since 2020, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS: SYSTEMS from 2014 to 2015, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY from 2007 to 2009, and IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS AND TUTORIALS from 2007 to 2014.
Professor Xiang was assessed as an associate professor in Hunan Province in 1996. She went to work in the UK in 1999 under the project of the Royal Society. From October 1999 to January 2005, she was a postdoctoral and professorial fellow at the University of Leicester and the Royal Society; from October 2001 to January 2005, she was employed as a Senior fellow at the School of Engineering, Durham University; from January 2005 to August 2009, she was employed as a University Innovation Research fellow at the Renewable Energy Systems Technology Research Centre of Loughborough University. After 2009, she served as academic leader of the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI), graduate supervisor of the Center for Energy and Environment (ERI, UHI), and dean of Shalie Academy of Technology. Professor Xiang was appointed as a visiting professor at North China Electric Power University from 2008 to 2011 and a visiting professor at Hunan Institute of Engineering since 2009. In 2013, she was appointed a third-grade professor at Changsha University of Science and Technology.
In the past three years, she has presided over and participated in more than 10 national, ministerial, provincial and municipal projects in Changsha University of Science and Technology, such as the high-end foreign experts project of China Foreign Special Administration Bureau, the International Natural Science Foundation project, the key project of Hainan Provincial Department of Science and Technology, the overseas key project of Changsha Science and Technology Bureau, and the Xinjiang Energy-oriented Desert Control Project of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Lixing Zhou, born in September 1962, member of the Communist Party of China, doctor of high voltage and insulation technology, associate professor, master’s supervisor, deputy director of the electric power teaching and research department.
Professor Zhou has strong teaching ability and scientific research ability. He has been engaged in teaching and research on insulation monitoring and fault diagnosis of high voltage electrical equipment and electromagnetic compatibility of power system for a long time. He has conducted systematic and in-depth research in the field of high-voltage equipment fault diagnosis and detection. In addition, he has presided over and participated in more than ten scientific research projects and published more than 20 papers of high academic level in academic journals or academic conferences at home and abroad, of which more than 10 have been indexed by the three major international search tools.