I am an assistant professor in Electronic and Information Department of Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, P.R. China. I am associated with the SINC Lab, HUST.

I have interests in the following research aspects.

Publications
Papers submitted/under review
  1. Yang Cao, Tao Jiang, Miao He, and Junshan Zhang, "Device-to-device communications for energy management: a smart grid case," under revision for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC).
  2. Yang Cao and Tao Jiang, "A survey and taxonomy of M2M systems: requirements, solutions and next step," submitted to IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. [PDF]
Journal papers accepted/published
  1. Yang Cao, Tao Jiang, Chonggang Wang and Zhijiang Zhang, "Cooperative device-to-device communications in cellular networks," IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (accepted), 2014.
  2. Yang Cao, Tao Jiang and Chonggang Wang, "Optimal radio resource allocation for mobile task offloading in cellular networks," IEEE Network (accepted), 2014. 
  3. Yang Cao, Tao Jiang and Qian Zhang, "Reducing electricity cost of smart appliances via energy buffering framework in smart grid," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems,  vol. 23, issue. 9, pp. 1572-1582, 2012. [PDF]
  4. Yang Cao, Tao Jiang, Chonggang Wang and Lei Zhang, "CRAC: Cognitive radio assisted cooperation for downlink transmissions in OFDMA-based cellular networks," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 1614-1622, 2012. [PDF] (Please find the full version of this paper in the technical reports region.)
  5. Yang Cao, Daiming Qu, and Tao Jiang,"Throughput maximization in cognitive radio system with transmission probability scheduling and traffic pattern prediction," ACM/springer mobile networks and applications (MONET), vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 604-617, 2012. [PDF]
  6.  Lei Zhang, Tao Jiang, Yun Zhang and Yang Cao, "Grade of service of opportunistic spectrum access based cognitive cellular networks," IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 126-133, Oct. 2013.
  7. Liang Yu, Tao Jiang, Yang Cao and Qian Zhang, "Risk-constrained operation for Internet data centers in deregulated electricity markets," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 1306-1316, 2014.
  8. Liang Yu, Tao Jiang, Yang Cao, "Energy cost minimization for distributed Internet data centers in smart microgrids considering power outages," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2014.2308223, 2014.
Conference papers
  1. Yang Cao, Xu Chen, Tao Jiang, and Junshan Zhang, "SoCast: social ties based cooperative video multicast," IEEE INFOCOM, Apr. 27 - May. 2, 2014, Toronto, Canada. [PDF]
  2. Yang Cao, Miao He, Zhiqiang Wang, Tao Jiang, Junshan Zhang, “Multiple resource expansion planning in smart grids with high penetration of renewable generation,” IEEE SmartGridCom, 2012. [PDF] [Slides]
  3. Yang Cao, Shiyong Yang, Tao Jiang and Daiming Qu, "Performance optimization for cyber foraging network via dynamic spectrum allocation," IEEE INFOCOM Cloud Computing Workshop, Shanghai, 2011. [PDF] [Slides]
  4. Yang Cao, Daiming Qu, Guohui Zhong, and Tao Jiang, "Throughput maximization for opportunistic spectrum access via transmission probability scheduling scheme," ICST Chinacom, 2010. Best Paper Award. [PDF] [Slides]
  5. Liang Yu, Tao Jiang, Yang Cao, Shiyong Yang, Zhiqiang Wang, “Risk management in Internet data center operations under smart grid environment,” IEEE SmartGridCom, 2012.
  6. Liang Yu, Tao Jiang, Peng Guo, Yang Cao and Daiming Qu, "Improving achievable traffic load of secondary users under GoS constraints in cognitive wireless networks," IEEE Globecom, Houston, 2011. 
  7. Rui Min, Daiming Qu, Yang Cao, and Guohui Zhong, "Interference avoidance based on multi-step-ahead prediction for cognitive radio," IEEE ICCS, 2008.
Technical Reports and Talks
  1. Yang Cao, Lei Yang, Junshan Zhang, Tao Jiang, "Online cost minimization for electric vehicle charging," for panel session in IEEE GreenTech 2013, Denver, CO.
  2. Yang Cao, Tao Jiang, Chonggang Wang and Lei Zhang, "CRAC: Cognitive radio assisted cooperation for downlink transmissions in OFDMA-based cellular networks,” Technical Report, 2011. [PDF]

Concerned theoretical tools 
1.Hidden Markov models (HMM) & Expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm 
2.Markov decision process (MDP)
3.Convex optimization
4.Stochastic programming
5.Game theory


If you're interested in our research, please feel free to contact me via libeqc AT gmail dot com.

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