I am interested in dynamical network design and control motivated by wide applications in biology, air traffic flow management, sensor networking, etc. Please feel free to email me if you have questions, comments, or suggestions.


Post-doc and Ph.D. student positions are available. Self-motivated students with background in network control and/or wireless communication are encouraged to apply. 

Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Positions Available

Office: B-261, NTDP

Phone: 940-369-5115

Fax: 940-891-6881

Email: Yan.Wan@unt.edu

Electrical Engineering

University of North Texas

3940 N. Elm Street

Denton, TX, 76207

Dr. Yan Wan is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of North Texas. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University in May 2009. After that, she worked as a postdoctoral scholar in the Control Systems program at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her research interests lie in developing fundamental theories and tools for the modeling, evaluation, and control tasks in large-scale networks and cyber-physical systems, with applications to air traffic management, airborne networking, systems biology, and complex information systems. Her research has been funded by National Science Foundation, National Institute of Science and Technology, the MITRE Corporation as subcontracts from Federal Aviation Administration, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Dr. Wan's research has led to successful technology transfer outcomes and over 100 publications. Her contributions to the field of air traffic management, airborne networking, and general cyber-physical systems have been recognized by several prestigious awards, including the National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, RTCA William E. Jackson Award, U.S. Ignite and GENI demonstration awards, IEEE WCNC Best Paper award, UNT Early Career Award for Research and Creativity, and Tech Titan of the Future – University Level award from Metroplex Technology Business Council.