Yan Wan

Associate Professor

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.


From microbiological networks to ecological systems, from traffic networks to engineered unmanned robot teams, network structures are ubiquitous and greatly impact our daily lives. In many network applications, we are confronted with the need to shape network dynamics in certain ways, e.g., to trigger/shut off the production of certain chemical/genetic compounds by targeting drugs to regulatory networks, to reduce the total delay in national air space through smartly coordinating traffic flows. We call these tasks "Network Control" tasks. My research is concerned with providing solutions/tools to these various network control tasks.


I love traveling. I love to see new places, and more importantly, to enjoy gorgeous natural scenery. Hawaii, 2008, 2009The West Coast, California, 2008, 2009Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Savanna, Georgia, 2007Crater Lake National Park, and the West Coast, Oregon, 2006, 2008Olympic National Park, and North Cascade National Park, Washington, 2005, 2007Zhangjiajie, China, 2003Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee, 2002Florida, 2002

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