Yan Bai, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Campus Box
Director, Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia
Sam Houston State University
Guangxi Normal University

Research Focus:
CyberSecurity, Internet of Things

Teaching Focus:
Computer Networks, Information Assurance, Computer and Network Security, Digital Forensics

Recent experience includes:
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbus State University


Honors and Awards
  • 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington Tacoma
  • 2015 IEEE Outstanding Service Award as Student Travel Grants and PhD Forum Chair of the IEEE CloudCom
  • 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award Nominees, University of Washington Tacoma
  • 2015 Outstanding Student Celebration for Awards and Recognition (OSCAR) Award Nominees: Outstanding Faculty Member Award, University of Washington Tacoma
  • 2012 UWT Outstanding Women, University of Washington Tacoma
Academic Service
  • Program Development
    • Lead the development of the M.S. in Information Technology and Systems degree program at the University of Washington Tacoma
    • Worked with other faculty and founded the B.S. in Information Technology and Systems degree program at the University of Washington Tacoma, offered since Autumn 2009.
  • Faculty Mentor, Institute of Technology
  • Recruitment and Outreach Activity
  • Student Advisement
  • Faculty and Staff Searches
  • University Committee
    • Senator, UW Faculty Senate (2015 – Present)
    • Member, UW Graduate School Council (2013 – Present)
  • UWT Campus Committee
    • UWT International Student Services Advisory Board (2011 – Present)
  • Institute Committee
    • Master of Cybersecurity and Leadership Curriculum Committee (2016- Present)
  • TINFO 300: Programming II for Information Technology and Systems
  • TINFO 310: Foundations of Information Assurance
  • TINFO 320: Foundations of Hardware and Software Systems
  • TINFO 330: Foundations of Web Design and Programming
  • TINFO 340: Foundations of Information Assurance
  • TINFO 350: Foundations of Information Networking
  • TCSS 371: Machine Organization
  • TCSS 430: Networking and Distributed Systems
  • TCSS 431: Network Security
  • TINFO 441: Network Security
  • TINFO 442: Computer Security
  • TINFO 490/445/443: Digital Forensics
  • TINFO 451: Routing and Switching
  • TCSS 490: Computer Forensics
  • TCSS 590: Computer Forensics
  • TCSS 590: Information and Communication Security
  • TCSS 590: Network Security and Privacy
  • TCSL 510: Principles of Cybersecurity
  • TCSL 550: Network and Internet Security
Publication Date Bibliographic Citation

P. Liu, Y. Bai, Li-e Wang, X. Li, “ Partial K-Anonymity for Privacy Preserving Social Network Data Publishing, International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, World Scientific Publishing, Accepted for publication, 2/1/2016.


G-M. Su, X. Su, Y. Bai, M. Wang, A. V. Vasilakos, and H. Wang, “QoE in Video Streaming over Wireless Networks: Perspectives and Research Challenges”, Springer Wireless Network, First published online on August 25, 2015.


Y. Bai, L. Dai, S. Chung, and D. D. Devaraj, “Access Control for Cloud-based eHealth Social Networking: Design and Evaluation”, Wiley Journal of Security and Communication Networks, Vol.7, Issue 3, pp.574-587, March 2014.


Y. Bai, L. Dai, and J. Li, “Issues and Challenges in Securing eHealth Systems”, International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications, IGI Global, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp.1-19, January-March 2014.


J. Li, R. Sharma, Y. Bai, “Discovering Complex Relationships of Drugs over Distributed Knowledgebases”, International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST), IGI Global, Vol.5, Issue 1, pp.22-39, January-March 2014.