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, 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.


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.