Dr. Jun Yang is currently a Director of Mobile Artificial Intelligence Department at Huawei R&D USA in Silicon Valley. He received B.S. (1996) and M.S. degrees (1999) in Mathematics from Nankai University, and Ph.D. (2005) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. His research interests mainly include mobile sensing and ubiquitous computing, machine learning for context awareness applications, big data analytics, signal processing and wearable computing.
From November 2015 to February 2017, Dr. Yang was the Head of Algorithm team with Huami USA to develop innovative wearable computing algorithms for Mi-Band 2 and Amazfit Watch. From July 2012 to November 2015, he was the Principal Researcher and Technical Director at Samsung Research America, developing innovative mobile contextual computing technology and indoor localization technology. From July 2011 to June 2012, he was with a location based mobile startup company as a Principal Scientist, responsible for emerging location sensing algorithms on smartphones and location based user behavior analytics at the backend. From June 2007 to July 2011, Dr. Yang was with Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto as a Senior Research Scientist, where I worked on activity and gesture recognition technology on mobile devices with built-in sensors, and developed a mobile healthcare application that is enabled by the JigSaw continuous sensing engine to enhance Nokia Step Counter. From 2005 to 2007, he was a senior member of research staff at Philips Research North America in New York, where he participated in several wireless communications and networking projects. So far, Dr. Yang have authored and co-authored 38 journal and conference papers, including IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communications, ACM conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management etc., plus 41 issued and pending US and international patent applications.