Yonggao Yang, Ph.D.
Dr. Yonggao Yang is a tenured professor and the Department Head in the Department of Computer Science at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) in Texas. He joined CS Department at PVAMU as an Assistant Professor in August 2002 immediately upon receiving a Ph.D. degree in Information Technology & Computer Science from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). He worked as a faculty member at Southwest Jiaotong University (Chengdu, China) during 1987 through 1998.
Dr. Yang’s research interests include Smart Human Computer Interface, Smart Sensor Systems, Computer Graphics, Scientific Visualization, Distributed Virtual Reality Learning/Training Environment, and Computer Networks.
Major Research Projects
"Excellence in Research: Collaborative Research: Strengthen the Foundation of Big Data Analytics via Interdisciplinary Research among HBCUs", awarded by NSF with the total of $1M. 10/01/2018-0/30/2021. (Co-PI)
“Intel HBCU Grant Initiatives (PVAMU),” Intel, $650,000, 9/2017—8/2020 (PI)
“CBG – Establishing a Novel Livestock Diagnostic Information Delivery System Phase II,” awarded by Department of Agriculture with the total of $217,063, 5/2017—5/2020. (Co-PI)
“Acquisition of Big Data Analytics Instruments for Research and Education in Big Military Data Intelligence at PVAMU”, awarded by DoD with the total of $498,819. 2016-207. (Co-PI)
Animal Health Management Information Reporting and Sharing System,” PVAMU mini-grant, Summer 2016, $20,000.
Center of Excellence in Research and Education for Big Military Data Intelligence (CREDIT)”, awarded by DoD, with the total of $5M. 2015 – 2020. (Co-PI)
“Drone Controlling System and Application,” awarded by NSF (sub-contract), $8,500. June 2015 – July 31, 2016. (PI)
“Using gaming technology to create a visualization of a hazardous operation,” Northrop Grumman, Sep. 2014 – Dec. 2015. ($18,000)
“Mobile Environmental Massive Data Collection,” awarded by NSF (sub-contract), $8,500. June 2014 – July 31, 2015. (PI)
“BPC -DP: Building Computing Aptitude, Confidence, and Engagement for Students (Computing ACES),”awarded by NSF with the total amount of $599,085. March 2010 ~ 12/2015. (Co-PI)
“Intelligent Energy Supply Control System Study and Renewable Energy Science Education Initiative,” TMCF, $100K, 6/2011~7/2012. (PI)
“Target Infusion Grant: Infusing the Tablet PC and Problem Based Learning into Computer Science Curriculum to Enhance Student Ability in Computing Problem Analysis and Software Design,” Awarded by NSF, $170K, 9/2010~12/2013. (PI)
“Thurgood Marshall College Fund Technology Awards for Faculty Innovation in Education,” awarded by TMCF with the total amount of $60,000 for one year starting from Sep. 2010. (PI)
“MRI: Acquisition of a PowerWall Virtual Reality System for Enabling Research/Teaching in Virtual Prototyping,” Funded by NSF (awarded no.: 0923447, awarded amount: $216,779), effective 10/1/2009.
“Feasibility and Applications of RFID Technologies to Support Right of Way Functions,” Funded by TxDoT ($78,697); 2008~2009 (Co-PI)
“Asset Management for Safety and Operations” , Funded by TxDoT ($104,553); 2008~2010 (Co-PI)
“Benchmarking and Improving Texas Rural Public Transportation Systems,” Funded by the TxDoT ($25,244); 2008~2009. (Co-PI)
“A Virtual Reality Infrastructure for Enhancing Undergraduate Math Teaching and Learning,” Funded by the Department of Education ($381,221). A five-year project starting from Oct. 1, 2007. (Co-PI)
P. Johnson, Y. Yang, and others, “An Innovative New Approach to Animal Care,” accepted and will presented at 2018 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC).