Professor Yang is a Senior Advisor of LYZZ Capital, and now he serves as the founding dean of the Institute of Medical Robotics and the honorary dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering of Shanghai Jiaotong University. Also, he works as the founder and editor-in-chief of Science Robotics, as well as the chairman of the advisory board of the British Robotics and Automatic Control Systems Association.Professor Yang received several honorary titles: Academician of Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Academician of British Academy of Engineering and Technology, Academician of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Academician of International Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow of Medical Image Computing and Computer Aided Intervention, and also won the Research Merit Award from the Royal Society. Moreover, he was selected as one of the top 100 talents in the British scientific community by the science magazine Eureka published by The Times. In 2017, Professor Yang was awarded CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen of England, also the first one in mainland China.
Professor Yang focuses on the fields of medical imaging technology, sensor technology and robots. In terms of imaging, he innovatively proposed a series of magnetic resonance phase contrast velocity imaging and computational modeling techniques, which are applied to blood flow quantification and visualization. In terms of robots, he was the first one to put forward the concept of robot control perception connection, thus promoting the learning and knowledge acquisition methods for robot motion and perception/cognitive behavior to a new stage. In terms of sensor technology, he firstly proposed body sensor network--a health monitoring front-end platform that can realize universality, intelligence, and personalization based on situational perception.
Professor Yang received a PhD from Imperial College London.