Yang Cai

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Yang Cai

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Southern California

Office: EEB 518
Email: yangcai [AT] usc [dot] edu

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California, affiliated with the Wireless Devices and Systems (WiDeS) Group, under the supervision of Professor Andreas F. Molisch. Prior to that, I received my M.S. and B.E. degrees from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University in 2018 and 2015, respectively. My advisor was Professor Yuan Shen.

My research interests include stochastic network control and optimization, especially in the integration of computing, caching, and communication (3C) technologies into next-generation network design. I am currently working on modeling, analysis, evaluation, and control of next-generation computing networks (e.g., distributed cloud, mobile edge, and fog computing) and services (e.g., autonomous driving, AR/MR/VR/XR, and industrial automation).


  • [04-28-2022] Our paper ‘‘Ultra-reliable distributed cloud network control with end-to-end latency constraints’’ is accepted by IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. [cite]

  • [04-22-2022] Our paper ‘‘Compute- and data-intensive networks: The key to the Metaverse’’ is accepted to Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. 6G Netw. (6GNet), 2022 [arXiv, cite]

  • [06-17-2021] I gave a presentation at IEEE ICC 2021 on delay-sensitive service delivery [video, slides]

  • [06-16-2021] I gave a presentation at IEEE ICC 2021 on multicast service delivery [video, slides]

  • [12-08-2020] I gave a presentation at IEEE GlobeCom 2020 on MEC network control [video, slides]

  • [12-12-2019] Our paper ‘‘On the multi-activation oriented design of D2D-aided caching networks’’ is presented at IEEE GlobeCom 2019 [slides]

  • [05-21-2018] Our paper ‘‘Integrated localization and control for accurate multi-agent formation’’ is presented at IEEE ICC 2018 [slides]