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Tai Yang
Emeritus Reader (Engineering and Design)
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Dr Tai Yang's recent research interest is next-generation technologies including artificial intelligence, internet of things, big data, cloud computing applications and industrial 4.0. He has obtained 16 professional certificates (and more) in these areas. 

Dr Tai Yang obtained his PhD degree at the control system centre, UMIST in 1987. He joined the University of Sussex in 1990 as a Lecturer and became a Reader in Computer and Control Engineering in 1999. He had ten years of industrial experience before his academic career. His current research interests are: Networks and control, Power system control and wind power generation, and Control theory and applications in general. Dr Yang has a strong publication record. In 2010 alone, he published four papers in different IEEE Transactions and IET proceedings. His two single-authored papers, published in 2006 and 2008 respectively, are both ranked as the 5th most downloaded papers in two different IET proceedings. The paper published in 2006 has now been cited 467 times (as at 27th September 2013).

Dr Yang's particular strength is multi-discipline applications. His current research on Embedded Energy Storage for high penetration of wind power has attracted wide attention. He has been invited to attend a Parliamentary Reception at the House of the Lords and has been selected as a member of overseas "Energy mission" sponsored by the UK government and other organisations. The research on Embedded Energy Storage involves several technical areas: control, power system, electrical machines, power electronics and wind turbines. Dr Yang's other main research − on control and applications − has also gained wide recognition. Since 2008, he has been invited to give special presentations in every UKACC International Conference on Control.