Jia Yuan Yu is an associate professor in the Concordia Institute of Information Systems Engineering. His work applies data science and decision theory to smart cities, Internet-connected devices, and other multi-agent systems. He has previously worked at IBM Research, the Dublin City University, the Ecole Normale Superieure Paris, Stanford University, and Intel Research. His research has been funded by the European Commission under the FP7 and H2020 programs and by IBM. Jia Yuan obtained his PhD in electrical engineering from McGill University in 2010.