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Jun Yan, PhD

Concordia University Research Chair (Tier 2) in Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security and Resilience
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director (MASc & PhD), Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering

Jun Yan, PhD
Office: S-EV 3119  
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4511
Website(s): Homepage
Google Scholar
ORCID: 0000-0002-5148-1399


  • Ph.D. (2017), Electrical Engineering (with Excellence in Doctoral Research), University of Rhode Island, USA 
  • M.Sc. (2013), Electrical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, USA 
  • B.Eng. (2011), Information and Communication Engineering, Zhejiang University, China 

Research interests

  • Cyber-physical systems and security
  • Applied and adversarial computational intelligence
  • Smart grids, smart transportations, smart cities
  • Attack-resilient systems and control


I have authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers in cyber-physical security and computational intelligence, with applications for smart grids, smart cities, and other smart critical infrastructures. According to Google Scholar Metrics, three of our papers are among the top-50 cited papers published on the corresponding IEEE Transactions in the last 5 years.

For a complete list of publications, see my homepage or my Google Scholar page.

Recognition & Awards

  • Most cited paper (as of Feb. 2022) of IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications.
  • Top-50 cited papers published within the last 5 years on IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, and IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC).
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI).
  • Best Readings on "Communications & Information Systems Security - Cyber Attacks" of IEEE Communication Society (2013). 
  • Front-cover paper on IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), vol. 8, no. 4, April 2013.
  • Excellence in Doctoral Research Award, University of Rhode Island, Ph.D. Class of 2018 (sole recipient). 
  • Best Reviewers, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2016). 


  • INSE 6640 - Smart Grids and Control System Security
  • INSE 6630 - Recent Developments in Information Systems Security
  • COEN 231 - Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

Opening Positions

Multiple Ph.D. and M.Sc. positions are now opened for Fall and Winter admission.
Highly-motivated students, who are interested in cutting-edge research in applied machine learning, smart grids and smart cities, cyber-physical systems and security, and resilient infrastructures, are encouraged to check my homepage and contact me by email regarding the openings and potential scholarship opportunities.

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