Dr. Yang is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science, and Associate Dean for Diversity and Academic Affairs, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, at Stony Brook University. Prior to joining Stony Brook in 1999, she had held a tenured faculty position at University of Vermont. Dr. Yang is internationally recognized for her contributions in networking and parallel & distributed computing systems areas. She was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2009 "for contributions to parallel and distributed computing systems." Her current research interests include cloud computing, data center networks, edge computing, and wireless/mobile networks. Dr. Yang currently is the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. She has served as the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Computers and an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. She is also an associate editor for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Dr. Yang has published more than 350 scientific papers in leading refereed journals, conferences and book chapters. She is an inventor/co-inventor of seven U.S. patents in the area of interconnection networks. She has served as a distinguished visitor of IEEE Computer Society. She received an IEEE Region 1 Award for ``significant contributions in multicast switching networks'' in 2002, the Best Paper Awards at the 18th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium in 2004, and the 7th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems in 2000, and a Distinguished Leadership Award from the 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks in 2006. She has served as a general chair, program chair or vice chair for several major conferences and a program committee member for numerous conferences. She has received many research grants as a Principal Investigator from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office.