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Department of Engineering

In addition to serving the ECU community and eastern Carolina region, Dr. Yao serves as a reviewer for technical journals and professional conferences on a regular basis.  He is a senior member of the IEEE and an active member of several other professional organizations.  He currently serves as the faculty counselor for the ECU IEEE Student Branch.

University and Community Services

   -East Carolina University Graduate Faculty

   -East Carolina University Intellectual Property/Patent Committee: '10-'12

   -East Carolina University Teaching Grants Committee: '07-'09. Secretary '09-'10

   -College of Technology and Computer Science: Leadership Council

   -College of Technology and Computer Science International Committee: '08-'09

   -Department of Engineering: Personnel Committee, Engineering Core Committee (Chair '11), Electrical Engineering Concentration Committee Coordinator, Assessment Committee, Faculty Search Committee, Promotion and Tenure Committee.

   -Master Thesis Committee (Physics)

   -North Carolina Summer Ventures in Math and Science ('06-'10)

   -Science Olympia Tournament ('09, '10)

   -East Carolina University Engineering/Technology Day ('06-'09)

   -East Carolina University Open House ('05-'12)

   -Outreach: Chinese New Year's Traditions presentation to students in W. H. Robinson Elementary School, 2009 and 2011

   -Principal, Greenville Chinese School ('10-'12)


   -IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

   -IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

   -Journal of Healthcare Engineering


   -American Institute of Biological Sciences proposal review panelist

   -National Science Foundation of China proposal review panelist

   -National Science Foundation proposal review panelist

   -Technology Interface Journal

   -International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC '07-'09)

   -American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference (ASEE '06-'09)

   -International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2006)

   -International IEEE Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2007)