Dejun(DJ) Yang

I am the Ben L. Fryrear Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines.

Research Interests: Algorithmic Game Theory, Incentive Mechanism Design, Algorithm Design, and Optimization, with the focus on applications to Networks, Crowdsourcing, Cloud Computing, Smart Grid, and Security and Privacy.

Much of my work focuses on resource allocation in networks, smart grid, and cloud computing, incentive mechanism design, and network security and privacy. A common thread throughout my research endeavors is my problem solving approach. For problems with a centralized administrative control, I strive to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the problem and design simple yet provably good algorithms for finding a solution. To prove the efficacy of these solutions, I use rigorous mathematical proofs, taken from several diverse areas, such as algorithms, combinatorics, convex optimization, and probability. For problems involving independent individual decision-makers, I model the problem as a game and find solutions using game theory, a resourceful mathematical framework originally from economics.

Note: I am looking for self-motivated and hardworking students who are interested in tackling algorithmic, optimization, and economic challenges across different areas, including networking, cloud computing, crowdsourcing, smart grid, and security and privacy. If you are interested in these areas and working with me at Mines, please send me an email with your CV, transcripts, publications if applicable, and everything that you think may increase your chances. Two Ben L. Fryrear Fellowships are available to highly qualified students. The fellowship includes up to four years of full tuition, benefits, stipend, and a budget for conference travel.

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Colorado School of Mines
Email: djyang at mines dot edu