Li Yang is a Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is the Director of UTC Information Security (InfoSec) Center, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE-IA/CD). Her research interests include network and information security, big data analytics, massive data mining, bioinformatics, and engineering techniques for complex software system design.  She actively involves students into her research. She authored papers on these areas in refereed journal, conferences and symposiums. She is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Information Security and Privacy. She has secured over one million external funding from National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). 

She is the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP). Reviewers in this journal are needed, and please follow this link to become a reviewer: journals/become-a-reviewer/


Computer Science and Engineering Department at UTC


Thesis and Dissertation Resources


Ph.D. Computational Science: Computer Science (Enrollment is open for fall 2016)


Interactive Security Visualization  (InterSecViz)


Research Skills 

  • How to give a good research talk
  • How to write a good research paper
  • How to write a good research proposal


High School Showcase (slides)