Dr Yunjie Yang

Senior Lecturer



1.13 Alexander Graham Bell Building

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Imaging, Data and Communications

Research Theme: 

  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Tomography
  • Sensors


Dr. Yunjie Yang is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Chancellor’s Fellow in Data Driven Innovation and Bayes Innovation Fellow at The University of Edinburgh. He is also the research affiliate of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI). He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Electronics from The University of Edinburgh, MSc in Control Science & Engineering from Tsinghua University, and BEng in Measurement & Control Engineering from Anhui University. After obtaining his PhD, he briefly worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chemical Species Tomography at The University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Yang’s research interests are in the areas of sensing and imaging with AI-powered tomography, machine learning, digital twins, and flexible sensors for wearables and robotics. His research aims to improve observability in industrial (e.g. multiphase flows), robotics (e.g. soft robotics), and biomedical engineering and to address the pressing challenges of efficient utilisation/interpretation of enormous sensory data. His research has led to over 100 peer-reviewed journal and international conference publications, many of which were published in high-impact journals such as Nature portfolio journals (Nature Machine Intelligence, Communications Engineering), IEEE TNNLS, TMI, TII, TBME and TIM. His research has been licensed to overseas research institutes and industry partners and received wide media coverage, including BBC, EFE, USA Today and STV. 

He is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, the Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, the Guest Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal, and serves as the regular reviewer for over 50 high-impact international journals. He served as the track chair of multiple international conferences. He was the recipient of the 2015 IEEE I&M Society Graduate Fellowship Award. He is the Senior Member of IEEE, the Fellow of the International Society for Industrial Process Tomography (FISIPT), and the Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Research group: UoE SMART Group www.yangresearchgroup.com

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(Office: 1.13 Alexander Graham Bell (AGB) Building)

Academic Qualifications: 

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 


  • Signals and Communication Systems 3 (ELEE09027)
  • Digital System Laboratory 3 (ELEE09035)
  • Electrical Engineering 1 Tutorial (ELEE08001)
  • Supervision of PhD, MSc, MEng and BEng projects

Research Interests: 

  • AI-powered multi-modal imaging
  • Digital twins for complex systems and digital healthcare
  • Soft robotics perception and control
  • Machine learning for inverse problems


  • Imaging and machine learning
  • Soft sensors
  • Soft robotics
  • Digital twins

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We welcome undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs who are interested in joining our group. Please feel free to contact us at anytime.