Associate professor @ Concordia Institute of Information Systems Engineering
Jia Yuan Yu is an associate professor in the Concordia Institute of Information Systems Engineering. His work applies data science and decision theory to smart cities, Internet-connected devices, and other multi-agent systems. He has previously worked at IBM Research, the Dublin City University, the Ecole Normale Superieure Paris, Stanford University, and Intel Research. His research has been funded by the European Commission under the FP7 and H2020 programs, and by IBM. Jia Yuan obtained his PhD in electrical engineering from McGill University in 2010.
Jia Yuan is interested in applications of data science and decision theory (machine learning, statistics, control, game theory, operations research) to smart cities and Internet-connected devices. He is particularly fond of problems that are data-driven and involve multiple decision-makers. While at IBM Research, he developed solutions for a wide range of problems such as congestion and pollution management, demand-response in smart grids, ride-sharing, and crowdsourced event-detection. For instance, he worked on deploying a large-scale real-time decision-support system for end-users in the city of Dublin and the German Ministry of Civil Protection.