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 received his Ph.D. in Engineering Electronics from The University of Edinburgh (2018), MSc in Control Science & Engineering from Tsinghua University (2013), and BEng in Measurement & Control Engineering from Anhui University (2010). After obtaining his Ph.D., 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 utilization/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, 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 Topic Editor of Chemosensors, the Guest Editor for IEEE Sensors Journal, Chemosensors, and Frontiers in Physics, and serves as the regular reviewer for over 50 high-impact international journals. He has been the Technical Program Committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques since 2015. He was the recipient of the 2015 IEEE I&M Society Graduate Fellowship Award. He is a member of IEEE, IET, the Fellow of the International Society for Industrial Process Tomography (FISIPT), and the Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Research group website: www.yangresearchgroup.com

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Academic Qualifications: 

  • 2018  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2013  Master of Science (MSc) (Distinction), Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China
  • 2010  Bachelor of Science (BEng) (Outstanding Graduate), Department of Measurement & Control Engineering, Anhui University, China

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 tomographic imaging
  • Digital twins for multiphase flow systems and digital healthcare
  • Soft robotics perception and control
  • Machine learning for medical imaging
  • Metaverse


  • Medical imaging and machine learning
  • Soft sensors
  • Soft robotics
  • Agile tomography
  • Digital twins

Further Information: 

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