Insoon Yang
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering-Systems
Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California (USC)

EEB 316, 3740 McClintock Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2563, USA
Phone: (213) 740-2351
insoonya at

Post-Doc. (LIDS) MIT, 2015-2016
Ph.D. (EECS) UC Berkeley, 2015
M.A. (Math) UC Berkeley, 2013
M.S. (EECS) UC Berkeley, 2012
B.S. (Math & MAE) Seoul National University, 2009

Areas of Research
Support from NSF ECCS is gratefully acknowledged. (ECCS-1708906)
Support from NSF CNS is gratefully acknowledged. (CNS-1657100)
Support from MHI to organize MHI Seminar Series on Communications, Networks and Systems (CommNetS) is gratefully acknowledged.

Awards and Honors



My Group

Current Ph.D. Students

Brief Biography

Insoon Yang is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC. He received B.S. degrees in Mathematics and in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Seoul National University in 2009; and an M.S. in EECS, an M.A. in Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Lawrence Craig Evans) and a Ph.D. in EECS (advisor: Prof. Claire Tomlin) from UC Berkeley in 2012, 2013 and 2015, respectively. Before joining USC, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems in MIT (advisor: Prof. Asu Ozdaglar). His research interests are in stochastic control, optimization in systems and control, and dynamic games, with applications to Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, he works on control methods, risk management solutions and incentive mechanisms for networked CPS (e.g., smart grids) and the IoT (e.g., smart home) with limited information. He is a recipient of the 2015 Eli Jury Award and a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2016.