Dr. Yanmin Gong

    Yanmin Gong

    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Texas at San Antonio
    Office: BSE 1.514
    Email: yanmin DOT gong AT utsa.edu

Short Bio

Yanmin Gong is an associate professor and Microsoft President’s Endowed Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she directs the Trustworthy and Intelligent Networked Systems (TINS) Lab. She is a recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER Award and NSF CRII Award. She received a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Florida, an M.S. degree in electronic engineering at Tsinghua University, and a B.E. degree in electronics and information engineering at Huazhong University of Science & Technology.

Research Interests

My current research interests include edge computing, machine learning, security and privacy, and wireless networking.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2021
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing, 2021
  • Rising Star in Networking and Communications, N2Women, 2021
  • Distinguished TPC Member, IEEE INFOCOM, 2020, 2022
  • NSF CISE CRII Award, 2019
  • Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship, June 2019
  • UT Rising STARs Award, 2019
  • President’s Cup Award, Oklahoma State University, 2018
  • Best Paper Award at IEEE GLOBECOM, 2017
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Florida, 2012 – 2013
  • Guanghua Scholarship for Excellent Students, Tsinghua University, 2011
  • Providence Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 2011
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2009


-[Aug. 2022] I am invited to serve on AAAI 2023 TPC.

-[April. 2022] Congratulations to Rui, who has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno!

-[April. 2022] Congratulations to Rui, who has sucessfully defended her PhD dissertation!

-[Feb. 2022] I was recognized as a Distinguished TPC Member at IEEE INFOCOM 2022.

-[Jan. 2022] Glad to share that our work on federated learning with heterogeneous communications has been accepted by ICLR 2022. The work has been selected for a spotlight presentation (5%)!

-[Jan. 2022] I am pleased to serve as an Awards Co-chair for 2022 N2Women Board.

-[Dec. 2021] I received 2021 IEEE TCSC Early Career Researcher Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing.

-[Jul. 2021] We received an NSF Medium Grant on efficient and privacy-preserving learning over 5G mobile devices. Thank you, NSF!

-[Jun. 2021] I am selected as Rising Star in Networking and Communications for 2021 by N2Women.

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