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Yi Pan

Regents Professor, Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Acting Chair of Biology    

B.Eng., Computer Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1982
M.Eng., Computer Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1984
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1991


Dr. Yi Pan was born in Jiangsu, China. He entered Tsinghua University in March 1978 with the highest college entrance examination score among all 1977 high school graduates in Jiangsu Province. Dr. Pan is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Professor of the  Department of Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University. Dr. Pan received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in computer engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 1991.

Dr. Pan’s research interests include parallel and cloud computing, wireless networks, and bioinformatics. Dr. Pan has published more than 330 papers including over 150 SCI journal papers and 50 IEEE Transactions papers. In addition, he has edited/authored 39 books. He has received many awards from organizations such as IEEE, NSF, AFOSR, JSPS, IBM, ISIBM, IISF and Mellon Foundation. Dr. Pan has served as an editor-in-chief or editorial board member for 15 journals including 7 IEEE Transactions and a guest editor for 12 special issues for 10 journals including 2 IEEE Transactions. He has organized numerous international conferences and workshops and has delivered over 40 keynote speeches at international conferences around the world.

Dr. Pan is a “Great Master Face-to-Face” Series Speaker (2012), an IEEE Distinguished Speaker (2000-2002), a Yamacraw Distinguished Speaker (2002), a Shell Oil Colloquium Speaker (2002), and a senior member of IEEE. He is listed in Men of Achievement, Who’s Who in Midwest, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American EducationWho’s Who in Computational Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who of Asian Americans.


J. Wang, M. Li, J. Chen, and Y. Pan, A fast hierarchical clustering algorithm for functional modules discovery in protein interaction networks, IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, to appear.

Y. Dai, Y. Xiang, and Y. Pan, Bionic autonomic nervous systems for self-defense against DoS, spyware, malware, virus and fishing,ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, Special Issue on Adaptive Security Systems, to appear.

P. Loh, S. H. Long, and Y. Pan, Performance evaluation of efficient and reliable routing protocols for fixed-power sensor networks,IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 2328–2335, 2009.

D. Xiang, Y. Zhang, and Y. Pan, Practical deadlock-free fault-tolerant routing in meshes based on the planar network fault model, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 620–633, 2009.

X. Wang, P. Fan, J. Li, and Y. Pan, Modeling and cost analysis of movement-based location management for PCS networks with HLR/VLR architecture and general location area and cell residence time distributions, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 57, no. 6, pp. 3815–3831, 2008.

J. He, H. Hu, R. Harrison, P.C. Tai, and Yi Pan, Rule generation for protein secondary structure prediction with support vector machines and decision tree, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 46–53, 2006.