Dr. Yang Li

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Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Education

  • PhD, The University of Texas at Austin (2011)
  • MS, The University of Texas at Austin (2007)
  • BS, University of Science and Technology of China (2005)

Academic Specialization: Antenna; Wireless Propagations; Radar; Electromagnetics; Microwave

  • ELC3335 Signals and Systems
  • ELC 3337 Applied Electromagnetic Fields
  • ELC 4381 Antennas & Wireless Propagations
  • ELC 5340 Radar Systems
  • ELC 5396 Antenna Design

Research

  • Body area electromagnetic wave propagation and antenna design
  • Electrically small antenna design
  • Surface-wave and leaky-wave antenna analysis and design
  • Effective medium theory and homogenization techniques
  • Electromagnetic meta-materials
  • Micro-doppler radar

Publications

  • G. Lee, B. Garner, and Y. Li, “Investigation of on-body wave propagations using an arm- swinging phantom model and motion capture technique,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., under revision, Aug. 2019.
  • B. Xu, R. Eike, A. Cliett, L. Ni, R. Cloud, and Y. Li, “Durability testing of electronic textile surface resistivity and textile antenna performance,” Textile Research Journal, accepted for publication, Dec. 2018
  • D. Bresnahan, Y. Li, S. Koziol, and Y. Kim, “Monitoring human head and neck-based motions from dynamic around-neck creeping wave propagations,” IEEE Antennas Wireless Propagat. Lett., vol. 17, issue 7, pp. 1199-1203, July 2018.
  • Bin Xu, Rachel Eike, Allyson Cliett, Rinn Cloud, and Y. Li, “A short review of textile applications in antenna design,” Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology, accepted for publication, May 2018
  •  D. Bresnahan and Y. Li, “Investigation of creeping wave propagation around the human head at ISM frequencies,” IEEE Antennas Wireless Propagat. Lett., vol. 16, pp. 2767-2770, Aug. 2017.
  •  G. Lee, B. Garner, and Y. Li, “Simulation and measurement of electromagnetic wave propagation on dynamic human bodies,” IET Microwaves Antennas Propagat., vol. 11, issue 10, pp.1347 – 1353, Aug. 2017.
  •  Y. Kim and Y. Li, “Human activity classification with transmission and reflection coefficients of on-body antennas through deep convolutional neural networks,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., volume: 65, issue 5, pages 2764 – 2768, May 2017.
  •  B. Xu, Y. Li, and Y. Kim, “Classification of finger movements based on reflection coefficient variations of a body-worn electrically small antenna,” IEEE Antennas Wireless Propagat. Lett., vol. 16, pp. 1812-1815, Mar. 2017.
  • Y. Li, D. Xue, E. Forrister, G. Lee, B. Garner and Y. Kim, “Human activity classification based on dynamic time warping of an on-body creeping wave signal,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., volume: 64, issue 11, pages 4901 – 4905, Nov. 2016.
  • Y. Li and Y. Kim, “Classification of human activities using variation in impedance of single on-body antenna,” IEEE Antennas Wireless Propagat. Lett., vol. 16, pp. 541-544, Jul. 2016.
  •  D. Xue, B. Garner, and Y. Li, “Investigation of short-range, broadband, on-body electromagnetic wave propagations,” IET Microwaves Antennas Propagat., volume 10, issue 11, pages 1182 – 1188, August 2016.
  •  B. Xu and Y. Li, “Investigation of surface wave propagation along a multi-coil wireless power transfer system,” Microwave Optical Tech. Lett., volume 58, issue 9, pages 2261–2265, September 2016 .
  •  Y. Li, “UHF band on-body wave propagations and compact array design,” Forum for Electromagnetic Research Methods and Application Technologies (FERMAT), Vol. 11, No. 2 (7 pages), June 2016.
  •  B. Xu and Y. Li, “Backward surface wave propagation and radiation along a one-dimensional folded cylindrical helix array,” International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Article ID 210254, 9 pages, 2015.
  •  B. Arigong, J. Shao, M. Zhou, H. Ren, J. Ding, Q. Mu, Y. Li, S. Fu, H. Kim, and H. Zhang “An improved design of dual-band 3 dB 180◦ directional coupler,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, vol. 56, 153–162, Apr. 2015.
  •  D. Xue, B. Garner, and Y. Li, “Extraction of on-body creeping wave mechanism using the ESPRIT algorithm,” Microwave Optical Tech. Lett., vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 868–871, Apr. 2015.
  •  D. Xue and Y. Li, “Design of a closely-spaced, multiple-element parasitic antenna array,” Microwave Optical Tech. Lett., vol. 56, no. 10, pp. 2374–2377, Oct. 2014.
  •  Y. Li and M. G. Silveirinha, “Radiation from a short vertical dipole in a metal-backed rod array,” Photonics and Nanostructures – Fundamentals and Applications, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 350–359, Aug. 2014.
  • Y. Li and M. G. Silveirinha, “Radiation from a Hertzian dipole embedded in a wire-medium slab,” IEEE Antennas Wireless Propagat. Lett., vol. 12, pp. 401-404,  Apr. 2013.
  •  Y. Li, M. F. Wu, A. Yilmaz and H. Ling, “On wave propagation mechanisms in a dielectric rod array,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 2337-2342, Apr. 2013.
  • Y. Li, “Wave propagation along a one-dimensional metal cut-wire array,” Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 3-13, Jan. 2013.
  •  Y. Li, A. Alù and H. Ling, “Investigation of leaky-wave propagation and radiation in a metal cut-wire array,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 1630-1634, Mar. 2012.
  •   Y. Li and H. Ling, “Investigation of wave propagation in a dielectric rod array: towards the understanding of HF/VHF propagation in a forest,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 4025-4032, Dec. 2010.
  •   Y. Li and H. Ling, “Improved current decomposition in helical antennas using the ESPRIT algorithm,” Progress in Electromag. Research, vol. 106, pp. 279-293, July 2010.
  •  Y. Li, A. Alù and H. Ling, “Simulation and measurement of surface wave propagation along a metal cut-wire array,” IEEE Antennas Wireless Propagat. Lett., vol. 9, pp. 179-182,  Mar. 2010.
  •  Y. Li, M. F. Wu, A. Yilmaz and H. Ling, “Investigation of short-range radiowave propagation at HF/VHF frequencies in a forested environment,” IEEE Antennas Wireless Propagat. Lett., vol. 8, pp. 1182-1185, Oct. 2009.
  •  Y. Li and H. Ling, “Extraction of wave propagation mechanisms in a cut-wire array using the ESPRIT algorithm,” IEEE Antennas Wireless Propagat. Lett., vol. 8, pp. 744-747, May 2009.
  •   Y. Li and H. Ling, “Numerical modeling and mechanism analysis of VHF wave propagation in forested   environments using the equivalent slab model,” Progress in Electromag. Research, vol. 91, pp. 17-34, Jan. 2009.
  •  Y. Li, N. J. Whitelonis and H. Ling, “Simulation and measurement of the effective propagation constant of a cut-wire array,” IET Elect. Lett., vol. 44, pp. 893-894, July 2008.
  •   S. S. Ram, Y. Li, A. Lin and H. Ling, “Doppler-based detection and tracking of humans in indoor  environments,” Franklin Institute Research Journal, special issue on Indoor Imaging, vol. 345, pp. 679-699, Sept. 2008.
  •   J. Zhang, Q. Zhu, H. Zhang and Y. Li, “A novel microstrip bandpass filter,” Journal of University of Science and Technology of China, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 732 – 738, 2004.

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