Carnegie Mellon University

Yang Cai

Yang Cai

Senior Systems Scientist, CyLab, Computer Science Department
Director, Visual Intelligence Studio

  • CIC Building, Room 2218
4720 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Dr. Yang Cai is Senior Systems Scientist of CyLab, Director of Visual Intelligence Studio, and Associate Research Professor by courtsey of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. His research interests include steganography, machine intelligence, video analytics, interactive visualization of big data, biomorphic algorithms, medical imaging systems, and visual privacy algorithms. He has wrote and edited 6 books including a new monograph "Instinctive Computing" (Springer, 2016) and a textbook "Ambient Diagnostics" (CRC, 2014). He also taught courses "Image, Video and Multimedia" (18-798), "Cognitive Video" (18-799K), and “Clinical Practicum” (42-790) at CMU. 


Cai's area of research is the security of cyber-physical systems.


Soft Biometrics from Emerging Media

Research Area: Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Researchers: Yang Cai, Mel Siegel, Brian Zeleznik, Rich Noland, Alex Nicoll

Integrated Vehicle-Network-Vision System for Transit Security

Researcher: Yang Cai