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Dr. Cungang (Truman) Yang

Truman Yang
Associate Professor
MS, PhD, PEng
416-979-5000 ext. 4175

Areas of Academic Interest

Security and AI in robotics

Cloud computing security

Security protocols in wireless networks


Year University Degree
2003 University of Regina PhD
1992 Jilin University MS

Courses Taught

Course Code Course
COE 817 Network Security
COE 318 Software Systems
EE 8213 Computer Network Security


Truman Yang fell into the field of internet and wireless sensor security. After applying to the PhD program in computer science, he received a letter from a University of Regina professor asking whether Yang was interested in researching the topic. At that time, the internet was not yet widespread in Yang’s native China, and access to email was limited. To respond to the professor, Yang went to a friend’s workplace to send the email.

Nearly two decades later, the internet couldn’t be more prevalent, and the issue of security more paramount. Yang points to the rise of e-commerce, the internet of things and cloud computing as areas that, without proper security measures in place, can leave consumer data vulnerable. “There is all sorts of sensor communication between different devices, and there are some security issues related to communication between them.” His team of researchers is developing approaches to make authentication more efficient and secure, protecting that sensitive data. “People care about their privacy, their data security,” says Yang.

Truman Yang

“Security always follows new technologies. If communication is involved, there is security there.”

  • New Opportunities Fund, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
  • Departmental Teaching Excellence Awards
  • Celia Li, H. Cheung, C. Yang, "Secure and Efficient Authentication Protocol for Power System Computer Networks", International Journal of Network Security, Vol. 20, No. 2, PP.337-344, 2018.
  • Debsmita Ghosh, Celia Li, Cungang Yang, "A Lightweight Authentication Protocol in Smart Grid",  International Journal of Network Security, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 414-422, 2018.
  • Celia Li and Cungang Yang, "A Novice Group Sharing Method for Public Cloud", IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE Cloud), San Francisco, USA, July 2 - 7, 2018.
  • Celia Li and Cungang Yang, "Authenticated Key Management Protocols for Internet of Things", IEEE International Congress on Internet of Things (IEEE ICIOT), San Francisco, USA, July 2 - 7, 2018.
  • Celia Li, Cungang Yang, "Cryptographic Key Management Methods for Mission-Critical Wireless Networks", IEEE ICEIEC, pp. 33 - 36, Shenzhen, China, July 2017.