Yang Yang is Leader of the National Standardization Working Group of Engineering Structure Monitoring, Vice Chairman of IEEE PES Smart Building, Building Electrical and Intelligent Subcommittee of Load and Customer System Technical Committee (China), and Chairman of China New City Construction Industry and Education Alliance.
He is Postdoctoral Researcher of the Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University (cooperating with Professor Nie Jianguo), and Doctor of College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University (mentors: Professor Jin Guofang, Professor Zhou Xiyuan, and Professor Khalid Mosalam). He is also Key Contributor of Technical Code for Monitoring of Building and Bridge Structures (GB50982-2014). He presided over the compilation of “Construction and Bridge Monitoring Implementation and Acceptance Standard in Sichuan Province DBJ51/T144-2020, Qinghai Province Building Structure Monitoring Technical Code DB63/T1756-2019, Technical Standards for Intelligent Monitoring of Housing Construction and Municipal Infrastructure of Chongqing Province (in compilation), Chongqing Municipal Pipeline Network Monitoring Technical Specifications (in compilation), and National Energy Administration of China Standard of Technical Code for Implementation of Safety Monitoring of Onshore Wind Farm Projects" (in compilation) etc.. He also wrote an English book Technical Code for Monitoring of Building Structures. It has been selected by Springer Nature as the book with the highest usage rate to formulate the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations as it helps to solve one of the biggest challenges facing the globe, namely the 11th goal of SDGs which is building inclusive, safe, risk-resistant, and sustainable cities and communities. He is also Member of IEC/SEG9 Domestic Expert Group and takes the lead in the international group of the IEC/SEG9 Domestic Expert Group.
He is Member of the editorial board of the international journal Frontiers in Built Environment (ESCI source) and Guest Editor-in-Chief of the special issue of Symmetry (SCI source) and Remote Sensing(SCI source). He has presided three projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, one project from the National Key R&D Program of China, two technology projects from Chongqing Science and Technology Bureau, one technology project from Chongqing Transportation Bureau. He has received one first prize (ranked 1st) and two second prizes (ranked 1st) from the first-level industry societies/associations that have the ability to declare national science and technology awards, and also received the second prize of Qinghai Provincial Science and Technology Progress Prize. He has published more than 40 articles in SCI and EI journals such as Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Engineering Structures, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Structural control and health monitoring, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Remote Sensing, China Journal of Highway and Transport, Journal of Building Structures, Chinese Journal of Scientific Instrument, and Engineering Mechanics. He has obtained 9 software copyrights and has applied for 26 national invention patents, which 11 of them have been granted. He had also edited one textbook and one monograph from Science Press.