Yan Yang is now working with Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA. Dr. Yan Yang obtained her Ph.D. in information science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 2009, M.Sc. degree and B.Sc. degree in computer science from Central China Normal University and Shandong Normal University, China, in 2005 and 2002 respectively. Her research embarks on communication network and dependable distributed system in Master and Ph.D studies, respectively, and is now focused on system security.