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Dr Yue Cao

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

I am a Lecturer in Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK since October 2016.

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I am a Senior Lecturer since August 2017, and previously was Lecturer since October 2016, in Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK,

Prior to joining the department, I received PhD degree from the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) formerly known as Centre for Communication Systems Research, at University of Surrey, Guildford, UK in July 2013, and further worked as Research Fellow at the ICS until September 2016.

I am an Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and IEEE Member.

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(+44) 0191 227 3067


  • October.2009 - July.2013, University of Surrey, UK
    PhD on "Geographic Routing in Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networks"
  • September.2007 - September.2008, University of Surrey, UK
    (Distinction) MSc on "Mobile Communication Systems"
  • September.2001 - June.2005, Wuhan Institute of Technology, China
    (2:1) BSc on "Telecommunication"

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My current research interests are under the umbrella of Intelligent Mobility, with complementary research fields:

  • Transportation & Energy, e.g., Electro-Mobility, Autonomous Valet Parking
  • Network Communication & Computation
  • Security and Privacy
  • Localization

Current/Recent Projects

  1. (11k GBP) Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowships and Missions - Turkey “A Safer Workplace by using Smart and Secure Body Area Networks”, April 2018, UK Co-Applicant
  2. (4.8k GBP) Newton Travel Links - Thailand “Cloud-Based Emergency Vehicle to Traffic Light Communication for Responsive Rescue Missions (CEVCom)”, June 2018 - July 2018, UK Host
  3. (5M EUR) EU - Interreg North Sea Region Smart, clean Energy and Electric Vehicles for the City (SEEV4-City), May 2017 - Present, Co-Investigator
  4. (300000 JPY) University of Waseda FY2017 grant program for promotion of international joint research “Cost-effective Scheduling for Long-Range Autonomous Valet Parking”, April 2017 - March 2018, Principal Investigator
  5. (82k GBP) Northumbria University RDF17/CIS/CAO “Towards Edge Computing Based Autonomous Valet Parking System”, December 2016 - Present, Principal Investigator
  6. (3.05M EUR) EU Erasmus Mundus Sustainable Green Economies through Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge Exchange (gLINK), October 2016 - Present, Co-Investigator
  7. (982k GBP) EPSRC Knowledge Centric Networking (KCN), October 2015 - September 2016, Key Researcher
  8. (4.2M EUR) EU FP7 Cyber-Secure DAta and Control Cloud for Power Grids (C-DAX), May 2013 - April 2016, Key Researcher
  9. (1.1M GBP) EPSRC UK-China Science Bridges: R&D on (B)4G Wireless Mobile Communications (UC4G), July 2011 - July 2012, Key Researcher
  10. (3.5M EUR) EU FP7 Mechanisms for Optimization of Hybrid Ad-Hoc Networks and Satellite NETworks (MONET), January 2010 - July 2012, Key Researcher

Key Publications

  1. Yue Cao, Chong Han, Xu Zhang, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Yuan Zhuang, Nauman Aslam and Mehrdad Dianati. “A Trajectory Driven Opportunistic Routing Protocol for VCPS”. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems. (Accepted in 2018)
  2. Yue Cao, Tong Wang, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Geyong Min, Naveed Ahmad and Abdul Hanan Abdullah. “An EV Charging Management System Concerning Drivers’ Trip Duration And Mobility Uncertainty”. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. (Accepted in 2016)
  3. Yue Cao and Ning Wang. “Towards Efficient Electric Vehicle Charging Using VANET-Based Information Dissemination”. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 2886-2901, April, 2017.
  4. Yue Cao, Ning Wang, George Kamel and Young-Jin Kim. “An Electric Vehicle Charging Management Scheme Based on Publish/Subscribe Communication Framework”. IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 1822 - 1835, September, 2017.
  5. Yue Cao, Zhili Sun, Ning Wang, Maryam Riaz, Haitham Cruickshank and Xiulei Liu. “Geographic-Based Spray-and-Relay (GSaR): An Efficient Routing Scheme for DTNs”. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 1548-1564, April, 2015.
  6. Yue Cao, Zhili Sun, Haitham Cruickshank and Fang Yao. “Approach-and-Roam (AaR): A Geographic Routing for Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networks”. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 266-281, January, 2014.


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