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Kai Yang

Postdoctoral Fellow
Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Computational electromagnetics, fast integral equation based solvers, inverse problems,
remote sensing, subsurface sensing, environmental sensing, microwave-assisted
material synthesis, microwave devices and integrated circuits, electromagnetic
interference/compatibility, and high-performance computing.


The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), Austin, TX
Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2014
Committee members: Ali Yılmaz, Carlos Torres-Verdin, Andrea Alu, Hao Ling, and
Theodore Rappaport
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China
M.E., Electrical Engineering, March 2008
B.E., Electrical Engineering, June 2005

Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering, UT-Austin
Postdoctoral Fellow September 2014 - present
Numerical simulation and inversion of subsurface electromagnetic
phenomena. Develops robust and efficient forward and inverse algorithms for
modeling of subsurface sensing.
Advisor: Carlos Torres-Verdin, IEEE Senior Member
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UT-Austin
Research Assistant August 2008 - August 2014
Theoretical development. Develops a number of FFT- and multilevel-based fast
integral equation solvers for electromagnetic scattering and radiation problems in
complex electromagnetic environments (e.g., homogeneous, multilayered, and
cavity backgrounds).
Cross-disciplinary applications. Applies these algorithms to solve a variety of
engineering electromagnetic problems:
(1) Marine controlled source electromagnetic measurements and borehole
resistivity measurements in petroleum engineering.
Address: 133 Park St., Apt. 602,
Brookline, MA, 02446
Email: kyang@mail.utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 576-2175
Website: www.kyang.org
EDUCATION
RESEARCH INTERESTS
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
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(2) Microwave-assisted material synthesis and processing in material
engineering.
(3) Modeling of integrated circuits and electronic packaging in electrical
engineering.
Advisor: Ali Yılmaz, IEEE Senior Member
Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering, UT-Austin
Research Assistant August 2012 - August 2014
Modeling of electrical resistivity tomography. Adapts and applies FFT- and
multilevel-based algorithms to detect three-dimensional artificial hydro-fractures
of different geometrical properties with borehole resistivity measurements.
Advisor: Carlos Torres-Verdin, IEEE Senior Member
Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK
Research Assistant March 2007 - July 2008
Modeling of microstrip circuits and on-chip passive devices. Developed
generalized partial element equivalent circuit method and physical model order
reduction to model multilayered microstrip circuits and on-chip inductors,
transformers and interconnects.
Advisor: Ke-Li Wu, IEEE Fellow
Department of Electronic Engineering, SJTU
Research Assistant September 2005 - February 2007
Parameter extraction of passive devices. Worked on equivalent inductance and
capacitance extraction of on-chip inductors, transformers, and interconnects.
Advisor: Wen-Yan Yin, IEEE Fellow


Journal & Letter Papers
1. K. Yang, C. Torres-Verdin, and A. E. Yılmaz, “Detection and quantification of three
dimensional hydraulic fractures with horizontal borehole resistivity
measurements,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., minor revision.
2. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “An FFT-accelerated integral equation solver for
analyzing scattering in rectangular cavities,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Techn.,
vol. 62, no. 9, pp. 1930-1942, Sep. 2014.
3. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “FFT accelerated analysis of scattering from complex
dielectrics embedded in uniaxial layered media,” IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., vol.
10, no. 4, pp. 662-666, July 2013.
4. B. Reeja-Jayan, K. L. Harrison, K. Yang, C. L. Wang, A. E. Yılmaz, and A. Manthiram,
“Microwave-assisted low-temperature growth of thin films in solution,” Sci. Rep.,
vol. 2, no. 1003, Dec. 2012.
PUBLICATIONS
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5. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “A three-dimensional adaptive integral method for
layered media,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 1130-1139, Apr.
2012.
6. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “Comparison of pre-corrected FFT/adaptive integral
method matching schemes,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett., vol. 53, no. 6, pp.
1368-1372, Jun. 2011.
7. M. F. Wu, K. Yang, and A. E. Yılmaz, “Efficient incorporation of a PEC/PMC plane
in the multiple-grid adaptive integral method,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat.,
vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 314-319, Jan. 2011.
8. K. Yang and K. L. Wu, “Generalized partial-element equivalent-circuit analysis for
planar circuits with slotted ground,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Techn., vol. 57, no.
7, pp. 1734-1742, July 2009.
9. L. Lin, W. Y. Yin, J. F. Mao, and K. Yang, “Performance characterization of circular
silicon transformers,” IEEE Trans. Magnetics, vol. 44, no. 12, pp. 4684-4688, Dec.
2008.
10. K. Yang, W. Y. Yin, J. L. Shi, K. Kang, J. F. Mao, and Y. P. Zhang, “A study of on-chip
stacked multiloop spiral inductors,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. 55, no. 11, pp.
3236-3245, Nov. 2008.
11. H. Hu, K. Yang, K. L. Wu, and W. Y. Yin, “Quasi-static derived physically expressive
circuit model for lossy integrated RF passives,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Techn.,
vol. 56, no. 8, pp. 1954-1961, Aug. 2008. (Finalist for the Microwave Prize award
of IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Techn.)
Conference Papers
1. K. Yang, E. Celik, C. Torres-Verdin, and A. E. Yılmaz, “Detection and quantification
of 3D hydraulic fractures with multi-component low-frequency borehole
resistivity measurements,” in Proc. Soc. Exploration Geophysicists Expanded
Abstract, Houston, TX, Sep. 2013.
2. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “FFT-accelerated analysis of scattering from 3D
structures residing in multiple layers,” in Proc. Computational Electromagnetics
Int. Workshop, Izmir, Turkey, Aug. 2013.
3. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “FFT-accelerated analysis of scattering in rectangular
cavities loaded with lossy dielectrics,” in Proc. IEEE Antennas Propagat. Soc. Int.
Symp., Orlando, FL, July 2013.
4. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “FFT-truncated multilevel interpolation method for
wellbore resistivity simulations of hydrofractures,” in Proc. IEEE Antennas
Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Orlando, FL, July 2013.
5. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “Integral equation solution of 3-D anisotropic lossy
dielectrics in uniaxial layered media,” in Proc. IEEE Antennas Propagat. Soc. Int.
Symp., Chicago, IL, July 2012.
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6. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “Comparison of pre-corrected FFT/AIM and
FFT-truncated multilevel interpolation methods for multi-scale analysis,” in Proc.
Appl. Comp. Electromagnetics Symp., pp. 181-186, Columbus, OH, April 2012.
7. K. Yang, F. Z. Wei, and A. E. Yılmaz, “Truncated multigrid versus pre-corrected
FFT/AIM for bioelectromagnetics: When is O(N) better than O(NlogN)?,” in Proc.
Computational Electromagnetics Int. Workshop, pp. 153-158, Izmir, Turkey, Aug.
2011.
8. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “A 3-D adaptive integral method (AIM) for layered
media,” in Proc. IEEE Antennas Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, July 2010.
9. K. Yang and K. L. Wu, “Generalized PEEC analysis for planar circuits with narrow
slotted ground,” in Proc. IEEE Electrical Design Adv. Packag. System Symp., pp.
147-150, Hong Kong, Dec. 2008.
10. K. Yang, H. Hu, K. L. Wu, and W. Y. Yin, “A derived physically expressive circuit
model for integrated passives in RFIC,” in Proc. IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated
Circuits Symp., pp. 461-464, Atlanta, GA, Jun. 2008.
11. K. Yang, H. Hu, K. L. Wu, W. Y. Yin, and J. F. Mao, “Derived circuit model for on-chip
spiral inductors on lossy substrate,” in Proc. IEEE Microw. Theory Tech. Soc. Int.
Symp., pp. 511-514, Atlanta, GA, Jun. 2008 (Finalist in Student Paper Competition).
12. K. Yang, W. Y. Yin, and J. F. Mao, “Wideband lumped element model for on-chip
(a)symmetrical coupled interconnects on lossy silicon substrate,” in Proc.
Asia-Pacific Microw. Conf., pp. 1409-1412, Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 2007.
Conference Abstracts
1. K. Yang, C. Torres-Verdin, and A. E. Yılmaz, “On the detectability and appraisal of
hydraulic fractures in layered media using borehole resistivity measurements,”
in Proc. USNC/URSI Rad. Sci. Meet., July 2014.
2. K. Yang, B. Reeja-Jayan, K. L. Harrison, C. L. Wang, M. W. Cole, A. Manthiram, and
A. E. Yılmaz, “Electromagnetic modeling of microwave-assisted low-temperature
growth of thin films in solution,” in Proc. Electronic Materials and Applications,
Jan. 2014 (invited abstract).
3. B. Reeja-Jayan, K. L. Harrison, K. Yang, Chih-Liang Wang, A. Yilmaz, and A.
Manthiram, “Experimental and Computational Insights into Microwave-assisted
Low-temperature Growth of Thin Films in Solution,” in Proc. 2013 Materials
Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, April 2013.
4. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “An efficient FFT-based algorithm for 3-D structures
residing in multiple layers of layered media,” in Proc. USNC/URSI Rad. Sci. Meet.,
July 2012.
5. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “An FFT-truncated multilevel interpolation method for
multiscale integral equation analysis,” in Proc. USNC/URSI Rad. Sci. Meet., July
2011.
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6. K. Yang, F. Z. Wei, and A. E. Yılmaz, “A multigrid enhanced pre-corrected
FFT/AIM algorithm for multiscale integral equation analysis,” in Proc. 10
th
Int.
Workshop on Finite Elements for Microwave Eng., New Hampshire, Oct. 2010.
7. K. Yang and A. E. Yılmaz, “A comparative study of the matching schemes of the
Pre-corrected FFT/Adaptive integral methods in layered media,” in Proc.
USNC/URSI Rad. Sci. Meet., Jun. 2009.
8. M. F. Wu, K. Yang, and A. E. Yılmaz, “Efficient incorporation of PEC/PMC planes in
the multiple-grid adaptive integral method,” in Proc. USNC/URSI Rad. Sci. Meet., Jun.
2009.


1. Layered-Medium Integral-Equation Methods for Full-Wave Electromagnetic Analysis
of Electronics Packages (Intel; PIs: Ali Yılmaz and Vladimir Okhmatovski, 300k granted)
2. Fracture Detection and Resolution from Single EM Borehole Tool (Chevron; PI: Carlos
Torres-Verdin, submitted)


University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Teaching Assistant Fall 2013
Electromagnetic field theory (EE383L)
(Delivered lectures; conducted recitation sessions; designed homework, quiz, and
exam problems; graded homework and exam assignments; prepared codes, plots,
and animations for the course demonstration)


Kang Y. (2013). “Multigrid and FFT accelerated integral equation solvers for
electromagnetic analysis in layered media,” Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, January
2013.


Extreme-DA Corporation, Austin, TX
Software Developer June 2011 - October 2011
Parameter extraction of interconnect. Worked on the software development of
capacitance extraction of on-chip interconnects in multilayered backgrounds.
Advisor: Altan Odabasi
Intel Corporation, Shanghai, China
Component Design Engineer March 2005 - October 2005
INVITED TALK
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
GRANT WRITING EXPERIENCE
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Study of on-chip clock generator. Worked on the analysis and improvement of
clock cycle offset for clock generator used in flash memory due to process, voltage
and temperature variations.
Advisor: Barkley J. Gerald


Member
IEEE student member January 2010 - present
Journal Reviewer
IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation August 2010 - present


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