Sik-Sang (Stephen) Yau

Yau Stephen1Professor Stephen S. Yau joined ASU in 1994. He was professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Florida from 1988 to 1994. In 1961, he joined the faculty of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., and later became the Walter P. Murphy Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science there. He has published more than 210 journal and conference papers and his research has been supported by NSF, AFRL, ONR, ARO, NIH and companies including Hitachi and Fujitsu.


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1961

Research interests

Trust management and security, software engineering, distributed systems, service based systems, ubiquitous/pervasive computing

Honors and awards

  • Information Assurance Center awarded recognition as National Center of Academic Excellence, NSA
  • Overseas Outstanding Contributions Award of the Chinese Computer Federation (2006)
  • Tsutomu Kanai Award of IEEE Computer Society (2002)
  • Fellows of IEEE and AAAS

Key activities

  • Keynote speaker, 2008 IEEE Intl Conf. on Services Computing
  • Editorial Board member of IEEE Trans. on Service Computing