Betreute Abschlussarbeiten

  • Issue Specific Audio Event detection using Deep Learning (Master, October 2019)
  • Videobasiertes Situationsbewusstseinssystem mit Datenschutz (Master, July 2020)
  • Entwurf und Implementierung eines auf Schwingungssignalen basierenden Kontextwahrnehmungssystems (Master, TBD)
  • Kontextbewusstes Internet der Dinge Plattformdesign und Implementierung (Bachelor, TBD)

Topics for Theses

In our research, we are concerned with the AI-based context recognition and context based machine reasoning.

Many different types of sensors provide a wealth of data. This provides the feasibility for the machine to recognize this environment. Traditional situational awareness methods are often based on the setting of rules. It is not easy to perceive more abstract or obscure information. With the efficient implementation of neural network back-propagation algorithms on GPUs, artificial intelligence technology based on deep neural networks has been pushed to the hot spot of the times. Our project uses deep neural networks to learn multi-mode sensor signal data so that the machine can perceive the complex situation in the area where the sensor is located thus offer humans more intelligent supporting services.

With the help of sensors, a digital world can be established that corresponds to the real world. That is the digital twins. In the digital world, computer hardware, computing algorithms, and artificial intelligence methods can be used. Thus, some kind of approach based on this data makes it possible to reason about the real-world situation and requirements. So as to provide better services for mankind in the real-world. Based on the above methods, practical applications such as judicial forensics and smart homes become feasible to benefit humanity.

If you are interested in any of these problems, write me a mail and we can think of a topic that fits into my research area and your skills/interests.

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Reasoning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Machine Learning based Application
  • Context-aware Computing
  • AI-based Context Recognition
  • Explainable AI
  • Pervasive Computing and Internet of Things

Selected Projects

  • Research project “Privacy Mechanisms”, funded by Evonik


2020 (1)

  • Yu, Yang and Weis, Torben
    A Privacy-Protecting Indoor Emergency Monitoring System based on Floor Vibration
    In: Adjunct Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

2013 (1)

  • Yu, Yang
    Temperature-controlled water saving valve
    In: Patent {CN}202812427U

2012 (2)

  • Yu, Yang
    Large powder material storage
    In: Patent {CN}202509831U
  • 于洋(Yu, Yang)
    In: 中国新通信



WiSe 20/21


SoSe 2020

WiSe 19/20

WiSe 18/19

Yang Yu

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter



  • Gebäude BC, Raum 317
  • Bismarckstr. 90 47057 Duisburg, Deutschland

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seit 06/2018

Doktorand, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Fachgebiet Verteilte Systeme, Universität Duisburg-Essen


Master of Science in Eingebettet Systeme Ingenieurwesen, Universität Duisburg-Essen

10/2015 - 06/2018

Studium der Eingebettet Systeme Ingenieurwesen, Universität Duisburg-Essen

09/2014 - 09/2015

Laborassistent, Zhengzhou Universität

06/2013 - 09/2015

Chief Information Officer, Assistent des Präsidenten, Anyang Cenluxuriant Silo Co., Ltd.


Bachelor of Engineering in Kommunikation Ingenieurwesen, Zhengzhou Universität

07/2009 - 06/2013

Studium der Kommunikation Ingenieurwesen, Zhengzhou Universität