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Yong Yan is a Professor of Electronic Instrumentation and the Director of Research at School of Engineering and Digital Arts, the University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K. He received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. in instrumentation and control from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in flow measurement and instrumentation from the University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, U.K., in 1992. He started his academic career as an assistant lecturer at Tsinghua University in 1988. He worked as a lecturer with Teesside during 1993-1996, and then as a senior lecturer, reader and professor, respectively, with the University of Greenwich during 1996-2004. His research interests include sensors, instrumentation, measurement and condition monitoring. He has published in excess of 400 papers in journals and conference proceedings in addition to 12 research monographs. His h-index is 38 with 4700+ citations. He is the first IEEE Fellow in the UK in the field of instrumentation and measurement. He was awarded the Achievement Medal by the IEE in 2003, the Engineering Innovation Prize by the IET in 2006, Alec Hough-Grassby Award by the Institute of Measurement and Control in 2011, and the Best Paper Award in 2016 and the Best Application Award in 2017 both by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society since 2012.