Yan Wan is a University Distinguished Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2001, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa in 2004, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Washington State University in 2008. In 2009, she did Postdoctoral training in the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies at the University of California Santa Barbara. Her research interests lie in the modelling, evaluation, and control of large-scale dynamical networks, cyber-physical systems, stochastic networks, decentralized control, learning control, networking, uncertainty analysis, algebraic graph theory, and their applications to urban aerial mobility, autonomous driving, robot networking, and air traffic management. Her research has led to over 200 publications and successful technology transfer outcomes. For her work, she has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, RTCA William E. Jackson Award, U.S. Ignite and GENI demonstration awards, IEEE WCNC and ICCA Best Paper Awards, UTA Outstanding Research Achievement or Creative Accomplishment Award, and Tech Titan of the Future – University Level Award. She is currently a member of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), and treasurer of the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. She is also a member of the AIAA Intelligent Systems, IEEE CSS Nonlinear Systems and Control, and IEEE CSS Networks and Communication Systems technical committees.