So far, he has published 70 research papers including two book chapters, most of which are (to be) appeared in the major venues, such as IEEE TPAMI, IEEE TIP, IEEE TNNLS, IEEE TMM, IEEE TCSVT, ACM TOIS, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TCYB, Pattern Recognition, VLDB Journal, IJCAI, ACM Multimedia, ACM SIGIR, IEEE ICDM, ACM CIKM etc. Yang was the winner of Best Research Paper Runner-up Award for PAKDD 2014, and was a program committee member for various leading conferences such as IJCAI, AAAI, ACM Multimedia, ACM Multimedia (Asia), ECMLPKDD, etc, PhD evaluation committee member for University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, while regularly served as the invited reviewer for more than 15 leading international journals such as IEEE TPAMI, IEEE TIP, IEEE TNNLS, ACM TKDD, IEEE TMM, Machine Learning (Springer), Pattern Recognition (Elsevier), IEEE TCYB and IEEE TKDE, etc, highlighting an outstanding reviewer award for Neurocomputing (An international journal), with google scholar citations 2200+, H-index 25, meanwhile serving as Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Information Systems (ACM TOIS, CCF Rank A), along with