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Professor Yingjie Yang

Job: Professor of Computational Intelligence

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI) and De Montfort University Interdisciplinary Group in Intelligent Transport Systems (DIGITS)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 257 7939

E: yyang@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/cci

 

Personal profile

Dr. Yingjie Yang was awarded his first PhD in Engineering from Northeastern University in 1994, and his second PhD in Computer Science in 2008. He has published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences. He has been involved in more than 90 international conferences as a member of program committees and organised a number of international conferences and special sessions such as 2015 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Service, IEEE SMC 2014 and IEEE WCCI2008. As a senior member of IEEE, Dr. Yang serves as a co-chair of the Technical Committee on Grey Systems, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society and the vice chair for the task force for competition in IEEE Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee. He is serving also as an associate editor for 5 international academic journals, including IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. He had been invited to give plenary speech at a number of international confertences, such as the 2013, 2011 and 2009 IEEE Conferences on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services and the 2001 international conference on Airport Management.

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

  • R-Fuzzy sets: a novel combination of fuzzy sets with rough sets with capability to represent some situations difficult with other extensions;
  • Grey sets: a formal formulation of the concept of grey sets and its operations;
  • Relative Strength of Effect: a factor analysis method based on trained neural networks;
  • Application of neural networks in overlay operation of GIS
  • Airport noise simulation using neural networks

Research interests/expertise

Dr. Yang’s research interests are mainly with uncertainty models and their applications. His theoretical work involves fuzzy sets, rough sets, grey systems and neural networks. In applications, his interests are transportation planning, environment evaluation and civil engineering simulation and analysis.

Areas of teaching

  • Databases
  • Data Warehousing
  • AI programming

Qualifications

  • PhD in Engineering (1994 from Northeastern University, China)
  • PhD in Computer Science (2008 from Loughborough University, UK)

Courses taught

  • IMAT5167
  • IMAT5118
  • IMAT5103
  • IMAT2427
  • PHAR5350

Honours and awards

Best Paper Award, the 2013 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligenceand Computing Research.

Membership of external committees

  • Co-chair of the Technical Committee on Grey Systems of IEEE Systems, Man,and Cybernetics Society, 2012 -- present
  • Vice-chair of the Task Force on Competitions for Fuzzy Systems Technical Committeeof IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2011 -- present
  • PC members for over 90 international academic conferences

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Senior Member of IEEE, 2013 -- present
  • Member of IEEE, Mar 2007 -- 2013
  • Member of the Rail Research UK Association, May 2013 -- present

Current research students

First supervisor for:

  • Manal Alghieth
  • Mohammad Al Azawi
  • Arjab Khuman
  • Nguyen Thi Mai Phuong
  • Tarjana Yagnik

Externally funded research grants information

    • "International Network on Grey Systems and its Applications", Leverhulme Trust, PI, £124997, 2015--2018.

    • "Grey Systems and Its Application to Data Mining and Decision Support", EU FP7 Marie Curie International IncomingFellowship, PI, €309235, 2015--2016.

    • "Modeling Conditions, Mechanism and Characters of Grey Prediction Model GM(1,1)", Leverhulme Trust InternationalVisiting Fellowship, PI, £25500, 2013--2014.

    • "Grey Systems and Computational Intelligence", Royal Society, PI, £12000, 2011-- 2013.

    • "ITRAQ: Integrated Traffic Management and Air Quality Control Using Space Services", Europe Space Agency, CI, €97834, 2011--2012.

    • "Conference grant", Royal Academy of Engineering, PI, £500, Oct 2007.

Internally funded research project information

  • "Project application on Grey Systems and Uncertainty", DMU Research Leave scheme, PI, £7104, 2012--2013.

  • "Initial preparation for EU research network on grey systems", DMU RIF Fund, PI, £7000, 2011--2012.

  • "Emerging uncertainty models and their applications", DMU PhD scholarship, PI, £55080, 2012--2016.

  • "Conference grant", DMU RITI Fund, PI, £1500, Jun 2009.

  • "Conference grant", DMU RITI Fund, PI, £1500, Jun 2008.

Professional esteem indicators

Editorial board:

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) ISSN: 1083-4419
  • Associate Editor of Scientific World Journal (Hindawi Publishing Corporation) ISSN: 2356-6140
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (IOS Press) ISSN: 1064-1246
  • Assocaite Editor of Journal of Grey Systems (Research Information Ltd) ISSN: 0957-3720
  • Associated Editor of Grey Systems: Theory and Applications (Emerald) ISSN: 2043-9377

Plenary talks and academic seminars

  • Keynote speaker at the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services, Macau, 2013
  • Seminar on grey numbers at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, 2012
  • Keynote speaker at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services, Nanjing,2011
  • Seminar on grey numbers at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, 2011
  • Seminar series on computational intelligence at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, full financialsupport from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, 2010
  • Keynote speaker at the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services, Nanjing,2009
  • Seminar on grey systems at University of Hull, 2008
  • Keynote speaker at the Airport Environmental Management Workshop in Singapore, full financial support fromSingapore Aviation Academy (organisor), Singapore, 2001

Conference management

  • Chair of the Program Committee for the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services,Leicester, 2015
  • Chair of the Program Committee for the 2015 International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence,Wuyi, 2015
  • Chair of the Program Committee for the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services,Macau, 2013
  • Co-chair of the special session on grey systems at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, San Diego, 2014
  • Co-chair of the special session on grey systems at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Seoul, 2012
  • Co-chair of the special session on grey systems at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Anchorage, 2011
  • Co-chair of the Program Committee for the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and IntelligentServices, Nanjing, 2011
  • Co-chair of the Program Committee for the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services, Nanjing, 2009
  • Session chair for 3 regular sessions at the 2008 IEEE World Congress of Computational Intelligence, Hong Kong,2008
  • Co-chair of the special session on grey systems at the 2008 IEEE World Congress of Computational Intelligence,Hong Kong, 2008
  • Member of the organising committee of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services, Nanjing, 2007

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