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Dr Longzhi Yang

Associate Professor

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

I am an Associated Professor (Reader) at Northumbria University. Prior to joining the University, I worked on an EU FP7 project Integrated In Silico Models for the Prediction of Human Repeated Dose Toxicity of COSMetics to Optimise Safety (COSMOS) (contract no. 266835) at Bradford University. Before that, I obtained my PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (now Aberystwyth University) in 2011.

I am currently the Director of Learning and Teaching at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. I supervise PhD and MSc students in the research areas of Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Graphics/Vision, Planning/Scheduling, Automatic Control, Decision Making Support and their real-world applications especially under uncertain environment. I published research papers in prestigious journal and conferences in my field, such as the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, and IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. My research has been founded by Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK, Royal Society, and other funders; I also work with local companies as a technical consultancy.

Longzhi Yang


  • Computing Science PhD Adaptive Fuzzy Rule Interpolation and Its Applications September 18 2011
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Dendritic Cell Algorithm Enhancement Using Fuzzy Inference System for Network Intrusion Detection, Nnko, N., Yang, L., Fu, X., Naik, N. 5 Apr 2019, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)
  • A recurrent emotional CMAC neural network controller for vision-based mobile robots, Fang, W., Chao, F., Yang, L., Lin, C., Shang, C., Zhou, C., Shen, Q. 21 Mar 2019, In: Neurocomputing
  • Adaptive Activation Function Generation for Artificial Neural Networks through Fuzzy Inference with Application in Grooming Text Categorisation, Zuo, Z., Li, J., Wei, B., Yang, L., Chao, F., Naik, N. 7 Mar 2019, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)
  • An Intelligent Online Grooming Detection System Using AI Technologies, Anderson, P., Zuo, Z., Yang, L., Qu, Y. 7 Mar 2019, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)
  • Cyberthreat Hunting - Part 1: Triaging Ransomware using Fuzzy Hashing, Import Hashing and YARA Rules, Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Savage, N., Yang, L. 7 Mar 2019, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)
  • Cyberthreat Hunting - Part 2: Tracking Ransomware Threat Actors using Fuzzy Hashing and Fuzzy C-Means Clustering, Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Savage, N., Yang, L. 7 Mar 2019, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)
  • Enhanced Gradient-Based Local Feature Descriptors by Saliency Map for Egocentric Action Recognition, Zuo, Z., Wei, B., Chao, F., Qu, Y., Peng, Y., Yang, L. 19 Feb 2019, In: Applied System Innovation
  • An Improved Fuzzy Brain Emotional Learning Model Network Controller for Humanoid Robots, Fang, W., Chao, F., Lin, C., Yang, L., Shang, C., Zhou, C. 4 Feb 2019, In: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
  • Use of Automatic Chinese Character Decomposition and Human Gestures for Chinese Calligraphy Robots, Chao, F., Huang, Y., Lin, C., Yang, L., Hu, H., Zhou, C. Feb 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
  • Interaction-based Human Activity Comparison, Shen, Y., Yang, L., Ho, E., Shum, H. 25 Jan 2019, In: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

PGR Supervision

  • Zheming Zuo Start: 06/06/2016
  • Yao Tan Curvature-Based Sparse Rule Base Generation for Fuzzy Rule Interpolation Start: 01/02/2015
  • Jie Li Fuzzy Interpolation Systems with Knowledge Extraction and Adaptation Start: 01/10/2014
  • Noe Nnko Start: 01/11/2017


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