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Dr Longzhi Yang


Department: Computer and Information Sciences

I am a Professor 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) 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 Education at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. My research focuses on Artificial/Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity/Digital Forensics, Robotics, Planning/Scheduling, Automatic Control, Additive/Responsive Manufacturing, Decision Making Support and their real-world applications especially under uncertain environment. My research has been founded by EPSRC, ESRC, Innovate UK, RAEng, Newton Fund, Royal Society, and other industry partners.

Longzhi Yang

Key Publications

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  • A Developmental Evolutionary Learning Framework for Robotic Chinese Stroke Writing, Wu, R., Chao, F., Zhou, C., Huang, Y., Yang, L., Lin, C., Chang, X., Shen, Q., Shang, C. 21 Jul 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
  • Anomaly Detection for Internet of Things (IoT) Using an Artificial Immune System, Elisa, N., Yang, L., Chao, F., Naik, N. 2021, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2020), Cham, Switzerland, Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
  • Automatic stroke generation for style-oriented robotic Chinese calligraphy, Lin, G., Guo, Z., Chao, F., Yang, L., Chang, X., Lin, C., Zhou, C., Vijayakumar, V., Shang, C. 1 Jun 2021, In: Future Generation Computer Systems
  • Dilated causal convolution with multi-head self attention for sensor human activity recognition, Hamad, R., Kimura, M., Yang, L., Woo, W., Wei, B. 19 Apr 2021, In: Neural Computing and Applications
  • Exclusive Lasso-Based k-Nearest Neighbors Classification, Qiu, L., Qu, Y., Shang, C., Yang, L., Chao, F., Shen, Q. 10 May 2021, In: Neural Computing and Applications
  • Fuzzy-import hashing: A static analysis technique for malware detection, Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Savage, N., Yang, L., Boongoen, T., Iam-On, N. 1 Jun 2021, In: Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation
  • Modality independent adversarial network for generalized zero shot image classification, Zhang, H., Wang, Y., Long, Y., Yang, L., Shao, L. 1 Feb 2021, In: Neural Networks
  • Special issue on recent advances in data science and systems, Yang, L., Hu, J., Hung, C. 1 Aug 2021, In: Expert Systems
  • Visual-guided Robotic Object Grasping using Dual Neural Network Controllers, Fang, W., Chao, F., Lin, C., Zhou, D., Yang, L., Chang, X., Shen, Q., Shang, C. Mar 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • A Comparative Study of Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimisation for Dendritic Cell Algorithm, Nnko, N., Yang, L., Chao, F., Naik, N. Jul 2020, 2020 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2020 - Conference Proceedings, Piscataway, NJ, IEEE

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

  • Jie Li Fuzzy Interpolation Systems with Knowledge Extraction and Adaptation Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 10/04/2019
  • Yao Tan Curvature-Based Sparse Rule Base Generation for Fuzzy Rule Interpolation Start Date: 01/02/2015 End Date: 04/03/2020
  • Zheming Zuo Feature Extraction and Encoding for Video Action Recognition Start Date: 06/06/2016 End Date: 17/12/2020
  • Philip Anderson Start Date: 01/03/2020 End Date: 18/11/2020
  • Mansoureh Pezhman Pour Development of Medical Image/Video Segmentation Via Deep Learning Models Start Date: 21/02/2020 End Date: 19/07/2021
  • Laura Pearson Start Date: 01/03/2020 End Date: 19/11/2020
  • Noe Nnko A Decentralised Secure and Privacy-Preserving E-Government System Start Date: 01/11/2017


  • Computing Science PhD September 18 2011
  • HEA Senior Fellow 2018
  • IEEE Senior Member 2016
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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