I am an academic staff member of Machine Learning
and Optimization Research Group in
School of Computer Science at
The University of Manchester.
I do research and teaching in computer science and computational cognitive systems.
My Research Interests mainly lie in pattern recognition,
machine learning, machine perception, computational cognitive modelling and their applications in intelligent system development. I have been in the
current post since 2003. I was with The University of Birmingham, Peking University, The Ohio State University, Kyushu
Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University. I was also a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research
Asia and a visiting professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. At present, I am a senior member of IEEE,
a member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and a member of International Neural Network Society. I have served as
an associate editor or a member of editorial board for a number of academic journals including Neural Networks:
An Official Journal of JNNS, ENNS and JNNS, and IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.
For all my academic activities, see
my Academic Activity page for details.
I am keen to supervise PhD students who have research interests similar to mine (for details,
see my Research Interest
and Publication pages). For prospective applicants, you are strongly suggested
to visit my Research Student page first before contacting me, where
you should be able to find a proper academic inquiry procedure and important information including my suggested projects, our
PhD application procedure and the current scholarship
and funding availability for EU and non-EU applicants. For a young researcher who recently received
a PhD in machine learning, pattern recognition, machine perception, computational cognitive systems or related disciplines
and wants to visit my machine learning and perception lab, you can directly contact me for the further information including possible financial support opportunities.