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Zijiang Yang

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School of Information Technology

Professor
Undergraduate Program Director

Office: 3049 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (DB)
(Formerly known as Technology Enhanced
Learning Building)
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66098
Email: zyang@yorku.ca
Primary website: https://zyang.info.yorku.ca/

Accepting New Graduate Students

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Toronto
Master of Applied Science, University of Toronto
B.Sc., Beijing Institute of Technology

Professional Leadership

Conference organizing:
• Programme Committee Member, the 15th International Conference on Data Science, Las Vegas, USA, July 2019
• International Technical Committee Member, the 2nd International Conference on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Guangzhou, China, June 2019
• Program Committee Member, 33rd IBIMA Conference, Granada, Spain, April 2019
• Technical Committee member, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis, Suzhou, China, March 2019
• Programme Committee Member, the 14th International Conference on Data Science, Las Vegas, USA, July 2018.
• Publicity Chair, 2018 International Conference on Big Data Analysis, Shanghai, China, March 2018.
• Program Committee Member, the 13th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, Singapore, November 2017.
• Program Committee Member, the 2017 International Conference on Data Mining, Las Vegas, USA, July 2017
• Technical Committee member, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis, Beijing, China, March 2017

Refereeing: Reviewed articles for
• Computers and Operations Research
• Information Science
• Knowledge-Based Systems
• IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
• Computational Biology and Chemistry
• International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making
• European Journal of Operational Research
• OMEGA
• Applied Mathematical Modelling
• Mathematical and Computer Modelling
• Advances in Data Analysis and Classification
• The Scientific World Journal
• Journal of the Operational Research Society
• Annals for Operations Research
• Software Quality Journal
• Health Policy
• Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
• etc

Research Interests

Information Technologies , Performance Analysis in Financial Services Industry, Prediction and classification, Data mining, Decision Making Support Algorithms

Current Research Projects

Integrating artificial intelligence, operations research, and big data analytics for decision

    Summary:

    The proposed research will provide an innovative and unique approach to address key issues to apply artificial intelligence, operations research, and big data analytics for decision and risk analysis. It will open up new possibilities for decision and risk analysis in the big data era. It is also the target of this research to parallel the proposed algorithms using Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Hadoop and Apache Spark to accelerate their execution.

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    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Customer relationship management using machine learning and statistical approaches

    Summary:

    This research will be applicable to Canadian small business owners. Customer Relationship Management has become a vital function to business operations nowadays and there is ever increasing demand for Canadian business owners to have accurate classification models to precisely predict customer behaviors in order to increase businesses’ profits.

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    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Using statistical and machine learning approaches to investigate the factors affecting fire incidents

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    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    NFID
Building a novel interactive platform and recommendation system for creative learning

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    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage Grant
Assessing and predicting health science projects and collaboration

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    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage Grant
Mining and parsing information from ecommerce websites

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    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage Grant
Content recommendations in a live customer environment

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    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage Grant
Integrating Data Envelopment Analysis, Partial Least Squares and Artificial Intelligence Approaches for Risk Management in Financial Decision Domains

    Summary:

    The proposed research will provide an innovative and unique approach to address key issues to apply operations research, statistical and artificial intelligence approaches for risk management. It will open up new possibilities for risk management in financial decision domains. It is also the target of this research to gain benefits to financial organizations through such activities as credit approval, and loan portfolio and security management.

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    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Individual Discovery Grant
Efficiency analysis and prediction in the financial services industry

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    Funders:
    NSERC
Capital risk management

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    Funders:
    BELL Canada Enterprise
Mathematical and statistical analysis of complex systems, large data sets and performance analysis

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    Funders:
    Canada Foundation for Innovation, New Opportunity Fund with Huaiping Zhu and Steven Wang
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

M. Reza Peyghami, Kevin Yang, Shengyuan Chen, Zijiang Yang, Masoud Ataei, "Accelerated Gradient and Block-Wise Gradient Methods for Big Data Factorization", Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer, LNAI 10832, Advances in Artificial Intelligence, May 2018, pp.231-238

2018

Chao Jiang and Zijiang Yang, “CKNNI: An Improved KNN-Based Missing Value Handling Technique”, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer, LNAI 9227, August 2015, pp. 441-452.

2015

Bo Yan, Ye Zhang, Zijiang Yang, Hongyi Su and Hong Zheng, “DVT-PKM: an improved GPU based parallel K-Means algorithm”, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer, LNAI 8589, August 2014, pp. 591-601.

2014

Guoli Ji, Jingci Yao, Zijiang Yang, and Congting Ye, "LemK_MSA: A Multiple Sequence Alignment Method with Sequence Vectorization Based on Lempel-Ziv", in Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 284-287, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 2013, pp.3203-3207.

2013

Yan Tu, Zijiang Yang, "Customer Relationship Management using Partial Focus Feature Reduction", in Neural Information Processing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 7666, November 2012, pp.27-35.

2012

Joseph C. Paradi, Zijiang Yang, and Haiyan Zhu, “Assessing Bank and Bank Branch Performance”, Handbook on Data Envelopment Analysis, 2nd Edition, Springer, 2011, pp.315-362.

2011

Zijiang Yang “Cross System Bank Branch Evaluation Using Clustering and Data Envelopment Analysis”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, LNCS 6215, pp.238–245, 2010.

2010

Sun Zhou, Guoli Ji, Wei Lin, and Zijiang Yang, "An Intelligent Control Scheme for nonlinear time-varying systems with time delay”, in Advances in Neural Network Research and Applications, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering by Springer, LNEE 67, pp639-646, May 2010.

2010

Yunlong Liu, Guoli Ji, Zijiang Yang, "Using Learned PSR Model for Planning under Uncertainty", in Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer , LNAI 6085, May 2010, pp. 309-314.

2010

Guoli Ji, Congting Ye, Zijiang Yang, and Zhenya Guo, "A Novel Method for Progressive Multiple Sequence Alignment Based on Lempel-Ziv", in Neural Information Processing, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, LNCS 5863, December 2009, pp. 151-158.

2009

Zijiang Yang, “Assessing Canadian Bank Branch Operating Efficiency Using Data Envelopment Analysis”, IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies, Volume 3 America Institute of Physics, 2009, pp31-43.

2009

Zijiang Yang and Guojun Gan, “Application of Fuzzy Classification in Bankruptcy Prediction”, in Advanced Intelligent Computing Theories and Applications, with Aspects of Theoretical and Methodological Issues, Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, LNCS 5226, September 2008, pp921-928.

2008

Z. Yang, D. Wu, G. Fu and C. Luo, “Credit Risk Evaluation Using Neural Networks”, New Frontiers in Enterprise Risk Management, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, April 2008, pp163-179

2008

Guojun Gan, Jianhong Wu, and Zijiang Yang, “A Fuzzy Subspace Algorithm for Clustering”, in Advanced Data Mining and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, LNAI 4093, 2006, pp272-279.

2006

Guojun Gan, Zijiang Yang, and Jianhong Wu, “A Genetic k-Modes Algorithm for Clustering Categorical Data”, in Advanced Data Mining and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, LNAI 3584, 2005, pp195-202.

2005

Joseph. C. Paradi, Sandra. Vela and Zijiang Yang, “Assessing bank and bank branch performance – modeling considerations and approaches”, Handbook on Data Envelopment Analysis, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, pp349-400.

2004

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Mingshun Yuan, Zijiang Yang, Guoli Ji, "Partial Maximum Correlation Information: A New Feature Selection Method for Microarray Data Classification", Neurocomputing, 323, January 2019, pp. 231-243.

2019

Wenjie You, Zijiang Yang, Guangbao Guo, Xiu-Feng Wan and Guoli Ji, "Prediction of DNA-binding proteins by interaction fusion feature representation and selective ensemble", Knowledge-Based Systems, 163, January 2019, pp.598-610.

2019

Yang Wang, Baojun Bian, Zijiang Yang, Jizhou Zhang, "The valuation of American passport options: a viscosity solution approach", Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 180 (2), February 2019, pp 608–633.

2019

Ataei Masoud, Chen Shengyuan, Yang Zijiang, Peyghami M. Reza, "Time-homogeneous top-K ranking using tensor decompositions", Optimization Methods and Software, in press.

2019

Mingshun Yuan, Zijiang Yang, Guangzao Huang , Guoli Ji, “A novel feature selection method to predict protein structural class”, Computational Biology and Chemistry, 76, October 2018, pp.118-129

2018

Guangzao Huang, Zijiang Yang, Xiaojing Chen, Guoli Ji, "An innovative one-class least squares support vector machine model based on continuous cognition", Knowledge-Based Systems, 123 (1), May 2017, pp. 217-228.

2017

Mingshun Yuan, Zijiang Yang, Guangzao Huang , Guoli Ji, “Feature Selection by Maximizing Correlation Information for Integrated High-dimensional Protein Data”, Pattern Recognition Letters, 92 (1), June 2017, pp.17-24.

2017

Guoli Ji, Guangzao Huang, Zijiang Yang, Xiaohui Wu, Xiaojing Chen, Mingshun Yuan, “Using consensus interval partial least square in near infrared spectra analysis”, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 144, May 2015, pp. 56-62.

2015

Yunlong Liu, Zijiang Yang, Guoli Ji, “Solving Partially Observable Problems with Inaccurate PSR Models”, Information Sciences, 285, November 2014, pp142-152

2014

Ji, Guoli; Zeng, Yong; Yang, Zijiang; Ye, Congting; Yao, Jingci, "A multiple sequence alignment method with sequence vectorization", Engineering Computations, 31(2), May 2014, pp. 283-296.

2014

Wenjie You, Zijiang Yang, and Guoli Ji, “Feature Selection for High-dimensional Multi-category Data using PLS-based Local Recursive Feature Elimination”, Expert Systems with Applications, 41 (4), Part 1, March 2014, pp. 1463-1475.

2014

Wenjie You, Zijiang Yang, Mingshun Yuan and Guoli Ji, “TotalPLS: Local Dimension Reduction for Multicategory Microarray Data Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 44 (1), February 2014, pp.125-138.

2014

Wenjie You, Zijiang Yang, and Guoli Ji, “PLS-based recursive feature elimination for high-dimensional small sample”, Knowledge-Based Systems, Volume 55, January 2014, pp. 15-28.

2014

Kerry Khoo-Fazari, Zijiang Yang, Joseph C. Paradi, "A Distribution-Free Approach to Stochastic Efficiency Measurement with Inclusion of Expert Knowledge", Journal of Applied Mathematics, Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 102163, 21 pages.

2013

Yan Tu, Zijiang Yang, "An Enhanced Customer Relationship Management Classification Framework with Partial Focus Feature Reduction", Expert Systems with Applications, 40(6), May 2013, pp.2137-2146.

2013

Zijiang Yang, “Performance Analysis of Canadian Power Industry Using Data Envelopment Analysis”, International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering, 5(2), April 2013, pp.169-172.

2013

Ling Liu, Zijiang Yang, “Improving Online Shopping Experience using Data Mining and Statistical Techniques”, Journal of Convergence Information Technology, 8(6), 2013, pp. 466- 474.

2013

Yunlong Gao, Guoli Ji, Zijiang Yang, Jinyan Pan, "A Dynamic AdaBoost Algorithm with Adaptive Changes of Loss Function", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews, 42(6), November 2012, pp.1828-1841.

2012

Yunlong Gao, Jinyan Pan, Guoli Ji, and Zijiang Yang, "A novel two-level nearest neighbor classification algorithm using an adaptive distance metric", Knowledge-Based Systems, 26, February 2012, pp.103-110.

2012

Gao Yunlong, Pan Jinyan, Yang Zijiang , Gao Feng and Ji Guoli, "Optimization Based Accurate Scheduling for Generation and Reserve of Power System", SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences, 55(1), January 2012, pp.223–232.

2012

Guoli Ji, Zijiang Yang, and Wenjie You, “PLS-based Gene Selection and Identification of Tumor-Specific Genes”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews, 41(6), November 2011, pp.830-841.

2011

Sun Zhou, Guoli Ji, Zijiang Yang, Wei Chen, "Hybrid Intelligent Control Scheme of a Batch Polymerization Kettle for ACR Production", Knowledge-Based Systems, Volume 24, Issue 7, October 2011, Pp.1037-1047

2011

Zijiang Yang, Guoli Ji, and Wenjie You, “Using Partial Least Squares and Support Vector Machines for Bankruptcy Prediction”, Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 38, Issue 7, July 2011, pp.8336-8342

2011

Zijiang Yang, Xiaogang Wang and Dongming Sun, “Using the bootstrap method to detect influential DMUs in data envelopment analysis”, Annals of Operations Research, 173, 2010, pp89-103.

2010

Guojun Gan, Jianhong Wu, and Zijiang Yang, “A Genetic Fuzzy k-Modes Algorithm for Clustering Categorical Data”, Expert System with Applications, 36, Issue 2, Part 1, 2009, pp. 1615-1620.

2009

Zijiang Yang, “Assessing the Performance of Canadian Bank Branches using Data Envelopment Analysis”, Journal of the OR Society (JORS), Vol. 60, Issue 6, June 2009, pp. 771-780.

2009

Yonghui Xia, Zijiang Yang and Maoan Han, “Lag synchronization of chaotic delayed Yang-Yang type fuzzy neural networks with noise perturbation based on adaptive control and parameter identification”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 20, Number 7, July 2009, pp.1165-1181.

2009

Yonghui Xia, Zijiang Yang and Maoan Han, “Synchronization schemes for coupled identical Yang-Yang type fuzzy cellular neural networks”, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations, Volume 14, Issues 9-10, September-October 2009, pp. 3645-3659.

2009

Desheng Wu, Liang Liang and Zijiang Yang, “Empirical Study on Credit Risk of Chinese Public Company Using PNN and MDA”, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Volume 42, Issue 3, September 2008, pp206-220.

2008

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, “Linking Commercial Websites Functions to Perceived Usefulness: A Free Disposal Hull Approach”, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Volume 46, Issues 9-10, November 2007, Pages 1191-1202

2007

Desheng Wu, Zijiang Yang, Sandra Vela and Liang Liang, “Simultaneous Analysis of Production and Investment Performance of Canadian Life & Health Insurance Companies Using Data Envelopment Analysis”, Computers and Operations Research, 34, Issue 1, 2007, pp 180–198.

2007

Zijiang Yang, “A Two-stage DEA Model to Evaluate the Overall Performance of Canadian Life & Health Insurance Companies”, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, 43, Issue 7-8, 2006, pp910-919.

2006

Desheng Wu, Zijiang Yang, and Liang Liang, “Efficiency Analysis of Cross-Region Bank Branches Using Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis”, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 181, Issue 1, 2006, pp271-281.

2006

Manuel Muñiz, Joseph Paradi, John Ruggiero, Zijiang Yang (in alphabetical order), “Evaluating Alternative DEA Models Used to Control for Non-discretionary Inputs”, Computers and Operations Research, 33, Issue 5, 2006, pp. 1173-1183.

2006

Desheng Wu, Zijiang Yang, and Liang Liang, “Using DEA-Neural Network Approach to Evaluate Branch Efficiency of a Large Canadian Bank”, Expert System with Applications, 31, Issue 1, 2006, pp108-115.

2006

Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Cross Firm Bank Branch Evaluation Using Data Envelopment Analysis”, Journal of Global Management Research, December, 2005.

2005

Zijiang Yang and J. C. Paradi, “DEA Analysis of a Y2K Software Retrofit Program”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 51, No 3, 2004, pp279-287.

2004

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Chenrui Xiong, Youwu Liu, Zijiang Yang, Eric Liu, “Improving Recommendation Performance with Clustering and Missing Value Prediction”, accepted by 54th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, March 2020, Princeton University, USA

2020

Wenbing Zhu, Zijiang Yang, Xuesong Xiao, Yuanhaowei Ji, Shuchao Li, Xue Yan and Guoli Ji, "An Improved Bayesian Integrated ICA Approach for Control Loop Diagnosis with Small Sample Size", IEEE 2019 International Conference on Control Automation and Diagnosis (ICCAD'19), July 2019, Grenoble, France.

2019

Jian Zhang, Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Exploring and evaluating the scalability and efficiency of Apache Spark using educational datasets”, 18th International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, July 2019, Kobe, Japan.

2019

F. Khan, Y. Benslimane, Z. Yang, “Managing Information Systems Requirements Volatility in Development Projects: Mapping Research and Surveying Practices”, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Dec 2019, Macau, pp.800-804.

2019

Yasaman Atefi Monfared, Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, "Information Privacy Practices in Organizations: Activities, Knowledge and Skill Requirements for Information Technology Professionals", 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Bangkok, Thailand, December 2018, pp.1001-1005.

2018

Zijiang Yang, Youwu Liu, "Investigating the Influential Factors on Firefighter Injuries Using Statistical Machine Learning", the 17th International Conference of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC), July 2018, Chengdu, China.

2018

Shengyu Fu, Hong Zheng, Zijiang Yang, Bo Yan, Hongyi Su and Yiping Liu, “Computerized Tongue Coating Nature Diagnosis using Convolutional Neural Network”, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis (ICBDA 2017), March 2017, Beijing, China, pp.730-734.

2017

Manil Wagle, Zijiang Yang and Younes Benslimane, “Bankruptcy Prediction using Data Mining Techniques”, the 8th annual International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems, Thailand, May 2017. pp.1-4.

2017

Gregory Chin, Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, "Examining the Application of Standards for Information Technology Service Management Practice: an Empirical Study", 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2017, Singapore, pp.841-845.

2017

Bo Yan, Zijiang Yang, Yitian Ren, Xing Tan, Eric Liu, "Microblog Sentiment Classification using Parallel SVM in Apache Spark", 2017 IEEE 6th International Congress on Big Data, June 2017, Honolulu, USA, pp.282-288.

2017

Benslimane Y., Yang Z and Bahli B., “Information Security between Standards,Certifications and Technologies: An Empirical Study”, IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Security, December 2016, Pattaya, Thailand, pp.1-5.

2016

Wenbing Zhu, Zijiang Yang, Meishuang Tang, Sun Zhou, Bin Yao, Guoli Ji, “Integrating Principal Component Analysis and Optimal Histogram Estimation for Bayesian Control loop Diagnosis”, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 2016, Banf, Canada, pp.1109-1114.

2016

Zijiang Yang, Guangzao Huang, and Xing Tan, “DEA Evaluation of Health Project Performance”, 2015 International Conference on Progress in Informatics and Computing, December 2015, Nanjing, China, pp.534-538.

2015

Xing Tan, Zijiang Yang and Younes Benslimane, “Using Discretization to Improve E-commerce Anomaly Detection Process”, 2015 International Conference on Progress in Informatics and Computing, December 2015, Nanjing, China, pp.526-530 .

2015

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang and Bouchaib Bahli, “Key Themes and Topics in Cloud Computing Security: a Systematic Literature Review”, International Conference on Information Science and Security 2015, December 2015, Seoul, Korea, pp.1-4.

2015

Bo Yan, Yitian Ren, Zijiang Yang, “A GPU Based SVM Method with Accelerated Kernel Matrix Calculation”, Big Data (BigData Congress), 2015 IEEE International Congress on, July 2015, New York, USA, pp.41-46.

2015

Ling Liu, Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Using Data Mining Techniques to Improve Location Based Services”, IEEE Joint International Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence Conference, December 2014, Chongqin, China, pp.34-38.

2014

Chao Jiang, Zijiang Yang, “Internet Advertisements Prediction”, 2014 International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science, Berkeley, California, USA, July 2014, pp.342-346.

2014

Mehrnoush Ashrafi Mahabadi, Zijiang Yang, “Comparison of U.S and Australia Banking Systems using Data Envelopment Analysis”, 2014 International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science, Berkeley, California, USA, July 2014, pp347-351.

2014

Yuanyuan Luo, Zijiang Yang, “Investigating the Environmental Factors Affecting U.S. Banks’ Performance using Data Envelopment Analysis”, 2014 International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science, Berkeley, California, USA, July 2014, pp.352-357.

2014

Ling Liu, Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Conducting Efficient and Cost-effective Targeted Marketing using Data Mining Techniques”, 2013 Global Congress on Intelligent Systems, December 2013, Hong Kong, pp.102-106.

2013

Zijiang Yang, Yuanyuan Luo, Younes Benslimane, "Performance and Efficiency Measurement for Canadian Bank Branches ", 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2012, Hong Kong, pp. 2199-2203.

2012

Younes Benslimane, Ankit Patel, Bouchaib Bahli, Zijiang Yang, "Addressing IT Security in Practice: Key Responsibilities, Competencies and Implications on Related Bodies of Knowledge", 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2012, Hong Kong, pp. 899-903.

2012

Ling Liu, Zijiang Yang, “Identifying fraudulent online transactions using data mining and statistical techniques”,7th International Conference on Computing and Convergence Technology (ICCCT), December 2012, Seoul, Korea, pp. 321-324.

2012

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, “Using Methodologies to Embed Knowledge into the Information Systems Development Process: An Investigation into the IT Sector in China”, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2011, Singapore, pp.1073-1077.

2011

Bouchaib Bahli, Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, “The impact of Absorptive Capacity on the Ex-Post Adoption of Agile Methods: The Case of Extreme Programming Model”, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2011, Singapore, pp.1660-1664

2011

Tu Yan, Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Towards an Optimal Classification Model against Imbalanced Data for Customer Relationship Management”, 7th International Conference on Natural Computation, July 2011, Shanghai, China, pp.2453-2457.

2011

Zijiang Yang, Shouxin Cao, Bo Yan, “Using Linear Discriminant Analysis and Data Mining Approaches to Identify E-commerce Anomaly”, 7th International Conference on Natural Computation, July 2011, Shanghai, China, pp.2458-2462.

2011

Zijiang Yang, “Profitability Evaluation of Cross-Industry Canadian Companies using Data Envelopment Analysis”, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2010, Macau, pp.2416 - 2420.

2010

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, Bouchaib Bahli, “Requirements uncertainty and standardization in IS development projects: A survey of the IT sector in China”, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2010, Macau, pp.1097-1101.

2010

Zijiang Yang and Yurong Cao, “Assessing Canadian Schedule I Banks using DEA Window Analysis and the Malmquist Index”, International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management, June 2010, Tokyo, Japan.

2010

Zijiang Yang and J. C. Paradi, "A DEA Evaluation of Software Project Efficiency", 2009 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2009, Hong Kong, pp1723-1727.

2009

Zijiang Yang, “Bank Branch Operating Efficiency: A DEA Approach”, IAENG International Conference on Operations Research 2009 (ICOR'09), 18-20 March, 2009, Hong Kong, China

2009

Bo Yan, Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, "IS Development Activities and Methodologies in Practice: A Survey of the IT Sector in China", 2009 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2009, Hong Kong, pp598-602.

2009

Bo Yan, Zijiang Yang, "Simulation Resource Selection based on Local Optimization Method in Distributed Simulation Repository", IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, October 2009, Beijing, China, pp1882-1886.

2009

Yurong Cao, Zijiang Yang, "Using DEA Window Analysis and the Malmquist Index to Evaluate the Operations of Canadian Schedule I Banks", 2009 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics and Informatics, July 22 - 24, 2009, Chicago, IL, USA, pp353-358.

2009

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, “Project Management Trends in IS Development”, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2008, Singapore.

2008

Zijiang Yang, “Assessing productivity and competitiveness of Canadian bank branches with systematic difference using Data Envelopment Analysis”, 2007 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Beijing, China, May, 2007.

2007

Zijiang Yang, Desheng Wu, Guangyu Fu, “Credit Risk Evaluation using Neural Networks”, 2007 International Conference on Management Innovation, Shanghai, China, June 2007.

2007

Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Evaluating Public Service Maturity of E-government in Canadian Cities”, 2007 International Conference on Management Innovation, Shanghai, China, June 2007

2007

Zijiang Yang, Joseph. C. Paradi, “Cross Firm Bank Branch Benchmarking Using “Handicapped" Data Envelopment Analysis to Adjust for Corporate Strategic Effects”, 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (published and distributed by the IEEE Computer Society, ISSN: 1530-1605), Kauai, USA, January, 2006, volume 2, 34b-34b.

2006

Zijiang Yang, “Data Envelopment Analysis Evaluation of Canadian Resource Companies”, 2006 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Istanbul, Turkey, July, 2006.

2006

Zijiang Yang, “Identifying Environmental Variables Affecting Bank Branch Performance using Data Envelopment Analysis“, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (ISBN: 1-4244-0318-9), Shanghai, China, June, 2006, pp192-196.

2006

Zijiang Yang, “Profitability Efficiency Comparison between Canadian and Chinese Resource Companies using Data Envelopment Analysis”, the 3rd IEEE International conference on Management of Innovation and Technology(ISBN:1-4244-0148-8), Singapore, June, 2006, pp47-51.

2006

Guojun Gan, Jianhong Wu, and Zijiang Yang, “Unsupervised Clustering of Bank Branches using Recently Developed Neural Network Architectures”, 2006 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, Canada, July, 2006, pp8839-8845.

2006

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, “Analysis of Functionalities of Commercial Websites Used for Procurement: Implications on Design and Operations”, the Fifth International Conference on Electronic Business, Hong Kong, China, December, 2005, pp386-391.

2005

Zijiang Yang, “DEA Evaluation of Bank Branch Performance”, IEEE International Engineering Management Conference 2005 (ISBN:0-7803-9140-3), St. John's, Canada, September, 2005, pp82-85.

2005

Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Efficient Design of Commercial Websites for E-Procurement”, the 2005 International Business Information Management Conference (IBIMA) on Information Management in Modern Enterprise (ISBN: 0-9753393-3-8), Lisbon, Portugal, July, 2005, pp465-469.

2005


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 GS/ITEC6310 3.0 A Research Methods in Info. Tech. LECT
Fall 2020 GS/ITEC6310 3.0 B Research Methods in Info. Tech. LECT


Degrees

Ph.D., University of Toronto
Master of Applied Science, University of Toronto
B.Sc., Beijing Institute of Technology

Professional Leadership

Conference organizing:
• Programme Committee Member, the 15th International Conference on Data Science, Las Vegas, USA, July 2019
• International Technical Committee Member, the 2nd International Conference on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Guangzhou, China, June 2019
• Program Committee Member, 33rd IBIMA Conference, Granada, Spain, April 2019
• Technical Committee member, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis, Suzhou, China, March 2019
• Programme Committee Member, the 14th International Conference on Data Science, Las Vegas, USA, July 2018.
• Publicity Chair, 2018 International Conference on Big Data Analysis, Shanghai, China, March 2018.
• Program Committee Member, the 13th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, Singapore, November 2017.
• Program Committee Member, the 2017 International Conference on Data Mining, Las Vegas, USA, July 2017
• Technical Committee member, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis, Beijing, China, March 2017

Refereeing: Reviewed articles for
• Computers and Operations Research
• Information Science
• Knowledge-Based Systems
• IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
• Computational Biology and Chemistry
• International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making
• European Journal of Operational Research
• OMEGA
• Applied Mathematical Modelling
• Mathematical and Computer Modelling
• Advances in Data Analysis and Classification
• The Scientific World Journal
• Journal of the Operational Research Society
• Annals for Operations Research
• Software Quality Journal
• Health Policy
• Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
• etc

Research Interests

Information Technologies , Performance Analysis in Financial Services Industry, Prediction and classification, Data mining, Decision Making Support Algorithms

Current Research Projects

Integrating artificial intelligence, operations research, and big data analytics for decision

    Summary:

    The proposed research will provide an innovative and unique approach to address key issues to apply artificial intelligence, operations research, and big data analytics for decision and risk analysis. It will open up new possibilities for decision and risk analysis in the big data era. It is also the target of this research to parallel the proposed algorithms using Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Hadoop and Apache Spark to accelerate their execution.

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Customer relationship management using machine learning and statistical approaches

    Summary:

    This research will be applicable to Canadian small business owners. Customer Relationship Management has become a vital function to business operations nowadays and there is ever increasing demand for Canadian business owners to have accurate classification models to precisely predict customer behaviors in order to increase businesses’ profits.

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Using statistical and machine learning approaches to investigate the factors affecting fire incidents

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    NFID
Building a novel interactive platform and recommendation system for creative learning

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage Grant
Assessing and predicting health science projects and collaboration

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage Grant
Mining and parsing information from ecommerce websites

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage Grant
Content recommendations in a live customer environment

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage Grant
Integrating Data Envelopment Analysis, Partial Least Squares and Artificial Intelligence Approaches for Risk Management in Financial Decision Domains

    Summary:

    The proposed research will provide an innovative and unique approach to address key issues to apply operations research, statistical and artificial intelligence approaches for risk management. It will open up new possibilities for risk management in financial decision domains. It is also the target of this research to gain benefits to financial organizations through such activities as credit approval, and loan portfolio and security management.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Sole Principle Investigator

    Funders:
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Individual Discovery Grant
Efficiency analysis and prediction in the financial services industry

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    NSERC
Capital risk management

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    BELL Canada Enterprise
Mathematical and statistical analysis of complex systems, large data sets and performance analysis

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Canada Foundation for Innovation, New Opportunity Fund with Huaiping Zhu and Steven Wang

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

M. Reza Peyghami, Kevin Yang, Shengyuan Chen, Zijiang Yang, Masoud Ataei, "Accelerated Gradient and Block-Wise Gradient Methods for Big Data Factorization", Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer, LNAI 10832, Advances in Artificial Intelligence, May 2018, pp.231-238

2018

Chao Jiang and Zijiang Yang, “CKNNI: An Improved KNN-Based Missing Value Handling Technique”, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer, LNAI 9227, August 2015, pp. 441-452.

2015

Bo Yan, Ye Zhang, Zijiang Yang, Hongyi Su and Hong Zheng, “DVT-PKM: an improved GPU based parallel K-Means algorithm”, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer, LNAI 8589, August 2014, pp. 591-601.

2014

Guoli Ji, Jingci Yao, Zijiang Yang, and Congting Ye, "LemK_MSA: A Multiple Sequence Alignment Method with Sequence Vectorization Based on Lempel-Ziv", in Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 284-287, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, 2013, pp.3203-3207.

2013

Yan Tu, Zijiang Yang, "Customer Relationship Management using Partial Focus Feature Reduction", in Neural Information Processing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 7666, November 2012, pp.27-35.

2012

Joseph C. Paradi, Zijiang Yang, and Haiyan Zhu, “Assessing Bank and Bank Branch Performance”, Handbook on Data Envelopment Analysis, 2nd Edition, Springer, 2011, pp.315-362.

2011

Zijiang Yang “Cross System Bank Branch Evaluation Using Clustering and Data Envelopment Analysis”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, LNCS 6215, pp.238–245, 2010.

2010

Sun Zhou, Guoli Ji, Wei Lin, and Zijiang Yang, "An Intelligent Control Scheme for nonlinear time-varying systems with time delay”, in Advances in Neural Network Research and Applications, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering by Springer, LNEE 67, pp639-646, May 2010.

2010

Yunlong Liu, Guoli Ji, Zijiang Yang, "Using Learned PSR Model for Planning under Uncertainty", in Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer , LNAI 6085, May 2010, pp. 309-314.

2010

Guoli Ji, Congting Ye, Zijiang Yang, and Zhenya Guo, "A Novel Method for Progressive Multiple Sequence Alignment Based on Lempel-Ziv", in Neural Information Processing, Part I, Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, LNCS 5863, December 2009, pp. 151-158.

2009

Zijiang Yang, “Assessing Canadian Bank Branch Operating Efficiency Using Data Envelopment Analysis”, IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies, Volume 3 America Institute of Physics, 2009, pp31-43.

2009

Zijiang Yang and Guojun Gan, “Application of Fuzzy Classification in Bankruptcy Prediction”, in Advanced Intelligent Computing Theories and Applications, with Aspects of Theoretical and Methodological Issues, Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, LNCS 5226, September 2008, pp921-928.

2008

Z. Yang, D. Wu, G. Fu and C. Luo, “Credit Risk Evaluation Using Neural Networks”, New Frontiers in Enterprise Risk Management, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, April 2008, pp163-179

2008

Guojun Gan, Jianhong Wu, and Zijiang Yang, “A Fuzzy Subspace Algorithm for Clustering”, in Advanced Data Mining and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, LNAI 4093, 2006, pp272-279.

2006

Guojun Gan, Zijiang Yang, and Jianhong Wu, “A Genetic k-Modes Algorithm for Clustering Categorical Data”, in Advanced Data Mining and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer, LNAI 3584, 2005, pp195-202.

2005

Joseph. C. Paradi, Sandra. Vela and Zijiang Yang, “Assessing bank and bank branch performance – modeling considerations and approaches”, Handbook on Data Envelopment Analysis, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, pp349-400.

2004

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Mingshun Yuan, Zijiang Yang, Guoli Ji, "Partial Maximum Correlation Information: A New Feature Selection Method for Microarray Data Classification", Neurocomputing, 323, January 2019, pp. 231-243.

2019

Wenjie You, Zijiang Yang, Guangbao Guo, Xiu-Feng Wan and Guoli Ji, "Prediction of DNA-binding proteins by interaction fusion feature representation and selective ensemble", Knowledge-Based Systems, 163, January 2019, pp.598-610.

2019

Yang Wang, Baojun Bian, Zijiang Yang, Jizhou Zhang, "The valuation of American passport options: a viscosity solution approach", Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 180 (2), February 2019, pp 608–633.

2019

Ataei Masoud, Chen Shengyuan, Yang Zijiang, Peyghami M. Reza, "Time-homogeneous top-K ranking using tensor decompositions", Optimization Methods and Software, in press.

2019

Mingshun Yuan, Zijiang Yang, Guangzao Huang , Guoli Ji, “A novel feature selection method to predict protein structural class”, Computational Biology and Chemistry, 76, October 2018, pp.118-129

2018

Guangzao Huang, Zijiang Yang, Xiaojing Chen, Guoli Ji, "An innovative one-class least squares support vector machine model based on continuous cognition", Knowledge-Based Systems, 123 (1), May 2017, pp. 217-228.

2017

Mingshun Yuan, Zijiang Yang, Guangzao Huang , Guoli Ji, “Feature Selection by Maximizing Correlation Information for Integrated High-dimensional Protein Data”, Pattern Recognition Letters, 92 (1), June 2017, pp.17-24.

2017

Guoli Ji, Guangzao Huang, Zijiang Yang, Xiaohui Wu, Xiaojing Chen, Mingshun Yuan, “Using consensus interval partial least square in near infrared spectra analysis”, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 144, May 2015, pp. 56-62.

2015

Yunlong Liu, Zijiang Yang, Guoli Ji, “Solving Partially Observable Problems with Inaccurate PSR Models”, Information Sciences, 285, November 2014, pp142-152

2014

Ji, Guoli; Zeng, Yong; Yang, Zijiang; Ye, Congting; Yao, Jingci, "A multiple sequence alignment method with sequence vectorization", Engineering Computations, 31(2), May 2014, pp. 283-296.

2014

Wenjie You, Zijiang Yang, and Guoli Ji, “Feature Selection for High-dimensional Multi-category Data using PLS-based Local Recursive Feature Elimination”, Expert Systems with Applications, 41 (4), Part 1, March 2014, pp. 1463-1475.

2014

Wenjie You, Zijiang Yang, Mingshun Yuan and Guoli Ji, “TotalPLS: Local Dimension Reduction for Multicategory Microarray Data Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 44 (1), February 2014, pp.125-138.

2014

Wenjie You, Zijiang Yang, and Guoli Ji, “PLS-based recursive feature elimination for high-dimensional small sample”, Knowledge-Based Systems, Volume 55, January 2014, pp. 15-28.

2014

Kerry Khoo-Fazari, Zijiang Yang, Joseph C. Paradi, "A Distribution-Free Approach to Stochastic Efficiency Measurement with Inclusion of Expert Knowledge", Journal of Applied Mathematics, Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 102163, 21 pages.

2013

Yan Tu, Zijiang Yang, "An Enhanced Customer Relationship Management Classification Framework with Partial Focus Feature Reduction", Expert Systems with Applications, 40(6), May 2013, pp.2137-2146.

2013

Zijiang Yang, “Performance Analysis of Canadian Power Industry Using Data Envelopment Analysis”, International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering, 5(2), April 2013, pp.169-172.

2013

Ling Liu, Zijiang Yang, “Improving Online Shopping Experience using Data Mining and Statistical Techniques”, Journal of Convergence Information Technology, 8(6), 2013, pp. 466- 474.

2013

Yunlong Gao, Guoli Ji, Zijiang Yang, Jinyan Pan, "A Dynamic AdaBoost Algorithm with Adaptive Changes of Loss Function", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews, 42(6), November 2012, pp.1828-1841.

2012

Yunlong Gao, Jinyan Pan, Guoli Ji, and Zijiang Yang, "A novel two-level nearest neighbor classification algorithm using an adaptive distance metric", Knowledge-Based Systems, 26, February 2012, pp.103-110.

2012

Gao Yunlong, Pan Jinyan, Yang Zijiang , Gao Feng and Ji Guoli, "Optimization Based Accurate Scheduling for Generation and Reserve of Power System", SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences, 55(1), January 2012, pp.223–232.

2012

Guoli Ji, Zijiang Yang, and Wenjie You, “PLS-based Gene Selection and Identification of Tumor-Specific Genes”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews, 41(6), November 2011, pp.830-841.

2011

Sun Zhou, Guoli Ji, Zijiang Yang, Wei Chen, "Hybrid Intelligent Control Scheme of a Batch Polymerization Kettle for ACR Production", Knowledge-Based Systems, Volume 24, Issue 7, October 2011, Pp.1037-1047

2011

Zijiang Yang, Guoli Ji, and Wenjie You, “Using Partial Least Squares and Support Vector Machines for Bankruptcy Prediction”, Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 38, Issue 7, July 2011, pp.8336-8342

2011

Zijiang Yang, Xiaogang Wang and Dongming Sun, “Using the bootstrap method to detect influential DMUs in data envelopment analysis”, Annals of Operations Research, 173, 2010, pp89-103.

2010

Guojun Gan, Jianhong Wu, and Zijiang Yang, “A Genetic Fuzzy k-Modes Algorithm for Clustering Categorical Data”, Expert System with Applications, 36, Issue 2, Part 1, 2009, pp. 1615-1620.

2009

Zijiang Yang, “Assessing the Performance of Canadian Bank Branches using Data Envelopment Analysis”, Journal of the OR Society (JORS), Vol. 60, Issue 6, June 2009, pp. 771-780.

2009

Yonghui Xia, Zijiang Yang and Maoan Han, “Lag synchronization of chaotic delayed Yang-Yang type fuzzy neural networks with noise perturbation based on adaptive control and parameter identification”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 20, Number 7, July 2009, pp.1165-1181.

2009

Yonghui Xia, Zijiang Yang and Maoan Han, “Synchronization schemes for coupled identical Yang-Yang type fuzzy cellular neural networks”, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations, Volume 14, Issues 9-10, September-October 2009, pp. 3645-3659.

2009

Desheng Wu, Liang Liang and Zijiang Yang, “Empirical Study on Credit Risk of Chinese Public Company Using PNN and MDA”, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Volume 42, Issue 3, September 2008, pp206-220.

2008

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, “Linking Commercial Websites Functions to Perceived Usefulness: A Free Disposal Hull Approach”, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Volume 46, Issues 9-10, November 2007, Pages 1191-1202

2007

Desheng Wu, Zijiang Yang, Sandra Vela and Liang Liang, “Simultaneous Analysis of Production and Investment Performance of Canadian Life & Health Insurance Companies Using Data Envelopment Analysis”, Computers and Operations Research, 34, Issue 1, 2007, pp 180–198.

2007

Zijiang Yang, “A Two-stage DEA Model to Evaluate the Overall Performance of Canadian Life & Health Insurance Companies”, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, 43, Issue 7-8, 2006, pp910-919.

2006

Desheng Wu, Zijiang Yang, and Liang Liang, “Efficiency Analysis of Cross-Region Bank Branches Using Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis”, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 181, Issue 1, 2006, pp271-281.

2006

Manuel Muñiz, Joseph Paradi, John Ruggiero, Zijiang Yang (in alphabetical order), “Evaluating Alternative DEA Models Used to Control for Non-discretionary Inputs”, Computers and Operations Research, 33, Issue 5, 2006, pp. 1173-1183.

2006

Desheng Wu, Zijiang Yang, and Liang Liang, “Using DEA-Neural Network Approach to Evaluate Branch Efficiency of a Large Canadian Bank”, Expert System with Applications, 31, Issue 1, 2006, pp108-115.

2006

Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Cross Firm Bank Branch Evaluation Using Data Envelopment Analysis”, Journal of Global Management Research, December, 2005.

2005

Zijiang Yang and J. C. Paradi, “DEA Analysis of a Y2K Software Retrofit Program”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 51, No 3, 2004, pp279-287.

2004

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Chenrui Xiong, Youwu Liu, Zijiang Yang, Eric Liu, “Improving Recommendation Performance with Clustering and Missing Value Prediction”, accepted by 54th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, March 2020, Princeton University, USA

2020

Wenbing Zhu, Zijiang Yang, Xuesong Xiao, Yuanhaowei Ji, Shuchao Li, Xue Yan and Guoli Ji, "An Improved Bayesian Integrated ICA Approach for Control Loop Diagnosis with Small Sample Size", IEEE 2019 International Conference on Control Automation and Diagnosis (ICCAD'19), July 2019, Grenoble, France.

2019

Jian Zhang, Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Exploring and evaluating the scalability and efficiency of Apache Spark using educational datasets”, 18th International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, July 2019, Kobe, Japan.

2019

F. Khan, Y. Benslimane, Z. Yang, “Managing Information Systems Requirements Volatility in Development Projects: Mapping Research and Surveying Practices”, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Dec 2019, Macau, pp.800-804.

2019

Yasaman Atefi Monfared, Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, "Information Privacy Practices in Organizations: Activities, Knowledge and Skill Requirements for Information Technology Professionals", 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Bangkok, Thailand, December 2018, pp.1001-1005.

2018

Zijiang Yang, Youwu Liu, "Investigating the Influential Factors on Firefighter Injuries Using Statistical Machine Learning", the 17th International Conference of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC), July 2018, Chengdu, China.

2018

Shengyu Fu, Hong Zheng, Zijiang Yang, Bo Yan, Hongyi Su and Yiping Liu, “Computerized Tongue Coating Nature Diagnosis using Convolutional Neural Network”, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis (ICBDA 2017), March 2017, Beijing, China, pp.730-734.

2017

Manil Wagle, Zijiang Yang and Younes Benslimane, “Bankruptcy Prediction using Data Mining Techniques”, the 8th annual International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems, Thailand, May 2017. pp.1-4.

2017

Gregory Chin, Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, "Examining the Application of Standards for Information Technology Service Management Practice: an Empirical Study", 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2017, Singapore, pp.841-845.

2017

Bo Yan, Zijiang Yang, Yitian Ren, Xing Tan, Eric Liu, "Microblog Sentiment Classification using Parallel SVM in Apache Spark", 2017 IEEE 6th International Congress on Big Data, June 2017, Honolulu, USA, pp.282-288.

2017

Benslimane Y., Yang Z and Bahli B., “Information Security between Standards,Certifications and Technologies: An Empirical Study”, IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Security, December 2016, Pattaya, Thailand, pp.1-5.

2016

Wenbing Zhu, Zijiang Yang, Meishuang Tang, Sun Zhou, Bin Yao, Guoli Ji, “Integrating Principal Component Analysis and Optimal Histogram Estimation for Bayesian Control loop Diagnosis”, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 2016, Banf, Canada, pp.1109-1114.

2016

Zijiang Yang, Guangzao Huang, and Xing Tan, “DEA Evaluation of Health Project Performance”, 2015 International Conference on Progress in Informatics and Computing, December 2015, Nanjing, China, pp.534-538.

2015

Xing Tan, Zijiang Yang and Younes Benslimane, “Using Discretization to Improve E-commerce Anomaly Detection Process”, 2015 International Conference on Progress in Informatics and Computing, December 2015, Nanjing, China, pp.526-530 .

2015

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang and Bouchaib Bahli, “Key Themes and Topics in Cloud Computing Security: a Systematic Literature Review”, International Conference on Information Science and Security 2015, December 2015, Seoul, Korea, pp.1-4.

2015

Bo Yan, Yitian Ren, Zijiang Yang, “A GPU Based SVM Method with Accelerated Kernel Matrix Calculation”, Big Data (BigData Congress), 2015 IEEE International Congress on, July 2015, New York, USA, pp.41-46.

2015

Ling Liu, Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Using Data Mining Techniques to Improve Location Based Services”, IEEE Joint International Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence Conference, December 2014, Chongqin, China, pp.34-38.

2014

Chao Jiang, Zijiang Yang, “Internet Advertisements Prediction”, 2014 International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science, Berkeley, California, USA, July 2014, pp.342-346.

2014

Mehrnoush Ashrafi Mahabadi, Zijiang Yang, “Comparison of U.S and Australia Banking Systems using Data Envelopment Analysis”, 2014 International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science, Berkeley, California, USA, July 2014, pp347-351.

2014

Yuanyuan Luo, Zijiang Yang, “Investigating the Environmental Factors Affecting U.S. Banks’ Performance using Data Envelopment Analysis”, 2014 International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science, Berkeley, California, USA, July 2014, pp.352-357.

2014

Ling Liu, Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Conducting Efficient and Cost-effective Targeted Marketing using Data Mining Techniques”, 2013 Global Congress on Intelligent Systems, December 2013, Hong Kong, pp.102-106.

2013

Zijiang Yang, Yuanyuan Luo, Younes Benslimane, "Performance and Efficiency Measurement for Canadian Bank Branches ", 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2012, Hong Kong, pp. 2199-2203.

2012

Younes Benslimane, Ankit Patel, Bouchaib Bahli, Zijiang Yang, "Addressing IT Security in Practice: Key Responsibilities, Competencies and Implications on Related Bodies of Knowledge", 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2012, Hong Kong, pp. 899-903.

2012

Ling Liu, Zijiang Yang, “Identifying fraudulent online transactions using data mining and statistical techniques”,7th International Conference on Computing and Convergence Technology (ICCCT), December 2012, Seoul, Korea, pp. 321-324.

2012

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, “Using Methodologies to Embed Knowledge into the Information Systems Development Process: An Investigation into the IT Sector in China”, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2011, Singapore, pp.1073-1077.

2011

Bouchaib Bahli, Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, “The impact of Absorptive Capacity on the Ex-Post Adoption of Agile Methods: The Case of Extreme Programming Model”, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2011, Singapore, pp.1660-1664

2011

Tu Yan, Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Towards an Optimal Classification Model against Imbalanced Data for Customer Relationship Management”, 7th International Conference on Natural Computation, July 2011, Shanghai, China, pp.2453-2457.

2011

Zijiang Yang, Shouxin Cao, Bo Yan, “Using Linear Discriminant Analysis and Data Mining Approaches to Identify E-commerce Anomaly”, 7th International Conference on Natural Computation, July 2011, Shanghai, China, pp.2458-2462.

2011

Zijiang Yang, “Profitability Evaluation of Cross-Industry Canadian Companies using Data Envelopment Analysis”, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2010, Macau, pp.2416 - 2420.

2010

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, Bouchaib Bahli, “Requirements uncertainty and standardization in IS development projects: A survey of the IT sector in China”, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2010, Macau, pp.1097-1101.

2010

Zijiang Yang and Yurong Cao, “Assessing Canadian Schedule I Banks using DEA Window Analysis and the Malmquist Index”, International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management, June 2010, Tokyo, Japan.

2010

Zijiang Yang and J. C. Paradi, "A DEA Evaluation of Software Project Efficiency", 2009 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2009, Hong Kong, pp1723-1727.

2009

Zijiang Yang, “Bank Branch Operating Efficiency: A DEA Approach”, IAENG International Conference on Operations Research 2009 (ICOR'09), 18-20 March, 2009, Hong Kong, China

2009

Bo Yan, Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, "IS Development Activities and Methodologies in Practice: A Survey of the IT Sector in China", 2009 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2009, Hong Kong, pp598-602.

2009

Bo Yan, Zijiang Yang, "Simulation Resource Selection based on Local Optimization Method in Distributed Simulation Repository", IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, October 2009, Beijing, China, pp1882-1886.

2009

Yurong Cao, Zijiang Yang, "Using DEA Window Analysis and the Malmquist Index to Evaluate the Operations of Canadian Schedule I Banks", 2009 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics and Informatics, July 22 - 24, 2009, Chicago, IL, USA, pp353-358.

2009

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, “Project Management Trends in IS Development”, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 2008, Singapore.

2008

Zijiang Yang, “Assessing productivity and competitiveness of Canadian bank branches with systematic difference using Data Envelopment Analysis”, 2007 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Beijing, China, May, 2007.

2007

Zijiang Yang, Desheng Wu, Guangyu Fu, “Credit Risk Evaluation using Neural Networks”, 2007 International Conference on Management Innovation, Shanghai, China, June 2007.

2007

Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Evaluating Public Service Maturity of E-government in Canadian Cities”, 2007 International Conference on Management Innovation, Shanghai, China, June 2007

2007

Zijiang Yang, Joseph. C. Paradi, “Cross Firm Bank Branch Benchmarking Using “Handicapped" Data Envelopment Analysis to Adjust for Corporate Strategic Effects”, 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (published and distributed by the IEEE Computer Society, ISSN: 1530-1605), Kauai, USA, January, 2006, volume 2, 34b-34b.

2006

Zijiang Yang, “Data Envelopment Analysis Evaluation of Canadian Resource Companies”, 2006 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Istanbul, Turkey, July, 2006.

2006

Zijiang Yang, “Identifying Environmental Variables Affecting Bank Branch Performance using Data Envelopment Analysis“, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (ISBN: 1-4244-0318-9), Shanghai, China, June, 2006, pp192-196.

2006

Zijiang Yang, “Profitability Efficiency Comparison between Canadian and Chinese Resource Companies using Data Envelopment Analysis”, the 3rd IEEE International conference on Management of Innovation and Technology(ISBN:1-4244-0148-8), Singapore, June, 2006, pp47-51.

2006

Guojun Gan, Jianhong Wu, and Zijiang Yang, “Unsupervised Clustering of Bank Branches using Recently Developed Neural Network Architectures”, 2006 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, Canada, July, 2006, pp8839-8845.

2006

Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang, “Analysis of Functionalities of Commercial Websites Used for Procurement: Implications on Design and Operations”, the Fifth International Conference on Electronic Business, Hong Kong, China, December, 2005, pp386-391.

2005

Zijiang Yang, “DEA Evaluation of Bank Branch Performance”, IEEE International Engineering Management Conference 2005 (ISBN:0-7803-9140-3), St. John's, Canada, September, 2005, pp82-85.

2005

Zijiang Yang, Younes Benslimane, “Efficient Design of Commercial Websites for E-Procurement”, the 2005 International Business Information Management Conference (IBIMA) on Information Management in Modern Enterprise (ISBN: 0-9753393-3-8), Lisbon, Portugal, July, 2005, pp465-469.

2005


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 GS/ITEC6310 3.0 A Research Methods in Info. Tech. LECT
Fall 2020 GS/ITEC6310 3.0 B Research Methods in Info. Tech. LECT