Professor Ruili Wang   B.E. M.E. PhD (Dublin)

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Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Chair of Research and International,

Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (INMS), 
Massey University (Albany Campus)

Private Bag 102-904, North Shore Mail Centre

Auckland, New Zealand
Email:    Ruili dot WANG (at) MASSEY dot AC dot NZ  

Phone:  +64-9-2136258

Mobile: ask me

Free Phone: 0800-Massey (ext. 43258)

 

Director of

Language and Speech Processing

 

 

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Curriculum Vita | Publications | Projects | Scholarships |Research | Click onto Science | PhD thesis | Photos |

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Project: No Longer Lost in Recognition: Development of Novel LargeVocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition Techniques (2014-2016)—Speech Processing using Machine Learning

Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full

Project Team:

·         Prof Ruili Wang - Project Leader

·         International Associate Investigators:

Prof. Tatsuya Kawahara, Kyoto University, JAPAN

A/Prof. IR Lane Carnegie Mellon University, USA

A/Prof. A  Lee, Nagoya Institute of Technology, JAPAN

·         NZ Associate Investigators: 

A/ Professor WH, Abdulla, The University of Auckland

Dr DJ Joseph, Massey University

Please feel free to contact me if we can work collaboratively in any area.

Current Research Areas (Please feel free to contact me if we can work collaboratively in any area)

1.    Artificial intelligence

·         Speech Processing (e.g., Maori Speech Recognition, Speech Emotion)

·         Image Processing (e.g., Human Action Recognition)

·         Language Processing (e.g. sentiment analysis, machine translation)

·         Data Mining/Big data

·         Intelligent Systems (e.g.,  intelligent tutoring systems)

·         Autonomous vehicles

2.    Complex Systems (intra-cellular transport systems, molecular motor traffic, vehicular traffic flow)


Associated Editor and Editorial Board Member

 


Master or PhD students in Computer Science and Information Technology:

 

I am looking for postgraduate research students. If you have a background in any of the following areas: Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Electronic or Electrical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering , Physics, Mathematics, Biology (e.g., Bio-physics, Bio-chemistry), Finance, or other Engineering (e.g., Bio-engineering, Mechanical, Civil), you are welcome to study your Master degree or PhD with me. You can study with me to get a PhD in Computer Science or Information Technology, which also suits your background. If you can have your own scholarship, you are more than welcome.

If you have got first class degree(s) and excellent academic records (GPA of A- or above), please contact me directly. I am willing to help you to achieve your goal and help you to obtain a scholarship. Projects offered will be flexible. TOP, TOP, Plus!!! If you can obtain Top Achiever Scholarship, Massey VC-PhD scholarship, Massey PhD Scholarship, Massey Masterate Scholarship, New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships, CSC scholarships or any other scholarships, I will TOP it up with some additional financial assistance plus financially support for you to attend international conferences. If you need any assistance to apply for this scholarship, please contact me by email or phone.

 

PhD Scholarships:

Massey PhD Scholarships

Massey University Vice-Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship

Massey University Masterate Scholarship

 


Graduate Research Students

I am the supervisor of the following postgraduate students: ALL students have scholarships (CSC, NZ government, Marsden Fund or my own funding), except the part-time student.  

1.    Mr Jialiu Xu, enrolled as PhD candidate in 2018 at Massey University

2.    Mr Zhenyun Deng, enrolled as PhD candidate in 2018 at Massey University, CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council) PhD Scholarship Recipient

3.    Mr Saman Law, enrolled as PhD candidate in 2018 at Massey University (part-time)

4.    Ms Yiyang Li, enrolled as PhD candidate in 2018 at Massey University, CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council) PhD Scholarship Recipient

5.    Mr Yuanhang Qiu, enrolled as PhD candidate in 2018 at Massey University CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council) PhD Scholarship Recipient

6.    Dr Feng Hou, enrolled as PhD candidate in 2018 at Massey University

7.    Ms Sophia Jia, enrolled as PhD candidate in 2018 at Massey University

8.    Mr Satwinder Singh, enrolled as PhD candidate in 2018 at Massey University

9.    Mr Zhizhong Ma, enrolled as PhD candidate in 2018 at Massey University, CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council) PhD Scholarship Recipient

10. Mr Ming Zong, enrolled in PhD in 2017 at Massey University, New Zealand Government PhD Scholarship Recipient

11. Ms Wanting Ji, enrolled in PhD in 2017 at Massey University, CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council) PhD Scholarship Recipient

12. Mr Junbo Ma, enrolled in PhD in 2016 at Massey University. Marsden funding supported scholarship Recipient   

 

I am the international co-supervisor of the following PhD students in China:

13. Mr Sibghat Bazai, Massey University

14. Ms Yuanyuan Wei, Massey University  

15. Mr Dawei Zhao, National University of Defence Technology

16. Mr Junxiang Li, National University of Defence Technology

17. Mr Mufeng Lin, Nanjing University (has co-authored one paper with me, which is published in the journal of World Wide Web )

Graduated research students:

I have supervised the following PhD students to completion:

1.    Dr Huihui Wang, graduated from Nanjing University, (published one in IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics), Lecturer at Nanjing University of Science and Technology.  

2.    Dr Yi Di, graduated in 2018 from Nanjing University of Science and Technology. A lecturer at Wuhan University of Science and Technology

3.    Dr Changjuan Jing, graduated 2017 from Massey University, CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council) PhD Scholarship Recipient, A scientist/engineer in Ohmio Automation Ltd. Auckland.     

4.    Dr Liang Xiao, graduated in 2017, National University of Defence Technology (has co-authored two papers with me including one in Information Science). Now a scientist in PLA Academy of Military Science.  

5.    Dr Congyang Wei, graduated in 2017, National University of Defence Technology (has co-authored two papers with me including one in Robotics and Autonomous Systems)

6.    Dr Chuanxiang Li, graduated in 2017, National University of Defence Technology (has co-authored two papers with me).  A lecturer in a university  

7.    Dr Dawei Zhao, graduated in 2017, National University of Defence Technology (has co-authored two papers with me). A lecturer in Xi’an Military College  

8.    Dr Tongtong Chen, graduated in 2016, National University of Defence Technology (has co-authored two papers with me including one in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems). An Senior Scientist in China National Space Administration  

9.    Dr Yuqiang Fang, graduate in 2015 from National University of Defence Technology (has co-authored two papers with me. One in IEEE ICDM and one in IEEE TKDE).  A lecture

10. Dr Nagender Suryadevara, graduated in 2014 from Massey University. A lecturer in Indian

11. Dr Xinguo Chen, graduated in 2014 from Nanjing University, now works at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He has co-authored one paper with me in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.  Assistant Professor at  Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

12. Dr Jason Gang Liu, Massey University (graduated in 2013), TIF PhD Scholarship Recipient (I was the chief supervisor) researcher in a multi-national company in Auckland, New Zealand

13. Dr Yinghua Shi, Nanjing University (graduated in 2012),  Associate Professor at Nanjing University

14. Dr Frank Luofeng XU, Massey University (graduated in 2012), Massey PhD Scholarship Recipient (I was the chief supervisor of his PhD. Frank published 1 journal paper and 2 conference papers with me), lecturer at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

15. Dr Norliza Katuk (Liza) Massey University (graduated in 2011), Malaysian Government PhD Scholarship Recipient,  I was the chief supervisor of her PhD. Liza completed her PhD in 2 year 10 months, currently works as a university teacher in Malaysia

16. Dr Matthew Mingzhe LIU (graduated in 2011), PhD student Massey PhD Scholarship Recipient (I was the chief supervisor of his PhD (till 2009) and Master Degree, Matthew published over 12 journal papers with me). Now, he is a professor and the Head of School of Chengdu University of Science and Technology  

17. Dr Jingli Lu, Massey University (graduated in 2010),  TIF PhD Scholarship Recipient (I was the chief supervisor of her PhD. Jingli completed her PhD in 3 years and 4 months and published 3 journal papers and 2 conference papers with me), researcher in AgResearch, New Zealand

18. Dr Yaomin Yuan, University of Science and Technology China (graduated in 2009). I am one of his co-supervisors of his PhD. Yaomin published 6 journal papers with me).

 

I was the supervisor for the following Masters students:

1.    Mr. Yuejie Xiao (2018)

2.    Miss Fangfei Du (2018)

3.    Mr. Matthew Mingzhe LIU, BSc (Hons), MSc (China) MSc student, graduated in 2005 with first class Honours with grade A.  (I was the chief supervisor of his Master Degree, Matthew published over 1 journal paper with me during his Master study)

4.    Mr. Donn Morrison, BEng (Canada), MSc student, graduated in 2005 with first class Honours with grade A. ( I was the chief supervisor of his Master Degree, Matthew published over 1 journal paper and 2 conference papers with me during his Master study)

5.    Ms Fei Wang, MSc student (2014), Massey University

6.    Mr Mohammed N Almujil, MSc student (2016), Massey University

7.    Ms Rawan Jaber, MSc student (2017), Massey University

 


Funding (In total over $2 million) 

Principal Investigator (PI)

 

 Jointly (as co-PI) 

 


Selected Recent Journal Publications (surely not only these :-)

1.     L. Qi, R. Wang et al. (2019) Time-aware distributed service recommendation with privacy-preservation. Information Sciences, 480 (2019): 354-364.

2.     M. He, M. Liu, R. Wang et al. (2019) Particle swarm optimization with damping factor and cooperative mechanism. Applied Soft Computing, 76: 45-52.

3.     Y. Tian, X. Wang, J. Wu, R. Wang et al. (2019) Multi-scale Hierarchical Residual Network for Dense Captioning. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 64 (2019): 181-196.

4.     M. Liu, M. He, R. Wang et al. (2019) A new local density and relative distance based spectrum clustering. Knowledge and Information Systems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10115-018-1316-5.

5.     R. Wang et al. (2018) Review on mining data from multiple data sources, Pattern Recognition Letters, 109(15): 120-128.

6.     R. Wang et al. (2018) Durable relationship prediction and description using a large dynamic graph, World Wide Web, 21(6): 1575-1600. (ERA rank A)

7.     R. Wang et al. (2018) Unsupervised feature selection based on self-representation and subspace learning, World Wide Web, 21(6): 1745-1758. (ERA rank A)

  1. Z. Chen, R. Wang (corresponding author) et al. (2018) Background-foreground interaction for moving object detection in dynamic scenes, Information Science, 483(5): 65-81. (ERA Rank A)

9.     J. Ma, R. Wang (corresponding author) et al. (2018) Robust multi-view continuous subspace clustering, Pattern Recognition Letters, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2018.12.004.

10.  W. Ji, R. Wang (corresponding author) et al. (2018) Dictionary-based active learning for sound event classification, Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 3831-3842.

11.  J. Ma, R. Wang (corresponding author) et al. (2018) Relational recurrent neural networks for polyphonic sound event detection, Multimedia Tools and Applications, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-018-7142-7.

12.  S. Zhang, X. Li, M. Zong, X. Zhu, R. Wang (2018) Efficiency kNN Classification with Different Numbers of Nearest Neighbors, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 1774-1785. (ERA rank A*)

13.  Y. Yu, Y. Gao, H. Wang, R. Wang (2018) Joint user knowledge and matrix factorization for recommender systems, World Wide Web, 21(4): 1141-1163. (ERA rank A)

14.  L. Qi, S. Meng, X. Zhang, R. Wang (2018) An exception handling approach for privacy-preserving service recommendation failure in a cloud environment. Sensors, 18(7): 2037.

15.  X. Jiang, M. Liu, K. Yang, Y. Liu and R. Wang (2018) A security sandbox approach of android based on hook mechanism, Security and Communication Networks, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9856537.

16.  X. Liang, R. Wang et al. (2018) Hybrid conditional random field based camera-LIDAR fusion for road detection, Information Sciences, 432: 543-558. (ERA rank B)

17.  B. Sadeghi, R. Yu, R. Wang (2018) Shifting interpolation kernel toward orthogonal projection, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 66(1): 101-112. (ERA rank A*)

18.  Y. Zhu, X. Zhang, R. Wang et al. (2018) Self-representation and PCA embedding for unsupervised feature selection. World Wide Web, 21(6): 1675-1688.

 

  1. S.S. Tirumal, S.R. Shahamiri, A.S. Garhwal and R. Wang (2017) Speaker Identification Features Extraction Methods: A Systematic Review, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 90, pp 250-271 Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2017.08.015 (ERA rank B)

 

  1. L. Xiao, R. Wang, B. Dai, D. Liu, T. Wu (2017)  Hybrid Conditional Random Field based Image-LIDAR Fusion for Road Detection Information Science (ERA rank A).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2017.04.048

 

21. S. Zhang, X. Li, M. Zong, X. Zhu, and R. Wang (2017) Efficiency kNN Classification with Different Numbers of Nearest Neighbors

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (ERA rank A*) http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNNLS.2017.2673241

 

22. C. Wei, R. Wang (corresponding author) et al. (2016) Plane-based Scan Registration with Moving Vehicles Exclusion Vol.83, Pages 261–274,

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (ERA rank A). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2016.05.007

 

23. T. Chen, R. Wang, B. Dai, D. Liu and J. Song (2016)

Likelihood-field-model-based Dynamic Vehicle Detection and Tracking for Self-driving, Vol. 17 (11) page 3142-3158

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ERA rank A) http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2016.2542258 . 

 

24. H. Wang, Y. Gao, Y. Shi and R. Wang (2016) Group-based Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers for Distributed Linear Classification

IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (in press) (ERA rank A). http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7482805

 

  1. P. Yi, A. Song ,J. Guo, R. Wang (2016) Regularization Feature Selection Projection Twin Support Vector Machine via Exterior Penalty

Neural Computing and Applications (in press) (ERA rank B). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00521-016-2375-8

 

  1. Y. Fang, R. Wang, B. Dai and X. Wu (2015) Graph-based Learning via Auto-Grouped Sparse Regularization and Kernelized Extension,  Vol. 27, Issue: 1 pp. 142 – 154.

IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (ERA rank A) http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TKDE.2014.2312322

 

27. J. Guo, P. Yi, R. Wang, Q. Ye and C. Zhao (2014) Feature Selection for Least Squares Projection Twin Support Vector Machine, Vol 144, Pages 174–183

Neurocomputing (ERA rank B), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2014.05.040   

 

  1. T. Chen, B. Dai, R. Wang and D. Liu (2014) Gaussian-process-based Real-time Ground Segmentation for Autonomous Land Vehicles

Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems,   Vol. 76, Issue 3, pp 563-582 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10846-013-9889-4#

 

  1. X. Chen, Y. Gao and R. Wang (2013) Online Selective Kernel-based Temporal Difference Learning, 24, Issue 12, pp. 1944-1956

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems,Vol. (ERA rank: A*)http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6570737&tag=1

 

  1. Y. Gao, M. Lin and R. Wang (2013) Adaptive Support Framework for Wisdom Web of Things

World Wide Web journal, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 379-398, Springer (SCI, Impact factor: 0.513; ERA ranking: A)

http://www.springerlink.com/content/n175r601q800g344/fulltext.pdf or http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11280-012-0183-3

 

31. Suryadevara, NK, Mukhopadhyay, SC., Wang, R., and Rayudu, RK. (2013).

Forecasting the behavior of an elderly using wireless sensors data in a smart home

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 26(10), 2641-2652. (ERA rank B) 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2013.08.004

 

  1. Y. Fang, R. Wang, B. Dai (2012)

Graph-oriented Learning via Automatic Group Sparsity for Data Analysis  

IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE-ICDM2012) (ERA ranking: A conference) 

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6413898  or http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICDM.2012.82  

 

  1. Wang, R.  and Lu, J. (2011) 

Investigation of golden speakers for second language learners from imitation preference perspective by voice modification

Speech Communication, Vol. 53 (2) Pages 175-184. Elsevier Science (Impact factor 1.229, SCI, ERA ranking: A) 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2010.08.015

 

  1. Wang, R., Kolomeisky, A.B. and Liu, M. (2011)

Spontaneous symmetry breaking on a multi-channel hollow cylinder

Physics Letters A, Vol. 375, Pages 318–323. Elsevier Science (Impact factor 2.174, SCI, ERA ranking B).  

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2010.11.006 

 

  1. J. Lu, R.  Wang (corresponding author) (2009)

An enhanced fuzzy linear regression model with more flexible spreads

Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol. 160 (17), Pages 2505-2523 (Impact factor 1.373, SCI, ERA ranking: A). 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fss.2009.02.023

 

  1. S. Zhang, F. Chen,  Z. Jin, R. Wang (2009)

Mining class-bridge rules based on rough sets

Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.36 (3), Part 2, pp 6453-6460.  Elsevier Science (Impact factor 1.177)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2008.07.044     

 

  1. M.  Liu and R.  Wang (corresponding author) (2009)

Asymmetric exclusion processes on m-input n-output junction with parallel update,

Physica A. Mathematics and Theoretical, Vol. 388 (19), Pages 4068-4074. (Impact factor 1.430, SCI, ERA ranking: A)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2009.05.048

 

  1. M. Liu, R.  Wang (corresponding author), R. Jiang, M.-B. Hu and Y. Gao (2009)

Defect-induced transitions in synchronous asymmetric exclusion processes

Physics Letters A 373, 195–200. Elsevier Science (Impact factor 2.174, SCI). 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2008.11.011

 

  1. X. Ling, M.B. Hu, R. Jiang, R. Wang, X.B. Cao and Q.S. Wu (2009)

Pheromone routing protocol on a scale-free network,

Physics Review E, The American Physical Society. (Impact factor 2.483, SCI accepted, ERA ranking: A) 

 

  1. M.-B. Hu, R. Jiang, R. Wang and Q.-S. Wu (2009)

Urban traffic simulated from the dual representation: Flow, Crisis and Congestion.

Physics Letters A, Elsevier Science.  (Impact factor 2.174, SCI, in press)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2009.04.014

 

  1. R. Wang, M. Liu and R. Jiang (2008)

Theoretical investigation of synchronous totally asymmetric exclusion processes on lattices with multi-input-single-output junctions

Vol. 77, 051108 Physical Review E, (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics),

The American Physical Society.  (Impact factor 2.438, SCI, ERA ranking: A)

 

  1. R. Wang, M. Liu and R. Jiang (2008)

Local inhomogeneity in two-lane asymmetric simple exclusion processes coupled with Langmuir kinetics,

Physica A (Statistical Mechanics and its Applications). Vol. 387, Issues 2-3, Pages 457-466 (16 pages).

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2007.09.042 Elsevier Science (IF 1.430, SCI, EI, ERA ranking: A)

 

 

Selected Previous Important Journal Publications (surely not only these :-)

  1. D. Morrison, R. Wang (corresponding author), L. C. De Silva (2007)  (speech processing)

Ensemble methods for spoken emotion recognition in call-centres (PDF)

Speech Communication Vol. 49 (2007) pp. 98–112, Elsevier Science (IF 1.178, SCI, ERA ranking: A)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2006.11.004

 

  1. R. Jiang, M.-B. Hu, B. Jia, R. Wang, Q.-S. Wu (2007)

Spontaneous symmetry breaking and periodic structure in a multilane system,

Physical Review E, (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics) (IF 2.438, SCI, ERA ranking: A)

Vol. 76, 036116.  (10 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.76.036116 ), The American Physical Society.

                                                                                                 

  1. Y. Zeng, R. Wang (corresponding author), J. Zeleznikow and E. Kemp (2007)  (Knowledge systems/management)

A Knowledge Representation Model for the Intelligent Retrieval of Legal Cases (PDF)

International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Oxford Press.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlit/eal023

 

  1. R. Wang and H. J. Ruskin (2002)  (ERA ranking: A)

Modeling Traffic Flow at a Single-lane Urban Roundabout (PDF)

Computer Physics Communications, Elsevier Science. (IF 1.644, SCI)

Vol. 147/1-2, pp.570-576

 

 


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(Last updated in 28/03/2016)