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Rui Yang

Associate Professor

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Rui Yang received both Ph.D. degree and B.Eng degree from National University of Singapore (NUS). His main research areas are transfer learning (TL), deep learning (DL), intelligent optimization, brain-computer interface (BCI) and human-robot interaction. He is also the Associate Editor (AE) of Neurocomputing (IF=6.0), cognitive computation (IF=5.4) and International Journal of Network Dynamics and Intelligence. He is the Founding Director of Centre for Intelligent Control and Optimization (CICO).

Dr. Yang is recruiting PhD, MRes/MSc, and UG Students in the following three directions:

1. Intelligent Control and Optimization;

2. Deep Transfer Learning in Brain-Computer Interface;

3. Human Computer Interaction in VR/AR.

Students working with me usually can publish paper as the first author in top journals (such as IEEE TNSRE, IEEE TIM, IEEE TVCG, IEEE TCDS, IEEE TETCI, Neurocomputing, CEP, CIBM) and top conferences (such as IEEE VR, UIST).

For students who are interested in doing projects related to the above directions, please feel free to send me an email:

Research interests

Data Driven Fault Diagnosis using Machine Learning

Machine Learning based Human Computer Interaction


Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

Honorary Lecturer, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Associate Professor, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China

Teaching Assistant, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Software Engineer, Accenture, Singapore


INT202 Complexity of Algorithms

INT301 Bio-Computation

Awards and honours

2024, Excellent Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Communications Society

2024, 1st-Class Award in Natural Science Award, Intelligent Detection and Fault Diagnosis Method for Abnormal Working Conditions in Complex Industrial Processes, Shandong Automation Association

2022, Honorable Mention Best Poster Award, IEEE VR Conference

2021, Third Prize, Jiangsu Province University Micro Lecture and Micro Module Teaching Competition

2021, National Grand and 1st class award, Siemens Cup CIMC, MOE/Siemens

2021, Jiangsu Provincial Qinglan Project, Jiangsu

2020, Jiangsu Provincial Innovation Entrepreneurship Talent, Jiangsu

2020, Best Paper in Advances in Data Driven Process Monitoring and Control for Complex Industrial Systems of the 29th IEEE ISIE

2019, National 1st class award (cooperative robot), Siemens Cup CIMC, MOE/Siemens

2015, National 2nd class award (motion control), Siemens Cup CIMC, MOE/Siemens

2015, Key Member of Taishan Scholar Project of Shandong Province, China

2008, 2nd Runner-Up in Agilent Engineering Excellence Program, Singapore

2008, 2nd Runner-Up in Agilent VEE Challenge 2008 Contest, Asia

2008, National University of Singapore Research Scholarship, Singapore

2004, Ministry of Education Scholarship, Singapore

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore

B.Eng, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Person Types

  • Staff


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