Zijiang Yang

School of Information Technology

Professor

Office: 3049 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (DB)
(Formerly known as Technology Enhanced
Learning Building)
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66098
Emailzyang@mathstat.yorku.ca
Primary websitepeople.math.yorku.ca/~zyang


Area of Specialization

Information Technology

Degrees

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

Professional Leadership

Conference organizing:
• Technical Committee member, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis, Beijing, China, March 2017
• Member of Program Committee, International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications 2016, Gold Coast, Australia, December 2016
• Program Committee Member, The 2016 International Conference on Data Mining, Las Vegas, USA, July 2016
• Program Chair, 2015 International Conference on Power Science and Engineering, Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 2015
• Program chair, 2014 International Conference on Power Science and Engineering (ICPSE 2014), ,Barcelona, Spain, December 2014
• Member of Program Committee, 2014 International Conference on Data Mining, Las Vegas, USA, July 2014.
• Member of Program Committee, International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications 2014, Guilin, China, December 2014.

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

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

Selected Publications

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Current Research Projects

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


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

Using statistical and machine learning approaches to investigate the factors affecting fire incidents


Project Type: Funded
Role: Sole Principle Investigator

Funders: 
NFID


Project Type: Funded


Project Type: Funded

Selected Publications

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

All Publications

Book Chapters

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Journal Articles

Guangzao Huang, Zijiang Yang, Xiaojing Chen, Guoli Ji, "An innovative one-class least squares support vector machine model based on continuous cognition", accepted by Knowledge-Based Systems.

Mingshun Yuan, Zijiang Yang, Guangzao Huang , Guoli Ji, “Feature Selection by Maximizing Correlation Information for Integrated High-dimensional Protein Data”, accepted by Pattern Recognition Letters.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Manuel Muņiz, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Conference Proceedings

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.

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

Bo Yan, Zijiang Yang, Yitian Ren, Xing Tan, Eric Liu, "Microblog Sentiment Classification using Parallel SVM in Apache Spark", accepted by 6th IEEE International Congress on Big Data, June 25 - 30, 2017, Honolulu, USA

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/ITEC2600 3.0  Introduction to Analytical Programming  LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/ITEC3220 3.0  Using and Designing Database Systems LECT  

Area of Specialization

Information Technology

Degrees

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

Professional Leadership

Conference organizing:
• Technical Committee member, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Analysis, Beijing, China, March 2017
• Member of Program Committee, International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications 2016, Gold Coast, Australia, December 2016
• Program Committee Member, The 2016 International Conference on Data Mining, Las Vegas, USA, July 2016
• Program Chair, 2015 International Conference on Power Science and Engineering, Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 2015
• Program chair, 2014 International Conference on Power Science and Engineering (ICPSE 2014), ,Barcelona, Spain, December 2014
• Member of Program Committee, 2014 International Conference on Data Mining, Las Vegas, USA, July 2014.
• Member of Program Committee, International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications 2014, Guilin, China, December 2014.

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:

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

Current Research Projects

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


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

Using statistical and machine learning approaches to investigate the factors affecting fire incidents


Project Type: Funded
Role: Sole Principle Investigator

Funders: 
NFID


Project Type: Funded


Project Type: Funded

All Publications

Book Chapters

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Journal Articles

Guangzao Huang, Zijiang Yang, Xiaojing Chen, Guoli Ji, "An innovative one-class least squares support vector machine model based on continuous cognition", accepted by Knowledge-Based Systems.

Mingshun Yuan, Zijiang Yang, Guangzao Huang , Guoli Ji, “Feature Selection by Maximizing Correlation Information for Integrated High-dimensional Protein Data”, accepted by Pattern Recognition Letters.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Manuel Muņiz, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Conference Proceedings

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.

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

Bo Yan, Zijiang Yang, Yitian Ren, Xing Tan, Eric Liu, "Microblog Sentiment Classification using Parallel SVM in Apache Spark", accepted by 6th IEEE International Congress on Big Data, June 25 - 30, 2017, Honolulu, USA

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/ITEC2600 3.0  Introduction to Analytical Programming  LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/ITEC3220 3.0  Using and Designing Database Systems LECT