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Professor Yan Li

Professor Yan Li
Name Yan Li
Position Professor (Computing)
Section School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing
Office D221
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5533
Extension 5533
Qualifications BEng HUST , MEng HUST , PhD Flinders

Prof Yan Li received her PhD degree from the Flinders University of South Australia, Australia. She is a full Professor in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Computer Science discipline, the Associate Head (Research) and the Chair of Research Committee in the School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia. Her research interests lie in the areas of AI, Machine Learning, Big Data and Internet Technologies, Security, Signal/Image Processing and EEG Research, etc. Prof Yan Li has published 200+ high quality publications, supervised dozens of PhD completions, and obtained more than $3 million research grants from Australia government, industry and through international collaborations. Prof Yan Li is the leader of USQ AI Research and the recipient of many research and teaching excellence awards, including 2012 Australia prestigious National Learning and Teaching Citation Award, 2008 Queensland Government Smart State-Smart Women Award, 2009 USQ Teaching Excellence Award, 2009 USQ Research Excellence Award, 2015-2018 Research Publication Excellence Awards, and 2021 HES Faculty Research Award. Prof Yan Li has served as an elected academic leader in many high-level university committees, such as USQ Academic Board Executive Committee and USQ Research Committee etc. Prof Yan Li is a current member in Australian Research Council College of Experts .

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Image Processing ( 460306 )
  • Signal Processing ( 400607 )
  • Machine Learning ( 461100 )
  • Semi- And Unsupervised Learning ( 461106 )
  • Deep Learning ( 461103 )
  • Data Engineering And Data Science ( 460501 )
  • Computer Vision And Multimedia Computation ( 460300 )
  • Data Management And Data Science ( 460500 )
  • Communications Engineering ( 400600 )

Research interests
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Algorithms, Big Data Analytics, Modelling and Simulation, Signal Processing, Image Processing, EEG Research, Cybersecurity, and Networking Technologies.

Prof Yan Li has recently received significant industry research funds to refine her new cutting-edge technologies for identifying sleep patterns and stages for the diagnoses and treatment of sleep disorders, and for developing a better depth of anaesthesia monitoring device.

The projects require expertise from multi-disciplinary areas of artificial intelligence, brain modelling, signal processing, and big data analytics. Her main goal is to transfer the knowledge to benefit business and industry.

Currently teaching courses/programs
CSC8003 Machine Learning
CSC8002 Big Data Management
CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and Routing
CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and WAN Technologies
CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering
Master of Science Research Projects A-F (SCI9011 - SCI9016)

Administrative responsibilities
• Associate Head (Research)
• USQ Cisco Networking Academy Founder and Leader
• Applied Data Science Program Leader
• Master of Science (Research) Program Leader

A core member of the following committees:
• Chair, School Research Committee
• School Executive Committee
• USQ Science Advisory Committee
• USQ Academic Board
• USQ Research and Research Training Committee
• USQ Research Committee
• USQ Academic Board Executive Committee

Research most recent
1. (Book) Siuly, Yan Li and Yanchun Zhang, Advanced techniques for electroencephalogram signal analysis and classification with their applications, Springer Singapore, January 2017. ISBN: 978-3-319-47652-0.

2. Meeras Salman Al-Shemarry, Yan Li, Shahab Abdulla and Peng Wen, A Multi-Level Extraction Method for Detecting Vehicles Licence Plates with Low Quality Images Based on Ensemble of Extreme Learning Machine, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, pp. 1-12, Vol 99, 2019, DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2019.2897990, Q1, (Impact Factor: 5.744, Q1)

3. Bo Song, Peng Wen, Yan Li and Tony Ahfock, Numeric Investigation of Brain Tumor Influence on the Current Distributions during Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol.63, No. 1 January 2016, pp. 176-187. DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2015.2468672. (IF: 2.233, SNIP: 1.996)

Research most notable
1. Yan Li and A B Rad, A Cascading Structure and Training Method for Multilayer Neural Networks, International Journal of Neural Systems, Vol. 8, Nos. 5 & 6 (Oct. /Dec., 1997) pp. 509-515. (Impact factor: 6.056).

2. Tai Nguyen-Ky, Peng (Paul) Wen, and Yan Li. Consciousness and depth of anaesthesia assessment using Bayesian techniques. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 60(6), pp. 1488-1498, 2013. ISSN 0018-9294. (ERA A*, Impact Factor: 2.233).

3. Siuly and Yan Li, Improving the separability of motor imagery EEG signals using a cross correlation-based least square support vector machine for brain computer interface, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 4, July 2012, pp. 526-538. (ERA A*, Impact factor 2.821)

4. Guohun Zhu, Yan Li and Peng Wen, Analysis and Classification of Sleep Stages Based on Difference Visibility Graphs from a Single Channel EEG Signal, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2014.230399, 2014. (ERA Rank A*, Impact Factor: 1.98).

Publications in ePrints

Pei, Wei and Li, YanORCID: and Siuly, SiulyORCID: and Wen, PengORCID: (2022) A hybrid deep learning scheme for multi-channel sleep stage classification. Computers, Materials and Continua, 71 (1). pp. 889-905. ISSN 1546-2218

Schmierer, Thomas and Li, TianningORCID: and Li, YanORCID: (2022) A novel empirical wavelet SODP and spectral entropy based index for assessing the depth of anaesthesia. Health Information Science and Systems, 10 (1):10. pp. 1-14.

Shaik, Thanveer ORCID: and Tao, XiaohuiORCID: and Li, YanORCID: and Dann, ChristopherORCID: and McDonald, Jacquie and Redmond, PetreaORCID: and Galligan, LindaORCID: (2022) A Review of the Trends and Challenges in Adopting Natural Language Processing Methods for Education Feedback Analysis. IEEE Access, 10. pp. 56720-56739.

Sadiq, Muhammad Tariq and Akbar, Hesam and Siuly, SiulyORCID: and Li, Yan LiORCID: and Wen, Peng (Paul)ORCID: (2022) Alcoholic EEG signals recognition based on phase space dynamic and geometrical features. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 158:112036. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0960-0779

Shen, Mingkan and Wen, PengORCID: and Song, Bo and Li, YanORCID: (2022) An EEG based real-time epilepsy seizure detection approach using discrete wavelet transform and machine learning methods. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 77:103820. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1746-8094

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