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Research interests

Machine Learning, Data Mining, Bio-inspired Computing, Qualitative Reasoning


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Clustering algorithms Engineering & Materials Science
Particle swarm optimization (PSO) Engineering & Materials Science
Learning systems Engineering & Materials Science
Experiments Engineering & Materials Science
Feature extraction Engineering & Materials Science
Traveling salesman problem Engineering & Materials Science
Discriminant analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Tensors Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2004 2020

Clustering Mixed Numeric and Categorical Data with Cuckoo Search

Ji, J., Pang, W., Li, Z., He, F., Feng, G. & Zhao, X., 11 Feb 2020, In : IEEE Access.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Clustering algorithms
Global optimization
Data mining

Deep Ensemble Learning for Human Action Recognition in Still Images

Yu, X., Zhang, Z., Wu, L., Pang, W., Chen, H., Yu, Z. & Li, B., 31 Jan 2020, In : Complexity. 2020, 23 p., 9428612.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

McDPC: multi-center density peak clustering

Wang, Y., Wang, D., Zhang, X., Pang, W., Miao, C., Tan, A-H. & Zhou, Y., 7 Feb 2020, In : Neural Computing and Applications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clustering algorithms
Image segmentation

Data-driven two-layer visual dictionary structure learning

Yu, X., Yu, Z., Wu, L., Pang, W. & Lin, C., 8 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Electronic Imaging. 28, 2, 023006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


DeepSwarm: Optimising Convolutional Neural Networks using Swarm Intelligence

Byla, E. & Pang, W., 30 Aug 2019, Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems. UKCI 2019. . Ju, Z., Yang, L., Yang, C., Gegov, A. & Zhou, D. (eds.). Springer, p. 119-130 12 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 1043).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ant colony optimization
Neural networks
Swarm intelligence
Deep learning


ADMA 2016 Best Paper Runner Up

Wei Pang (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Data mining

UKCI 2019 Best Paper Award

Wei Pang (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Artificial intelligence