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Professor Yonghong Peng

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Professor of Data Science

I am a Professor of Data Science and the leader for research and innovation of Data Science and Big Data at the University of Sunderland. 

I am the Chair for the Big Data Task Force (BDTF) of IEEE computational intelligence society (CIS), and a member of Data Mining and Big Data Analytics Technical Committee of IEEE CIS. I am also a founding member of the Technical Committee on Big Data (TCBD) of IEEE Communications, and a member of Big Data Task Force of China Information Industry Association (CIIA). I am an advisory board member for IEEE Special Interest Group (SIG) on Big Data for Cybersecurity.

I am an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Big Data, a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Big Data Intelligence, and an Academic Editor of PeerJ and PeerJ Computer Science. I am a colleague of grant review for EPSRC, MRC, BBSRC, British Council, Heart Research UK, Welcome Trust and Nuffield Foundation.

Teaching and supervision

Research interests for potential research students

I supervise PhD students in the interdisciplinary area of Data Science, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, Bioinformatics, Big Data enabled Intelligence, Genome Data Analytics, Health and Medical Informatics, Precision Medicine and Personalised Healthcare, Data Governance and Intelligence.

My research students have obtained prizes as the winner of the best presentation, the best poster of international conferences, and have been selected in the collection of top papers from international journals.


My research is in the interdisciplinary area of Data Science focusing on developing advanced approaches and technologies for the integrated analytics of structured and unstructured data. The methods developed by my group, including ensemble learning, deep learning, integrated analytics, big data enabled intelligence, have been successfully applied in a range of areas including bio-medical and health informatics and industries, and enabled the discovery of key target biomarkers for melanoma, breast cancer and male infertility.


Number of items: 21.


Zhao, Wei, Zhao, Wenbing, Wang, Wenfeng, Jiang, Xiaolu, Zhang, Xiaodong, Peng, Yonghong, Zhang, Baocan and Zhang, Guokai (2020) A Novel Deep Neural Network for Robust Detection of Seizures Using EEG Signals. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2020. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1748-6718

Zeng, Yanqiu, Zhang, Baocan, Zhao, Wei, Xiao, Shixiao, Zhang, Guokai, Ren, Haiping, Zhao, Wenbing, Peng, Yonghong, Xiao, Yutian, Lu, Yiwen, Zong, Yongshuo and Ding, Yimin (2020) Magnetic Resonance Image Denoising Algorithm Based on Cartoon, Texture, and Residual Parts. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2020. ISSN 1748-6718

Huang, Chenxi, Lan, Yisha, Chen, Sirui, Liu, Qing, Luo, Xin, Xu, Gaowei, Zhou, Wen, Lin, Fan, Peng, Yonghong, Ng, Eddie Y. K., Cheng, Yongqiang, Zeng, Nianyin, Zhang, Guokai and Che, Wenliang (2019) Patient-Specific Coronary Artery 3D Printing Based on Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography and Coronary Angiography. Complexity, 2019 (571259). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1076-2787

Zhao, Shuang, Xie, Bin, Li, Yi, Zhao, Xin-Yu, Kuang, Yehong, Su, Juan, He, Xiao-Yu, Wu, Xian, Fan, Wei, Huang, Kai, Su, Jie, Peng, Yonghong, Navarini, Alexander A, Huang, Weihong and Chen, Xiang (2019) Smart Identification of Psoriasis by Images Using Convolutional Neural Networks: A Case Study in China. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV. ISSN 1468-3083

van Schaik, Paul, Peng, Yonghong, Ojelabi, Adedokun and Ling, Jonathan (2019) Explainable statistical learning in public health for policy development: the case of real-world suicide data. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19 (1). ISSN 1471-2288

Huang, Chenxi, Tian, Ganxun, Lan, Yisha, Peng, Yonghong, Ng, E Y K, Hao, Yongtao, Cheng, Yongqiang and Che, Wenliang (2019) A New Pulse Coupled Neural Network (PCNN) for Brain Medical Image Fusion Empowered by Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm. Frontiers in neuroscience, 13. p. 210. ISSN 1662-453X

Wang, Ning, Li, Peng, Hu, Xiaochen, Yang, Kuo, Peng, Yonghong, Zhu, Qiang, Zhang, Runshun, Gao, Zhuye, Xu, Hao, Liu, Baoyan, Chen, Jianxin and Zhou, Xuezhong (2019) Herb Target Prediction Based on Representation Learning of Symptom related Heterogeneous Network. Computational and structural biotechnology journal, 17. pp. 282-290. ISSN 2001-0370

Huang, Chenxi, Lan, Yisha, Liu, Yuchen, Zhou, Wen, Pei, Hongbin, Yang, Longzhi, Cheng, Yongqiang, Hao, Yongtao and Peng, Yonghong (2018) A New Dynamic Path Planning Approach for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Complexity, 2018. pp. 1-17. ISSN 1076-2787

Wang, Shihui, Zhang, Qijian, Huang, Weihong, Tian, Hanzhang, Hu, Jianzhong, Cheng, Yongqiang and Peng, Yonghong (2018) A New Smart Mobile System for Chronic Wound Care Management. IEEE Access, 6. pp. 52355-52365. ISSN 2169-3536

Xue, Dongfei, Wang, Xiaonian, Zhu, Jin, Davis, Darryl, Wang, Bing, Zhao, Wenbing, Peng, Yonghong and Cheng, Yongqiang (2018) An Adaptive Ensemble Approach to Ambient Intelligence Assisted People Search. Applied System Innovation, 1 (3). p. 33. ISSN 2571-5577

Huang, Chenxi, Shan, Xiaoying, Lan, Yisha, Liu, Lu, Cai, Haidong, Che, Wenliang, Hao, Yongtao, Cheng, Yongqiang and Peng, Yonghong (2018) A Hybrid Active Contour Segmentation Method for Myocardial D-SPECT Images. IEEE Access, 6. pp. 39334-39343. ISSN 2169-3536

Yang, Jia, He, Xiaohai, Qing, Linbo, Xiong, Shuhua and Peng, Yonghong (2018) A New Progressively Refined Wyner-Ziv Video Coding for Low-Power Human-Centered Telehealth. IEEE Access, 6. pp. 38315-38325. ISSN 2169-3536

Zhang, Chengwen, Li, Zengcheng, Li, Tang, Han, Yunan, Wei, Cuicui, Cheng, Yongqiang and Peng, Yonghong (2018) P-CSREC: A New Approach for Personalized Cloud Service Recommendation. IEEE Access, 6. pp. 35946-35956. ISSN 2169-3536

Huang, Chenxi, Zhou, Wen, Lan, Yisha, Chen, Fei, Hao, Yongtao, Cheng, Yongqiang and Peng, Yonghong (2018) A Novel WebVR-Based Lightweight Framework for Virtual Visualization of Blood Vasculum. IEEE Access, 6. pp. 27726-27735. ISSN 2169-3536

Huang, Chenxi, Xie, Yuan, Lan, Yisha, Hao, Yongtao, Chen, Fei, Cheng, Yongqiang and Peng, Yonghong (2018) A New Framework for the Integrative Analytics of Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography Images. IEEE Access, 6. pp. 36408-36419. ISSN 2169-3536

Zuo, Zheming, Yang, Longzhi, Peng, Yonghong, Chao, Fei and Qu, Yanpeng (2018) Gaze-Informed Egocentric Action Recognition for Memory Aid Systems. IEEE Access (99). p. 1. ISSN 2169-3536

Yang, Dong, Cheng, Yongqiang, Zhu, Jin, Xue, Dongfei, Abt, Grant, Ye, Hangyang and Peng, Yonghong (2018) A Novel Adaptive Spectrum Noise Cancellation Approach for Enhancing Heartbeat Rate Monitoring in a Wearable Device. IEEE Access, 6. pp. 8364-8375. ISSN 2169-3536

Chen, Xiang, Qing, Linbo, He, Xiaohai, Su, Jie and Peng, Yonghong (2018) From Eyes to Face synthesis: a new approach for human-centered smart surveillance. IEEE Access, 6 (99). 14567 -14575. ISSN 2169-3536

Su, Jie, Qing, Linbo, He, Xiaohai, Zhang, Hang, Zhou, Jing and Peng, Yonghong (2018) A New Regularized Matrix Discriminant Analysis (R-MDA) Enabled Human-Centered EEG Monitoring Systems. IEEE Access (99). p. 1. ISSN 2169-3536

Modu, Babagana, Polovina, Nereida, Lan, Yang, Konur, Savas, Asyhari, A Taufiq and Peng, Yonghong (2017) Towards a Predictive Analytics-Based Intelligent Malaria Outbreak Warning System. Applied Sciences, 7 (8). p. 836.

Conference or Workshop Item

Kawi, Omar, Clawson, Kathy, Dunn, Paul, Knight, Daniel, Hodgson, Jonathan and Peng, Yonghong (2020) Medical Formulation Recognition (MFR) using Deep Feature Learning and One Class SVM. In: The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), July 19-24, Glasgow, UK. (In Press)

This list was generated on Wed Jun 3 08:30:54 2020 BST.
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Health Informatics
  • Genome Data Analytics
  • IEEE member, CIS member, EMB member, BCS member, HEA Fellow
  • Chair: Big Data Task Force of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • Associate Editor: IEEE Transaction on Big Data
  • Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Big Data Intelligence.
  • Academic Editor: PeerJ
  • Academic Editor: PeerJ Computer Science
  • Advisory Board Member: IEEE Special Interest Group (SIG) on Big Data for Cybersecurity and Privacy

Last updated 16 January 2020