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Dr Po Yang

Dr Po Yang

Biography

Dr Po Yang is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University. His research areas include Internet of Things, Pervasive Healthcare, Image Processing and Parallel Computing. He graduated with a BSc (hons) in Computer Science from Wuhan University in China in 2004, an M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Bristol in 2006 and a Ph.D in Electronic Engineering from the University of Staffordshire in 2010.

Dr Yang leads 4 PhD students working in Pervasive Healthcare and Internet of Things. Since 2006, he has generated over 70 international journal and conference papers in the fields of Pervasive Healthcare, Image Processing, Parallel Computing and RFID related internet of things (IoT) applications. He serves as an Associate Editor in IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine and IEEE Access.

His research work has been supported by European FP6/FP7/H2020, UK EPSRC, Innovate UK over 10 years, including 8 EU projects and 4 EPSRC/TSB funded projects. Also, I serve as the Guest Editor for 4 International Journals, the Reviewers for 18 International Journals (10 Trans), and have chaired/co-chaired over 10 international conferences and workshops. I received 4 Best Paper Awards from IEEE PiCOM 2015, HPCSC 2013, IEEE ICAC 2008, IEEE ICAC 2007, and was invited to deliver 2 invited talks at the international conferences in the area of Internet of Things enabled Healthcare.

• Over 70 journal and conference papers (20 IEEE Trans/Journal), Google Scholar Citations 802, H-Index 16, i10-Index 25.
• An article published on IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (IF: 6.5), selected as Hot paper and be highlighted in IE Technology News, April 2014.
• An article published in NeuroComputing, selected as highly cited paper by ESI in 2017.
• Invited talk in Gordon Research Conference “Advanced Health Informatics”
• Managing and participating 8 EU projects, 2 EPSRC projects and 2 TSB projects.
• PI for 2 TSB grants and 2 LJMU university grants.
• GE for 7 SCI journals, 3 Best Paper Awards.
• Associate Editor in IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine and IEEE Access.



https://sites.google.com/site/pyang107/home

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)
English

Degrees

2010, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, PhD
2006, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, Msc in Computer Science
2004, Wuhan University, China, Bsc in Computer Science

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present
Post-doc Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire, 2012 - 2015
Research Assistant, University of Salford, 2010 - 2011
Research Associate, Teesside University, 2008 - 2010

Publications

Highlighted publications

Yang P, Qi J, Hanneghan M, Tang S, Zhou B. 2018. A Hybrid Hierarchical Framework for Gym Physical Activity Recognition and Measurement Using Wearable Sensors IEEE Internet of Things, >DOI

Cao B, Zhao J, Yang P, Lv Z. 2018. 3D Multi-Objective Deployment of an Industrial Wireless Sensor Network for Maritime Applications Utilizing a Distributed Parallel Algorithm IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, >DOI

Yang P, Wu W, Moniri M, Chibelushi CC. 2013. Efficient Object Localization Using Sparsely Distributed Passive RFID Tags IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 12 :5914-5924 >DOI

Cao B, Kang X, Zhao J, Yang P, Lv Z, Liu X. Differential Evolution-based 3D Directional Wireless Sensor Network Deployment Optimization IEEE Internet of Things,

Yang Q, Jiang L, Hao W, Zhou B, Yang P, Lv Z. PMU Placement in Electric Transmission Networks for Reliable State Estimation against False Data Injection Attacks IEEE Internet of Things Journal,

Yang P, Qi J, Min G, Xu L. Advanced Internet of Things for Personalised Healthcare System: A Survey Pervasive and Mobile Computing,

Yang P, Dong F, Codreanu V, Williams D, Roerdink J, Liu B. Improving Utility of GPU in Accelerating Industrial Applications with User-centred Automatic Code Translation IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics,

Yang P, Qi J, Hanneghan M, Tang S. Multiple Density Maps Information Fusion for Effectively Assessing Intensity Pattern of Lifelogging Physical Activity Neurocomputing,

Yang P, Stankevicius D, Marozas V, Deng Z, Lukosevicius A, Dong F, Liu E, Xu L, Min G. Lifelogging Data Validation Model for Internet of Things enabled Personalized Healthcare IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems,

Yang P. PRLS-INVES: A General Experimental Investigation Strategy for High Accuracy and Precision in Passive RFID Location Systems IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2 :159-167 >DOI

Conference publication

Koh S, Zhou B, Yang P, Yang Z, Fang H, Feng J. 2018. Reinforcement Learning for Vehicle Route Optimization in SUMO The 16th IEEE Conference on Smart City

Yang P, Yu H. 2018. Message from the IoTBDH-2017 Workshop Chairs Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, IEEE Green Computing and Communications, IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, IEEE Smart Data, iThings-GreenCom-CPSCom-SmartData 2017, 2018-January :lxx >DOI

Georgalas N, Di Martino B, Yang P, Qiu T. 2018. Message from the iThings-2017 Program Chairs Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, IEEE Green Computing and Communications, IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, IEEE Smart Data, iThings-GreenCom-CPSCom-SmartData 2017, 2018-January :xxxv >DOI

Mahyoub M, Randles M, Baker T, Yang P. 2018. Effective Use of Data Science Toward Early Prediction of Alzheimer's Disease The 16th IEEE International Conference on Smart City (SmartCity-2018)

Tang Z, Wu W, Gao J, Yang P. 2017. Feasibility Study on Wireless Passive SAW Sensor in IoT enabled Water Distribution System Wu Y, Min G, Georgalas N, AlDubi A, Jin X, Yang L, Ma J, Yang P. 2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNET OF THINGS (ITHINGS) AND IEEE GREEN COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS (GREENCOM) AND IEEE CYBER, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL COMPUTING (CPSCOM) AND IEEE SMART DATA (SMARTDATA), EEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData) :830-834 >DOI >Link

Codreanu V, Droge B, Williams D, Yasar B, Yang P, Liu B, Dong F, Surinta O, Schomaker LRB, Roerdink JBTM, Wiering MA. 2016. Evaluating automatically parallelized versions of the support vector machine CONCURRENCY AND COMPUTATION-PRACTICE & EXPERIENCE, 10th International Workshop on Science Gateways Computing Environments (GCE) held in conjunction with the 3rd Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE) 28 :2274-2294 >DOI >Link

Zhou B, Shi Q, Yang P. 2016. A Survey on Quantitative Evaluation of Web Service Security 2016 IEEE TRUSTCOM/BIGDATASE/ISPA, 15th IEEE Int Conf on Trust, Security and Privacy in Comp and Commun / 10th IEEE Int Conf on Big Data Science and Engineering / 14th IEEE Int Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Proc with Applicat (IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA) :715-721 >DOI >Link

Zhou B, Shi Q, Yang P. 2016. A Survey on Quantitative Evaluation of Web Service Security The 15th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-16)

Yang P, Yu H, Wu W. 2015. Message from the IoTBDH 2015 workshop chairs Proceedings - 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2015, 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC 2015, 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2015 and 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2015, :lxxiii >DOI

Yang P, Qi J, Fan D, Deng ZK. 2015. A Survey of Physical Activity Monitoring and Assessment using Internet of Things Technology The 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing

Yang P, Deng ZK, Zhao YB, Dong F, Zhao X. 2015. Life-Logging Data Aggregation Solution for Interdisciplinary Healthcare Research and Collaboration The 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing

Yang P, Hanneghan M, Qi J, Deng ZK, Dong F, Fan D. 2015. Improving the Validity of Lifelogging Physical Activity Measures in an Internet of Things Environment The 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing

Yang P, Liu J. 2015. A localization algorithm for mobile robots in RFID system :2109-2112 >DOI

Yang P, Spanakis EG, Kafetzopoulos D, Marias K, Deng ZK, Tsiknakis M, Sakkalis V, Dong F. 2014. MyHealthAvatar: Personalized and empowerment health services through Internet of Things technologies Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (Mobihealth), 2014 EAI 4th International Conference on >DOI

Yang P, Williams D, Codreanu V, Liu BQ, Dong F, Yasar B, Mahdian B, Chiarini A, Zhao X, Roerdink JBTM. 2014. Evaluation of autoparallelization toolkits for commodity GPUs >DOI

Yang P, Williams D, Codreanu V, Roerdink JBT, Liu BQ, Dong F, Chiarini A. 2013. Accelerating colonic polyp detection using commodity graphics hardware Computer Medical Applications (ICCMA), 2013 International Conference on :1-6 >DOI

Yang P, Codreanu V, Dong F, Liu BQ, Roerdink JBTM, Williams D, Yasar B. 2013. GPU-ASIFT: A fast fully affine-invariant feature extraction algorithm High Performance Computing and Simulation (HPCS), 2013 International Conference on >DOI

Yang P, Antonacopoulos A, Clausner C, Pletschacher S. 2011. Grid-based modelling and correction of arbitrarily warped historical document images for large-scale digitisation Proceedings of the 2011 Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing, the 2011 Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing :106-111 >DOI

Yang P, Wu W, Moniri M, Chibelushi CC. 2008. RFID-based hybrid Camera Tracking in Virtual Studio The 14th International Conference on Automation and Computing

Yang P, wu W, Moniri M, Chibelushi C. 2008. SLAM algorithm for 2D object trajectory tracking based on RFID passive tags 2008 IEEE International Conference on RFID, :165-172 >DOI

Yang P, Wu W, Moniri M, Claude C. 2007. Sensor-Based SLAM for Camera Tracking in Virtual Studio Environment The 13th International Conference on Automation and Computing

Yang P, Wu W, Moniri M. 2007. A hybrid marker-based camera tracking approach in augmented reality Networking, Sensing and Control, 2007 IEEE International Conference on :622-627 >DOI

Yang P, Wu W, Moniri M, Chibelushi C. 2007. RFID tag infrastructures for camera tracking in virtual studio environment IET 4th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2007) >DOI

Yang P, Wu W, Moniri M. 2006. Analytical Study of Camera Tracking in Augmented Reality Application the 12th International Conference of Automation and Computing

Cao B, Yang S, Zhao J, Yang P, Waraich A. Using Parallel Particle Swarm Optimization For RFID Reader-to-reader Anti-collision

Qi J, Po Y, Martin H, Kieran L, Stephen T. Uncertainty Investigation for Personalised Lifelogging Physical Activity Intensity Pattern Assessment with Mobile Devices iThings 2017 : The 10th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things

Newcombe LS, Yang P, Carter CJ, Hanneghan MB. Internet of Things Enabled Technologies for Behaviour Analytics in Elderly Person Care: A Survey CPSCom-GreenCom-iThings-SmartData-2017,

Koh SS, Zhou B, Yang P, Yang Z. Study of Group Route Optimization for IoT enabled Urban Transportation Network IEEE CPSCom/GreenCom/iThings/SmartData

Koh SS, Zhou B, Yang P, Yang Z. A Survey on Urban Traffic Optimisation for Sustainable and Resilient Transportation Network Ninth International Conference on Developments in e-Systems Engineering - DeSE2016,

Journal article

Yang P, Qi J, Hanneghan M, Tang S, Zhou B. 2018. A Hybrid Hierarchical Framework for Gym Physical Activity Recognition and Measurement Using Wearable Sensors IEEE Internet of Things, >DOI

Yang P, Karambakhsh A, Bin S, Li P. 2018. Deep gesture interaction for augmented anatomy learning International Journal of Information Management, >DOI

Shehab A, Elhoseny M, Muhammad K, Sangaiah AK, Yang P, Huang H, Hou G. 2018. Secure and Robust Fragile Watermarking Scheme for Medical Images IEEE ACCESS, 6 :10269-10278 >DOI >Link

Cao B, Zhao J, Yang P, Lv Z. 2018. 3D Multi-Objective Deployment of an Industrial Wireless Sensor Network for Maritime Applications Utilizing a Distributed Parallel Algorithm IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, >DOI

Yang P, Fan Q, Yin H, Min G, Luo Y, Lyu Y, Huang H, Jiao L. 2018. Video Delivery Networks: Challenges, Solutions and Future Directions Computers and Electrical Engineering, 66 :332-341 >DOI

Zhou B, Zhang Q, Shi Q, Yang Q, Yang P, Yu Y. 2017. Measuring Web Service Security in the Era of Internet of Things Computers and Electrical Engineering, >DOI

Qi J, Yang P, Hanneghan M, Fan D, Deng Z, Dong F. 2016. Ellipse fitting model for improving the effectiveness of life-logging physical activity measures in an Internet of Things environment IET Networks, 5 :107-113 >DOI

Yang P. 2014. Improving passive radio-frequency identification localisation precision with moving direction estimation-based feature improvement IE Wireless Sensor Systems, 4 :17-17 >DOI

Yang P, Wu W. 2014. Efficient Particle Filter Localisation Algorithm in Dense Passive RFID Tags Environment IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 61 :5641-5651 >DOI

LIU BQ, Telea AC, Roerdink J, Clapworthy GJ, Williams D, Yang P, Dong F, Codreanu V, Chiarini A. 2014. Parallel centerline extraction on the GPU Computer & Graphics, 41 :72-83 >DOI

Codreanu V, Droge B, Williams D, Yasar B, Yang P, Liu BQ, Dong F, Roerdink J, Wiering M. 2014. Evaluating automatically parallelized versions of the Support Vector Machine Concurrency and Computation: Practice & Experience, >DOI

Yang P, Wu W, Moniri M, Chibelushi CC. 2013. Efficient Object Localization Using Sparsely Distributed Passive RFID Tags IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 12 :5914-5924 >DOI

Yang P. 2012. Efficient particle filter algorithm for ultrasonic sensor-based 2D range-only simultaneous localisation and mapping application IET Wireless Sensor Systems, 4 :394-401 >DOI

Yang P. User Profiling in Elderly Healthcare Services in China: Scalper Detection IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics,

Cheng X, Yang P, Yang Y. Open Knowledge Accessing Method in IoT-based Hospital Information System for Medical Record Enrichment IEEE Access,

Cao B, Kang X, Zhao J, Yang P, Lv Z, Liu X. Differential Evolution-based 3D Directional Wireless Sensor Network Deployment Optimization IEEE Internet of Things,

Yang P, Shehab A, Elhoseny M, Muhammad K, Sangaiah A, Huang H, Hou G. Secure and Robust Fragile Watermarking Scheme for Medical Images IEEE Access, >DOI

Yang Q, Jiang L, Hao W, Zhou B, Yang P, Lv Z. PMU Placement in Electric Transmission Networks for Reliable State Estimation against False Data Injection Attacks IEEE Internet of Things Journal,

Cao B, Zhao J, Yang P, Lv Z, Liu X, Kang X, Yang S, Kang K. Distributed Parallel Cooperative Coevolutionary Multi-Objective Large-Scale Immune Algorithm for Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks Future Generation Computer Systems, >DOI

Yang P, Qi J, Hanneghan M, Dong F, Deng Z, Fan D. Ellipse fitting model for improving the effectiveness of life-logging physical activity measures in an Internet of Things environment IET Networks, >DOI

Yang P, Qi J, Min G, Xu L. Advanced Internet of Things for Personalised Healthcare System: A Survey Pervasive and Mobile Computing,

Yang P, Dong F, Codreanu V, Williams D, Roerdink J, Liu B. Improving Utility of GPU in Accelerating Industrial Applications with User-centred Automatic Code Translation IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics,

Yang P, Antonacopoulos A, Clausner C, Pletschacher S, Qi J. Effective Geometric Restoration of Distorted Historical Document for Large-Scale Digitization IET Image Processing,

Yang P, Fan D, Yang J, Zhang J, Lv Z, Huang H, Qi J. Effectively Measuring Respiratory Flow with Portable Pressure Data using Back Propagation Neural Network IEEE JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL ENGINEERING IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE,

Yang P, Chen F, Zhao Z, Min G, Gao W, Duan H. Speed control of mobile chargers serving wireless rechargeable networks Future Generation Computer Systems, >DOI

Yang P, Qi J, Hanneghan M, Tang S. Multiple Density Maps Information Fusion for Effectively Assessing Intensity Pattern of Lifelogging Physical Activity Neurocomputing,

Melthis JM, Tang S, Yang P, Hanneghan M, Carter C. Topologies for combining the Internet of Things and Serious Games Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems,

Yang P, Stankevicius D, Marozas V, Deng Z, Lukosevicius A, Dong F, Liu E, Xu L, Min G. Lifelogging Data Validation Model for Internet of Things enabled Personalized Healthcare IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems,

Yang P, Clapworthy G, Dong F, Codreanu VB, Williams DP, Liu BQ, Roerdink JBTM, Deng ZK. GSWO: A Programming Model for GPU-enabled Parallelization of Sliding Window Operations in Image Processing Signal Processing: Image Communication,

Yang P. PRLS-INVES: A General Experimental Investigation Strategy for High Accuracy and Precision in Passive RFID Location Systems IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2 :159-167 >DOI

Yang P, Wu W, Moniri M, Chibelushi CC. A Sensor-Based SLAM Algorithm for Camera Tracking in Virtual Studio International Journal of Automation and Computing, 5 :152-162

Editorial/letter to the editor

Yang P, Min G, Cao J, Cheng H. 2016. Guest Editorial IET Networks Special Issue: Advances in Internet of Things for Healthcare Systems IET Networks, 5 >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Internet of Things enabled Physical Activity Data Validation and Utilisation in Health Applications, Gordon Research Conference "Advanced Health Informatics", Hong Kong, Invited Talk 17/06/2018

IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, The 10th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, Exeter, Keynote Speech 27/06/2017

Conference organisation:

The 16th IEEE International Conference on Smart City, Co-General Chair, http://cse.stfx.ca/~smartcity2018/

The 16th IEEE International Conference on Smart City (SmartCity-2018), General-chair, http://cse.stfx.ca/~smartcity2018/index.php

IEEE iThings 2017, Programme Chair

The 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, Liverpool, UK

Editorial boards:

IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, Associate Editor

IEEE Access, Associate Editor

External collaboration:

Exeter University, Prof Geyong Min