Zhixin YANG楊志新
Associate Professor
Director of Research Services and Knowledge Transfer Office

Academic Qualifications | Working Experience | Honours and Awards | Teaching | Research | Selected Publications | Research Promotion Activities for Technology Transfer of Scientific Achievements of UM/Macau | Services | Contact Details

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China (2000)
  • Direct PhD Program in Intelligent CAD, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (1995)
  • B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (1992)

Working Experience

  • Director, Research Services and Knowledge Transfer Office, University of Macau, 06/2018-Present
  • Assistant Dean (Administrative Affairs), Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, 05/2016 – 06/2018
  • Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (07/2018- ), Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, 02/2003-Present
  • Senior Research Engineer, Data Storage Institute, National University of Singapore, A*STAR, Singapore, 06/2001-01/2003
  • Post-Doctorate FellowData Storage Institute, National University of Singapore, A*STAR, Singapore, 06/2000-05/2001

Honours and Awards

  1. The State Scientific Innovation and Pioneer Award 榮獲中央批准設立的首屆【全國創新爭先獎】. As a State level honour in China for science and technology, this award is for recognizing citizens who have made remarkable contributions to the scientific research, key equipment development, and science popularizations, 2017.
  2.  Joint team formed by UM and Chinese Academy of Sciences wins second prize in well-known global computer vision algorithm challenge (CVPR2019 UG2+), UM Team (Lulu Tang (PhD student), Luqing Luo (PhD student), and Zhixin Yang) (Supervisor). 2019.06
  3. First prize award (Supervisor), 16th National Challenge Cup – National College Science and Technology Competition 第十六屆全國挑戰杯一等獎(指導教師11/2019.
  4. First Prize in Southern-China competition, and Nominee prize in global finals (Teacher), S.-T. Yau High School Science Award (Mathematics), 丘成桐中學科學獎(數學)南部賽區一等獎,全球總決賽提名獎(指導教師, 12/2017.
  5. Specially Invited Executive Member, Guangdong Association of Science and Technology (廣東省科學技術協會第八屆委員會澳門特邀委員), 12/2015-present.
  6. Specially Invited Executive Member, Guangzhou Association for Science and Technology (GZAST), (廣州市科學技術協會第十屆委員會特邀委員), 02/2017-present.
  7. Member of Standing Committee, Guangdong Association of Young Scientist (廣東省青年科學家協會常務理事), 05/2015-present.
  8. FST Research Excellence Award 2016-2017
  9. First prize award (Supervisor), The Fourth Central South China, Hong Kong and Macau Undergraduate’s Creative Design and Manufacturing Competition, 2009.
  10. Third prize award (Supervisor), 11th National Challenge Cup – National College Science and Technology Competition, 2009
  11. Macau expert and coach of Macau team, 38th World Professional Skill Competition, Finland, Manufacturing Trade, 2008.
  12. Champion (Macau expert and coach of Macau team), The 2nd Guangzhou/Hong Kong/Macau Youth Skills Competition – Manufacturing Trade, 2004.


B.Sc. Courses

  1. Computer Aided Design (EMEB221) (MECH403)
  2. Computer Aided Manufacturing (MECH412)
  3. Communication System and Data Network (MECH484)
  4. Advanced Manufacturing (EMEB350)
  5. Industrial Data Management (EMEB361)
  6. Facility Management (EMEB380)
  7. Design Project (EMEB410)

M.Sc. Courses

  1. Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing (IMEM006)
  2. Product Design and Management (ELME735)
  3. Modeling and Analysis of Production Systems (EMEN7036)
  4. Introduction to Research (IMEM002)
  5. Master Thesis (ELME799)

Ph.D. Courses

  1. Advanced Topic in Electromechanical Engineering I (ELME803)
  2. Doctoral Thesis (ELME899)


Research Interests

Prof. Yang’s work focuses on prognostic health monitoring, robot, and artificial intelligence based safety monitoring for smart city. Fundamental research studies data driven condition monitoring of electromechanical equipment in IoTs environment with focus on optimal diverse signals acquisition and intelligent pattern recognition methodologies. Critical research of robot includes multi-modal based 3D shape recognition, and precise & agile robot control for safety monitoring. Research areas include:

  • Internet of Things (IoTs) based urban safety monitoring and disaster prevention
  • Prognostic health monitoring (PHM) and fault diagnosis for engineering system
  • Computer vision (CV) and Artificial Intelligence based robotic control
  • Robotics, control and automation

Recent Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator, Research and application of multi-modal sensing and data-driven intelligent process planning technology for industrial robot 基於多模態感知和數據驅動的工業機器人智能作業系統研究及應用Macao Funding Scheme for Key R&D Projects 澳門科技發展基金重點研發專項資助), 01/2020-01/2023.
  • Principal Investigator, Intelligent Diagnostic and Evaluation Technology for Service Performance of High Voltage Cable of EMU in Urban Rail Transit 城市軌道交通動車組高壓電纜服役性能智能化測評技術研究, FDCT-GSTD Joint Funded Project 澳門科技發展基金與廣東省科技廳聯合資助, 01/2020-01/2022.
  • Principal Investigator, Health Monitoring and Prediction of Electromechanical Equipment Towards Internet of Intelligent Things, Funded by FDCT, 03/2018- 03/2021.
  • Principal Investigator, Deep Dual-Channel Learning on Point Sets and Local Structure Features for 3D Object Recognition, Funded by University of Macau, 01/2020- 12/2021.
  • Principal Investigator, Multi-View Deep Learning for RGB-D Object Recognition Towards Intelligent Manufacturing, Funded by University of Macau, 01/2019- 12/2021.
  • Principal Investigator, Intelligent Monitoring, Reliability Evaluation and Power Generation Anticipation of Wind Turbine, MoST-FDCT Joint funding (015/2015/AMJ) 科技部国家重点研发计划项目澳门科学技术发展基金与国家科技部联合科研资助研发项目, 03/2017-03/2020.
  • Principal Investigator, A Novel Fisher Vector and Linear SVM based Non-Rigid 3D Shape Retrieval Methodology Towards Design Innovation, Funded by FDCT, 03/2017-02/2019.
  • Principal Investigator, Neural Network Enabled 3D Shape Modeling and Recognition, Funded by Research committee of University of Macau, 09/2016-08/2019.
  • Principal Investigator, Sparse Bayesian Extreme Learning Committee Machine for Engine Simultaneous Fault Diagnosis, Funded by Research committee of University of Macau, 04/2015-03/2018.
  • Co-PI, Single Point Incremental Forming for Biomedical Applications, Funded by FDCT, 11/2014 – 10/2016.
  • Principal Investigator, Feature based 3D Shape Deformation and Similarity Assessment for Customized Innovative Product Design, Funded by Research Committee of University of Macau, 05/2013- 04/2016,
  • Principal Investigator, Feature Extraction and Support Vector Machines Method for Fault Diagnosis of Power Generation Equipment. Funded by the Research Committee of University of Macau, 06/2011 – 05/2013.
  • Principal Investigator, Content Based Similarity Measures of 3D Model for Design Re-usage. Funded by FDCT. 01/2010 – 12/2011.
  • Principal Investigator, Condition Monitoring based Systematic Modeling of Equipment. Funded by the Research Committee of University of Macau, 01/2010 – 12/2011.
  • Principal Investigator, Surface Deformation on Composite Patches by Constrained MorphingFunded by the Research Committee of University of Macau, 01/2007 – 12/2008.
  • Principal Investigator, Effective Product Development Process Management in Collaborative Environment, funded by the Research Committee of University of Macau,  01/2005 – 12/2006.

Recruitment of Postdoc/ RA/ PhD Student:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Assistance /PhD students in the area of PHM and Intelligent Robot are open for application. The applicants should be graduated from renowned University with an outstanding academic record in the relevant research areas. The details of the UM Macau Talent Program is available at https://www.um.edu.mo/study-at-um/ummtp.html
    Interested candidates are welcome to contact Dr. Yang by email: zxyang@um.edu.mo

Selected Publications (2012- )

Refereed Journal Papers (* means corresponding author)

  1. Yang, Z.-X., Rong, H.J., Wong, P. K., Angelov, P., Yang, Z.X. and Wang, H. Self-Evolving Data Cloud-based PID-like Controller for Nonlinear Uncertain Systems, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. (SCI, Q1) (in press)
  2. Hao, C.Y., Chen, Y.D., Yang, Z.X.*, Wu, E.H. (2020). Higher-order potentials for video object segmentation in bilateral space. Neurocomputing. 10.1016/j.neucom.2020.03.020. (SCI, Q1)
  3. Zhang, P.-B., Yang, Z.-X.*, A new learning paradigm for random vector functional-link network: RVFL+, Neural Networks, Vol. 122, (2020), Pp 94-105. ISSN 0893-6080, Feb. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neunet.2019.09.039. (SCI, Q1)
  4. Liang, P., Deng, C., Wu, J., Yang, Z.X., Zhu, J., & Zhang, Z. (2020). Single and simultaneous fault diagnosis of gearbox via a semi-supervised and high-accuracy adversarial learning framework. Knowledge-Based Systems. 105895. 10.1016/j.knosys.2020.105895. (SCI, Q1)
  5. Wang, D.Y., Zhou, L.J., Yang, Z.-X.*, Cui, Y. Wang, L., Jiang, J., Guo, L., A New Testing Method for the Dielectric Response of Oil-immersed Transformer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. PP. pp. 1-11. 2019. (SCI, Q1)
  6. Liang, P., Deng, C., Wu, J., Li, G., Yang, Z., and Wang, Y. Intelligent Fault Diagnosis Via Semi-Supervised Generative Adversarial Nets and Wavelet Transform, in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. Vol PP. 2020 (SCI, Q1).
  7. Luo, L., Yang, Z.X*., Tang, L., and Zhang, K. An ELM-Embedded Deep Learning Based Intelligent Recognition System for Computer Numeric Control Machine Tools, IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 24616-24629, 2020. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2965284 (SCI, Q1)
  8. Dai, H.Z., Cao, J.W., Wang, J. Z., and Yang, Z.X. Urban Acoustic Classification based on Deep Feature Transfer Learning, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol 357, Issue 1, pp. 667-686, Jan 2020. (SCI, Q1)
  9. Wang, D., Zhou, L., Yang, Z.X., Liao, W., Wang, L., and Guo, L. Simulation for Transient Moisture Distribution and Effects on the Electric Field in Stable Condition: 110 kV Oil-Immersed Insulation Paper Bushing,  IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 162991-163002, 2019. (SCI, Q1)
  10. Hao, C., Jin, Z., Yang, Z., and Chen, Y. 2020. An Interactive Perspective Scene Completion Framework Guided by Complanate Mesh. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 14(1). 183-200. Jan, 2020. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2020.01.011. (SCIE, Q4)
  11. Liang, P., Deng, C., Wu, J., Yang, Z.X., Zhu, J., Zhang, Z. Compound Fault Diagnosis of Gearboxes via Multi-label Convolutional Neural Network and Wavelet Transform, Computers in Industry, Vol 113, 2019, 103132, ISSN 0166-3615, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compind.2019.103132. (SCI, Q1)
  12. Bao, R.J. Rong H.J. Yang, Z.X. Chen, B.D. A Novel Prognostic Approach for RUL Estimation with Evolving Joint Prediction of Continuous and Discrete States. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 5089-5098, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/TII.2019.2896288 (SCI, Q1)
  13. Rong Hai-Jun, Yang Z. X. and Wong Pak Kin, Robust and Noise-insensitive Recursive Maximum Correntropy-based Evolving Fuzzy System, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 2019. In press. (SCI, Q1)
  14. Dai, H.Z., Cao, J.W., Wang, T.L., Deng, M. Q., and Yang, Z.X. Multilayer one-class extreme learning machine. Neural Networks, Vol. 115, (2019), pp. 11-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.neunet.2019.03.004 (SCI, Q1)
  15. Cao,W. Yang Z.X., Ren, X., et.al. An improved solution for deformation simulation of nonorthotropic geometric models. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 2019; e1915. https://doi.org/10.1002/cav.1915 (SCI, Q4)
  16. Tang, L.L, Yang, Z.X.*, Jia, K. Canonical Correlation Analysis Regularization: An Effective Deep Multi-View Learning Baseline for RGB-D Object Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Vol. 11. No. 1, pp 107-118.  2019. DOI: 10.1109/TCDS.2018.2866587 (SCIE, Q2)
  17. Ding, B., Yang, Z.X.*, Zhang, G., and Xiao, X. Design of Reconfigurable Planar Micro-Positioning Stages Based on Function Modules. IEEE ACCESS, 2019, Vol. 7, pp 15102-15112. (SCIE, Q1)
  18. Yang, Z.X., Wang, X.B., Wong, P.K. Single and Simultaneous Fault Diagnosis with Application to a Multistage Gearbox: A Versatile Dual-ELM Network Approach. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 14No. 12, pp. 5245-5255, 2018. (SCI, Q1)
  19. Ren, X.H., Lyu, L., He, X. W., Cao, W., Yang, Z.X., Sheng, B., Zhang, Y.C, Wu, E.H., Biorthogonal Wavelet Surface Reconstruction Using Partial Integrations. Computer Graphics ForumPacific Graphics 2018, Vol 37(2018), Num 7, pp 1-12. (SCIE, Q1)
  20. Wong P. K., Gao X. H., Wong K. I., Vong C. M., Yang Z-X, Initial-Training-Free Online Sequential Extreme Learning Machine Based Adaptive Engine Air-fuel Ratio Control, International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics. DOI: 10.1007/s13042-018-0863-0. (SCIE, Q2)
  21. Wang, X.B., Yang, Z.X.*, Wong, P.K., Deng, C. Novel paralleled extreme learning machine networks for fault diagnosis of wind turbine drivetrain. Memetic Computing. (2018). DOI: 10.1007/s12293-018-0277-2 (SCIE, Q2)
  22. Yang, Z.X., Tang, L.L. Zhang, K. Wong, P.K. Multi-view CNN Feature Aggregation with ELM Auto-Encoder for 3D Shape Recognition. Cognitive Computation, Vol. 10, Issue 6, pp 908–921. (DOI: 10.1007/s12559-018-9598-1) (SCIE, Q1)
  23. Zhong, J.H., Wong, P.K., Yang, Z.X. Fault diagnosis of rotating machinery based on multiple probabilistic classifiers, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 108, 2018, pp 99-114, DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2018.02.009. (SCI, Q1)
  24. Wang, X.B., Yang, Z.X.*, Yan, X.A. Novel Particle Swarm Optimization-Based Variational Mode Decomposition Method for the Fault Diagnosis of Complex Rotating Machinery. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 23, no. 1, pp.68-79, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2017.2787686. (SCI, Q1)
  25. Zhang, P.B. and Yang, Z.-X.* A Novel AdaBoost Framework with Robust Threshold and Structural Optimization. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 01/2018, Vol.48, Issue 1, pp.64-76, Doi: 10.1109/TCYB.2016.2623900. (SCI, Q1)
  26. Ding, B., Yang, Z.X.*, Zhang, G., and Xiao, X. Optimum design and analysis of flexure-based mechanism for non-circular diamond turning operation. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2017, Vol 9(12), 1-10. DOI: 10.1177/1687814017743353 (SCIE, Q4).
  27. Liang, J., Zhong, J.-H., and Yang, Z.-X. Correlated EEMD and Effective Feature Extraction for Both Periodic and Irregular Faults Diagnosis in Rotating Machinery. Energies 2017, 10(10), 1652; DOI: 10.3390/en10101652 (SCIE, Q2).
  28. Zhang, L., Jha, S.K., Yang, Z.X, Zhao, Z.B., and Tiwari, B.N. (Edition) Machine Intelligence in Signal Sensing, Processing, and Recognition, Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, vol. 2017, Article ID 6168207, 2017. DOI: 10.1155/2017/6168207. (ESCI).
  29. Fan, B., Wang, X.-B., Yang, Z.-X.*, Song, L., Song, S.-Z. Direct power control in pulse-width modulation rectifier based on virtual flux estimation, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2017, Vol 9(5), 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/1687814017699142 (SCIE, Q4)
  30. Wong, P.K., Zhong, J.-H., Yang, Z.-X.*, and Vong C.M. A new framework for intelligent simultaneous-fault diagnosis of rotating machinery using pairwise-coupled sparse Bayesian extreme learning committee machine. Proc IMechE, Part C: J Mechanical Engineering Science, 2017, Vol 231(6): 1146-1161DOI: 10.1177/0954406216632022. (SCI, Q4)
  31. Fan, B., Yang, Z.-X.*, Wang, X.-B., Song, L., Song, S.-Z. Model Reference Adaptive Vector Control for Induction Motor without Speed Sensor, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2017, Vol. 9(1), 1-14. DOI: 10.1177/1687814016683086. (SCIE, Q4)
  32. Yang, Z.-X.*, Wang, X.-B., Zhong, J.-H. Representational Learning for Fault Diagnosis of Wind Turbine Equipment: A Multi-Layered Extreme Learning Machines Approach. Energies 2016, 9(6), 379. DOI:10.3390/en9060379. (SCIE, Q2)
  33. Wong, P.K., Zhong, J., Yang, Z.X., and Vong, C.M. Sparse Bayesian Extreme Learning Committee Machine for Engine Simultaneous Fault Diagnosis. Neurocomputing 174(2016): 331-343. (SCIE, Q1). 
  34. Yang, Z.X.*, Zhang, P. and Chen, L. RFID-Enabled Indoor Positioning Method for a Real-Time Manufacturing Execution System Using OS-ELM. Neurocomputing, 174(2016): 121-133. (SCIE, Q1)
  35. Wang, X.-B, Yang, Z.-X.*, Wang, J.-X. A Ripple-based Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for Three-phase Grid-connected Photovoltaic Inverter. Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 2016. Doi:0142331216667544 (SCIE, Q3,)
  36. Zhong, J. H., Wong, P. K., Yang, Z. X.*. Simultaneous-Fault Diagnosis of Gearboxes Using Probabilistic Committee Machine. Sensors, 2016, 16(2): 185. doi:10.3390/s16020185 (SCIE, Q1)
  37. Yang Z.-X., Zhong J.H. A Hybrid EEMD-based SampEn and SVD for Acoustic Signal Processing and Fault Diagnosis. Entropy, 2016, 18(4), 112; doi:10.3390/e18040112. (SCIE, Q2)
  38. Fu, H., Vong, C.M., Wong, P.K. and Yang, Z.X., Fast detection of impact location using kernel extreme learning machine, Neural Computing & Applications, 27(1), pp. 121-130 (2016). (SCIE, Q1).
  39. Zhong, J.H., Liang, J., Yang, Z.-X.*, Wong P K, and Wang, X. An effect feature extraction method for gas turbine generator system diagnosis. Shock and Vibration, vol 2016, Article ID 9359426, 9 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/9359426. (SCIE, Q2)
  40. Wang, X., Yang, Z.X.*, Fan, B., and Xu, W. Control Strategy of Three-Phase Photovoltaic Inverter under Low-Voltage Ride-Through Condition, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2015, Article ID 790584, 23 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/790584. (SCIE, Q3)
  41. Zhang, P. and Yang, Z.X.*. A Robust AdaBoost.RT Based Ensemble Extreme Learning Machine, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2015, Article ID 260970, 12 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/260970. (SCIE, Q3).
  42. Yang, Z.X.*, Xu, W., Wong, P.K and Wang, X. Modeling of RFID-enabled Real-time Manufacturing Execution System in Mixed-model Assembly Lines. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2015, Article ID 575402, 15 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/575402. (SCIE, Q3).
  43. Wong, P.K, Yang, Z.X., Vong, C.M, and Zhong, J. Real-Time Fault Diagnosis for Gas Turbine Generator Systems using Extreme Learning Machine. Neurocomputing 128(2014): 249-257. (SCIE, Q1).
  44. Xu, W., Yang, Z.X.*, and Wang, X. A Technical and Business Perspective on Wireless Sensor Network for Manufacturing Execution System. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Article ID 267195, 2014. (SCIE, Q3).
  45. Fan, B., Yang, Z.X.*, Xu, W., and Wang, X. Rotor Resistance On-line Identification of Vector Controlled Induction Motor based on Neural Network. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2014, Article ID 831839, 10 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/831839. (SCIE, Q3).
  46. Yang, Z.X.*, Wong, P.K, Vong, C.M, Zhong, J. and Liang J. Simultaneous-Fault Diagnosis of Gas Turbine Generator Systems Using a Pairwise-Coupled Probabilistic Classifier, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2013, Article ID 827128, 14 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/827128. (SCIE, Q3).
  47. Yang, Z.X.*, Zhou, J., Deng, C. and Shao, X-Y. (2012). Development of a Design Structure Matrix Partitioning Method Towards Effective Design Collaboration. Int. J. Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp.177–190. DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2012.048705. (EI)
  48. Yang, Z.X.*, Wong, P.K., Vong, C.M., Lo, K.M. (2012). Constraint-based adaptive shape deformation technology for customised product development. International Journal of Materials & Product Technology, Vol.44, No.1/2, pp.1-16. DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2012.048194. (SCIE, Q4).

Books /Periodical/ Book Chapter Contributions

  1. Chui, Sai Peng, Yang, Zhixin, Wong, Pak Kin, Vong, Chi Man. (Book Eds.) (2013). 15th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of The Association for Promotion of Science and Technology of Macau, published by the Association for Promotion of Science & Technology of Macau, Dec. 2013.
  2. Chui, Sai Peng, Li, Yiping, Wong, Pak Kin, Yang, Zhixin, Vong, Chi Man, Iao Sok Soi, Iao Chio Kei. (Book Eds.) (2008). 10th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of The Association for Promotion of Science and Technology of Macau, published by the Association for Promotion of Science & Technology of Macau, Oct. 2008.
  3. Chui, Sai Peng, Li, Yiping, Wong, Pak Kin, Vong, Chi Man, Yang, Zhixin. (Book Eds.) (2006). Pan-Pearl River Delta Central Cities Regional Cooperation & Development in SciTech Advisory Forum 2006- Proceedings of Symposium on City Energy Technology, published by the Association for Promotion of Science & Technology of Macau, Dec. 2006.
  4. Chui, Sai Peng, Iu, Vai Pan, Wong, Pak Kin, Yang, Zhixin, Vong, Chi Man. (Book Eds.) (2004). Symposium Proceedings on Applied Science and Technology in Macau 2004, Published by the Association for Promotion of Science & Technology of Macau, and University of Macau, Oct 2004.
  5. Liang, J. and Yang, Z.X. A Novel Wavelet Transform – Empirical Mode Decomposition Based Sample Entropy and SVD Approach for Acoustic Signal Fault Diagnosis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Advances in Swarm and Computational Intelligence). vol. 9142, Y. Tan, Y. Shi, F. Buarque, A. Gelbukh, S. Das, and A. Engelbrecht, Eds., ed: Springer International Publishing, 2015, pp. 232-241.
  6. Yang, Z.X., and Chen, L. Intelligent maintenance system integrating support vector machine, isometric mapping, genetic algorithm and RFID technology. Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol 536-537, (ISSN: 16609336), Chapter 5: Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms of Optimization, pp454-460, 2014, Trans Tech Publication, Switzerland. (DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.536-537.454)
  7. Yang, Z.X. (2011). Web-based Virtual Workplace Environment for Improving Safety. Advanced Materials Research (ISSN: 1022-6680). Vol. 271-273, pp.633-638. (DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.271-273.633), Trans Tech Publication, Switzerland.
  8. Yang, Z.X., Xiao, D., (2011). Feature Based Similarity Measures of 3D Models. Advanced Materials Research (ISSN: 1022-6680). Vol. 271-273, pp.639-644. (DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.271-273.639),Trans Tech Publication, Switzerland.
  9. Vong, C.M., Wong P.K., Ip W. F., Yang Z.X., Case-Based Design for Hydraulic Power Circuit, High Performance Networking, Computing, and Communication Systems, Wu, Y. (Ed.), Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 163, pp.269-275, 2011, (ISSN: 1865-0929. Doi: 978-3-642-25001-9), Springer.

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. Yang, Z.X., Luo, Z.Y. Faults Diagnosis under Time-varying Speed Conditions with Combination of Order Tracking and Extreme Learning Machines. The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEE IEEM2018), Bangkok, Thailand. Dec 16-19, 2018.
  2. Zhang. K. Tang, L.L. Yang. Z.X.* Luo, L.Q. Intelligent Machine Tools Recognition Based on Hybrid CNNs and ELMs Networks. Proceedings of ELM-2018. Singapore. Nov 21-23, 2018.
  3. Xi. R.D., Yang, Z.X.*, Tang, L.L. Wu. Z.G. Robust GA based Global Path Planning for IoP oriented Mobil Robot. The 4th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP 2018), Guangzhou, China. October 8-12, 2018.
  4. Luo, L.Q., Tang, L.L. Yang, Z.X.* Learning Combinatorial Global and Local Features on 3D Point Clouds. The 4th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP 2018), Guangzhou, China. October 8-12, 2018.
  5. Yang, Z.X.* and Zhang, P.B. ELM Meets RAE-ELM: A Hybrid Intelligent Model for Multiple Fault Diagnosis and Remaining Useful Life Predication of Rotating Machinery. IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2016). Vancouver, CA, 24-29 July 2016. (Oral Presentation).
  6. Yang, Z.X.*, Wang, X.B, Wong, P. K., & Zhong, J.H. (2016). ELM Based Representational Learning for Fault Diagnosis of Wind Turbine Equipment. In J. Cao, K. Mao, J. Wu, & A. Lendasse (Eds.), Proceedings of ELM-2015 Volume 2: Theory, Algorithms and Applications (II) (pp. 169-178). Cham: Springer International Publishing, Hangzhou, Dec 2015.
  7. Yang, Z.X., Chen, L., and Zhang, P. (2014). OS-ELM based Real-time RFID Indoor Positioning System for Shop-floor Management. Proceedings of ELM-2014 Volume 2, J. Cao et al. (eds.), Proceedings in Adaptation, Learning and Optimization ISBN: 978-3-319-14065-0, Pp 233-241. Springer, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319- 14066-7_23. Singapore, Dec 2014.
  8. Zhang, P. and Yang, Z.X. (2014). Ensemble Extreme Learning Machine based on a New Self-Adaptive AdaBoost.RT. Proceedings of ELM-2014 Volume 1, J. Cao et al. (eds.), Proceedings in Adaptation, Learning and Optimization 3, ISBN: 978-3-319- 14065-0, Pp 237-244. Springer 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14063-6_21. Singapore, Dec 2014.
  9. Wong, P.K., Zhong, J., Yang, Z.X. and Vong, C.M (2014). Sparse Bayesian Ensemble Extreme Learning Committee Machine for Engine Simultaneous Fault Diagnosis. Proceedings of ELM-2014 Volume 1, J. Cao et al. (eds.), Proceedings in Adaptation, Learning and Optimization 3, ISBN: 978-3-319-14065-0, Pp 237-244. Springer 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14063-6_21. Singapore, Dec 2014.
  10. Xu, W., Yang, Z.X., and Wang, H. (06/2014). A Shapley Value Perspective on Profit Allocation for RFID Technology Alliance. The 11th Int. Conf. on Service Systems and Service Management ICSSSM2014, Beijing, China.
  11. Fu H., Vong, C.M., Wong, P.K., and Yang, Z.X. (10/2013). Fast Detection of Impact Location Using Kernel Extreme Learning Machine. The 4th Int. Conf on Extreme Learning Machine, Beijing, China.
  12. Yang, Z.X., Xiao, D. (12/2012). A Systemic Point-cloud De-noising and Smoothing Method for 3D Shape Reuse. Proc. of Twelfth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2012, paper code P0669), Dec 2012, Guangzhou, China.
  13. Yang, Z.X., Lo, K. M. (06/2011). Shape Deformation Technology for Agile Product Development. Proc. of 21st Inter. Conf. of Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2011), pp 383-391. (paper code: FAIM2011_YangZX_LA10), Taichung, Taiwan, June 2011.
  14. Yang, Z.X., Hoi, W. I., Zhong, J. (06/2011). Gearbox Fault Diagnosis based on Artificial Neural Network and Genetic Algorithms. Proc of Int. Conf of System Science and Engineering 2011 (ICSSE 2011), Macau, June 2011. (DOI: 10.1109/ICSSE.2011.5961870)
  15. Yang, Z.X., Zhong, J., and Wong, S. (06/2011). Machine learning method with compensation distance technique for gear fault detection. Proc. of 2011World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA 2011), Taipei, Taiwan, June, 2011. Pp. 632-637. (DOI:10.1109/WCICA .2011.5970591)
  16. Wong, P. K., Yang, Z.X., Vong, C. M., and Li, Y.P. (09/2011). Hybrid Solar-Electric Air-conditioning Compressors for Automotive. 2011 New Technology Development and Collaboration Forum between Guangzhou-HongKong-Macau-Taiwan. Guangzhou, Sep 2011.
  17. Yang, Z.X. and Zhou, J. (12/2010). Engineering Portal with Coordination Mechanism for Collaborative Product Development. Proc. of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. Macau, Dec 2010. pp. 2228-2233. (DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2010.5674277)
  18. Zhong, J., Yang, Z.X. and Wong, S. (12/2010). Machine Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis based on Support Vector Machine. Proc. of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. Macau, Dec 2010. pp. 2263-2267.(DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2010.5674594)

Research Promotion Activities for Technology Transfer of Scientific Achievements of UM/Macau

  • Acted as Chairman of Organizing Committee of Macau Team, the winner of the Best Organizing Award, for promoting the transformation of scientific achievements of UM/Macau, organized Macau Team to participate in the national high-ended exhibition [The China Innovation and Technology Fair (CATF)], hosted by China Assoc. for Sci. and Tech, 9-3 Academic Asso., and Guangdong Province. 受邀負責組織澳門科技項目,參加第 1-3 屆「中國創新創業成果交易會澳門團獲得優秀組織獎(澳門團組織委員會主席
    1) 2015 1st CATF included projects from FST, ICMS, & AMSV of UMAC;
    2) 2016 2nd CATF included 5 projects recommended by UMAC;
    3) 2017 3rd CATF included 2 FST & 2 AMSV projects recommended by UMAC.


Professional Editorship and Service

  1. Organizing Chair, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management (IEEE IEEM2019), Macau, 15-18 Dec 2019.
  2. Editor, Macau Association for Promotion Science and Technology”, ever published three conference proceedings.
  3. Guest Editor, Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 12/2016-08/2017.
  4. Member of Advisory Board, IoP 2018: International Conference on Internet of People, Guangzhou, China, 07-10 October 2018.
  5. Member of International Program Committee, the 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Internet of Things & International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment (IMIOT 2018 & ICSEE 2018), Chongqing, China, 21-23 September 2018.
  6. General Chair of Organizing Committee, the 13th Asia Pacific Internet Research Alliance (APIRA) Conference, and Macao Big Data Forum 2016, held in University of Macau from 22-23 September 2016. The event is co-organized with University of Macau, and under the support of Rectorship of UM.
  7. Technical Program Committee Chair, 2012 International Conference on Advance Materials Design and Mechanics (ICAMDM2012), Xiamen, China Jun.5-7, 2012.
  8. Member of Organizing Committee, The 2nd International Conference on Computational Mechanics and Design Engineering (ICCMDE 2012), Shanghai, Nov 2012.
  9. Member of Organizing Committee, 2010 IEEE Int. Conf. on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Macau, Dec 2010.
  10. Member of review panel in “Inner Design of Macau Stadium in 2010 Shanghai World Expo”, organized by Macau government, Jan-Dec 2009.
  11. Conference Session Chairman
    • Macao Big Data Forum 2016, University of Macau, 22-23 September 2016.
    • The International Conference on Extreme Learning Machines (ELM2015), Hangzhou, Dec. 2015.
    • The International Conference on Extreme Learning Machines (ELM2014), Singapore, Dec. 2014
    • Twelfth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2012), Dec 2012, Guangzhou, China
    • Int. Conf of System Science and Engineering (ICSSE 2011) Macau, June 2011.
    • 2011World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA 2011), Taipei, June 2011.
    • 2010 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.  Macau, Dec 2010.
    • 12th International Conference on Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science (EPMESC XII). Hong Kong – Macau, Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2009.
  12. Reviewer of reputable Journals and Conferences.
    • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
    • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
    • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
    • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems
    • IEEE Transactions on Neural Network and Learning System
    • IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics
    • ASME Transactions on Mechanical Design
    • Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
    • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing
    • Sensor
    • Entropy
    • Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing
    • Neurocomputing
    • Computer-Aided Design
    • Mathematical Problem in Engineering
    • Advances in Mechanical Engineering
    • J. of Mech. Eng. Sci., Proc. of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
    • Int J. of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, IJPR

University Services

  1. Secretary, Research Committee of University of Macau, 06/2018-present.
  2. Member, FST Space & Facilities Support Committee, 05/2016-present.
  3. Person-in-Charge, FST Internship Programme Advisory Committee, 07/2016-present.
  4. Person-in-Charge, FST Summer Camp Programme, 07/2016-present.
  5. Person-in-Charge, FST Dean’s List Final Year Project Exhibition, 03/2017-present.
  6. College Affiliate, Lui Che Woo College, 08/2015-present.
  7. Member, new undergraduate (UG) curriculum working committee of EME for the programme of Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering, 12/2015-present.
  8. Member, participating in all of the Faculty’s Academic Council Meetings, 2003 – present.
  9. Academic staff-in-charge of Innovative Design & Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory (CAD/CAM Laboratory), 2003 –present.
  10. Member, Departmental Safety Committee of EME, 2012-present.
  11. Member, Admission Consulting Committee of EME Master programme, 2014-present.
  12. Coordinator, Organizing Committee of UM’s innovative research projects (from FST, AMSV, ICMS) for promotion in the “2017 3rd China Innovation and Technology Fair”, Guangzhou, May 2017.
  13. Coordinator, Organizing Committee of UM’s innovative research projects (from FST, AMSV, ICMS) for promotion in the “2016 2nd China Innovation and Technology Fair”, Guangzhou, May 2016.
  14. Coordinator, Organizing Committee of UM’s innovative research projects (from FST, AMSV, ICMS) for promotion in the “2015 1st China Innovation and Technology Fair”, Guangzhou, May 2015.
  15. PI or Co-PI of EME/FST summer camps, organized yearly with fund support from FDCT in 2010-2019.
  16. FST representative, Information and Education Technology Committee of UM, 2008-2010.
  17. EME representative, FST Pedagogic Council, 2004-2006.
  18. Serving as member/chairman of the Oral Examination Committee, Thesis Proposal Assessment, and Qualify Examination Committee for more than 30 PhD/Master students, 2006-present.
  19. Mentor, The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) – China/Macao S.A.R at University of Macau, 2008-2012.
  20. Mentor, The Faculty Mentorship Program of UM, 2008-2013.
  21. Representative of FST, School briefing in local high schools, 2011-2012.
  22. Representative of FST, delegate of UM of visiting Chinese University for program promotion and recruiting PG students. 09/2009 and 09/2010.
  23. Member of working committee, organizing FDCT sponsored EME/FST projects for the exhibition in the “Science Week of Macau”. (2007, 2010, 2013, 2015).
  24. Coordinator, the FST laboratory visit of the Delegate of Guangzhou Scientific Innovation Committee, 9 Sep 2016.
  25. Assist Coordinator, Setup the “China Big Data Exchange Joint Laboratory” with Guiyang Big Data Exchange Institute, 2016.
  26. Coordinator and Companion the visiting of the delegates of China Asso of Sci and Tech (Asso Leaders and Academicians) to University of Macau nearly every year since 2004 to Present.

Selected Community Service

  1. The series of “Distinguished Chinese Scientist Talk”, hosted by Macau Asso for Promotion Sci and Tech (MAPST) and China Asso of Sci and Tech (CAST), and co-organized by local organizations, which popularized science to more than 5,000 students and citizens.  (「傑出華人科學家公開講座」每年由中國科協和澳門科協聯合主辦,本澳大學和機構協辦;科 普讲座使得超過5千名大中學生及市民受益。)
    a. Chair of Organizing Committee, 2011-2019.
    b. Member of Organizing Committee, 2007-2010.
    c. Moderator, 2004-2006.
  2.  Forum for Collaborative Innovation of Cross Straits, Hong Kong and Macao, hosted by Macau SAR Government and  China Asso of Sci and Tech (CAST). (擔任由澳門特區政府與中國科協主辦的「海峽兩岸暨港澳協同創新論壇」籌委會成員).
    a. Member of Organizing Committee,  2017 Forum for Collaborative Innovation of Cross Straits, Hong Kong and Macao
    b. Member of Organizing Committee,  2015 The First Forum for Collaborative Innovation of Cross Straits, Hong Kong and Macao.
  3.  Invited Lecture and member of organizing committee, participating “The Expert Entering School/Community Campaign” and delivered scientific popularization lecturing entitled as “Versatile 3D Technologies: from modeling, recognition to printing” in several local high schools. (Macau Pui Va School,  Kwong Tai Middle School, Keang Peng School). 02/2017-04/2019. 「專家走進社區、校園科普活動」.
  4. Member of Organizing Committee and Referee, I-SWEEEP, The International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project, Co-organized by  Macau Asso for Promotion Sci and Tech, and University of Macau, 05/2016-05/2018. (擔任澳門科協與澳門大學合辦的「國際可持續發展專案奧林匹克競賽」組委會成員及評審委員).
  5. Vice Chairman, The Association for Promotion of Industry and Commerce of Tanzhou Macau (2012-present)
  6. Member of election committee, “Collection of Creative plan of Inner Design of Macau Stadium in 2010 Shanghai World Expo”, which was organized by the “Preparation Office of Macau Government”. 擔任【2010 上海世界博覽會澳門館內部展示方案創意策劃徵集活動】的評審委員
  7. Member of Organizing Committee and Referee, Scientific Popularization Reading Award Competition for Primary and Secondary School, organized by  Macau Asso for Promotion Sci and Tech, 05/2006-present. (擔任澳門科協主办的「中小学生科普阅读奖励活动」組委會成員及評審委員)
  8. Member of working committee, organizing MAPST’s scientific popularization projects for the exhibition in the “Science Week of Macau”, 2010 – present.
  9. Referee (every year), the Secondary School Knowledge Competition of Banco Delta sia Trophy “匯業杯中學生常識問答比賽“, 2004-Present.

Professional Service

  1. Organizing Local Scientific Associations to Attend the Annual Meeting of China Asso of Sci and Tech (CAST), (組織澳門科技界代表團參加中國科協年會)
    a)   Member of Organizing Committee, 20th Annual Meeting, Hangzhou, 2018;
    b)   General-Secretary of Organizing Committee, 19th Annual Meeting, Changchun, 05/2017;
    c)   Vice General-Secretary of Organizing Committee, 18th Annual Meeting, Xian, 09/2016;
    d)   Member of Organizing Committee, 17th Annual Meeting, Guangzhou, 05/2015;
    e)   Member of Organizing Committee, 16th Annual Meeting, Kunming, 05/2014;
  2. Vice Chairman of organizing committee, AoZhong Zhiyuan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, “澳中致遠創新創業大賽”, 賽事統籌會副主席. 02/2018-05/2018.
  3. Coordinator, organizing Macau representatives from UM, FDCT, CPTTM and MAPST, to participate the “China four districts of Cross-Straits forum on the Standardization of Robot” hosted by CAST and CSI, Shenyang, Sep 2016.
  4. Member of Advisory Committee (Macau), Referee for National Young Scientific Innovation Contest  (獲澳門區推薦成為全國青少年科技創新大賽專家評委), 04/2017-present.

External Professional Affiliations

  1. Vice President, The Association for Promotion of Science & Technology of Macau. (澳門科學技術協進會 副理事長兼秘書長) 2016-present.
  2. General Secretary, The Association for Promotion of Science & Technology of Macau.   (澳門科學技術協進會秘書長) 2007-present.
  3. Vice General Secretary, The Alliance of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay for Scientific Collaborative Innovation. (粵港澳大灣區科技協同創新聯盟副秘書長). 2019.11-Present.
  4. Vice General Secretary, The Alliance of Collaborative Innovation in Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. (海峽兩岸暨港澳協同創新聯盟副秘書長). 2018-Present.
  5. Vice President, The Metalworking Education Association of Central South China Area and Hong Kong & Macau SAR. (中南地區港澳特區金工研究會副理事長). 2008-Present.
  6. Vice President, Macau Association for Promotion of High Education (澳門高等教育發展促進會 副理事长, 2016-Present.
  7. Member of the Board of Supervisors, Macau Association of New Vision, 2010-present.
  8. Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2000-present.
  9. Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), 2000-present.
  10. Member, Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), 2014-present.

Contact Details

State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City
Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology
Research Service and Knowledge Transfer Office
University of Macau
Macau SAR, China

Room: N6-5011
Telephone: (853) 8822-4456
Fax: (853) 8822-8314
Email: zxyang