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Felix, Yang LOU
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Electronic Engineering
City University of Hong Kong

Email:Felix.lou [at] my.cityu.edu.hk
Phone:(852) 3442-2287
Office:Rm R6000, 6/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
Supervisor:Prof. Guanrong Chen

Dr. Felix Yang Lou received the Ph.D. degree from City University of Hong Kong in 2017, under the supervision of Dr. Shiu Yin Yuen. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks (CCCN), Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong since October 2017. His supervisor is Prof. Guanrong Chen.

His current research interests include complex networks and evolutionary computation.

Publications      >> full publication list      >> source code

Selected Journal Papers:

1. Yang Lou and Shiu Yin Yuen, "On Constructing Alternative Benchmark Suite for Evolutionary Algorithms", Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, doi:10.1016/j.swevo.2018.04.005 (In-press, 2018) [Link] [Matlab Code] [BibTeX]

2. Yang Lou, Lin Wang, and Guanrong Chen, "Toward Stronger Robustness of Network Controllability: A Snapback Network Model", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 65(9): 2983–2991; doi:10.1109/TCSI.2018.2821124 (2018) [Link/Pdf] [Matlab Code] [BibTeX]

3. Yang Lou, Guanrong Chen, Zhengping Fan, and Luna Xiang, "Local Communities Obstruct Global Consensus: Naming Game on Multi-local-world Networks", Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 492: 1741–1752; doi:10.1016/j.physa.2017.11.094 (2018) [Link/Pdf] [Matlab Code] [SI] [BibTeX]

4. Yang Lou, Guanrong Chen, and Jianwei Hu, "Communicating with Sentences: A Multi-Word Naming Game Model", Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 490: 857–868; doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2017.08.066 (2018) [Link/Pdf] [Matlab Code] [SI] [BibTeX]

5. Shiu Yin Yuen, Yang Lou, and Xin Zhang, "Selecting Evolutionary Algorithms for Black Box Design Optimization Problems", Soft Computing, doi:10.1007/s00500-018-3302-y (In-press, 2018) [Link/Pdf] [BibTeX]

6. Yang Lou and Shiu Yin Yuen, "Non-revisiting Genetic Algorithm with Adaptive Mutation Using Constant Memory", Memetic Computing, 8(3): 189–210; doi:10.1007/s12293-015-0178-6 (2016) [Link/Pdf/Free Access from Springer Nature] [Matlab Code] [BibTeX]

7. Shiu Yin Yuen, Chi Kin Chow, Xin Zhang, and Yang Lou, "Which Algorithm Should I Choose: An Evolutionary Algorithm Portfolio Approach", Applied Soft Computing, 40: 654–673; doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2015.12.021 (2016) [Link] [BibTeX]

8. Yang Lou and Guanrong Chen, "Analysis of the "Naming Game" with Learning Errors in Communications", Scientific Reports, 5, 12191; doi:10.1038/srep12191 (2015) [Link/Pdf] [Matlab Code] [SI] [BibTeX]

Selected Conference Papers:

1. Yang Lou, Shiu Yin Yuen, and Guanrong Chen, "Evolving Benchmark Functions Using Kruskal-Wallis Test", In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (GECCO '18), Kyoto, Japan, pp. 1337–1341; doi:10.1145/3205651.3208257 (2018) [Link/Pdf] [Matlab Code] [BibTeX]

2. Yang Lou and Shiu Yin Yuen, "A Sequential Learnable Evolutionary Algorithm with a Novel Knowledge Base Generation Method", In: Simulated Evolution and Learning, (Proc. SEAL 2017), Shenzhen, pp.51–61 (2017) [Link/Pdf] [BibTeX]

3. Yang Lou and Shiu Yin Yuen, "Non-revisiting Genetic Algorithm with Constant Memory", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Hong Kong, 1714–1719 (2015) [Link/Pdf] [BibTeX]

Book Chapter:

1. Yang Lou, Shiu Yin Yuen, and Guanrong Chen, "Evolving Benchmark Functions for Optimization Algorithms", In: From Parallel to Emergent Computing. Editors: A. Adamatzky, S. Akl, G. Sirakoulis. Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. [Matlab Code]


1. Yang Lou, Techniques for Improving Online and Offline History-assisted Evolutionary Algorithms, Ph.D. Thesis, City University of Hong Kong, 2017. (Supervisor: Dr. Shiu Yin Yuen) [Link]


1. Toward stronger robustness of network controllability (date: 11-05-2018) [Link]
2. A Multi-word naming game model (date: 25-11-2017) [Link]
3. Communicating on complex networks: a naming game model (date: 08-04-2016) [Link]
4. Non-revisiting genetic algorithm with constant memory (date: 30-10-2015) [Link]


1. Outstanding Academic Performance Award, 2014/15, 2015/16
2. Institutional Research Tuition Scholarship, 2015/16
3. The College of Science and Engineering Student Research Excellence Award, 2014/15
4. Jockey Club House Active Resident Award, 2014/15

Useful Links

1. Statistics by DBLP: Publications per Year [Link]
2. A Guide to Using Evolutionary Algorithms [Pdf]
3. Queueing Theory &. Stochastic Teletraffic Models [Pdf]
4. Network Science Book [Link]
5. My publication lists: Scopus, Google Citation, and Research Gate
6. Python 3.7 tutorial [Link]
7. Recent Activities

Last updated: 05-10-2018.