About Me

Hi, welcome to my academic homepage! I’m Yao Zhou, a Ph.D student working in Machine Intelligence Lab, College of Computer Science, Sichuan University. My research advisor is Prof. Yi Zhang.

From Aug 2017 to Feb 2019, I was a visiting researcher (sponsored by China Scholarship Council) at Oklahoma State University, US, and collaborated with Prof. Gary G. Yen.

Research Interest

My primary research areas are deep neural networks (DNNs), evolutionary computation (EC) and their applications. I’m particularly interested in biomedical image and intellectual property (IP) data analysis.


  1. Evolutionary Compression of Deep Neural Networks for Biomedical Image Segmentation[J]
    Yao Zhou, Gary G. Yen, Zhang Yi
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 2019 (IF:11.683)

  2. A Knee-Guided Evolutionary Algorithm for Compressing Deep Neural Networks[J]
    Yao Zhou, Gary G. Yen, Zhang Yi
    IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2019 (IF:10.387)

  3. Cell Mitosis Detection using Deep Neural Networks[J]
    Yao Zhou, Hua Mao, Zhang Yi
    Knowledge-Based Systems, 2017 (IF:5.101)

  4. Predicting movie box-office revenues using deep neural networks[J]
    Yao Zhou, Lei Zhang, Zhang Yi
    Neural Computing and Applications, 2017 (IF:4.664)

  5. Evolving Deep Neural Networks for Movie Box-office Revenues Prediction[C]
    Yao Zhou, Gary G. Yen
    IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2018), 8-13 July, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    DOI: 10.1109/CEC.2018.8477691

  6. Fast string matching algorithms for very short patterns[C]
    Yao Zhou, Hongbo Fan, Lijun Liu, Qingsong Huang
    IET International Conference on Information Science and Control Engineering 2012 DOI:10.1049/cp.2012.2321

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