About Me

Hi, welcome to my academic homepage! I’m Yao Zhou (周尧), currently an associate research professor with Machine Intelligence Lab, College of Computer Science, Sichuan University. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Sichuan University in 2019, under the supervision of 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 on evolutionary computation methods for compressing deep neural networks.

Email: yaozhou@scu.edu.cn

Research Interest

My primary research areas are neural networks, evolutionary computation and their applications. I’m particularly interested in model compression and automated artificial intelligence.

Selected Publications

  1. Evolutionary Neural Architecture Search for Automatic Esophageal Lesion Identification and Segmentation[J]
    Yao Zhou, Xianglei Yuan, Xiaozhi Zhang, Wei Liu, Yu Wu, Gary G. Yen, Bing Hu, Zhang Yi
    IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, 2022

  2. Evolutionary Shallowing Deep Neural Networks at Block Levels[J]
    Yao Zhou, Gary G. Yen, Zhang Yi
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 2021 (IF:14.255)

  3. 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, 2020 (IF:14.255)

  4. A Knee-Guided Evolutionary Algorithm for Compressing Deep Neural Networks[J]
    Yao Zhou, Gary G. Yen, Zhang Yi
    IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2019 (IF:19.118)

  5. Cell Mitosis Detection using Deep Neural Networks[J]
    Yao Zhou, Hua Mao, Zhang Yi
    Knowledge-Based Systems, 2017 (IF:8.139)

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Artificial intelligence for diagnosing gastric lesions under white-light endoscopy[J]
    Xianglei Yuan, Yao Zhou (co-first author), Wei Liu, Qi Luo, Xian-Hui Zeng, Zhang Yi, Bing Hu
    Surgical Endoscopy, 2022 (IF:4.584) DOI:10.1007/s00464-022-09420-6

  10.  Artificial intelligence-based assessments of colonoscopic withdrawal technique: a new method for measuring and enhancing the quality of fold examination[J]
    Wei Liu, Yu Wu, Xianglei Yuan, Jingyu Zhang, Yao Zhou, Wanhong Zhang, Peipei Zhu, Zhang Tao, Long He, Bing Hu, Zhang Yi
    Endoscopy, 2022, (IF:10.093) DOI:10.1055/a-1799-8297

  11.  Efficient Esophageal Lesion Detection using Polarization Regularized Network Slimming[C]
    Fu, Yue, Yao Zhou, Xianglei Yuan, Wei Liu, Bing Hu, Zhang Yi
    The 8-th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligent Systems, 2022 DOI:10.1109/CCIS57298.2022.10016387

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