Dr Fang Wang



Room: St John's 043
Brunel University London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 267850
Fax: +44 (0)1895 251686
Email: Fang.Wang@brunel.ac.uk

Web: Google Scholar Profile


Dr Fang Wang is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London. She received a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and worked as a senior researcher in the research centre of British Telecom (BT) Group, before she joined Brunel University London in 2010. Dr. Wang has published a number of papers in books, journals and conferences and filed a series of patents.

Dr. Wang is an established teacher and researcher in computer science and artificial intelligence. Her research interests include nature-inspired computing, agents, intelligent information processing, intelligent distributed computing, cognitive radio networks, e-learning and cloud education, cognitive science and computer vision. She actively participated in a number of EU, EPSRC, BT long term research projects and received several technical awards, including the Gordon Radley Technical Premium Highly Commended award of BT and ACM Best Student Paper Award at the Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents. She is on the editorial board of Aloy Journal of Soft Computing and Applications (AJSCA) and serves on many program committees.

Research and Teaching

Research Interests

Dr. Wang’s main research interest is in artificial intelligence and its applications. This includes using nature-inspired techniques such as intelligent agents, swarm intelligence, evolutionary computing and neural networks to solve real world applications such as network optimisation, radio spectrum management, decentralised computing, user analysis, self-organising communities, and so on.


Module leader for CS5515Systems in Context (MSc module)

Description: Today Information Systems (IS) are both technical and social in nature. Therefore, when developing or using information systems, decision makers and others should understand the mutual influences between the technical aspects of information systems and the structure, functions, and politics of organisations. Similarly, IS practitioners/developers should consider management objectives and decision-making and the impact that information systems will have on the well-being of individuals, organisations, and society.

Module teaching contributor for CS0002 Introduction to Programming, CS2004 Algorithms and their Applications and CS1701 Level 1 Group Project.



Journal Papers

(2014) Wang, Z., Zhang, Z., Wang, F. and Sun, Y., Vision-based hand gesture interaction using Particle Filter, principle component analysis and transition network, Journal of Information and Computational Science 11 (4) : 1037- 1045

(2013) Ding, Z., J, L., Wang, J. and Wang, F., An Executable Service Composition Code Automatic Creation Tool Based on Petri Net Model, COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS 32 (5) : 968- 986

(2013) Zhu, H., Sun, Y. and Wang, F., Electroencephalogram evidence for the activation of human mirror neuron system during the observation of intransitive shadow and line drawing actions, Neural Regeneration Research 8 (3) : 251- 257

(2010) Zhu, H., Wang, F. and Wang, S., On the convergence of autonomous agent communities, Multiagent and Grid Systems 6 (4) : 315- 352 Download publication

(2010) Yang, S., Cheng, H. and Wang, F., Genetic algorithms with immigrants and memory schemes for dynamic shortest path routing problems in mobile ad-hoc networks, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews 40 (1) : 52- 63

(2008) Sun, Y., Fisher, R., Wang, F. and Gomes, HM., A computer vision model for visual-object-based attention and eye movements, Computer Vision and Image Understanding 112 (2) : 126- 142 Download publication

(2008) Wang, F. and Sun, Y., Self-organizing peer-to-peer social networks, Computational Intelligence 24 (3) : 213- 233 Download publication

(2006) Ghanea-Hercock, RA., Wang, F. and Sun, Y., Self-organizing and adaptive peer-to-peer network., IEEE Trans Syst Man Cybern B Cybern 36 (6) : 1230- 1236

(2006) Wang, F., Moreno, Y. and Sun, Y., Structure of peer-to-peer social networks, Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 73036123 Download publication

(2003) Wang, F., Adaptive meeting scheduling for large-scale distributed groupware, BT Technology Journal 21 (4) : 138- 145

(2003) Marrow, P., Bonsma, E., Wang, F. and Hoile, C., DIET - a scalable, robust and adaptable multi-agent platform for information management, BT Technology Journal 21 (4) : 130- 137

Conference Papers

(2011) Mand, MS. and Wang, F., Investigation into learning styles based grouping in e-learning, The International IC '11 Workshop on The Intelligent Campus - iCampus

(2009) Wang, F., Hakan, D., Nguyen, D. and Thompson, S., Overlapping communities generation for online support forums, 2009 International Conference on Adaptive and Intelligent Systems (ICAIS'09)

(2012) Darwaish, MS. and Wang, F., Investigation and prototype design of collaborative virtual learning enivronments, , Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology Workshops, WI-IAT 2012 342- 346

(2012) Zeng, J., Sun, Y. and Wang, F., A natural hand gesture system for intelligent human-computer interaction and medical assistance, , Proceedings - 2012 3rd Global Congress on Intelligent Systems, GCIS 2012 382- 385

(2007) Wang, F., Multi-interest communities and community-based recommendation, , Webist 2007 - 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Proceedings (SEBEG) : 37- 45

(2007) Wang, Y., Li, W., Chen, J., Lu, S., Wang, F. and Chen, D., RSB-Topo: A topology adaptation algorithm for unstructured P2P networks, , Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops

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