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.

Currently, I’m a joint Ph.D student studying at Oklahoma State University, US, under the supervision of Prof. Gary G. Yen and sponsored by China Scholarship Council for a period of 18 months.

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. Cell Mitosis Detection using Deep Neural Networks[J]
    Yao Zhou, Hua Mao, Zhang Yi
    Knowledge-Based Systems, 2017 (IF:4.396)

  2. Predicting movie box-office revenues using deep neural networks[J]
    Yao Zhou, Lei Zhang, Zhang Yi
    Neural Computing and Applications, 2017 (IF:4.213)

  3. 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

  4. 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, pp1.64

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