Professor Hongji Yang

Professor of Creative Computing

School/Department: Computing and Mathematic Sciences, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 229 5086



I received the B.S and M.S. degrees in computer science from Jilin University China in 1982 and 1985 respectively and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Durham University U.K. in 1994. I am currently a Professor with the University of Leicester. I have published 500+ refereed journal articles and conference papers. My research interests include creative computing software engineering and Internet computing. In 2010 I became an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core member.


My current research is around Artificial Creativity i.e. to generate creativity with computing techniques with an emphasis on helping people to be more creative. I am also interested in Software Engineering and Internet Computing in general.


For recent five years

H. Zhou, X.-B. Hu, J. Zhou, and H. Yang, "An Efficient Genetic Method for Multi-objective Location Optimization of Multiple City Air Terminals", IEEE Access, vol. 9, 2021.

M. Zhang et al., "Clonal architecture in mesothelioma is prognostic and shapes the tumour microenvironment", Nat. Commun.

H. L. H. Liu and H. Y. E. Yu, "A Creative Computing Approach to Film-story Creation : A Proposed Theoretical Framework", Int. J. Autom. Comput., 2020.

F. Dai and H. Yang, "Refactoring business process models with process fragments substitution", Wirel. Networks, vol. 3, 2020.

D. Jing, Y. Tian, C. Zhang, C. Yang, and H. Yang, "Knowledge-based semantic reasoning for creativity", Int. J. Performability Eng., vol. 16, no. 5, 2020.

F. Dai, Q. Mo, Z. Qiang, B. Huang, W. Kou, and H. Yang, "A Choreography Analysis Approach for Microservice Composition in Cyber-Physical-Social Systems", IEEE Access, vol. 8, 2020.

I. E. Agbehadji, R. C. Millham, S. J. Fong, and H. Yang,"Integration of Kestrel-based search algorithm with artificial neural network for feature subset selection", Int. J. Bio-Inspired Comput., vol. 13, no. 4, 2019.

C. Li, J. Ge, Z. Li, L. Huang, H. Yang, and B. Luo, "Monitoring Interactions across Multi Business Processes with Token Carried Data", IEEE Trans. Serv. Comput., vol. 12, no. 6, 2019.

Y. Liu, L. Liu, H. Liu, and H. Yang, "Verification of Program by Inspecting Internal Relations Relying on User Requirements", IEEE Access, 2018.

J. Zhao, J. Zhou, and H. Yang, "A matching approach to business services and software services", Int. J. Comput. Sci. Eng., vol. 16, no. 2, 2018.

H. Guan, H. Yang, Z. Wen, and Y. Li, "A dynamic model slicing approach for system comprehension during software evolution", Multiagent Grid Syst., vol. 14, no. 1, 2018.

T. C. Hsu, H. Yang, Y. C. Chung, and C. H. Hsu, "A Creative IoT agriculture platform for cloud fog computing", Sustain. Comput. Informatics Syst., vol. 28, 2018.

Z. Li, H. Yang, et al., "Energy cost minimization with job security guarantee in Internet data center", Futur. Gener. Comput. Syst., vol. 73, 2017.

H. Yang, F. Chen, and S. Aliyu, "Modern software cybernetics: New trends", J. Syst. Softw., vol. 124, 2017.

R. Zhang, W. Chen, T. Hsu, H. Yang, and Y. Chung, "ANG: A Combination of Apriori and Graph Computing Techniques for Frequent Itemsets Mining", J. Supercomputing, 2017.

L. Liu, L. Feng, Y. Li, D. Jing, and H. Yang, "Flourishing creativity in software development via Internetware paradigm", Sci. China Inf. Sci., vol. 59, no. 8,  2016.

C. Li, H. Yang, M. Shi, and W. Zhu, "Breeze/ADL: A language for software architecture specification and analysis", Int. J. Autom. Comput., vol. 13, no. 6, 2016.

M. Shah, S. Zhang, and H. Yang, "A reliability aware protocol for cooperative communication in cognitive radio networks", Int. J. Autom. Comput., 2016.

A. Hugill and H. Yang, "PRASCAL: A Pataphysical Programming Language", Int. J. Creat. Comput., vol. 1, no. 2, 2016.

C. Li et al., "Process Mining with Token Carried Data", Inf. Sci. (Ny)., vol. 328, 2016.

H. Yang and L. Zhang, "Promoting Creative Computing: origin, scope, research and applications", Digit. Commun. Networks, vol. 2, no. 2, 2016.

Z. Li, H Yang,  et al., "A Security and Cost Aware Scheduling Algorithm for Heterogeneous Tasks of Scientific Workflow in Clouds", Futur. Gener. Comput. Syst., 2016.

F. Siewe and H. Yang, "Privacy protection by typing in ubiquitous computing systems", J. Syst. Softw., vol. 120, pp. 133-153, 2016.


Artificia Creativity Creative Computing Software Engineering


Creativity and Computing (CO1111) SciArt and Data Visualisation (CO2109) Developmental Computing (CO2111) Creative Coding (CO1115) Emerging technologies (CO3107)

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IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member
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