Professor Department of Statistics and Data Science

Prof. Dr Lili Yang is working in the Mathematics Department at Southern University of Science and Technology as a full and tenure professor. Prior to this, she has been working in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University in the UK. She has a master's and PhD in computer science in the UK and is a certified IT specialist with the national computer society.

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Prof. Dr. Lili Yang, a professor in Department of Statistics and Data Science at Southern University of Science and Technology. She was working at Loughborough University in the UK. She has been a tenure assistant professor, associate professor and then professor in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, and a senate member of the Loughborough University. She has also served as Associate Director of the Service Management Research Center and the head of the Emergency Management Research Group. She was selected as a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2008 (BCS Fellow). Recently she joined the Southern University of Science and Technology. Professor Yang has long been engaged in the research of theories and methods of public safety emergency management to preside over and complete more than 20 important projects funded by the European Commission (European Commission FP7), the UK National Engineering and Natural Sciences Fund (EPSRC), or the British Ministry of Defence (MoD), etc. Her many scientific research results have been successfully applied into real life practices. She has published three books and more than 100 papers. She has been acting as an EPSRC Associate Peer Review Colleague for a long time and playing the role as an expert reviewer for different scientific funding bodies in the UK, China, Portugal and Luxembourg etc. At present in Southern University of Science and Technology, she is leading a project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and a sub-project leader for the project of National Key Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

 

Research Interests

Big data analysis, Decision science, Multi-objective optimization, Emergency model building, Energy relationship analysis

 

Education

03/2000-06/2004   PhD in Computer Science, The University of Derby, UK

09/1989-03/2000   MSc in Information Technology, Loughborough University, UK

09/1986-07/1988   Bachelor in Law, Zhejiang University, China

09/1979-07/1983   BSc in Automation, Petroleum University, China

 

Working experience

 

2020/03 to present Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science, Southern University of Science and Technology

2016 / 12-2020/03 Professor, Department of Mathematics, Southern University of Science and Technology

2012 / 1-2016 / 12 Professor, Loughborough University, UK

2009 / 5-2012 / 1 Associate Professor, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

2006 / 9-2009 / 5 Assistant Professor, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

 

Research

Big data analysis, Decision science, Multi-objective optimization, Emergency model building, Energy relationship analysis


Teaching

Professor Yang Lili is a teacher of probability theory and mathematical statistics (English class), and has been praised by students.


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Professor Yang has long been engaged in the research of theories and methods of public safety emergency management to preside over and complete more than 20 important projects funded by the European Commission (European Commission FP7), the UK National Engineering and Natural Sciences Fund (EPSRC), or the British Ministry of Defence (MoD), etc. Her many scientific research results have been successfully applied into real life practices. She has published three books and more than 100 papers. She has been acting as an EPSRC Associate Peer Review Colleague for a long time and playing the role as an expert reviewer for different scientific funding bodies in the UK, China, Portugal and Luxembourg etc.

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Positions of Research Associate/Assistant Professor

About the team:

Dr. Lili Yang is a professor in Mathematics Department at Southern University of Science and Technology. Her research team has a strong track record in the research areas of public safety management, theory and methodology of risk detection and assessment in public events, big data enabled emergency platform. The research team consists of more than 10 members including professors, PhD students, master students and research assistants, some of whom have oversea study or work experience. The office is located in Nanshan district, Shenzhen which is close to the Shenzhen North station. The team is currently undertaken a number of national funded projects. Applications are invited for 2 research associate/assistant professors. 

 

Essential requirements:

  1. A PhD or equivalent in computer science, mathematics or public safety management or a closely related discipline.
  2. More than 2 years of postdoctoral (or above) research experience in a research-oriented university or research institute.
  3. More than 3 publications in top conferences or journals in related research areas within the recent 5 years.
  4. Capabilities of carrying out independent research in related areas.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Undertaking research in areas including emergency management and decision making, risk detection, risk assessment, and big data enabled emergency platform design.
  2. Participating in other relevant projects of the research team.
  3. Publishing papers in top conferences and journals.
  4. Independently applying for research grants and supporting the long-term research plan of the research team.
  5. Assisting in the grant application of the research team and undertaking relevant research tasks.
  6. Supervising or assisting in supervising PhD students, master students etc.

Job benefits:

  1. A fix term contract for three years with the possibility of extension and a competitive salary (350,000-450,000 CNY per annum for Research Associate Professor and 250,000-350,000 CNY per annum for Research Assistant Professor). In addition, there are an annual bonus equivalent to 1 month base salary and a performance bonus equivalent to 1-3 month base salary. The successful candidates will receive the same benefits as the faculty staff, including subsidy for meals, hot weather, festivals and other benefit required by the law.
  2. Well established research facilities and full support for grant applications.
  3. Qualified candidates will be assisted to apply for the Shenzhen talent programs such as the Peacock Plan with a reward from 1,600,000 to 2,000,000. Assistance will also be provided for the application of the Shenzhen hukou, school admission for children.

To apply:

Please send the following information to yangll@sustech.edu.cn with the email subject “public safety research associate/assistant professor-your_name”.

  1. Resume (with a complete list of your publications).
  2. The full manuscript of 3 representative publications.
  3. Other research outputs such as books, patents, etc.

 

Positions of Postdocs

About the team:

Dr. Lili Yang is a professor in Mathematics Department at Southern University of Science and Technology. Her research team has a strong track record in the research areas of public safety management, theory and methodology of risk detection and assessment in public events, big data enabled emergency platform. The research team consists of more than 10 members including professors, PhD students, master students and research assistants, some of whom have oversea study or work experience. The office is located in Nanshan district, Shenzhen which is close to the Shenzhen North station. The team is currently undertaken a number of national funded projects. Applications are invited for 2 postdocs. 

 

Essential requirements:

  1. A PhD or equivalent in computer science, mathematics or public safety management or a closely related discipline. Candidates should be under the age of 35 and obtain their PhDs within 3 years.
  2. More than 2 publications in top conferences or journals in related research areas within the recent 5 years.
  3. Capabilities of carrying out independent research in related areas.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Undertaking research in areas including emergency management and decision making, risk detection, risk assessment, and big data enabled emergency platform design.
  2. Participating in other relevant projects of the research team.
  3. Publishing papers in top conferences and journals.
  4. Independently applying for research grants and supporting the long-term research plan of the research team.
  5. Assisting in the grant application of the research team and undertaking relevant research tasks.
  6. Supervising or assisting in supervising PhD students, master students etc.

Job benefits:

  1. A fix term contract for 2 years with a competitive salary of 330,000 CNY per annum (including 150,000 CNY province-level subsidy before tax and 60,000 CNY city-level subsidy after tax). Candidates may also apply for the chancellor’s award for outstanding postdocs, with a salary of more than 400,000 CNY per annum.
  2. The successful candidates will receive the benefits including subsidy for meals, hot weather, festivals, free body check and other benefits required by the law.
  3. Postdocs could apply for Shenzhen hukou. After obtaining the Shenzhen hukou, qualified candidates may apply for a housing and living subsidy of 30,000 CNY (tax-free).
  4. Postdocs will receive a subsidy of 25,000 CNY from the university for academic activities.
  5. Successful candidates will be able to apply as the principal investigator for grants from the postdoc science foundation, the national science foundation as well as the Guangdong province and Shenzhen city.
  6. Candidates graduated from the world top 200 foreign universities (according to the latest Times, USNEWS, QS and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Rankings) could apply for a living subsidy of 600,000 CNY from the Guangdong province. The successful candidates will receive a housing subsidy of 400,000 CNY after obtaining their postdoc certificates and signing a contract of more than 3 years with a company registered in Guangdong.

To apply:

Please send the following information to yangll@sustech.edu.cn with the email subject “public safety research associate/assistant professor-your_name”.

  1. Resume (with a complete list of your publications).
  2. The full manuscript of 3 representative publications.
  3. Other research outputs such as books, patents, etc.
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Contact Address

No 1088,xueyuan Rd., Nanshan District,Shenzhen,Guangdong,China 518055

Office Phone

0755-88015917

Email

yangll@sustech.edu.cn

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