Felix, Yang Lou
Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Electronic Engineering
City University of Hong Kong

Email: felix.lou@my.cityu.edu.hk
Phone: (852) 3442-2287
Office: Rm R6000, 6/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
Supervisor: Prof. Guanrong Chen

Dr. Felix Yang Lou received the Ph.D. degree from Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong in 2017, where he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow since October 2017. His current research interests include complex networks and evolutionary computation.


Selected Journal Papers:

1. Yang Lou, Lin Wang, and Guanrong Chen, "Enhancing Controllability Robustness of q-Snapback Networks Through Re-directing Edges", Research, (Accepted June 2019) [Link and Matlab Code to be added] [SI]

2. Yang Lou and Shiu Yin Yuen, "On Constructing Alternative Benchmark Suite for Evolutionary Algorithms", Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 44: 287–292; doi:10.1016/j.swevo.2018.04.005 (2019) [Link] [Matlab Code]

3. Yang Lou, Lin Wang, and Guanrong Chen, "Local Diversity-Stability of the q-Snapback Network Model", Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, doi:10.1016/j.physa.2019.04.256 (2019) [Link]

4. Guanrong Chen, Yang Lou, and Lin Wang, "A Comparative Study on Controllability Robustness of Complex Networks", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 66(5): 828–832; doi:10.1109/TCSII.2019.2908435 (2019) [Link] [Matlab Code]

5. Yang Lou, Lin Wang, and Guanrong Chen, "Toward Stronger Robustness of Network Controllability: A Snapback Network Model", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 65(9): 2983–2991; doi:10.1109/TCSI.2018.2821124 (2018) [Link/Pdf] [Matlab Code]

6. Yang Lou, Guanrong Chen, Zhengping Fan, and Luna Xiang, "Local Communities Obstruct Global Consensus: Naming Game on Multi-local-world Networks", Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 492: 1741–1752; doi:10.1016/j.physa.2017.11.094 (2018) [Link] [Matlab Code] [SI]

7. Yang Lou, Guanrong Chen, and Jianwei Hu, "Communicating with Sentences: A Multi-Word Naming Game Model", Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 490: 857–868; doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2017.08.066 (2018) [Link] [Matlab Code] [SI]

8. Shiu Yin Yuen, Yang Lou, and Xin Zhang, "Selecting Evolutionary Algorithms for Black Box Design Optimization Problems", Soft Computing, doi:10.1007/s00500-018-3302-y (In-press, 2018) [Link/Pdf]

9. Yang Lou and Shiu Yin Yuen, "Non-revisiting Genetic Algorithm with Adaptive Mutation Using Constant Memory", Memetic Computing, 8(3): 189–210; doi:10.1007/s12293-015-0178-6 (2016) [Link/Pdf/Free Access from Springer Nature] [Matlab Code]

10. Shiu Yin Yuen, Chi Kin Chow, Xin Zhang, and Yang Lou, "Which Algorithm Should I Choose: An Evolutionary Algorithm Portfolio Approach", Applied Soft Computing, 40: 654–673; doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2015.12.021 (2016) [Link]

11. Yang Lou and Guanrong Chen, "Analysis of the "Naming Game" with Learning Errors in Communications", Scientific Reports, 5, 12191; doi:10.1038/srep12191 (2015) [Link/Pdf] [Matlab Code] [SI]

Selected Conference Papers:

1. Yang Lou, Shiu Yin Yuen, Guanrong Chen, and Xin Zhang, "On-line Search History-assisted Restart Strategy for Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy", Accepted by IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2019). Wellington, New Zealand (2019) [arXiv] [Matlab]

2. Yang Lou, Shiu Yin Yuen, and Guanrong Chen, "Evolving Benchmark Functions Using Kruskal-Wallis Test", In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (GECCO '18), Kyoto, Japan, pp. 1337–1341; doi:10.1145/3205651.3208257 (2018) [Link/Pdf] [Matlab Code]

3. Yang Lou and Shiu Yin Yuen, "A Sequential Learnable Evolutionary Algorithm with a Novel Knowledge Base Generation Method", In: Simulated Evolution and Learning, (Proc. SEAL 2017), Shenzhen, pp.51–61 (2017) [Link]

4. Yang Lou and Shiu Yin Yuen, "Non-revisiting Genetic Algorithm with Constant Memory", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Hong Kong, pp.1714–1719 (2015) [Link]


1. Guanrong Chen and Yang Lou, Naming Game: Models, Simulations and Analysis. Springer. (ISBN: 978-3-030-05242-3) (2019) [Link] [Matlab Code]

Book Chapter:

1. Yang Lou, Shiu Yin Yuen, and Guanrong Chen, "Evolving Benchmark Functions for Optimization Algorithms", In: From Parallel to Emergent Computing. Editors: A. Adamatzky, S. Akl, G. Sirakoulis. Taylor & Francis Group, pp.239–260, 2019. [Link] [Matlab Code]


1. Yang Lou, Techniques for Improving Online and Offline History-assisted Evolutionary Algorithms, Ph.D. Thesis, City University of Hong Kong, 2017. (Supervisor: Dr. Shiu Yin Yuen) [Link]


1. Toward stronger robustness of network controllability (date: 11-05-2018)
2. A Multi-word naming game model (date: 25-11-2017)
3. Communicating on complex networks: a naming game model (date: 08-04-2016)
4. Non-revisiting genetic algorithm with constant memory (date: 30-10-2015)


1. Outstanding Academic Performance Award, 2014/15, 2015/16
2. Institutional Research Tuition Scholarship, 2015/16
3. The College of Science and Engineering Student Research Excellence Award, 2014/15
4. Jockey Club House Active Resident Award, 2014/15

Useful Links

1. Statistics by DBLP: Publications per Year [Link]
2. A Guide to Using Evolutionary Algorithms [Pdf]
3. Queueing Theory &. Stochastic Teletraffic Models [Pdf]
4. Network Science Book [Link]
5. My publication lists:          
6. Python 3.7 tutorial [Link]
7. Recent Activities [Link]
8. My Curriculum Vitae [Pdf]
9. As an Elsevier Reviewer [Link]

ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8839-8898
Last updated: 10-04-2019.