I am an Associate Professor with the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology at Dalian Maritime University, China. Currently, I am also holding a Ser Cymru II COFUND research fellow position with the Department of Computer Science at Aberystwyth University. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computational Mathematics from Dalian University of Technology, China. I’ve been investigating the utility of granular computing, neural networks to the problems of feature extraction, dimensionality reduction, classification, etc. and real-world applications of such techniques for intelligent decision support, such as computer aided diagnosis.