Kang Li

Dr Kang Li, Professor - Biography
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Queen’s University Belfast

Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AH
Tel: +44 (0)28 90974236 (work), +44 (0) 28 90814188 (home)
Mobile: 07853112749 Fax: +44 (0)28 90 667023
Email: ku.ca.buq|il.k#ku.ca.buq|il.k

A copy of full version CV can be downloaded here
Research Fields
Bio-inspired Computational Intelligence; System Modelling, Identification and Control; Their Applications in Engineering for Energy and Environment Sustainability, and Life Science
Latest Research Grants
  • 2011, £4.4K, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, “Advanced process control techniques for sustainable development for energy intensive processes,” Royal Academy of Engineering, as PI.
  • 2010-2013, £424,868, EPSRC (EP/G059489/1), “Thermal Management in Polymer Processing”, as CI.


Plenary speech and invited lectures

Plenary speech

  1. K. Li, “Some latest advances in nonlinear system identification”, IEEE Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Applications with the theme of Contextual Sensor Data Analytics, 18 June 2010, University of Ulster.

Invited Lecture

  1. Invited lecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, “Model selection in nonlinear system identification – a survey”, 4 July 2011, Harbin, China.



PhD and RA Supervision

• Supervising postdoctoral research engineer, Dr Jing Deng, supported by EPSRC (04/2011 -03/2013).
• Supervising postdoctoral research engineer, Dr Dajun Du, supported by RCUK award (05/2011 -09/2012).

PhD Examiner/Chair

• Mr Yang Yang, National University of Singapore, as external examiner, March 2011
• Mr Dirk Lieftucht, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University Belfast, 2006, as internal examiner.


Teaching and Administration


  • Taught modules and supervision of projects and laboratories
    1. CONTROL ENGINEERING 2 (105ELE206), Queen’s University Belfast, From Oct. 2006
    2. ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES 0 (310ELE003), Queen’s University Belfast, Oct. 2003- 2006
    3. INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS AND CONTROL 4 (310ELE411), Queen’s University Belfast, Oct. 2002 to present
    4. DESIGN PROJECT 3 (315ELE302), Queen’s University Belfast, Oct. 2004 - present
    5. ENGINEERING DESIGN EXERCISE 2 (205ELE211), Queen’s University Belfast, 2007 - present
  • Final year/MSc project students in Queen's University Belfast


  • Member, China Work Group, Queen’s University Belfast, 2009.
  • Stage 2 Coordinator, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sept 2006-.
  • International tutor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sept 2009-.


Research and Projects
  • Theorie
    1. Fault detection
    2. Identification
    3. Modelling
    4. Control
    5. Optimization
  • Energy
    1. Extrusion
    2. Emission
    3. Economic dispatch
    4. Fault detection
  • Information and communications technology
    1. Image processing
    2. Forest fire detection
    3. Fault detection
  • Systems bilogy and bioinformatics
    1. Food security


Professional Activities
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, IEEE United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Section, 2008-present
  • Member, IEEE Control and Communication Chapter Ireland Committee, 2006-2008
  • Chair, IEEE Control and Communication Chapter Ireland Committee, 2009- present


Professional Memberships/Affiliations
  • Member, Executive Committee of United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (UKACC), National Member Organisation of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2011-2014
  • Member (MIEEE), Institution of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (IEEE), USA, 02/2005 – Present
  • Fellow, The Higher Education Academy, UK, 09/03/2007


Awards and Honours
  1. Visiting Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2011-2016
  2. Visiting Professor, Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, China, 2010-2013
  3. Visiting Professor, Shanghai University, China, Jan 2007-Jan 2014.


Algorithm and code
Program and code can be download for test

Matlab code

  • Fast recursive algorithm
  • Two-stage selection
Recent Publications

Book Review

1. Self-Adaptive Systems for Machine Intelligence. Wiley-Interscience. Author: Haibo He, 2007.
2. On-Line Kernel Learning. Wiley. Authors : Weifeng Liu, Jose C. Principe, Simon Haykin, 2008.

Journal Publications

1. E-W Bai, K. Li. “Convergence of the Iterative Algorithm for a General Hammerstein System Identification”, Automatica, Vol. 46, No.11, November 2010, pp 1891-1896.
2. Xueqin Liu, K. Li, Marion McAfee, Jing Deng, “Application of Nonlinear PCA for Fault Detection in Polymer Extrusion Processes”, Neural Computing and Applications, 2011, doi 10.1007/s00521-011-0581-y.
3. D. Du, K. Li, G. W. Irwin and J. Deng, “A novel automatic two-stage locally regularized classifier construction method using the extreme learning machine”. Neurocomputing , accepted.

Conference papers

1. Guotao Wang,Shujuan Wang, Kang Li, “A Study on the Activation Condition of Vibration Tests for Particle Impact Noise Detection of Space Relay Remainders”, The 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, 21-23 June 2011, Beijing, China.
2. Xiaoqing Tang, Qun Niu, K. Li, and George W. Irwin, “Particle Swarm Optimization for Economic Dispatch”, The second European conference and exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT-EUROPE 2011), Dec 5-7, 2011, Manchester, accepted.
3. Abeykoon C, Li K, McAfee M, Martin PJ and GW Irwin, ‘Extruder melt temperature control with fuzzy logic’, Proc. 18th IFAC World Congress, Bittanti, S and Cenedese A, Zampieri S (eds), ISBN: 978-3-902661-93-7, Milan, Italy, Aug 28- 2 Sept 2011, DOI: 10.3182/20110828-6-IT-1002.01576

Edited International Conference Proceedings

1. K. Li, Xin Li, Shiwei Ma, George W. Irwin (editors), Life System Modeling and Intelligent Computing. International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation, LSMS 2010 and International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment, ICSEE 2010 Wuxi, China, September 17-20, 2010. Proceedings, Part I, Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer-Verlag GmbH. CCIS-98, 2010.