Nenggan Zheng





Nenggan Zheng, Ph.D., professor in computer science, Zhejiang University. He is the Ph.D. supervisor in computer science, artificial intelligence, and electronic & information engineering. Currently, he focuses on the machine learning theory, and the artificial intelligence applications in neural-behavior data analysis and brain computer interface.

 He is a senior member of IEEE, CCF(China Computer Federation), CAAI(Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence), CSIG and also a member of ACM and ICN(International Congress of Neuroethology). As the first author or corresponding author, he has published more than 60 papers in decent journals and top conferences, including Nature Communications, IEEE Trans, AAAI, IJCAI, JMEMS, and Scientific Reports. He has obtained 6 authorized patents and 3 software copyrights. He is actively serving the research community, working as a subject area editor of Journal of Systems Architecture, the co-program committee chair of IEEE CPSCom 2018, 2019, the track chair of IEEE CPSCom 2020, the program committee member of more than 20 Conferences, including AAAI2019, AAAI2020, IJCAI2020, ICML2020.

 His research work won the second prize of Lin Baixin High-Tech Award in 2011, the first prize of CAAI Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Science and Technology Award in 2016, and the Top Ten Scientific achievements of Chinese Higher Education Institutions in 2016.

Selected publications:

Journal Papers

35.Weiqiao Zhao, Peipei Zhou, Caixia Gong, Zhenhuan Ouyang, Jie Wang, Nenggan Zheng*, Zhefeng Gong*, ’A disinhibitory mechanism biases Drosophila innate light preference’, Nature Communications, 2019, vol.10, no.124, pp.1-11.

34. Caixia Gong, Zhenhuan Ouyang, Weiqiao Zhao, Jie Wang, Kun Li, Peipei Zhou, Ting Zhao, Nenggan Zheng*, Zhefeng Gong*, ’A neuronal pathway commands deceleration in Drosophila light avoidance’, Neuroscience Bulletin, 2018, accepted to appear.

33. Nenggan Zheng, Qian Ma, Mengjie Jin, Shaomin Zhang, Nan Guan, Qiang Yang*, Jianhua Dai, Abdominal-waving Control of Tethered Bumblebees based on Sarsa with Transformed RewardIEEE Transactions on Cybernetics,  2019, vol.49, no.8, pp.3064-3073.

32. Qiang Yang, Chunzi Hu, Nenggan Zheng*, ’Data-driven diagnosis of nonlinearly mixed mechanical fautls in wind turbine gearbox’IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2018, vol.5, no.1, pp. 466-467.

31. Ming Zhang, Nenggan Zheng*, Hong Li, Zonghua Gu, ’A Decomposition-based Approach to Optimization of TTP-Based Distributed Embedded Systems’, Journal of Systems Architecture, 2018, vol.91, Nov., pp.53-61.

30. Ming Zhang, Zonghua Gu, Hong Li, Nenggan Zheng*, ’WCET-Aware Control Flow Checking with Super-Nodes for Resource Constrained Real-Time Embedded Systems ’, IEEE Access, 2018, vol. 6, pp. 42394-42406.

29. Hui Hong, Xiaoyu Wang, Zhengfei Zhu, Qian Ma, Nan Guan, Nenggan Zheng*, ’An HSR data model for cyborg insect research experiments’Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2018, vol.27, no.4, pp. 680-686.

28. Jianhua Dai, Hu Hu, Qianghua Hu, Wei Huang, Nenggan Zheng, Liang Liu, ’Locally Linear Approximation Approach for Incomplete Data’IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2018, vol.48, no.6, pp. 1720-1732.

27. Qingling Zhao, Zonghua Gu*, Haibo Zeng, Nenggan Zheng. Schedulability analysis and stack size minimization with preemption thresholds and mixed-criticality schedulingJournal of Systems Architecture, 2018, vol.83, no.2, pp.57-74.

26. Weiqiao Zhao, Caixia Gong, Zhenhuan Ouyang, Pengfei Wang, Jie Wang, Peipei Zhou, Nenggan Zheng*, Zhefeng Gong*, ’Turns with multiple and single head cast mediate Drosophila larval light avoidance’,  PLoS ONE, 2017, vol.12, no.7, e0181193.

25. Hongyi Nie, Xiaoyan Liu, Jiao Pan, Wenfeng Li, Zhiguo Li, Shaowu Zhang, Shenglu Chen, Xiaoqing Miao, Nenggan Zheng, Songkun Su*. Identification of genes related to high royal jelly production in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) using microarray,  Genetics and Molecular Biology, 2017, vol.40, no.4, pp.781-789. 

24. Jianhua Dai,Qinghua Hu, Jinghong Zhang,Hu Hu,Nenggan Zheng. ’Attribute selection for partially labelled categorical data by rough set approach’. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2017, vol.47, no.9, pp.2460-2471.  

23. Jianhua Dai, Guojie Zheng, Huifeng Han, Qinghua Hu,Nenggan Zheng, Jun Liu, Qilai Zhang. ’Probability approach for interval-valued ordered decision systems in dominance-based fuzzy rough set theory’. Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, 2017, vol.32, no.1, pp.703-710.

22. Nenggan Zheng, Mengjie Jin, Hui Hong, Lei Huang, Zonghua Gu*, Hong Li, ’Real-time and precise insect flight control system based on virtual reality’, Electronic Letters, 2017, vol. 53, no.6, pp. 387-389.

21. Zhaohui Wu, Yongdi Zhou, Zhongzhi Shi, Changshui Zhang, Guanglin Li, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Nenggan Zheng, Gang Pan, ’Cyborg Intelligence: Research Progress and Future Directions’, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2016, vol.31, no.6, pp.44-50.

20. Zhaohui Wu, Nenggan Zheng*, Shaowu Zhang, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Liqiang Gao, Lijuan Su, ’Maze Learning by a Hybrid Brain-Computer System’, Scientific Reports, 2016, vol.6, no.31746, 12 pages.

19. Yipeng Yu, Zhaohui Wu, Kedi Xu, Yongyue Gong, Nenggan Zheng, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Zhaohui Wu, ’Automatic Training of Rat Cyborgs for Navigation’, Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, 2016, vol.2016, no.6459251, 12 pages.

18. Yipeng Yu, Gang Pan, Yongyue Gong, Kedi Xu, Nenggan Zheng, Weidong Hua, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Zhaohui Wu, ’Intelligence-Augmented Rat Cyborgs in Maze Solving’, PLoS ONE, 2016, vol.11, no.2: e0147754.  

17. Nenggan Zheng, Lijuan Su, Daqiang Zhang, Liqiang Gao, Min Yao*, Zhaohui Wu, ’A Computational Model for Ratbot Locomotion based on Cyborg Intelligence’, Neurocomputing, 2015, vol. 170: 92-97. 

16. Huixia Zhao, Nenggan Zheng*,  Willi A. Ribi, Huoqing Zheng, Lei Xue, Fan Gong, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Fuliang Hu*, ’Neuromechanism study for Insect-Machine Interface: Flight Control by Neural Electrical Stimulation’, PLoS ONE, 2014, vol.9, no.11: e113012.   

15.Lijuan Su, Nenggan Zheng*, Min Yao, Zhaohui Wu, ’A computational model of the hybrid bio-machine MPMS for ratbots navigation’, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2014, vol.29, no.6, 5-13.

14.Zhaohui Wu, Raj Reddy,Gang Pan,Nenggan Zheng, P.F.M.J. Verschure et al., ’The Convergence of Machine and Biological Intelligence ’, IEEE Intelligent Systems,2013, vol.28, no.5, 28-43.

13. Man Lin, Yongwen Pan, Laurence T. Yang, Minyi Guo, Nenggan Zheng, ”Scheduling Co-Design for Reliability and Energy in Cyber-Physical Systems“, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 2013, vol.1, no.2, 353-365.

12. Huaiqiang Yu, Nenggan Zheng*, Wei Wang, Shuo Wang, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Zhihong Li*,” Electroplated Nickel Multielectrode Microprobes With Flexible Parylene Cable for Neural Recording and Stimulation“, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 2013, vol.22, no.5, 1199-1206.

11. Chao Sun, Nenggan Zheng, Xinlu Zhang, Weidong Chen, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Automatic Navigation for Rat-robots: Ubiquitous Computing in Animals, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2013, vol.10, no.1, 46-56.

10.  Zhaohui Wu, Nenggan Zheng, “Hybrid Intelligence”, Communications of China Computer Federation, 2012, vol. 8, no.1, 59-64.(吴朝晖、郑能干,混合智能:人工智能的新方向,中国计算机学会通讯, 2012, 81, 59-64)

9.  Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu*, Man Lin, Laurence T. Yang, Wei Chen, “A Survey on Electronic Textiles”, Chinese Journal of Computers,2011, vol. 34, no. 7, 1172-1187.(郑能干、吴朝晖*、林曼、杨天若、程伟,电子织物研究进展”, 计算机学报347, 1172-1187)

8.  Nenggan Zheng, Weidong Chen, Fuliang Hu, Li Bao, Shen Wang, Huixia Zhao, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Zhaohui Wu,“Research Progress and Future Challenges on Insect-based Cyborgs”, Scientia Sinica Vitae, 2011, vol.41, no.4, pp. 259-272.(郑能干、陈卫东、胡福良、鲍莉、王珅、赵慧霞、郑筱祥*、吴朝晖,昆虫机器混合系统研究进展’, 中国科学,41,4, 259-272)

7.  Liping Zhang, Gang Pan, Nenggan Zheng*, Hong Li, Guoqing Yang, Minde Zhao, “Consistent bidirectional generation method and its development platform based on SmartC models and codes”, Journal of Zhejiang University-Engineering, 2011, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 22-37.  

6.  Yanlei Gu, Jianhua Dai, Bian Wu, Nenggan Zheng, Weidong Chen, Xiaoxiang Zheng, “A detective method for multiclass EEG-based motor imagery classification based on OCSVM”, Journal of Convergence Information Technology, 2011, 257-265.

5.  Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu*, Lin Man, Laurence T. Yang, “Enhancing battery efficiency for pervasive healthmonitoring systems based on electronic textiles”, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 2010, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 350-359.  

4.  Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu*, Lin Man, Laurence T. Yang, Gang Pan, “Infrastructure and reliability Analysis of  Electric Networks for E-Textiles”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C, 2010, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 36-51.

3.  Jianhua Dai, Xiaochun Liu, Nenggan Zheng*, Shaomin Zhang, Weidong Chen, Xiaoxiang Zheng, “Neural signal spike  sorting by rough set method”, International Journal of Digital Content Technology and Its Applications, 2010, vol.4, no.7, 203-209.

2. Man Lin, Li Xu, LaurenceT. Yang, Xiao Qin, Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu, Meikang Qiu, “Static Security Optimization in Real-time Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2009, vol. 5, no.1, pp. 22-37.

1. Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu*, Lin Man, Qijia Wang, “An Iteration Approach for Illustrating and Extending an Analytical Battery Model”, Journal of Zhejiang University - Science A, Vol.9, No. 2, 279-288, 2008.


Conference Papers

29. Jun Wen, Nenggan Zheng*, Junsong Yuan, Zhefeng Gong, Changyou Chen, ’Bayesian Uncertainty Matching for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation’, IJCAI 2019.

28. Deli Wang, Ting Zhao, Nenggan Zheng*, Zhefeng Gong, ’Two-Stage Voxel Level Training Data Generative Model for Large-Scale Microscopy Bioimage Segmentation’, IJCAI 2019.

27. Pengfei Wang, Risheng Liu, Nenggan Zheng*, Zhefeng Gong, ’Asynchronous Proximal Stochastic Gradient Algorithm for Composition Optimization Problems’AAAI 2019.

26. Jun Wen, Risheng Liu, Nenggan Zheng*, Qian Zheng, Zhefeng Gong, Junsong Yuan, ’Exploiting Local Feature Patterns for Unsupervised Domain Adaption’AAAI 2019.

25. Nenggan Zheng, Jun Wen, Risheng Liu*, Liangqu Long, Jianhua Dai, Zhefeng Gong, “Unsupervised Representation Learning with Long-Term Dynamics for Skeleton Based Action Recognition”, AAAI 2018.

24. Lei Zhao, Nenggan Zheng*, Qian Ma. “Smooth 3D Trajectory Segmentation Flying Insects”,  CPSCom 2018.

23. Deli Wang, Weijie Liu, Nenggan Zheng, Ting Zhao*, “Semi-Atuomatic Neuron Tracing in Electron Microscope Images: Preliminary Results”, CPSCom 2018.

22. Weidong Chen, Xuefei Wang, Nenggan Zheng*, Yanfei Liu,  Yu Sen, ’A Navigation Cognitive System Driven by Hierachical Spiking Neural Network’, in the proceedings of UIC 2016.

21. Lijuan Su, Min Yao*, Nenggan Zheng,  , ’Correlation Between Extreme Learning Machine and Entorhinal Hippocampal System’, in the proceedings of ELM 2015.

20. Fan Gong, Nenggan Zheng*, Lei Xue, Kedi Xu, Xiaoxiang Zheng, ’RICA: A Reliable and Image Configurable Arena for Cyborg Bumblebee Based on Can Bus’, in the proceedings of EMBC 2014.

19. Nenggan Zheng*, Huixia Zhao, Fan Gong, Lei Xue, Fuliang Hu, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Shaowu Zhang, ’Flying Behavior of Tethered Cyborg Bees by Stimulating their Brain Electrically’, presented on ICN 2014.

18. Lijuan Su, Xiaowei Xue, Nenggan Zheng, Min Yao, Gang Pan, Zhaohui Wu, ’Build a Cognitive Architecture for a Brain Machine Integration System’, in the proceedings of International  Workshop  on  Intelligence  Science in conjunction with IJCAI, 2013.

17. Liqiang Gao, Chao Sun, Chen Zhang, Nenggan Zheng*, Xiaoxiang Zheng, ’Ratbot Automatic Navigation by Electrical Reward Stimulation based on Distance Measurement in Unknown Environments’, in the proceedings of EMBC, 2013.

16. Chen Zhang, Chao Sun, Nenggan Zheng*, Liqiang Gao, Weidong Chen, Xiaoxiang Zheng, ’Bio-robots Automatic Navigation with Graded Electric Reward Stimulation based on Reinforcement Learning’, in the proceedings of EMBC, 2013.

15.Chao Sun, Xinlu Zhang, Nenggan Zheng, Weidong Chen, Xiaoxiang Zheng, “Bio-robots Automatic Navigation with Electrical Reward Stimulation”, in the proceedings of EMBC 2012.

14. Xinlu Zhang, Chao Sun, Nenggan Zheng*, Weidong Chen, Xiaoxiang Zheng, “Motion States Extraction with Optical Flow for Rat-Robot Automatic Navigation”, to appear in the proceedings of EMBC 2012.

13. Wei Chen, Nenggan Zheng*, Man Lin, Laurence T. Yang, “ENST: A Simulation Toolbox Based on Simulink for ETextile Networks”, in the proceedings of CPSCom 2011.

12. Shen Wang, Nenggan Zheng, Huixia Zhao, Songchao Guo, Fuliang Hu, Xiaoxiang Zheng, “A Stereotaxic Instrument for Precise Localization of Honeybee Brain”, in the proceedings of EMBC 2011. 

11. Chao Sun, Nenggan Zheng, Xinlu Zhang, Weidong Chen, Xiaoxiang Zheng, “An Automatic Control Model for RatRobot”, in the proceedings of EMBC 2011.

10. Li Bao, Nenggan Zheng, Huixia Zhao, Yaoyao Hao, Huoqing Zheng, Fuliang Hu, Xiaoxiang Zheng, “Flight Control of the Honeybees Using Electrical Stimulus”, in the proceedings of NE 2011.

9. Qiaosheng Zhang, Shaomin Zhang, Jiyan Lin, Yaoyao Hao, Bo Jiang, Xin Yang, Yi Li, Nenggan Zheng, Jianhua Dai, Yiwen Wang, Weidong Chen, Xiaoxiang Zheng, “Building Brain Machine Interfaces: from Rat to Monkey”, in the proceedings of ASCC 2011.

8. Yanming Zhang, Chao Sun, Nenggan Zheng, Weidong Chen, Shaomin Zhang, Yanji Lin, Xiaoxiang Zheng, “Automatic Navigation System for RatRots”, in the proceedings of CPSCom 2010.

7. Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu, Man Lin, Qijia Wang, “Interpreting and Extending an Analytical Battery Model Using an Iterative Computation Method”, in the proceedings of VLSI Design 2007. 

6. Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu, Man Lin, Minde Zhao, “A Dependable Infrastructure of the Electric Network for Etextiles”, in the proceedings of IPDPS 2006.

5. Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu, Zhigang Gao, Yanfei Liu, “A Novel Power Management Scheme for E-textiles”, in the proceedings of GPC2006

4. Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu, Lei Chen, Yanmiao Zhou, Qijia Wang, “A Dependable Communication Network for Etextiles”, in the proceedings of RTSAA 2006.  

3. Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu, Lei Chen, Yanmiao Zhou, “The E-textile Token Grid Network with Dual Rings”, in the proceedings of ICCSA 2006.

2. Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu, “A Flexible Power Networks for E-textiles”, in the proceedings of HHME2005.

1. Nenggan Zheng, Zhaohui Wu, “TCM-SIRD: an Integrated Aided System for Traditional Chinese Medicine Sizheng”, in the proceedings of SMC 2004

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