Ruili Wang   B.E. M.E. PhD (Dublin)


Associate Professor 

Computer Science and Information Technology
School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
Massey University (Albany Campus)

Private Bag 102-904, North Shore Mail Centre

Auckland, New Zealand
Email:    R dot WANG (at) MASSEY dot AC dot NZ  

Phone:  (+64) 09-4140800 ext 43258 (from Auckland)

Fax:    + 64–6–350 2259    Mobile: ask me

Free Phone: 0800-Massey (ext. 43258)


Director of

Language and Speech Processing


Curriculum Vita | Publications | Projects | Scholarships |Research | Click onto Science | PhD thesis | Photos |

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Project: No Longer Lost in Recognition: Development of Novel LargeVocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition Techniques (2014-2016)—Speech Processing using Machine Learning

Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full

Project Team:

·         Dr Ruili Wang - Project Leader

·         International Associate Investigators:

Prof. Tatsuya Kawahara, Kyoto University, JAPAN

A/Prof. IR Lane Carnegie Mellon University, USA

A/Prof. A  Lee, Nagoya Institute of Technology, JAPAN

·         NZ Associate Investigators: 

A/ Professor WH, Abdulla, The University of Auckland

Dr DJ Joseph, Massey University

Please feel free to contact me if we can work collaboratively in any area.

Current Research Areas (Please feel free to contact me if we can work collaboratively in any area)

1.    Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

·         Speech Processing (e.g., Maori Speech Recognition, Speech Emotion)

·         Language Processing (e.g. sentiment analysis, machine translation)

·         Image Processing

·         Data Mining/Big data

·         Intelligent Systems (e.g.,  intelligent tutoring systems)

2.    Complex Systems (intra-cellular transport systems, molecular motor traffic, vehicular traffic flow)

Master or PhD students in Computer Science and Information Technology:


I am looking for postgraduate research students. If you have a background in any of the following areas: Computer Science, Information Technology/Science, Electronic or Electrical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering , Physics, Mathematics, Biology (e.g., Bio-physics, Bio-chemistry), Finance, or other Engineering (e.g., Bio-engineering, Mechanical, Civil), you are welcome to study your Master degree or PhD with me. You can study with me to get a PhD in Computer Science or Information Technology, which also suits your background. If you can have your own scholarship, you are more than welcome.

If you have got first class degree(s) and excellent academic records (GPA of A- or above), please contact me directly. I am willing to help you to achieve your goal and help you to obtain a scholarship. Projects offered will be flexible. TOP, TOP, Plus!!! If you can obtain Top Achiever Scholarship, Massey VC-PhD scholarship, Massey PhD Scholarship, Massey Masterate Scholarship, New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships, CSC scholarships or any other scholarships, I will TOP it up with some additional financial assistance plus financially support for you to attend international conferences. If you need any assistance to apply for this scholarship, please contact me by email or phone.


PhD Scholarships:

Available in speech recognition and machine learning (now)

Massey PhD Scholarships (now)

Massey University Vice-Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship (now)

Massey University Masterate Scholarship


Graduate Research Students

I am the supervisor (or co-supervisor) of the following postgraduate students:

1.    Ms Changjuan Jing  PhD student,  Massey University, CSC (Chinese Scholarship Council) PhD Scholarship Recipient

2.    Ms Fei Wang, MSc student, Massey University 

3.    Ms Di Jia, MSc student, Massey University

4.    Ms Rawan Jaber, MSc student, Massey University

5.    Mr Mohammed N Almujil, MSc student, Massey University


I am the international co-supervisor of the following PhD students:

6.    Mr. Yuqiang Fang, National University of Defence Technology (has co-authored two papers with me. One in IEEE ICDM and one in IEEE TKDE)

7.    Mr. Tongtong Chen, National University of Defence Technology (has co-authored one paper with me.)

8.    Ms. Huihui Wang, Nanjing University (jointly submitted one paper to IEEE TNNLS)

9.    Mr. Mufeng Lin, Nanjing University (has co-authored one paper with me, which is published in the journal of World Wide Web )


Graduated research students:

I was the supervisor for the following PhD students:

10. Dr Nagender Suryadevara, graduated in 2014 from Massey University.

11. Dr Xinguo Chen, graduated in 2014 from Nanjing University, now works at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He has co-authored one paper with me in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.     

12. Dr. Jason Gang Liu, Massey University (graduated in 2013), TIF PhD Scholarship Recipient (I was the chief supervisor) researcher in a multi-national company in Auckland, New Zealand

13. Dr. Yinghua Shi, Nanjing University (graduated in 2012),  Assistant Professor at Nanjing University

14. Dr. Frank Luofeng XU, Massey University (graduated in 2012), Massey PhD Scholarship Recipient (I was the chief supervisor of his PhD. Frank published 1 journal paper and 2 conference papers with me), lecturer at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

15. Dr. Norliza Katuk (Liza) Massey University (graduated in 2011), Malaysian Government PhD Scholarship Recipient,  I was the chief supervisor of her PhD. Liza completed her PhD in 2 year 10 months, currently works as a university teacher in Malaysia

16. Dr. Matthew Mingzhe LIU (graduated in 2011), PhD student Massey PhD Scholarship Recipient (I was the chief supervisor of his PhD (till 2009) and Master Degree, Matthew published over 12 journal papers with me), professor in China

17. Dr. Jingli Lu, Massey University (graduated in 2010),  TIF PhD Scholarship Recipient (I was the chief supervisor of her PhD. Jingli completed her PhD in 3 years and 4 months and published 3 journal papers and 2 conference papers with me), researcher in AgResearch, New Zealand

18. Dr. Yaomin Yuan, University of Science and Technology China (graduated in 2009). I am one of his co-supervisors of his PhD. Yaomin published 6 journal papers with me)


I was the supervisor for the following Masters students:

19. Mr. Matthew Mingzhe LIU, BSc (Hons), MSc (China) MSc student, graduated in 2005 with first class Honours with grade A.  (I was the chief supervisor of his Master Degree, Matthew published over 1 journal paper with me during his Master study)

20. Mr. Donn Morrison, BEng (Canada), MSc student, graduated in 2005 with first class Honours with grade A. ( I was the chief supervisor of his Master Degree, Matthew published over 1 journal paper and 2 conference papers with me during his Master study)

Funding (In total over $1.5 million) 

Principal Investigator (PI)


 Jointly (as co-PI) 


Professional Services (Associated Editor or Member of Editorial Boards) 

Selected Recent Journal Publications (surely not only these :-)


  1. Y. Fang, R. Wang, B. Dai and X. Wu (2015)

Graph-based Learning via Auto-Grouped Sparse Regularization and Kernelized Extension

IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (ERA rank A)

Year: 2015, Volume: 27, Issue: 1 Pages: 142 - 154,


2.    J. Guo, P. Yi, R. Wang, Q. Ye and C. Zhao

Feature Selection for Least Squares Projection Twin Support Vector Machine

Neurocomputing (ERA rank B)

Volume 144, 20 November 2014, Pages 174–183   


  1. X. Chen, Y. Gao and R. Wang (2013)

Online Selective Kernel-based Temporal Difference Learning

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Vol. 24, Issue 12, pp. 1944-1956 (ERA rank: A*)


  1. T. Chen, B. Dai, R. Wang and D. Liu (2013)

Gaussian-process-based Real-time Ground Segmentation for Autonomous Land Vehicles

Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (accepted)


  1. Y. Gao, M. Lin and R. Wang (2013)

Adaptive Support Framework for Wisdom Web of Things

World Wide Web journal, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 379-398, Springer (SCI, Impact factor: 0.513; ERA ranking: A) or


6.    Suryadevara, NK, Mukhopadhyay, SC., Wang, R., and Rayudu, RK. (2013).

Forecasting the behavior of an elderly using wireless sensors data in a smart home

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 26(10), 2641-2652. (ERA rank B)


  1. Y. Fang, R. Wang, B. Dai (2012)

Graph-oriented Learning via Automatic Group Sparsity for Data Analysis  

IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE-ICDM2012) (ERA ranking: A conference)  or  


  1. Wang, R.  and Lu, J. (2011) 

Investigation of golden speakers for second language learners from imitation preference perspective by voice modification

Speech Communication, Vol. 53 (2) Pages 175-184. Elsevier Science (Impact factor 1.229, SCI, ERA ranking: A)


  1. Wang, R., Kolomeisky, A.B. and Liu, M. (2011)

Spontaneous symmetry breaking on a multi-channel hollow cylinder

Physics Letters A, Vol. 375, Pages 318–323. Elsevier Science (Impact factor 2.174, SCI, ERA ranking B). 


  1. J. Lu, R.  Wang (corresponding author) (2009)

An enhanced fuzzy linear regression model with more flexible spreads

Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol. 160 (17), Pages 2505-2523 (Impact factor 1.373, SCI, ERA ranking: A).


  1. S. Zhang, F. Chen,  Z. Jin, R. Wang (2009)

Mining class-bridge rules based on rough sets

Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.36 (3), Part 2, pp 6453-6460.  Elsevier Science (Impact factor 1.177)     


  1. M.  Liu and R.  Wang (corresponding author) (2009)

Asymmetric exclusion processes on m-input n-output junction with parallel update,

Physica A. Mathematics and Theoretical, Vol. 388 (19), Pages 4068-4074. (Impact factor 1.430, SCI, ERA ranking: A)


  1. M. Liu, R.  Wang (corresponding author), R. Jiang, M.-B. Hu and Y. Gao (2009)

Defect-induced transitions in synchronous asymmetric exclusion processes

Physics Letters A 373, 195–200. Elsevier Science (Impact factor 2.174, SCI).


  1. X. Ling, M.B. Hu, R. Jiang, R. Wang, X.B. Cao and Q.S. Wu (2009)

Pheromone routing protocol on a scale-free network,

Physics Review E, The American Physical Society. (Impact factor 2.483, SCI accepted, ERA ranking: A) 


  1. M.-B. Hu, R. Jiang, R. Wang and Q.-S. Wu (2009)

Urban traffic simulated from the dual representation: Flow, Crisis and Congestion.

Physics Letters A, Elsevier Science.  (Impact factor 2.174, SCI, in press)


  1. R. Wang, M. Liu and R. Jiang (2008)

Theoretical investigation of synchronous totally asymmetric exclusion processes on lattices with multi-input-single-output junctions

Vol. 77, 051108 Physical Review E, (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics),

The American Physical Society.  (Impact factor 2.438, SCI, ERA ranking: A)


  1. R. Wang, M. Liu and R. Jiang (2008)

Local inhomogeneity in two-lane asymmetric simple exclusion processes coupled with Langmuir kinetics,

Physica A (Statistical Mechanics and its Applications). Vol. 387, Issues 2-3, Pages 457-466 (16 pages). Elsevier Science (IF 1.430, SCI, EI, ERA ranking: A)



Selected Previous Important Journal Publications (surely not only these :-)

  1. D. Morrison, R. Wang (corresponding author), L. C. De Silva (2007)  (speech processing)

Ensemble methods for spoken emotion recognition in call-centres (PDF)

Speech Communication Vol. 49 (2007) pp. 98–112, Elsevier Science (IF 1.178, SCI, ERA ranking: A)


  1. R. Jiang, M.-B. Hu, B. Jia, R. Wang, Q.-S. Wu (2007)

Spontaneous symmetry breaking and periodic structure in a multilane system,

Physical Review E, (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics) (IF 2.438, SCI, ERA ranking: A)

Vol. 76, 036116.  (10 pages, ), The American Physical Society.


  1. Y. Zeng, R. Wang (corresponding author), J. Zeleznikow and E. Kemp (2007)  (Knowledge systems/management)

A Knowledge Representation Model for the Intelligent Retrieval of Legal Cases (PDF)

International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Oxford Press.


  1. R. Wang and H. J. Ruskin (2002)  (ERA ranking: A)

Modeling Traffic Flow at a Single-lane Urban Roundabout (PDF)

Computer Physics Communications, Elsevier Science. (IF 1.644, SCI)

Vol. 147/1-2, pp.570-576





(Last updated in 13/10/2014)