Zhen Zhang【CV】received his Ph. D. in management science and engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 2014, supervised by Prof. Chonghui Guo. He also holds a B.S. in Engineering Management from China University of Petroleum (East China). From Oct. 2012 to Nov. 2013, he was a visiting Ph. D. student with the Decision Systems and e-Service Intelligence Laboratory, Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems, University of Technology, Sydney under the supervision of Prof. Jie Lu (IEEE Fellow & IFSA Fellow) and A/Prof. Guangquan Zhang. He was also a visiting scholar with the Department of Computer Science, University of Jaén from Nov. 2016 to Dec. 2016. He is now an associate professor with the Institute of Systems Engineering, School of Economics and Management, Dalian University of Technology, as well as a core member of the Creative Research Group supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). His current research interests include computing with words, group decision making, multi-criteria decision making, preference modelling, bi-level decision making and clustering algorithms with applications. His work has been published on refereed journals and conference proceedings, including Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS), IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS), Computers & Industrial Engineering (CAIE), Information Sciences, Expert Systems with Applications, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, International Journal of Systems Science, Physica A and Applied Mathematical Modelling, among others. He is the principal investigator of two research projects funded by the NSFC and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, as well as a chief investigator of other research projects funded by the NSFC and the Chinese Ministry of Education. Dr. Zhang servers as an associate editor of Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems (SCI, IF: 1.426) and Kybernetes (SCI, IF: 0.980), a review editor of Frontiers in Big Data, the vice secretary-general of the Business Intelligence Professional Committee of the Chinese Society for Management Modernization (CSMM) and the secretary of the Big Data and Knowledge Management Branch Editorial Board, Management Science and Engineering Volume of Encyclopedia of China (The 3rd edition). Since 2010, he has been a peer reviewer for more than 40 ISI-indexed international journals and 10 international conferences, such as IEEE-TFS, IEEE-TSMC, IEEE-TCYB, IEEE-TEM, IEEE-TR, CAIE, JORS, KBS and Omega. He is also a member of IEEE CIS, IEEE SMC, Operations Research Society of China (ORSC), China Computer Federation (CCF) and Systems Engineering Society of China.
Dalian University of Technology  Management Science and Engineering  Ph. D
China University of Petroleum (East China)  Engineering Management  Bachelor's Degree