Welcome to Qiang Shen's Personal Page


I am a professor, and Director of the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (IMPACS) at Aberystwyth University. I am a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (the national academy of Wales), and was a member of UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Sub-panel 11: Computer Science and Informatics.

Very proudly, I was a London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay torchbearer, nominated to carry the Olympic torch in celebration of the centenary of Alan Turing.


My major research interests include: computational intelligence, fuzzy and qualitative systems, reasoning and learning under uncertainty, pattern recognition, data mining, and real-world applications of such techniques for decision support (e.g., crime detection, space exploration, consumer profiling, systems monitoring, and medical diagnosis).

I am privileged to have worked with many colleagues who have made considerable contributions to the research I have been engaged with. These colleagues include:

Current RAs and PhD Students

Recent RAs and PhD Students

Co-authors of published papers

I have been involved in many professional activities, nationally and internationally. E.g., I have served as chair/co-chair/vice chair of, and presented a keynote lecture at, numerous national and international conferences, and I have been a long-serving associate editor/editorial board member of the following leading international journals amongst several others:

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics

Fuzzy Sets and Systems

I have published 2 research monographs and over 350 peer-refereed papers (including a small number of those published in Chinese). A number of my papers have received prestigious international prizes, including one Outstanding IEEE Transactions Paper Award. Here is a list of my recent publications. Comments and discussion welcome.
(Contact for details of my publications from 1983 to 2003, if interested.)


See my official homepage.


The information provided on this and other pages by me, Qiang Shen (qqs@aber.ac.uk), is under my own personal responsibility and not that of Aberystwyth University. Similarly, any opinions expressed are my own and are in no way to be taken as those of Aberystwyth University.