Welcome to Qiang Shen's Personal Page


I am a professor, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (for Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences) at Aberystwyth University.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow and Council Member of the Learned Society of Wales (the national academy of Wales). I was a member of UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 Sub-panel 11: Computer Science and Informatics and also, a panel member for REF 2014.

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.

I am the recipient of the 2024 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award.


My research interests include: computational intelligence, reasoning and learning under uncertainty, pattern recognition, data mining, and real-world applications of such techniques for intelligent 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 (2003-2022, 2024)

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics (since 2005)

Fuzzy Sets and Systems (since 2002)

I have published 3 research monographs and over 470 peer-refereed papers. 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 (after REF 2014). Comments and discussion welcome.
(Contact me for details of my publications from 1983 to 2013, 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.