Hao Ying

Hao Ying

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University


Hao Ying


        Professor Hao Ying is a tenured full professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, USA. He has published one single-author research monograph/advanced textbook entitled Fuzzy Control and Modeling: Analytical Foundations and Applications (IEEE Press, 2000, foreword by Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh), which contains solely his own research results. He has coauthored another book titled Introduction to Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Control: Theory and Applications (IEEE Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014). In addition, he has published 124 peer-reviewed journal papers, over 160 peer-reviewed conference papers, and 6 book chapters. Prof. Ying's work has been widely cited - his Google Scholar h-index is 50 with the total number of citations for all his publications being over 9,500. He is ranked among the top 23% of the 100,000 most-cited authors across all 22 scientific fields (176 subfields) which are selected from over 6,880,000 scientists worldwide*.
        Professor Ying is serving as an Associate Editor or a Member of Editorial Board for 12 international journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. Also, he served as a Member of the 2020 Fellows Committee of both the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (for which he served in the same role in 2016 and 2017 as well). He has been serving as a Member of the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society since 2008 (except 2014). He was elected to serve as a board member of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society for two terms (2005-2008 and 2008-2011). He served as Program Chair/Co-Chair for 4 international conferences. He served as the Publication Chair for the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and the Competition Chair for this annual conference 2009-2011. He also served as a Program/Technical Committee Member for over 120 international conferences. He is an IEEE Fellow.

* Ioannidis et al. (2019), “Supplementary data tables for 'A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field' (PLoS Biology 2019)”, Mendeley Data, v1.



Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, June 1990

M.S.,  Computer Engineering, Donghua University*, Shanghai, China, May 1984

B.S.,   Electrical Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai, China, January 1982

* formerly China Textile University


Courses Taught

ECE 3300 - Electrical Circuits I; ECE 4470 - Control Systems I; ECE 5470 - Control Systems II; ECE 5440 - Computer-Controlled Systems; ECE 7690 - Fuzzy Systems; ECE 7420 - Nonlinear Control

Research Interests

Theory and applications of fuzzy control, fuzzy systems, machine learning, system modeling, control systems, fuzzy discrete event systems, multi-agent systems, image/signal processing, and expert systems


See my personal website at  https://engweb.eng.wayne.edu/ai/ai23/ai2365/public_html/ and my Google Scholar website at scholar.google.com/citations

Professional Affiliations

 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society


1. H. Ying, and C.J. Hartley, "Apparatus and method for noninvasive Doppler ultrasound-guided real-time control of tissue damage in thermal therapy," U.S. patent  5,657,760, Aug. 19, 1997.

2. GW Auner, F Zhong, C Hughes, G Shreve, H Ying, "Acoustic wave sensor apparatus, method and system using wide bandgap materials," US Patent 6,848,295, Feb. 1, 2005.

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