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Dr Zaili Yang is Reader in Maritime Transport at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. Prior to his current appointment, he was a lecturer in maritime operations at the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations, LJMU (2007-2010). He received his BEng in Maritime Transportation from Dalian Maritime University, China, in 2001, MSc in International Transport from Cardiff University, UK, in 2003, and PhD in Maritime Safety from LJMU, UK, in 2006. Dr Yang’s research interests are system safety, security and risk based decision making modelling, especially their applications in marine and supply chain systems. Dr Yang has received more than ￡1m external grants from the EU, UK EPSRC and UK DTI to support his research. Research funding support has also been received from government collaborators (i.e. UK MoD and Korean research collaborative funds) via PhD research projects. Dr Yang has successfully completed 2 postdoctoral and 7 PhD projects. He currently has 2 postdoctoral RAs and 9 PhD students under his supervision in the research areas of maritime safety, logistics operation and port optimisation. His research findings have been published in more than 70 technical papers in risk and supply chain areas. Dr Yang is a member of editorial boards of four international journals. He has also served as a member of the Peer Review College of the Romanian National Council for Scientific Research. He has won several awards for his research work including an award for outstanding contributions to scholarship and research in Maritime Operation Safety and Risk Analysis in International Conference on Reliability, Infocom Technology and Optimisation in 2010.
2012 - date
2010 - date
Reader in Maritime Transport, Liverpool JMU.
2007 - 2010:
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Liverpool JMU.
2006 - 2007:
Postdoctoral RA, Liverpool JMU.
2003 - 2006:
PhD researcher, Liverpool JMU.
2001 - 2002:
MSc student, Cardiff University.
1997 - 2001:
BSs student, Dalian Maritime University.
· Authored and co-authored more than 70 technical publications.
· Completion of supervision of 5 visiting scholars.
· Completion of supervision of 2 postdoctoral researchers.
· Completion of supervision of 7 PhD students.
· 2 postdoctoral researchers under supervision.
· 9 PhD researchers under supervision.
· Collaborative research with many industrial companies and universities.
· Research funding received from EU, the UK EPSRC, Nuffield Foundation, DTI KTP and IMarEST.
· Member of editorial boards of 4 international journals.
· Member of the peer review college of the Romanian National Council for Scientific Research.
· Member of the technical and programme committees of 6 international conferences.
· Invited keynote/plenary speeches in 4 international conferences/symposiums.
· Formal maritime safety assessment.
· Maritime security modelling.
· Human reliability assessment.
· Quantitative quality control.
· Container supply chain risk analysis.
· Risk based multiple attribute decision making.
· Uncertainty treatment in risk assessment.
· Port safety assessment.
· Intelligent transport system.
· Maritime logistics performance measurement.
As the Principal Investigator
As the Co-Investigator
· EU, €350K, 2011-2014, INTERREG, Strengthening the development of sustainable connectivity in NWE for freight and logistics with the support of ICT innovative solutions (WeastFlows).
As the Principal Investigator
As the Co-Investigator
· EPSRC, £12K, 2010, EP/1004947/1, Travel grant for a maritime logistics symposium in Shanghai Expo.
· DTI KTP, £122K, 2007-2010, Risktec, KTP with Risktec Solutions Ltd.
Collaboration has been developed with many industrial companies, research institutions and government bodies. They include the Maersk Line (UK Ltd), American Bureau of Shipping (Greece), Mersey Maritime Group, Port of Liverpool, Port of Oostende, Risktech Ltd, World Maritime University, Lille University of Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Incheon University, Shanghai Maritime University, the Mersey Partnership and South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), etc.
1. Ng A. and Yang Z. (2012), “Port security regulations and policies in Hong Kong: a critical review and the development of a risk based security assessment model”, in Designing Supply Chains in Emerging Economies (Eds by J Szyliowicz and K Bichou), Edward Elgar. In press.
2. Yang Z. and Wang J. (2008), “Ship formal safety assessment”, in Maritime Safety, Security and Piracy (Eds by W.K. Talley), Informa, pp. 31-58, ISBN978-1-84311-767-4.
3. Yang Z., Zhang D., Caglayan O., Jenkinson I.D., Bonsall S., Wang J., Huang M. and Yan X.P. (2012), “Selection of techniques for reducing shipping NOx and SOx emissions”, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, In press.
4. Li K., Yin J., Bang K.S., Yang Z. and Wang J. (2012), “Bayesian network with quantitative input for maritime risk analysis”, Transportmetrica. In press.
5. Lavasani S.M.M, Yang Z., Finlay J. and Wang J. (2012), “Application of MADM in a fuzzy environment for selecting the best barrier for offshore wells”, Expert System with Applications, Vol. 39, pp. 2466-2478.
6. Yang Z., Bonsall S. and Wang J. (2011), “Approximate TOPSIS for vessel selection under uncertain environment”, Expert System with Applications, Vol. 38, No. 12, pp. 14523-14534.
7. Lavasani S.M.M, Yang Z., Finlay J. and Wang J. (2011), “Fuzzy risk assessment of oil and gas offshore wells”, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Vol. 89, No. 5, pp. 277-294.
8. Godaliyadde D., Phylip-Jones G., Yang Z., Batako A.D. and Wang J. (2011), “A subjective risk management approach for modelling of failure induced ship vibrations”, Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 3-16.
9. Nwaoha T.C., Yang Z., Wang J. and Bonsall S. (2011), “A new fuzzy evidential reasoning method for risk analysis and control of a liquefied natural gas carrier system”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M, Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, Vol. 225, No. M3, pp. 206-225.
10. Karahalios H., Yang Z., Williams V. and Wang J. (2011), “A proposed system of hierarchical scorecards to facilitate the implementation of maritime regulations”, Safety Science, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 450-462.
11. Nwaoha T.C., Yang Z., Wang J. and Bonsall S. (2011), “Application of genetic algorithm (GA) to risk based maintenance operations of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier systems”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E, Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 225, No. E1, pp. 40-52.
12. Godaliyadde D., Phylip-Jones G., Yang Z., Batako A.D. and Wang J. (2010), “A subjective multiple criteria decision making approach for modelling ship hull vibration”, Marine Technology Society Journal, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 25-42.
13. Yang Z., Bonsall S. and Wang J. (2010), “Facilitating uncertainty treatment in the risk assessment of container supply chains”, Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, No. A17, pp. 23-36.
14. Jones B., Jenkinson I.D., Yang Z. and Wang J. (2010), “The use of Bayesian network modelling for maintenance planning in a manufacturing industry”, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Vol, 95, No. 3, pp. 267-277.
15. Godaliyadde D., Phylip-Jones G., Yang Z., Batako A.D. and Wang J. (2010), “A subjective risk estimation approach for modelling ship hull vibration”, Journal of Ship Research, Vol, 54, No. 2, pp. 1-14. (20% contribution).
16. Yang Z., Maistralis L., Bonsall S. and Wang J. (2009), “Incorporating uncertainty and multiple criteria in vessel selection”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M, Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, Vol. 223, pp. 177-188.
17. Yang Z., Bonsall S. and Wang J. (2009), “Use of hybrid multiple uncertain attribute decision making techniques in safety management”, Expert System with Applications, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 1569-1586.
18. Yang Z., Bonsall S. and Wang J. (2009), “Use of fuzzy evidential reasoning in maritime security assessment”, Risk Analysis, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 95-120.
19. Yang Z., Bonsall S. and Wang J. (2008), “Fuzzy rule-based Bayesian reasoning approach for prioritization of failures in FMEA”, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 517-528.
20. Godaliyadde D., Godaliyadde D.D.K., Phylip-Jones G., Yang Z., Batako A.D. and Wang J. (2008), “A subjective cost-benefit analysis approach for selecting ship propulsion systems”, Marine Technology Society Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 69-86.
21. Hu S.P., Li X.D., Quan F.G. and Yang Z. (2008), “Use of Bayesian method for assessing vessel traffic risks at sea”, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 627-638.
Last update: May 2012