Department: Business Information Management and Operations (BIMO), Westminster Business School
Position: Reader, BIMO Departmental Research Leader
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PhD Intelligent Decision Support Systems, England
MSc Industrial Management Engineering, China
BSc Electronic Computing, China
Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS)
Shuliang has been acting as departmental Research Leader for BIMO since January 2010 and a Reader in Business Information Management at Westminster Business School since August 2012.
Shuliang teaches Research Methods, Web Analytics, Business Intelligence, Projects and other modules. He also supervises PhD students.
Shuliang's main research interests cover decision support systems, hybrid intelligent business systems, Web-based intelligent business systems and knowledge automation, Internet- enabled multi-agent-based intelligent decision support systems, e-commerce systems evaluation, systems modelling and computer simulation.
He has created and developed various intelligent decision support software systems, and published many research papers. His publications have appeared in the following international refereed or peer-reviewed journals: Decision Support Systems (the international journal), European Journal of Marketing, Expert Systems with Applications (an international journal), Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management (international journal), Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Industrial Management and Data Systems, and International Journal of Management and Decision Making. His journal articles/papers have been cited and used widely by professors and researchers in USA, Finland, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Greece, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, Taiwan, mainland China and other countries. The world renowned decision support systems field teaching textbook, Decision Support Systems and Intelligent Systems (Seventh editions, Prentice Hall International, 2005), has included two pages of Shuliang’s research paper. According to www.googlescholar.com and ISI Web of Science Science Citation Index (SCI) databases, Shuliang’s research papers have been cited in more than 200 journal articles and books across the world.
With established international research excellence for many years, Shuliang was entered in the UK Research Assessment Exercises (RAE) 2001 and 2008. He is now prepared to submit for the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.
He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Modelling in Management. He also acts as a reviewer/referee for the Journal of the Operational Research Society, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, the Journal of Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, and Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics. In addition, he served as an Application Stream Programme Committee member and reviewer for British Computer Society SGAI AI2004, AI2005, AI2006, AI2007, AI2008, AI2009, AI2010 AI2011 ND AI2012, and a reviewer for several other international conferences and book publishers. He was also invited to review research proposals for ESRC (2007) and EPSRC (2011). From 1994 to 1997, He was a fund-holder and Principal Investigator of a production/manufacturing systems simulation and decision support project which was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No: 79470072). Shuliang was awarded Fellowship status in January 2010 by the British Computer Society due to his achievements in a relevant field.