Xiangxiang Zeng (曾湘祥)  
Xiamen 361005
People's Republic of China
E-mail: xzeng(at)xmu.edu.cn
Senior Member of IEEE
Position: Associate Professor


  2009--2010: Sevilla University, Spain, Department of Computer Science
  2008--2009: Indiana Univeritsy, Purdue University, Indianpolis, U.S., Department of Informatics
  2005--2011: Huazhong University of Sci & Tech, Wuhan, Department of Control Science & Engineering
  2001--2005: Hunan University, Changsha, Department of Automatic Engineering

Research Interests:


1.Computational Intelligence, including Neural Computing, Evolutionary Computing and Membrane computing


2.Data Mining, Bioinformatics


3.Information Network Analysis, Social Network and Biological Network, Link Analysis


Teaching Experience  

Xiamen University , Department of CS, courses: C programming language(undergraduate), Theory of computing (Ph.D.)


Teaching Assistant, Huazhong University of Science&Technology, course: Natural Computing


As a member of The Harvard World-Teach Organization, Wulinyuan middle school (Western China)




Linqiang Pan, Xiangxiang Zeng, Tao Song, Introduction to Membrane Computing (in Chinese), Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, 2012.

Quan Zou, Qian Chen, Xiangxiang Zeng, Xiangrong Liu, Biological Network Analysis (in Chinese) , 2015.


“The Computational Power of Spiking Neural P Systems”, Asian Conference on Membrane Computing, Wuhan (OCT, 2012) (for details, see http://acmc2012.org/?page_id=383)

JOURNAL PAPERS (the full list of my publication can be found in my Google Scholar Profile

  1. Xiangxiang Zeng, Wei Lin, Maozu Guo, Quan Zou. A comprehensive overview and evaluation of circular RNA detection tools. PLoS Computational Biology. 2017,13(6): e1005420 (SCI, IF2015=4.587)
  2. Xiangxiang Zeng, Xuan Zhang, Quan Zou, Integrative approaches for predicting microRNA function and prioritizing disease-related microRNA using biological interaction networks, Briefings in bioinformatics, 17(2)(2016), 193–203 (IF2014=9.617, ESI hot paper )
  3. Xiangxiang Zeng, Yuanlu Liao, Yuansheng Liu, Quan Zou, Prediction and validation of disease genes using HeteSim Scores, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2016, Doi: 10.1109/TCBB.2016.2520947. (IEEE,IF2014=1.438)
  4. Xiangxiang Zeng, Xuan Zhang, Yuanlu Liao, Linqiang Pan, Prediction and validation of association between microRNAs and diseases by multipath methods, BBA-General Subjects. 2016, 1860 (11), 2735-2739. (IF2014=4.381)
  5. Xiangxiang Zeng, You Li, Stephen C. H. Leung, Ziyu Lin, Xiangrong Liu, Investment Behavior Prediction in Heterogeneous Information Network, NeuroComputing. 2016, 217, 125-132. (IF=2.083)
  6. Xu Chen, Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez, Luis Valencia-Cabrera, Beizhan Wang, *Xiangxiang Zeng, Computing with viruses, Theoretical Computer Science, 2016, 623, 146-159. (ESI high cited paper)
  7. Quan Zou, Jinjin Li, Li Song, *Xiangxiang Zeng, Guohua Wang, Similarity computation strategies in the microRNA-disease network: a survey, Briefings in Functional Genomics (2015), DOI: 10.1093/bfgp/elv024 (IF=3.67)
  8. Xiangrong Liu, Zimin Li, Juan Liu, Logan Liu, *Xiangxiang Zeng, Implementation of Arithmetic Operations with Time-free Spiking Neural P Systems, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, 2015, 14 (6), 617-624 (IEEE,IF=2.309)
  9. Xiangxiang Zeng , Xingyi Zhang, Tao Song, Linqiang Pan, Spiking Neural P Systems with Thresholds, Neural Computation, 26(7)(2014), 1340-1361. (IF=2.175)
  10. Xiangxiang Zeng, Lei Xu, Xiangrong Liu, Linqiang Pan, On Languages Generated by Spiking Neural P Systems with Weights, Information Sciences, 278(2014), 423-433 (IF=2.838)
  11. Xiangxiang Zeng, Tao Song, Xingyi Zhang, Linqiang Pan. Performing Four Arithmetic Operations with Spiking Neural P Systems, IEEE Transaction on NanoBioscience. 11(4)(2012), 366-374. (IEEE,IF=2.309)
  12. Linqiang Pan, *Xiangxiang Zeng, Small Universal Spiking Neural P Systems working in Exhaustive Mode. IEEE Transaction on NanoBioscience, 10(2)(2011), 99-105. (IEEE,IF=2.309)
  13. Xiangxiang Zeng, Sisi Yuan, You Li,Quan Zou, Decision Tree Classification Model for Popularity Forecast of Chinese Colleges, Journal of Applied Mathematics, (2014), Article ID 675806, 7 pages. doi: 10.1155/2014/675806 (IF=0.834)
  14. Xiangxiang Zeng, Linqiang Pan, Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez. Small Universal Simple Spiking Neural P System with Weights.中国科学F辑. 2014, 57(9): 92-102.
  15. Xiangxiang Zeng, Chun Lu, Linqiang Pan, A Weakly Universal Spiking Neural P System, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 52(2010), 1940-1946. (IF=1.103)
  16. Xiangxiang Zeng, Xingyi Zhang, Linqiang Pan, Homogeneous Spiking Neural P Systems, Fundamenta Informaticae, 97(2009), 275-294. (IF=0.615)
  17. Li Song, Dapeng Li, Xiangxiang Zeng, Yunfeng Wu, Li Guo, Quan Zou, nDNA-prot: identification of DNA-binding proteins based on unbalanced classification, BMC bioinformatics,298(1)(2014),15-20 (IF=2.672)
  18. Shaohui Hong, Defu Zhang, Hoong Chuin Lau, XiangXiang Zeng, Yain-Whar Si, A hybrid heuristic algorithm for the 2D variable-sized bin packing problem, European Journal of Operational Research, 238(1)(2014), 95-103 (IF=1.843)
  19. Xingyi Zhang, Xiangxiang Zeng, Bin Luo, Linqiang Pan, On Some Classes of Sequential Spiking Neural P Systems, 20(2014). Neural Computation, 26(5)(2014), 974-997. (IF=2.175)


  1. Xiangxiang Zeng, Ningxiang Ding, Quan Zou, Latent factor model with heterogeneous similarity regularization for predicting gene–disease associations. IEEE BIBM, Shenzhen, 2016. (accept rate<20%)
  2. Xiangxiang Zeng, Ningxiang Ding, Fei Xing, and Xiangrong Liu, Time-Free Tissue P Systems for Solving the Hamilton Path Problem, IEEE Conference on Bio-inspired Computing: Theory and Application 2014, Wuhan, China, 562-565.
  3. Xubo Wang, Defu Zhang, *Xiangxiang Zeng, Xiaoying Wu,A Bayesian Network Model for Online P2P Lending,CCF Internet Conference of China 2013, Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
  4. Yuanlu Liao,Xiangxiang Zeng, To Song,Lianfeng Zhang, Stock price forecast using TAN Bayesian Networks. IEEE Conference on Bio-inspired Computing: Theory and Application 2013 , Huangshan, Anhui, China
  5. Xiangxiang Zeng, Quan Zou, Xiangrong Liu, On Spiking Neural P System Circuits, Asian Conference on Membrane Computing 2013, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  6. Tao Song, Xiangxiang Zeng , P Systems with 2D Picture Grammars.IEEE Conference on Bio-inspired Computing: Theory and Application 2011, Penang, Malaysia: 290-295.
  7. Yuquan Li, Gexiang Zhang, Xiangxiang Zeng, Jixiang Cheng, Marian Gheorghe, Susan Elias: A Modified Estimation of Distribution Algorithm for Numeric Optimization. IEEE Conference on Bio-inspired Computing: Theory and Application 2011, Penang, Malaysia, 114-119.
  8. Xiangxiang Zeng, Henry Adorna, Miguel Angel Martinez-del-Amor, Linqiang Pan, When Matrices Meet Brains, 8th Brainstorming eek n Membrane Computing (BWMC 2010), Seville, Spain, 311-320.
  9. Xiangxiang Zeng, Henry Adorna, Miguel Angel Martinez-del-Amor, Linqiang Pan, Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez, Matrix Representation of Spiking Neural P Systems,nternational Conference on Membrane Computing? (CMC 2010), Jena, German,he expanded version published on Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6501(2011), 377-391.
  10. Linqiang Pan, Xiangxiang Zeng, A Note on Small Universal piking Neural P System, Workshop on Membrane Computing (WMC 2009), Romania, the expanded version published on Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5957(2010), 436-447.

1.Swimming, The first prize in Xiamen University swimming competition


2.Bicycle, found the bicycle organization of Xiamen University


3.Travelling, visited over 10 countries.

  4. Chinese chess, won the first prize in Hunan University Chinese Chess Competition  

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