Basic Information



            Feng Tian, Ph.D. (Engineering)

            Professor of School of Info. & Electr. Eng.,

            Xi'an Jiaotong University



Office: Room 203, PENG-KANG Building

Systems Engineering Institute

School of Electronic & Information Engineering
Xian Jiaotong University

Xian, 710049, P. R. China


Recuiting Master and PH.D Candidates and Post-Doctor Position Candidates every year.

Please contact me If you interest.



Second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award (Forth position, 2017),

First Price of MOE Science and Technology Progress award (Forth position, 2015)

1st prize of Science and Technology Progress award of Chinese Electronical Society (Fifth position, 2013)

TOP Grade Prize of Teaching Achievement Award of ShaanXi Province award (Second Position, 2017 )

Top Grade Prize of Teaching achievement Award of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Second Position, 2017)


1. Professor

2. Ph.D. supervisor

Education and Work Experience


Research Interesting

  • Analysis and application of Big data, especially in educational data mining and taxation data mining
  • Complex system modelling, especially in cloud system
  • Personalization Service in e-Learning, especially involved in affective computing, (meta)-cognitive strategy recognition, etc.


  • 02/2000-12/2003 Xi’an Jiaotong University, Ph.D Degree

       Title Thesis: Modeling and Application of Coordination Based on High-level Petri Nets in CSCD


Work experience

  • 7/2017-current, Director of Big Data Algorithm Test & Application Center of National Engineering Lab of Big Data Analytics
  • 03/2014-03/2015, Visiting scholarship in Coventry University, UK
  • 07/2006-08/2006, Visiting scholarship in Bradford university, UK
  • 01/2004-current, Teacher in Xian Jiaotong Unversity, Xi'an, China
  • 04/2005-current, Member of Satellite-Terrestrial Network Tech. RD Key Lab. of Shaanxi Province.
  • 06/2006~current, Member of Ministry Of Education Key Lab For Intelligent Network and Newtwork Security, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • 07/1995-08/1997 the forth Department, State owned factory No. 262

Reviewer of International Journals and national Journals

  • IEEE Trans. on SMC-C
  • IEEE Trans. on SMC-A(System)
  • Knowlege-based Systems
  • IEEE Access
  • JNCA
  • Future Generation Computer Science
  • ECRA
  • Chinese Journal of Computers
  • Computer Research and Development
  • Journal Of Software
  • Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Decision and Control

2008-current, Data Ming and Knowledge Discovery, Autum, for undergraduate program

2012-current, Complex Network and Social Network Analysis, Autumn, for master program
2005-2011, The theory and application of Multiagent system, Spring, for master program


Selected Publication



[1].   Haiping Zhu, Yifu Ni, Feng Tian*, Pei Feng, Yan Chen, Qinghua Zheng, A group-oriented recommendation algorithm based on similarities of personal learning generative networks, IEEE Access, (on-line published, DOI:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2856753)

[2].   Yan Chen; Qinghua Zheng; Shuguang Ji; Feng Tian*; Haiping Zhu; Min Liu, Identifying at-risk students based on Phased Prediction Model, Knowledge and Information Systems, 2018, (Accepted with minor revision)

[3].  Feng Tian, Jia Yue, Xing Wan, Qinghua Zheng, Kuo-Ming Chao, Qinghua Zheng, Learning State Recognition Based on Multi-channel Data Fusion, CVPR2018 workshop on Vision Meets Cognition: Functionality, Physics, Intentionality and Causality, Salt Lake City, USA, 2018, ( arXiv paper Preprint

[4].   Haiping Zhu, Feng Tian*, Ke Wu, Nazaraf Shah, Yan Chen, Yifu Ni, Xinhui Zhang, Kuo-Ming Chao, Qinghua Zheng, A Multi-Constraint Learning Path Recommendation Algorithm Based on Knowledge Map, Knowledge-based Systems, 2018, 143:102-114.     (HTML, Accepted, IF=4.529) 

[5].    Rong Zhang, Feng Tian*, Xiaochun Ren, Yaxing Chen, Kuoming Chao, Ruo-meng Zhao, Bo Dong, Wei Wang. Associate Multi-Task Scheduling Algorithm based on Self-adaptive Inertia Weight Particle Swarm Optimization with Disruption Operator and Chaos Operator in Cloud Environment, Service-Oriented Computing and Application2018 (3) :1-8

[6].   Yanping Chen, Qinghua Zheng, Feng Tian, Huan Liu, Yazhou Hao, Nazaraf Shah, Exploring Open Information via Event Network, Natural Language Engineering, 2018, 24(2), 199-220.

[7].    Rang Zhang, A-min Zhong, Bo Dong, Feng Tian*, Rui Li, Container-VM-PM Architecture: A Novel Architecture for Docker Container Placement, International Conference on Cloud Computing, 2018,128-140.


[8].  Feng Tian, Tian Lan, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Qinghua Zheng, Nazaraf Shah, Mining Suspicious Tax Evasion Groups in Big Data,(Extended Abstract), IEEE ICDE 2017.

[9].    Feng Tian, Rong Zhang, Jacek Lewandowski, Kuo-Ming Chao, Longzhuang Li and Bo Dong, Deadlock-free migration for Virtual Machine Consolidation using Chicken Swarm Optimization Algorithm, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems,   vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1389-1400, 2017, (html) (IF=1.004) 


[10].  Feng Tian, Tian Lan, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Qinghua Zheng, Nazaraf Shah, Mining Suspicious Tax Evasion Groups in Big Data, IEEE Trans. On Knowledge and Data Engineering, VOL. 28, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2016, 2651-2664. (HTML) (IF=2.067)

[11]. Feng Tian, Kuo-Ming Chao, Zuren Feng, Keyi Xing, Nazaraf Shah, Using Wireless Visual Sensor Network to Harmonically Navigate Low-Cost Multi-Wheelchairs in Indoor Environment, Journal of Network and Computer Application, Vol. 62, February 2016, Pages 88–99 (HTML) (IF=2.331, 5-year IF=2.485)

[12].  Feng Tian, Fan Wu, Kuo-Ming Chao, Qinghua Zheng, Nazaraf Shah, Tian Lan, Jia Yue, A Topic Sentence-based Instance Transfer Method for Imbalanced Sentiment Classification of Chinese Product Reviews, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Volume 16, March–April 2016, Pages 66–76, (HTML) (IF=2.139, 5-year IF=2.831)

[13].   Qinghua Zheng; Rui Li; Xiuqi Li; Nazaraf Shah; Jianke Zhang; *FENG TIAN; Kuo-Ming Chao; Jia Li, Virtual Machine Consolidated Placement Based on Multi-Objective Biogeography-Based Optimization, Future Generation Computer Systems, 2016,  54:96-122. ( (IF=2.786, 5-year IF=2.464)

[14].   Yanping Chen, Qinghua Zheng, Feng Tian, and Deli Zheng, A Segmentation Matrix Method for Chinese Segmentation Ambiguity Analysis, Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language ProcessingVol. 21, No. 1, June 2016, pp. 1-28. (HTML)


[15].  Feng Tian, Tian Ma, Dong Bo, Qinghua Zheng, PWLM3-based Automatic Performance Model Estimation Method for HDFS Write and Read Operations, Future Generation Computer Systems, 2015, Vol. 50, 127–139.(HTML) (IF=2.430, 5-year IF=2.335)


[16].  Feng Tian, Pengda Gao, L. Li, Weizhan Zhang, H. Liang, Y. Qian, R. Zhao, Recognizing and regulating e-learners’ emotions based on interactive Chinese texts in e-learning systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, 2014, 55:148-164.(HTML)  (IF=2.947, 5-year IF=3.011)

[17].  Dong Bo, Qinghua Zheng, *Feng Tian, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Tian Ma, Haipeng Xu, Performance Models and Dynamic Characteristics Analysis for HDFS Write and Read Operations: a Systematic View. Journal of Systems and Software, 2014, 93:132–151. (HTML)  (IF=1.352,  5-year IF=1.485)

[18].  Jiwei Qin, Qinghua Zheng, *Feng Tian, Deli Zheng, An Emotion-oriented Music Recommendation Algorithm Fusing Rating and Trust, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, April 2014, 7(2):371-381.(HTML) (IF=0.574,  5-year IF=0.916)


[19].   Dong Bo, Qinghua Zheng, *Feng Tian, Kuo-Ming Chao, Rui Ma, R Anane, An optimized approach for storing and accessing small files on cloud storage, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 2012, 35 (6):1847-1862 (HTML) (IF=1.467,  5-year IF=1.251)

[20].   Weizhan Zhang, Qinghua Zheng, Haifei Li, *Feng Tian, An overlay multicast protocol for live streaming and delay-guaranteed interactive media. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 2012, 35:2028.(HTML) (IF=1.467,  5-year IF=1.251)


[21]. Keyi Xing, MengChu Zhou, Huixia Liu, Feng Tian*, Resource Transition Circuits and Siphons for Deadlock Control of Automated Manufacture, IEEE  TRANS. ON SYS., MAN, AND CYBER. A, 2012, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 74 - 85.

[22].  Ping Jiang; Zuren Feng; Yongqiang Cheng; Yuanxiang Ji; Jin Zhu; Xiaonian Wang; Feng Tian; John Baruch; Fun HuA Mosaic of Eyes, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 2011, Volume: 18, Issue: 3,pp: 104 - 113.

[23]. Keyi Xing, MengChu Zhou, Huixia Liu, Feng TianOptimal Petri-net-based polynomial-Complexity deadlock-avoidance policies for automated manufacturing systems, IEEE TRANS. ON SYS., MAN, AND CYBER. A, 2009, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 188-199.


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