Basic Information

Huang, Zi-Gang (黄子罡)

Full Professor

School of Life Science and Technology

Xi'an Jiao Tong University



Xi’an Jiaotong University,

No. 28, Xianning West Road 

Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710049, P.R.China 


Research Interests

 Complex Systems Science

 Neuroinformatics and Its Applications

 Neural Computing and Neuromodulation


  • 09/2003 - 06/2008        PhD, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Lanzhou University
  • 09/1999 - 06/2003        Bachelor, School of Physical Science &Technology, Lanzhou University



  • 11/2017-present    Full Professor         School of Life Science & Technology, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Xi’an
  • 05/2016-04/2018   Full Professor         School of Physical Science & Technology, Lanzhou University, China
  • 08/2013-12/2015   Assistant Research Scientist   Arizona State University, US
  • 08/2012-07/2013   Visiting Scholar       Arizona State University, US.
  • 05/2010-04/2016   Associate Professor   School of Physical Science & Technology, Lanzhou University, China
  • 05/2010-08/2010   Visiting Scholar       Department of Mathematics, Kyungpook National University, Korea
  • 07/2008-04/2010   Lecturer                     School of Physical Science & Technology, Lanzhou University, China

 As Principal Investigator

  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11275003) 2013~2016, “The transport processes and flux fluctuation in complex systems”
  2. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 10905026) 2009~2012, “Study of the transport and optimization in complex systems by evolutionary game theory”
  3. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11191240051) 2011~2011, “School and Workshop on Market Microstructure: Design, Efficiency and Statistical Regularities” held by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in Trieste, Italy from 21-25 March 2011.
  4. The Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education funded by the Ministry of Education of China (Grant No. 20090211120030) 2009~2012, “Study of traffic flow and routing strategy in the communication network by evolutionary game theory”
  5. The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. lzujbky-2016-123) 2016~2017, “Data-driven study of complex systems and dynamics”
  6. The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. lzujbky-2010-73) 2011~2013, “Study of the structure and routing on the quantum communication network”
  7. Science and Technology Development Program of Lanzhou (Grant No. 2010-1-129) 2010~2012, “Optimization of the urban traffic system by evolutionary game dynamics”
  8. Crosswise project from Institute of Modern Physics (IMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 2011~2012, “Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics for Spallation Neutron Source”
  9. Crosswise project from Institute of Modern Physics (IMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 2012~2014, “Cell cycle-related protein-protein interaction in tumor cells under radiation of heavy ions”
  10. Project for Young Scholar supported by School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, “Worm spreading in the wireless ad hoc networks”


Selected Publications

[1]       J.-J. Jiang, Z.-G. Huang, T. P. Seager, W. Lin, C. Grebogi, A. Hastings, and Y.-C. Lai, Predicting tipping points in mutualistic networks through dimension reduction, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 10.1073/pnas.1714958115 (2018).

[2]       L.-Z. Wang, R. Su, Z.-G. Huang, X. Wang, W.-X. Wang, C. Grebogi, and Y.-C. Lai, Control and controllability of nonlinear dynamical networks: a geometrical approach, Nature Communications 7: 11323 doi 10.1038/ncomms11323 (2016).

[3]       S.-P. Zhang, Z.-G. Huang*, J.-Q. Dong, D. Eisenberg, T. P. Seager, and Y.-C. Lai*, Optimization and resilience of complex supply-demand networks, New J. Phys. 17 063029 (2015) (*Corresponding Author).

[4]       Q. Chen, Z.-G. Huang*, Y. Wang, and Y.-C. Lai*, Multiagent model and mean field theory of complex auction dynamics, New J. Phys. 17 093003 (2015) (*Corresponding Author)

[5]       J.-T. Sun, S.-J. Wang, Z.-G. Huang*, L. Yang, Y. Do, and Y.-H. Wang*, Effect of information transmission on cooperative behavior. New J. Phys. 12, 063034 (2010) (*Corresponding Author).

[6]       J.-Q. Dong, Z.-G. Huang*, L. Huang, and Y.-C. Lai, Triple grouping and period-three oscillations in minority-game dynamics, Phys. Rev. E 90, 062917 (2014) (*Corresponding Author).

[7]       J.-Q. Zhang, Z.-G. Huang*, J.-Q. Dong, L. Huang, Y.-C. Lai, Controlling collective dynamics in complex minority-game resource-allocation systems. Phys. Rev. E 87, 052808 (2013) (*Corresponding Author).

[8]       Z. Zhou, Z.-G. Huang*, L. Huang, Y.-C. Lai, L. Yang, and D.-S. Xue*, Universality of flux-fluctuation law in complex dynamical systems, Phys. Rev. E 87, 012808(2013) (*Corresponding Author).

[9]       Y.-Z. Chen, Z.-G. Huang*, S.-J. Wang, Y. Zhang*, and Y.-H. Wang*, Diversity of rationality affects the evolution of cooperation, Phys. Rev. E 79, 055101(Rapid Communication) (2009) (*Corresponding Author).

[10]   J.-Q. Dong, Z.-G. Huang*, Z. Zhou, L. Huang, Z.-X. Wu, Y. Do, and Y.-H. Wang, Enhancing transport efficiency by hybrid routing strategy, Europhys. Lett. 99, 20007 (2012) (*Corresponding Author).

[11]   Z. Zhou, Z.-G. Huang*, L. Yang, D.-S. Xue*, and Y.-H. Wang, The effect of human rhythm on network traffic dynamics, J. Stat. Mech. P08001 (2010) (*Corresponding Author).

[12]   L. Zhao, X.-J. Ye, Z.-G. Huang*, J.-T. Sun, L. Yang, Y. Do, and Y.-H. Wang, Promotion of cooperation in the form of C0C1D, J. Stat. Mech. P08009 (2010) (*Corresponding Author).

[13]   J.-Q. Zhang, Z.-G. Huang*, Z.-X. Wu, R. Su, and Y.-C. Lai, Controlling herding in minority game systems, Sci. Rep. 6, 20925; doi: 10.1038/srep20925 (2016).

[14]   H. Cheng, N. Yao, Z.-G. Huang*, J. Park, Y. Do, and Y.-C. Lai*, Mesoscopic interactions and species coexistence in evolutionary game dynamics of cyclic competitions, Sci. Rep. 4, 7486; DOI:10.1038/srep07486 (2014) (*Corresponding Author).

[15]   N. Yao, Z.-G. Huang*, Y.-C. Lai, and Z.-G. Zheng, Robustness of chimera states in complex dynamical systems, Sci. Rep. 3, 3522; DOI:10.1038/srep03522(2013) (*Corresponding Author).

[16]   Z.-G. Huang*, Z.-X. Wu, A.-C. Wu, L. Yang, and Y.-H. Wang*, Role of collective influence in promoting cooperation, Europhys. Lett. 84, 50008 (2008).

[17]   Z.-G. Huang*, S.-J. Wang, X.-J. Xu, and Y.-H. Wang*, Promote cooperation by localized small-world communications, Europhys. Lett. 81, 28001 (2008).

[18]   Z.-G. Huang, S.-J. Wang, X.-J. Xu, and Y.-H. Wang, Mobile agents affect worm spreading in wireless ad hoc networks, J. Stat. Mech. 9, 09005 (2009).

[19]   Z.-G. Huang, Z.-X. Wu, X.-J. Xu, J.-Y. Guan, and Y.-H. Wang*, Coevolutionary dynamics of network and game under birth-death and birth mechanisms, Eur. Phys. J. B 58, 493 (2007).

[20]   Z.-G. Huang, X.-J. Xu, Z.-X. Wu and Y.-H. Wang, Walks on Apollonian networks, Eur. Phys. J. B 51, 549 (2006).

[21]   Z.-G. Huang, J.-Q. Zhang, J.-Q. Dong, L. Huang, Y.-C. Lai, Emergence of grouping in multi-resource minority game dynamics, Sci. Rep. 2, 703; DOI:10.1038/srep00703 (2012).

[22]   Z.-G. Huang, Y. Chen, Y. Zhang, and Y.-H. Wang*, Description of dynamics of stock prices by a Langevin approach, Chin. Phys. 16, 975 (2007).

[23]   Z.-G. Huang, Z.-X. Wu, J.-Y. Guan, and Y.-H. Wang, Memory-based boolean game and self-organized phenomenon on networks, Chin. Phys. Lett. 23, 3119 (2006).

[24]   L. Liu, S. Wang, Y. Peng, Z.-G. Huang, M. Liu, B. Hu, Mining intricate temporal rules for recognizing complex activities of daily living under uncertaintyPattern Recognition 60, 1015 (2016).

[25]   Li Liu, Shu Wang, Guoxin Su, Z.-G. Huang, Ming Liu, Towards Complex Activity Recognition Using a Bayesian Network-Based Probabilistic Generative Framework, Pattern Recognition 68, 295-309 (2017).

[26]   L. Liu, Y. Peng, M. Liu, Z.-G. Huang, Sensor-based Human Activity Recognition System with A Multilayered Model Using Time Series Shapelets, Knowledge-Based Systems 90, 138–152 (2015).

[27]   Z.-D. Zhao, Z.-G. Huang, L. Huang, H. Liu, and Y.-C. Lai, Scaling and correlation of human movements in cyberspace and physical space, Phys. Rev. E 90, 050802 (R) (2014).

[28]   S.-J. Wang, X.-J. Xu, Z.-X. Wu, Z.-G. Huang, and Y.-H. Wang, Influence of synaptic interaction on firing synchronization and spike death in excitatory neuronal networks, Phys. Rev. E 78, 061906 (2008).

[29]   Z.-X. Wu, X.-J. Xu, Z.-G. Huang, S.-J. Wang, and Y.-H. Wang, Evolutionary prisoner’s dilemma game with dynamic preferential selection, Phys. Rev. E 74, 021107 (2006).

[30]   W.-C. Yang, Z.-G. Huang, X.-G. Wang, L. Huang, L. Yang, and Y.-C. Lai, Complex behavior of chaotic synchronization under dual coupling channelsNew J. Phys.17, 023055 (2015).

[31]   J.-Y. Guan, Z.-X. Wu, Z.-G. Huang, X.-J. Xu, and Y.-H. Wang, Promotion of cooperation induced by nonlinear attractive effect in spatial prisoner’s dilemma game, Europhys. Lett. 76, 1214 (2006).

[32]   J. Park, Y. Do, Z.-G. Huang, Y.-C. Lai, Persistent coexistence of cyclically competing species in spatially extended ecosystems, Chaos 23, 023128 (2013).

[33]   S.-J. Wang, Z.-G. Huang, X.-J. Xu, and Y.-H. Wang, Sparse connection density underlies the maximal functional difference between random and scale-free networks, Eur. Phys. J. B 86, 424 (2013).

[34]   L. Liu, Z.-G. Huang, Y. Peng, and M. Liu, "A Hierarchical Pachinko Allocation Model for Social Sentiment Mining." Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management (KSEM). Springer International Publishing, 299-311 (2015).

[35]   J.-T. Sun, S.-J. Wang, Z.-G. Huang, and Y.-H. Wang, Effect of degree correlations on networked traffic dynamics, Physica A 388, 3244 (2009).


[36]   Book Chapter: L. Liu, X. Li, J. Jin, Z.-G. Huang, M. Liu and M. Palaniswami, “Graph-based Routing, Broadcasting and Organizing Algorithms for Ad-hoc Networks”, pp. 55-73, Book Chapter 3 in the book entitled “Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks” edited by Hongbo Zhou (InTech 2012), ISBN 978-953-51-0896-2, DOI: 10.5772/3438. books/wireless-ad-hoc-networks.