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Bao, Yukun


Department of Business Management     

Research Interests:
Business Forecasting/Marketing Science, Business Data Mining, E-learning, Business Negotiation
Phone: +86-27-87558579
Email: yukunbao@126.com


  Ph.D. (Majored in Management Science and Engineering), HUST, 2002.

  M.E. (Majored in Management Engineering), HUST, 1999.

  B.E. (Majored in Management Information Systems), HUST, 1996.

  Overseas Visiting and Training

  Visiting Scholar, University of Lancaster, UK, Jan. 2006-Jan. 2007.

  Courses Taught

  Business Data Mining, Business Negotiation, Management Information Systems, Customer Relationship Management

  Industrial Experiences

  Deputy Director, Dept. of Managing Directors, DNMC, 2004.7-2005.4

  Research Interests

  Business Forecasting/Marketing Science, Business Data Mining, E-learning/Knowledge Management, Business Negotiation


  Prizes, Awards & Honors

        1. Moe-IBM Excellent Faculty Award (2012), for the joint project “Business Data Mining”.

  2. The Guandong Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award (2005), for the development of Decision Support Systems in Nuclear Power Station Operational Management.

  3. The Hubei Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award (2004), for the development of Enterprise Information Systems for Three Ring Group Company (Key State-owned Company).

  4. The Excellent Young Faculty Award in HUST (2005), for the excellent performance in research and teaching.

  5. The Provincial First-class Bsc. Thesis Supervision Award (2009), Miss Xi Liu, “Modeling and Forecasting Inbound Tourism Flows based on Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition”, supervised by Dr. Yukun Bao.

  6. The Provincial First-class Bsc. Thesis Supervision Award (2007), Mr. Xianyue Zheng, “Classifying the Spare Parts by SVMs”, supervised by Dr. Yukun Bao.

  7. The Provincial First-class Bsc. Thesis Supervision Award (2005), Miss Hua Zou, “Forecasting with SVMs: Techniques and Applications”, supervised by Dr. Yukun Bao.

  8. The Excellent Teaching Award in HUST (2005,2004, 2003)


  Membership of Academic Organizations

   Standing Director:Society for Computer Simulation, Chinese Society for Optimization, Overall Planning and Economic Mathematics.

  Peer Reviewer:Department of Management Science, Department of Information Science, National Natural Science Foundation of China.

  Peer Reviewer:Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province,China.

  Deputy Director:Center for Modern Information Management, Key Institutes of Humanities and Social Science of Hubei Province.

  IEEE Senior Member  Since 2013.

   IEEE Wuhan Section      Since 2007, Executive Committe Member

   Member of Academic Conferences(Partial)

   PC Member/Session Chair:International Joint Conference on Computational Sciences and Optimization (CSO) (Technical supported by IEEE), 2008-2014.

   PC Member/Session Chair:

  International Conference on Business Intelligence and Financial Engineering (BIFE) (Technical supported by IEEE), 2008-2014.

   Session Chair:

  The 8th International Conference on Optimization: Techniques andApplications (ICOTA 8).

   Session Chair:

  International Conference on Energy Chemical Management System Engineering. 2012.


  Journal Editorship

  Associate Editor, Neurocomputing (Elsevier), 2013-present

        Language(English) Editor, Chinese Journal of Management (key journal listed by NSFC), 2014-present

 Journal Reviewer(Regular)


  IEEE Transaction on Fuzzy Systems

  IEEE Transaction on Neural Networks and Learning Systems


  Knowledge-based Systems

  Tourism Management

  European Journal of Operational Research

  International Journal of Production Research

  Electronic Commerce Research and Application

        Applied Soft Computing

  Expert Systems with Applications

  Computers in Human Behavior


  Key ResearchProjects

  2005-2007: Principal Investigator, “Research on Support Vector Machines Based Forecasting Method for Rarely Used Spare Parts Inventory Model”. National Natural Science Fund of China (No. 70401015).

  2008-2010: Principal Investigator, “Research on Intelligent Support Vector Regression Based Forecasting Method”. National Natural Science Fund of China (No. 70771042).

  2013-2015: Principal Investigator, “Forecasting with Searching Data”. MOE (Ministry of Education in China) Project of Humanities and Social Science (Project No.13YJA630002)


  RefereedJournal Articles(recently)

  (* indicates the corresponding author.)

  1. Zhongyi Hu, Yukun Bao*, Tao Xiong. Comprehensive Learning Particle Swarm Optimization based Memetic Algorithm for Model Selection in Short-term Load Forecasting using Support Vector Regression.  Applied Soft Computing, 2014, 25:15-25. DOI:10.1016/j.asoc.2014.09.007 (SCI, IF:2.679)

2. Yukun Bao*, Tao Xiong, Zhongyi Hu. PSO-MISMO Modeling Strategy for Multi-Step-Ahead Time Series Prediction (Regular paper). IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B), 2014, 44(5): 655-668. DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2013.2265084. (SCI, IF:3.781)

3. Tao Xiong, Yukun Bao*, Zhongyi Hu. Interval Forecasting of Electricity Demand: A Novel Bivariate EMD-based Support Vector Regression Modeling Framework. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems. 2014, 63:353-362. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2014.06.010. (SCI, IF:3.432)

4. Mboni Kibelloh, Yukun Bao*. Perceptions of International Female Students Towards E-learning in Resolving High Education and Family Role Strain. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2014, 50(4):471-491. (SSCI, IF:0.659).

5. Yukun Bao*, Tao Xiong, Zhongyi Hu, Multi-Step-Ahead Time Series Prediction using Multiple-Output Support Vector Regression. Neurocomputing, 2014, 129: 482-493. DOI:10.1016/j.neucom.2013.09.010 (SCI, IF:2.005)

6. Mboni Kibelloh, Yukun Bao*. Can Online MBA Program Balance Work, Family and Career Aspirations of Professional Working Mothers? A Case Study in China. Asia Pacific Education Researcher, 2014, 23(2): 249-260.. DOI: 10.1007/s40299-013-0101-1. (SSCI, IF:0.793)

7. Tao Xiong, Yukun Bao*, Zhongyi Hu. Multiple-output support vector regression with firefly algorithm for interval-valued stock price index forecasting. Knowledge-based Systems. 2014, 55:87-100. DOI:10.1016/j.knosys.2013.10.012. (SCI, IF:3.058)

8. Tao Xiong, Yukun Bao*, Zhongyi Hu. Does Restraining End Effect Matter in EMD-Based Modeling Framework for Time Series Prediction? Some Experimental Evidences. Neurocomputing. 2014, 123:174-184.  DOI: 10.1016/ j.neucom.2013.07.004, (SCI, IF:2.005)

9. Tao Xiong, Yukun Bao*, Zhongyi Hu. Beyond One-Step-Ahead Forecasting: Evaluation of Alternative Multi-Step-Ahead Forecasting Models for Crude Oil Price. Energy Economics. 2013, 40:405-415. DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2013.07.028 .(SSCI, IF:2.538)

10. Yukun Bao*, Zhongyi Hu, Tao Xiong. A PSO and Pattern Search based Memetic Algorithm for SVMs Parameters Optimization. Neurocomputing, 2013, 117: 98-106. (SCI, IF: 1.634)

11. Yukun Bao*, Tao Xiong, Zhongyi Hu, Mboni Kibelloh. Exploring gender differences on general and specific computer self-efficacy in mobile learning adoption. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013, 49(1):111-132. (SSCI, IF:0.44)