Professor Dong-Ling Xu

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Position: Chair of Decision Sciences and Systems
Academic unit: Management Sciences and Marketing
 

Research Interests

Her current research interests are in the areas of multiple attribute decision analysis under uncertainties, decision theory, utility theory, optimisation, and their applications in performance assessment for decision making, including supplier selection, policy impact assessment, environmental impact assessment, sustainability management, and consumer preference identification.

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Her teaching activities include supervision of PhD and DBA students and MSc dissertation projects. She teaches the following courses for both undergraduates and postgraduates:

  • MBA - Performance Assessment and Decision Support
  • MSc - Decision Modelling and Performance Analysis
  • MSc - Decision Modelling, Performance Assessment and Forecasting
  • MSc - Mathematical Modelling and Optimisation
  • MSc - Business Performance Assessment for Decision Making
  • Third Year - Decision Modelling and Analysis
  • Second Year - Introduction to Operational Research
  • Second Year - Statistics for Management
  • First Year - Quantitative Methods for Management

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Showing 119 publication(s)

2016

  • Li, Y. Z., Wu, Q. H., Jiang, L., Yang, J-B., & Xu, D-L. (2016). Optimal power system dispatch with wind power integrated using nonlinear interval optimization and evidential reasoning approach. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 31(3), 2246-2254. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2449667. Publication link: c78f4ad9-a4d4-4603-923c-8625880246a0
  • Diaz, J. E., Handl, J., & Xu, D. (2016). Evolutionary Robust Optimization in Production Planning - Interactions between Number of Objectives, Sample Size and Choice of Robustness Measure. Computers and Operations Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.cor.2016.06.020. Publication link: f7f88580-485a-42be-a94f-2ecf055a8d21
  • Yang, Y., & Xu, D. (2016). A methodology for assessing the effect of portfolio management on NPD performance based on Bayesian network scenarios. Expert Systems. . Publication link: 9c7299f2-b4a9-440a-a264-cd7846296837
  • Yang, . G., Yang, J-B., Xu, D., & Khoveyni, . M. (2016). A Three-Stage Hybrid Approach for Weight Assignment in MADM. Omega (United Kingdom). . Publication link: 62bd4323-1221-48ac-9ab1-6b85c95514bc

2015

2014

2013

  • Liu, L. W., Mehandjiev, N., & Xu, D. L. (2013). Context Similarity Metric for Multi-dimensional Service Recommendation. International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 18(1), 75-106. . Publication link: 5388bef6-c86e-4403-b21a-dcd8b9545051
  • Xu, D. L., Chen, Y. W., Yang, J. B., Tang, D. W., Vitoriano, B. (Ed.), Montero, J. (Ed.), & Ruan, D. (Ed.) (2013). Fire and explosion safety assessment in container line supply chain. In Decision Aid Models for Disaster Management and Emergencies. (pp. 295-306). Springer Verlag. . Publication link: 4adfb9b1-d7d2-4a12-8216-9712439563f6
  • Almulhim, . U., Mikhailov, L., D., . U., & Xu, L. (2013). A Fuzzy Group Prioritization Method for Deriving Weights and its Software Implementation. International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence, 2(3), 7-14. DOI: 10.9781/ijimai.2013.231. Publication link: 7c299a1a-6032-4660-b214-7047924a629a

2012

  • Zhou, Z. J., Hu, C. H., Wang, W. B., Zhang, B. C., Xu, D. L., & Zheng, J. F. (2012). Condition-based maintenance of dynamic systems using online failure prognosis and belief rule base. Expert Systems with Applications, 39, 6140-6149. . Publication link: 39845b69-3645-4dcb-8fc3-a845832d8f28
  • Kong, G., Xu, D. L., Body, R., Yang, J. B., MacKway-Jones, K., & Carley, S. (2012). A belief rule-based decision support system for clinical risk assessment of cardiac chest pain. European Journal of Operational Research, 219(3), 564-573. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2011.10.044. Publication link: 541a9b9d-088a-4522-9938-b4c7cfd601ad
  • Maddulapalli, A. K., Yang, J. B., & Xu, D. L. (2012). Estimation, modelling and aggregation of missing survey data for prioritizing customer voices. European Journal of Operational Research, 220, 762-776. . Publication link: 21b4f1b0-6c1d-4b20-9db6-d25172619b26
  • Chen, Y. W., Poon, S. H., Yang, J. B., Xu, D. L., Zhang, D., & Acomb, S. (2012). Belief rule-based system for portfolio optimisation with nonlinear cash-flows and constraints. European Journal of Operational Research, 223(3), 775-784. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2012.07.008. Publication link: f002ac11-b181-432e-82be-bf28deffe682
  • Kong, G. L., Xu, D. L., Yang, J. B., Body, R., Mackway-Jones, K., & Carley, S. (2012). A belief rule-based decision support system for clinical risk assessment of cardiac chest pain. European Journal of Operational Research, 219(3), 564-573. . Publication link: df5b7d14-9120-4599-9dc6-956e30866ce0

2011

  • Xu, D. L., Ruan, D., & Yang, J. B. (2011). Supporting nuclear safety culture assessment using Intelligent Decision System software. In IEEE SSCI 2011 - Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - MCDM 2011: 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multicriteria Decision-Making|IEEE SSCI - Symp. Ser. Comput. Intell. - IEEE Symp. Comput. Intell. Multicriteria Decis.-Mak., MCDM. (pp. 67-72). DOI: 10.1109/SMDCM.2011.5949281. Publication link: cfde4a35-e6f4-4d9a-a8c7-1ef59ada17be
  • Yang, J. B., & Xu, D. L. (2011). Evidence based decision analysis and support. In IEEE SSCI 2011 - Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - CICA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Control and Automation|IEEE SSCI - Symp. Ser. Comput. Intell. - CICA - IEEE Symp. Comput. Intell. Control Autom.. (pp. 131-136). DOI: 10.1109/CICA.2011.5945764. Publication link: e0d05581-4e78-44ff-9d42-cfa8b166086e
  • Xu, D. L., Yang, J. B., Tang, Y. (Ed.), Huynh, V-N. (Ed.), & Lawry, J. (Ed.) (2011). Introduction to the ER rule for evidence combination. In Integrated Uncertainty in Knowledge Modelling and decision Making. (pp. 7-15). Publication link: 2979860e-12e4-4f37-a645-c411bb84c8d8
  • Liu, L., Mehandjiev, N., & Xu, D. L. (2011). Multi-criteria service recommendation based on user criteria preferences. In RecSys'11 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems|RecSys - Proc. ACM Conf. Recomm. Syst.. (pp. 77-84). DOI: 10.1145/2043932.2043950. Publication link: 1fa35a41-09b9-443b-9903-487e0df4df99
  • Yang, J. B., & Xu, D. L. (2011). Introduction to the ER rule for evidence combination. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.. (1 ed., Vol. 7027, pp. 7-15). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24918-1_2. Publication link: 36e8a147-23b1-4549-ab2b-7f44657dd31d
  • Zhou, Z. J., Hu, C. H., Yang, J. B., Xu, D. L., & Zhou, D. H. (2011). Online updating belief-rule-base using the RIMER approach. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems & Humans, 41(6), 1225-1243. [5771132]. DOI: 10.1109/TSMCA.2011.2147312. Publication link: 6f151f0c-1925-4606-bae0-1468968be7d7
  • Yang, J. B., Xu, D. L., Xie, X., & Maddulapalli, A. K. (2011). Multicriteria evidential reasoning decision modelling and analysisprioritizing voices of customer. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 62(9), 1638-1654. DOI: 10.1057/jors.2010.118. Publication link: 78b28de4-8fa2-4de9-b005-7168d95422ef
  • Zhou, Z. J., Hu, C. H., Xu, D. L., Yang, J. B., & Zhou, D. H. (2011). Bayesian reasoning approach based recursive algorithm for online updating belief rule based expert system of pipeline leak detection. Expert Systems with Applications, 38(4), 3937-3943. DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2010.09.055. Publication link: a4a170d9-3133-4514-ab13-e357646323a2
  • Xu, D. L., Zhou, Z. J., Yang, J. B., & Hu, C. H. (2011). Belief Rule Base Expert Systems and Complex System Modelling. In Belief Rule Base Expert Systems and Complex System Modelling. Beijing: Science Publisher. . Publication link: 8ef1fa06-9cf4-480b-840c-4b7254d5b1e4

2010

  • Zhou, Z. J., Hu, C. H., Yang, J. B., Xu, D. L., & Zhou, D. H. (2010). Online updating belief-rule-based systems using the RIMER approach. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans. . Publication link: f0eabefd-5f1e-4475-8699-a67b259793a9
  • Tang, D. W., Xu, L., Yang, J. B., & Chen, Y. W. (2010). A model for security evaluation of a port storage area against theft in a Container Line Supply Chain. In host publication.. Publication link: e2d2dd0c-16db-434d-a577-0f92473a198a
  • Yang, J. B., Wong, B. Y. H., Xu, D. L., Liu, X. B., & Steuer, R. E. (2010). Integrated bank performance assessment and management planning using hybrid minimax reference point - DEA approach. European Journal of Operational Research, 207(3), 1506-1518. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2010.07.001. Publication link: becfd908-abb4-44be-a658-fab5df1eed7d
  • Xu, D. L. (2010). Evidence Based Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis and Its Applications in Sustainability and Environmental Management. Pre-conference Workshop, Chinese Control Conference 2010, The Beijing Institute of Technology, .. Publication link: 917ff2e0-c73c-4b97-b682-36014fca9ef6
  • Xu, D. L., & Ruan, D. (Ed.) (2010). A Web Based Assessment Tool via the Evidential Reasoning Approach. In Computational Intelligence in Complex Decision Systems. Paris, France: Atlantis Press. . Publication link: a642ea22-702d-4180-9836-4035934e2538
  • Xu, D. L. (2010). Global Sensitivity Analysis in Multiple Criteria Decision Making via Evidential Reasoning Approach (accepted subject to revision).European Journal of Operational Research. . Publication link: 98846859-9e30-4077-af03-69627bf2b5c4
  • Xu, D. L., & David-West, O. (2010). A Conceptual Model of Electronic Banking Service Quality (EBSQ) in an Emerging Economy. In host publication.. Publication link: 953f01a5-fb11-45c3-9ba3-79cb9d8e9954
  • Chen, Y. W., Xu, D. L., & Yang, J. B. (2010). Effective learning of belief rule based systems with sequential linear programming. In host publication.. Publication link: 37cecdf4-97c7-4ebc-86d5-7bef47383dda
  • Xu, D. L., & Yang, J-B. (2010). Business Innovation Assessment and Improvement - Supported by Intelligent Decision System. In host publication.. Publication link: 505737d6-adef-408c-800b-baa75225daa9
  • Chen, Y. W., Xu, D. L., Yang, J. B., & Tang, D. W. (2010). Fire and explosion safety assessment of container line supply chain. In host publication.. Publication link: 1a4facd2-a47a-4d95-9acc-b844409e1a26
  • Yang, J. B., & Xu, D. L. (2010). Hybrid minimax reference point – DEA approach for integrated bank performance assessment and planning. In host publication.. Publication link: 1d556224-0fc1-47b9-a506-d0d3445f51e9
  • Xie, X., Yang, J. B., Xu, D. L., Maddulapalli, A. K., & Yang, Q. (2010). Uncertainty and preference modelling for multiple criteria vehicle evaluation. International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, 3(6), 688-708. DOI: 10.2991/ijcis.2010.3.6.1. Publication link: 0292d1e0-9eb2-49cc-820e-5a2d3fe5b479

2009

  • Yang, J. B., Wong, B. Y. H., Xu, D. L., & Stewart, T. J. (2009). Integrating DEA-oriented performance assessment and target setting using interactive MOLP methods. European Journal of Operational Research, 195(1), 205-222. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2008.01.013. Publication link: a79b074f-f141-4cfd-99e0-59e7fa5dec7d
  • Ren, J., Jenkinson, I., Wang, J., Xu, D. L., & Yang, J. B. (2009). An offshore risk analysis method using fuzzy Bayesian network. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 131(4), 1-12. DOI: 10.1115/1.3124123. Publication link: 6723d93a-140c-4981-9ede-d2df14c4554b
  • Xu, D. L., Yang, J. B., Tang, D. W., Chin, K. S., Raghavan, N. R. S. (Ed.), & Cafeo, J. A. (Ed.) (2009). Project risk modelling and assessment in new product development. In Product Research – The Art and Science Behind Successful Product Launches. (pp. 259-269). Springer Verlag. . Publication link: 44675e59-bf3f-4b36-879b-d040110659b6
  • Xu, D. L., Foster, C., & Hu, Y. (2009). Impact Assessment of Product Carbon Labelling: A Comparison Study among Different Product Groups. In host publication.. Publication link: 3872c963-23dd-43c0-b31e-50f2972d3302
  • Xu, D. L. (2009). Application of multiple criteria decision analysis in impact assessment of carbon labelling. In IEEM 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management|IEEM - IEEE Int. Conf. Ind. Eng. Eng. Manage.. (pp. 2251-2255). DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2009.5373067. Publication link: 00970620-69d4-4eb8-ac1f-2620360b7a80
  • Yang, J. B., Xu, D. L., Xie, X. L., & Maddulapalli, A. K. (2009). Prioritising Voice of Customer by Multicriteria Analysis and Evidential Reasoning. In host publication.. Publication link: f6bfca4c-b60f-433a-b92a-ac2fa0ae7bf1
  • Kong, G. L., Xu, D. L., & Yang, J. B. (2009). An evidence-adaptive belief rule-based clinical decision support system for clinical risk assessment in emergency care. In host publication.. Publication link: c5ba7b95-3f4c-4a4c-99d7-2e52c42b5d12

2008

  • Xu, D. L., & Yang, J. B. (2008). Multiple objective optimisation for performance and efficiency analysis. In host publication.. Publication link: 19a86c3e-5e11-4050-9a42-b3fa97a2ce0b
  • Kong, G. L., Xu, D. L., & Yang, J. B. (2008). Modelling domain knowledge with belief rule base and inference with the evidential reasoning approach in a clinical decision support system 2008. In host publication.. Publication link: 26ac569f-3937-4af6-9bc5-dc7fbc53fe96
  • Kong, G. L., Xu, D. L., & Yang, J. B. (2008). A Prototype Online Group Clinical Decision Support System with Belief Rule-base Inference Methodology. In host publication.. Publication link: 2d674d52-d594-4c76-b356-170804e1828d
  • Kong, G., XU, D. L., & Yang, J. B. (2008). Clinical decision support systems: A review on knowledge representation and inference under uncertainties. International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, 1(2), 159-167. DOI: 10.2991/ijcis.2008.1.2.6. Publication link: 3c6a4a88-fdb7-4054-8a9a-5e3d9711943b
  • Xu, D. L., Xie, X. L., Yang, J. B., & Maddulapalli, A. K. (2008). An investigation into multiple criteria evaluation of consumer preferences under uncertainty. In host publication.. Publication link: 62176c71-0a0a-4259-93af-45a83111caf9
  • Xu, D. L., Yang, J. B., Xie, X. L., & Maddulapalli, A. K. (2008). Evidence based decision analysis - identifying key voices of consumer through data analysis and evidential reasoning. In host publication.. Publication link: 7d5c9677-af8b-402b-af42-25afc4d0b88b
  • Yang, J. B., & Xu, D. L. (2008). Performance assessment and planning: the hybrid DEA-MOLP approach for output-oriented DEA models. In host publication.. Publication link: cc208924-c0ce-4f90-92e1-ce63e2e8ff72
  • Xu, D. L., Yang, J. B., & Liu, X. (2008). Handling uncertain and qualitative information in impact assessment - Applications of IDS in policy making support: Applications of IDS in Policy Making Support. In Studies in Computational Intelligence|Stud. Comput. Intell.. (Vol. 117, pp. 159-185). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78308-4_9. Publication link: a90c1c31-0a75-4fc7-b8a9-26fc7b32e4c5
  • Ren, J., Jenkinson, I., Wang, J., Xu, D. L., & Yang, J. B. (2008). A methodology to model causal relationships on offshore safety assessment focusing on human and organizational factors. Journal of Safety Research, 39(1), 87-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsr.2007.09.009. Publication link: b47ed273-6650-4d93-8133-01bfb60c0e3b
  • Yang, J. B., Tang, D. W., Xu, D. L., & Chin, K. S. (2008). Project risk modelling and assessment in new product development. In host publication.. Publication link: ed0fba0d-209b-4474-9126-18a95c4e7e22
  • Yang, J-B., Xu, D-L., Carle, B., Hardeman, F., & Ruan, D. (2008). Application of intelligent decision system to nuclear waste depository option analysis. International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, 2(2), 146-165. DOI: 10.1504/IJNGEE.2008.018333. Publication link: eff562cf-daa5-4ee0-9da8-6d0a78d49430

2007

  • Xu, D. L., Liu, J., Yang, J. B., Liu, G. P., Wang, J., Jenkinson, I., & Ren, J. (2007). Inference and learning methodology of belief-rule-based expert system for pipeline leak detection. Expert Systems with Applications, 32(1), 103-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2005.11.015. Publication link: bc2a9e79-c8e6-4dc4-b76a-7b61b9338d57

2006

2005

  • Xu, L., Wang, Y., & Yang, J. (2005). The Evidential Reasoning Approach for Multiple Attribute Decision Analysis Using Interval Belief Degrees. European Journal of Operational Research. . Publication link: 809a178e-c576-4673-9fcb-7cecd7339d05

2004

  • Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2004). Supplier Pre-Qualification Assessment Using the ER Approach and Intelligent Decision System. In MCDM 2004.. Publication link: 2a438466-3432-4867-9379-833be7939910
  • Wang, Y., Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2004). The Evidential Reasoning Approach for Multiple Attribute Decision Analysis Using Interval Belief Degrees. In 20th European Conference on Operational Research - EURO XX.. Publication link: 7106fa31-ec41-4766-aced-796e4bc1fba8
  • Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2004). Intelligent Decision System for Supplier Assessment. In DSS2004: The 2004 IFIP Conference on Decision Support Systems.. Publication link: 999748c6-ceb6-403c-8a9b-8ed874ee3724
  • Yang, J., Wang, Y., & Xu, L. (2004). Environmental Impact Assessment Using the Evidential Reasoning Approach. European Journal of Operational Research. . Publication link: 9fe84e8d-a277-4780-b644-f5e34b63beb9
  • Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2004). Making Decisions Under Uncertainties Using the Evidential Reasoning Approach. In 15th Mini EURO Conference on Managing Uncertainty in Decision Support Models.. Publication link: 81fa0da8-f12c-441c-8731-317323875187

2003

  • Yang, J., Wang, Y., & Xu, L. (2003). Evidential Reasoning-based Preference Ranking Using Mixed 0-1 Programming. In EURO/INFORMS Joint International Conference.. Publication link: 17ba9988-b1e9-4f1e-af48-309bfed72823
  • Yang, J-B., & Xu, D-L. (2003). Chapter 10 Three novel risk modelling and decision making techniques. In Elsevier Ocean Engineering Series|Elsevier Ocean Eng. Ser.. (Vol. 7, pp. 243-303). Elsevier. . Publication link: 5ce6868e-321d-4744-bab9-c571e96e0eb1
  • Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2003). An Intelligent Decision System Based on the Evidential Reasoning Approach and its Applications. In 3rd International Conference on Decision Support for Telecommunications and Information Society.. Publication link: 993f2b23-f1d6-4d95-827d-d29804e26602
  • Yang, J., Xu, L., & Wang, Y. (2003). Handling Both Probabilistic and Fuzzy Uncertainties in MCDA - the Fuzzy Evidential Reasoning Approach. In EURO/INFORMS Joint International Conference.. Publication link: af6a4281-afb8-44e3-9d5e-71117a33d396

2002

  • Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2002). The Intelligent Decision System and its Applications in Supplier Assessment. In 16th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS).. Publication link: bd46c868-335d-4dce-826c-26ec55b79b9a
  • Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2002). Introduction to IDS and its Application in Business Excellence Assessment Based on the Beta Model for SEMs. In MCDM Winter Conference.. Publication link: 75d50a40-b21a-4cb6-b94d-43fec76517fe
  • Yang, J. B., & Xu, D. L. (2002). On the evidential reasoning algorithm for multiple attribute decision analysis under uncertainty. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems & Humans, 32(3), 289-304. DOI: 10.1109/TSMCA.2002.802746. Publication link: 212cedc0-f31c-48cf-a913-992925b9cb3e
  • Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2002). Application of the Evidential Reasoning Approach to Organisational Self-assessment. In 12th Mini Euro Conference.. Publication link: 1a948e69-878c-42b6-a9a8-8f4b9c82c88b
  • Yang, J. B., & Xu, D. L. (2002). Nonlinear information aggregation via evidential reasoning in multiattribute decision analysis under uncertainty. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems & Humans, 32(3), 376-393. DOI: 10.1109/TSMCA.2002.802809. Publication link: 49e1f68d-5595-4595-8223-dd92139fc1bd
  • Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2002). Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis and Organisational Self-assessment. In 16th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS).. Publication link: 49337390-0565-45f7-ac62-2c5afddc9c0b

2001

  • Yang, J., Xu, L., & Dale, B. G. (2001). Intelligent Decision System - An MCDA Software Package and its Application. In International Conference on Multi-Criteria Decision Making: Theory and Applications in Technology, Business and Economics.. Publication link: 161e60fc-2b04-473a-8f63-3cee7200b4d7
  • Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2001). A Study on Evidential Reasoning Algorithm for Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. In International Conference on Multi-Criteria Decision Making: Theory and Applications in Technology, Business and Economics.. Publication link: 28f39455-1db3-434d-bc3e-3cc168faaf8f
  • Yang, J., Xu, L., Dale, B. G., Kieran, O., Ruxton, T., & Wang, J. (2001). Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis Applied to Safety and Cost Synthesis. Journal of UK Safety and Reliability Society, 21, 2. . Publication link: 99de6d45-f394-43e6-8e24-44cd5183d508
  • Yang, J., Xu, L., & Deng, M. (2001). Nonlinear Regression to Estimate Both Weights and Utilities Via Evidential Reasoning for MADM. In the 5th International Conference on Optimisation: Techniques and Applications.. Publication link: e9c749f8-185e-4214-aeb8-b252db5f7ac3