Yan Zhang's Home Page
Professor in Artificial Intelligence
School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith, NSW 2751
Telephone: +61 2 4736 0746 (W)
Office: Room Y.3.24, Level 3, Building Y, Penrith (Kingswood) Campus
Educations: BSc (Wuhan), MSc
Professional Affiliations: Members of ACM (Association
for Computing Machinery),
AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), and
ALP (Association of Logic Programming)
Research and Teaching
My research interests include Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR), Deep Learning for Image Transformations, Ontology Based Data Access and Reasoning, Blockchain Based Data Security and
From 2019, I started my new research project called Deep Mountain: Deep learning Mountain landscapes. The project blends together with the AI research with my dedication to high mountain landscape photography. My goal is to create unique mountain artworks through image transformations via deep learning approach.
In our Deep Mountain project, we are developing a MountainGAN to generate mountain images.
The following animations demonstrate how our MountainGAN learns and generates mountain images. Our MountainGAN
is still in the training process.
We are also developing a new model based on Stable Diffusion to generate mountain images with much more defined features.
I am leading the Artificial Intelligence Research Group (AIRG).
I am the Director of Academic Program (DAP) for Artificial Intelligence, here is our new course
Master of Artificial Intelligence (MAI).
I teach unit
300404 Formal Software Engineering for the 3rd year undergraduates of Bachelor of Computer Science, and unit
301315 Knowledge Representation and
Reasoning for postgraduates of Master of Artificial Intelligence.
My Experience during Wuhan Covid-19 Outbreak
A Hard and Sad Decision, The Guardian
Escaping the Epicentre, Australian Geographic
Yan Zhang Photography
Solo Exhibition: Chasing the Mountain Light