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Professor Xiaofang Zhou PhD,FIEEE


School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072 AUSTRALIA
Office: Room 629, Building 78, St Lucia Campus    (map)
Phone: (61-7) 33652989

Email: zxf@itee.uq.edu.au
Assistant: Kathleen Williamson (Ph:0434070948, Email:bigk@itee.uq.edu.au)

Dr Xiaofang Zhou is a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Queensland, Leader of UQ Data Science Research Group and an IEEE Fellow. Xiaofang received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from Nanjing University, China, and PhD in Computer Science from UQ. Before joining UQ in 1999, he worked as a researcher in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), leading its Spatial Information Systems group. His research focus is to find effective and efficient solutions for managing, integrating and analyzing very large amount of complex data for business, scientific and personal applications. He has been working in the area of spatiotemporal and multimedia databases, data mining, data quality, high performance query processing, big data analytics and machine learning, co-authored over 300 research papers with many published in top journals and conferences such as SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, ACM Multimedia, AAAI, IJCAI, The VLDB Journal, ACM and IEEE Transactions. He received Best Paper Awards of WISE 2012&2013, ICDE 2015 and DASFAA 2016. He was the Program Committee Chair of Australasian Database Conferences (ADC 2002 and 2003), International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2004), Asia Pacific Web Conferences (APWeb 2003 and 2006), International Conference on Databases Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2009, DASFAA 2012 and DASFAA 2015), International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2012),  IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2013), ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016), International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2017) and International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2020). He is a General Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia Conference 2015, IEEE International Conference on Data Management (MDM 2018) and China Big Data Technology Conference 2017. He has been on the program committees of numerous international conferences, often as a Senior PC member, including SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, WWW, ACM Multimedia, ICDM, ICDCS and AAAI. He was the Convenor and Director of ARC Research Network in Enterprise Information Infrastructure from 2004-2011 (a major national research collaboration initiative in Australia), and the founding chair of ACM SIGSPATIAL Australian Chapter from 2010-2011. Currently he is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, World Wide Web Journal, Distributed and Parallel Databases, Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer's Encyclopedia of Database Systems, and Springer's Web Information System Engineering book series. He is the current Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering (TCDE, 2015 - present), and the Steering Committees of ICDE, DASFAA, WISE, APWeb and Australasian Database Conferences. In the past he was an Associate Editor of VLDB Journal (2008-2015), IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, Information Processing Letters (2009-2015), and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2009 - 2015). Xiaofang is an Adjunct Professor at Renmin University of China and Soochow University where he leads Advanced Data Analytics Lab (ADA Lab).

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