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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. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from Nanjing University, China, and PhD in Computer Science from UQ. He was the Leader of UQ DKE/Data Science Research Division from 2006 to 2020, leading this large research group which received 5 out of 5 ranking in the Australian Research Council's research quality assessment for three consecutive rounds (ERA 2012, 2015, 2018). Before joining UQ in 1999, he worked in the 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 large-scale complex data for business, scientific and personal applications. He has been working in the area of spatiotemporal and multimedia databases, data mining, data quality management, high-performance query processing, big data analytics, and machine learning, co-authored over 350 research papers. He received the Best Paper Awards of WISE 2012&2013, ICDE 2015&2019, DASFAA 2016 and ADC 2019. He was the Program Committee Chair of IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2013), ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2016), and International Conference on Very Large Databases (PVLDB 2020). He was the General Chair of ACM Multimedia Conference (MM 2015). He was a keynote speaker at WISE 2008, CIKM 2015, DEXA 2018 and MDM 2019. He has been on the program committees of numerous international conferences, often as a Senior PC member, including SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, WWW, ACM Multimedia, CIKM, ICDM, PAKDD, ICDCS, IJCAI, AAAI and SIGKDD.  He was the Convenor and Director of the ARC Research Network in Enterprise Information Infrastructure (2004-2011, a major national research collaboration initiative in Australia), Research Director of the ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience (2020 - 2025), and a Chief Investigator for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics (2003 - 2010) and Center for Energy Data Innovation (2018 - 2023). Currently, he is an Associate Editor of The World Wide Web Journal, Knowledge and Information Systems, and Springer's Encyclopedia of Database Systems. He was the Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering (2015 - 2018), and the founding chair of ACM SIGSPATIAL Australian Chapter (2010-2011). He has been on the Steering Committees of ICDE, DASFAA (Vice Chair, 2019 - now), WISE, APWeb (Chair, 2010 - 2018), Australasian Database Conferences (Chair, 2020-now) and BigComp conferences, and a member of the PVLDB Advisory Board (2019-). In the past, he was an Associate Editor of The VLDB Journal (2008-2015), IEEE Data Engineering BulletinInformation Processing LettersIEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2009 - 2015), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (2013-2019), Distributed and Parallel Databases (2015-2020). He is a Fellow of IEEE.

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