University of Nottingham Ningbo China
School of
Computer Science
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Academic staff

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Head of School
Ruibin Bai

Prof Ruibin Bai

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Head of Computer Science, Deputy Faculty Director of Knowledge and Exchange 

Professor Ruibin Bai holds BSc and MSc degrees from Northwestern Polytechnic University and a PhD from The University of Nottingham. He joined The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) in 2007 as a lecturer after spending two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Nottingham. He got promoted to an associate professor in 2011.

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robert john

Prof. Robert John

 

Associate Head of Computer Science, Professor of Operational Research and Computer Science

 

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Other academic staff
Vladimir Brusic

Prof Vladimir Brusic

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Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Computer Science

Prof Liu Jiang

Prof Jiang Liu

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Guest Professor in Computer Science

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Dylan Shen

Prof Dylan Shen

 

Honorary and Adjunct Professor

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Amin Farjudian

Amin Farjudian

 

 

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 Associate Professor of Computer Science

Since finishing his PhD from University of Birmingham, Dr Amin Farjudian has been working as a researcher and lecturer of mathematics and computer science. 

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Dave Towey

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Associate Professor, Director of Teaching and Learning, Deputy Head of School, Deputy Director of IDIC

After graduating from The University of Dublin, Trinity College (TCD), Dave worked in Japan in the late 1990s, helping develop a breast cancer screening tool using ultrasound imaging technology and fuzzy reasoning.

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Ying Weng

Ying Weng

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Associate Professor in Computer Science

Dr Ying Weng is Associate Professor in School of Computer Science at University of Nottingham Ningbo. Before joining as Assistant Professor at Bangor University, UK in 2011, she worked on the International Standardisation in the British Broadcasting Corporation, London, UK; Postdoctoral research at Imperial College, London, UK.

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Heshan Du

Heshan Du

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Heshan Du is an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). She holds BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Nottingham, where she studied under Dr. Natasha Alechina in
the School of Computer Science and Prof. Mike Jackson in the Nottingham Geospatial Institute. Before joining UNNC, Heshan was a research fellow in the AI group led by Prof. Anthony Cohn at the University of Leeds.

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Jianfeng Ren

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Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computer Science

Jiawei Li

Jiawei Li

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Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computer Science

Dr Jiawei Li is an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). Before joining UNNC, he was a research fellow at the University of Stirling from 2016-2017 and the University of Nottingham from 2008-2015.

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Liang Dai

Liang Dai

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Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computer Science

After finishing the PhD study in Uppsala University, Dr Liang Dai has worked as postdoctoral researcher in the New York University Abu Dhabi and Halmstad University. 

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Nasser Mustafa

Nasser Mustafa

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Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computer Science

Dr Nasser M. Mustafa worked in the Carleton University as a part-time instructor and gained his PhD degree there.

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Paul Dempster

Paul Dempster

 

 

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Assistant Professor, Senior Tutor

After graduating from The University of Glasgow, Paul came to China to study Mandarin at Fudan University, Shanghai. He then moved to Ningbo to assist in the start-up of the then new Division of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). The main focus of his four years there was the teaching of programming to entry-level undergraduates, and later also developing and teaching content for foundation-level students.

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Prapa Rattadilok

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Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computer Science

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Qian Zhang

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Assistant Professor

Qian Zhang completed her BSc in Computer Science from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2009. Following this she obtained an MSc (distinction) in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham (UK) in the year 2010. She obtained her PhD in the year 2015 and joins the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) in 2016 as an assistant professor.

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Richard Chang 

Richard Chang

 

 

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Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computer Science

Dr Richard Chang has a Bsc and Msc (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France, 2002, 2004) and a PhD in Computer Vision (UPMC, France, 2009). He worked at the Institute for Infocomm Research (A*STAR - Singapore) as research scientist (2010-2016). His research interests include image processing, computer vision and machine learning.

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Sherif Kassem

Sherif Kassem

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Prof. Sherif Kassem received his Ph.D. in computer and Information System from the University of Kent at England. Prof. Sherif Kassem is Full Prof. from more than 13 years. 

His major research interests are Database, Parallel Processing, Neural Network, Designing an Expert System for Financial Companies.

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tianxiang Cui 

Tianxiang Cui

 

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Teaching Fellow in Computer Science

Dr Tianxiang Cui completed his BSc in Computer Science from University of Bristol, UK in 2010. Following this he obtained his MSc in Advanced Computing at University of Bristol, UK in 2011. In 2012, he started his PhD in the field of operation research and metaheuristics at University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. He obtained his PhD in 2016.

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Zheng Lu

 Zheng Lu

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 Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Computer Science

Dr. LU Zheng joins UNNC as an Assistant Professor in 2017 after his assistant professorship at the City University of Hong Kong since 2013. Before working as a university faculty member, He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Texas at Austin.

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Honorary staff
Tie-Yan Liu Tie-Yan Liu  

Honorary Professor

Tie-Yan Liu is a senior researcher and research manager at Microsoft Research Asia. His research interests include machine learning (learning to rank, online learning, deep learning, and statistical learning theory), information retrieval, and algorithmic game theory. He is well known for his pioneer work on learning to rank for information retrieval.

Guoping Qiu Prof. Guoping Qiu  

Visiting Professor

Professor Guoping Qiu's  general research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning, data mining and their real-life applications. His particular research focus and expertise is in high dynamic range imaging and video, multimedia content analysis and processing, content-based image indexing and retrieval, automatic image annotation, and medical image analysis (digital pathology). 

John Cartlidge Dr John Cartlidge  

Visiting Scholar

Dr John Cartlidge has a first class BSc (Hons) in Artificial Intelligence & Mathematics (University of Leeds, UK, 2000) and a
PhD in Artificial Intelligence (University of Leeds, UK, 2004; supervised by Professor Seth Bullock). After successfully defending his PhD thesis on evolutionary adaptation in competitive computer systems, Dr Cartlidge spent four years in industry working on a variety of commercial research projects.

MattPike  Matthew Pike  

Visiting Scholar

Matthew Pike is a Computer Science Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nottingham,UK studying Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with Dr Max Wilson and is affiliated with the Mixed Reality Lab (MRL).