Xiaofang Zhou


Professor Xiaofang Zhou is a Professor of Computer Science at Soochow University and the University of Queensland, and Head of Data Engineering and Pattern Recognition Research Division at UQ, which includes the Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) Group.

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.

Xiaofang received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from Nanjing University, China, and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Queensland. 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 spatial and multimedia databases, data quality, high performance query processing, Web information systems and bioinformatics, co-authored over 250 research papers with many published in top journals and conferences such as SIGMOD, VLDB , ICDE, ACM Multimedia, The VLDB Journal, ACM Transactions and IEEE Transactions. He was the Program Committee Chair of IFIP Conference on Visual Databases (VDB 2002), 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), the 22nd and 23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2011 and 2012), the 20th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2012) and the 29th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2013), CIKM 2016 and SSTD 2017. He is a General Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia conference in 2015 and MDM 2018. He has been on the program committees of numerous international conferences, including SIGMOD (2007-09, 14, 18 and group leader for 2015), VLDB (2008-09, 12-18), ICDE (2005-07, 09-15, 2018), WWW (2006, 08, 09, 12,13), ACM Multimedia (2011) and AAAI (2016). Currently he is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, World Wide Web Journal, Distributed and Parallel Databases, IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, 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 The VLDB Journal (2009-2015), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2009-2013) and Information Processing Letters. Xiaofang is a specially appointed Adjunct Professor under the Chinese National Qianren Scheme (category B) hosted by Renmin University of China (2010-2013), and by Soochow University (since 2013) where he leads the Research Center on Advanced Data Analytics (ADA).