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Professor Michael Sheng

Head of Department

Professor Michael Sheng

Michael Sheng is a full Professor and Head of Department of Computing at Macquarie University. Before moving to Macquarie, Michael spent 10 years at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide. Michael holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales and did his post-doc as a research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre.

The Executives of the Department

Executive Role Name Areas of Interests
Deputy Head of DepartmentDr Len Hamey Pattern Recognition,Computer Vision,Machine Learning,Image Processing,Artificial Neural Networks

Director of Teaching

A/Prof Steve CassidyData Science, Language Resources and Semantic Web.
Deputy Director of TeachingDr. Malcolm RyanArtificial Intelligence, Planning, Knowledge Representation, Deep Learning,
Game Design - Ethical engagement, Crowd Simulation, Serious games.
MRes ConvenorDr. Young Choon Lee Distributed Systems, Cloud and Edge Computing, Data-Intensive Computing.
Director of Higher Degree Research A/Prof Mark Dras Data Science, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics,
Machine Learning.
Director of Research Prof Jian Yang Big data analytics, Social Networks, Information Trust, Data Fusion, Service Computing, Business Process Management

Director of Industry and External Relations

Prof Deborah RichardsVirtual Humans, Agent-based Simulations,Virtual Reality and Simulations,Knowledge Acquisition,Serious Games (education, training and health)
Scientific Director of Cyber Security HubProf Dali Kaafar

Privacy-Preserving Technologies, Web Security and Malware Detection, Human Identification, Next Generation Authentication systems, Networks Measurement and Modelling.

International Engagement CoordinatorDr. James Xi Zheng

Internet of Things, Service-oriented Computing, Pervasive Computing, Sensor Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems, Software Testing and Verification, Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics.

Academic staff

Name Position Areas of Interests
Dr. Hassan AsgharLecturer in Computer Science Data Privacy, Authentication, Cryptography and Information Security.

Dr. Peter Busch

Senior Lecturer Information Systems - Knowledge Management, Organisational Learning,
Knowledge Flows, Business Processes, Social Network Analysis.
Dr. Amin BeheshtiSenior Lecturer in Data Science
Deputy Director of Industry & External Relations

Data Science, Big-Data/Data/Process Analytics, Service/Social/Cognitive Computing, Case/Business-Process Management.

A/Prof Steve Cassidy Associate Professor
Director of Teaching
Data Science, Language Resources and Semantic Web.
A/Prof Mark Dras Associate Professor
HDR Director
Data Science, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics,
Machine Learning.
Dr Christophe Doche Senior Lecturer Cyber Security - Cryptography.
Dr Gaurav GuptaLecturer
Student Liaison Officer
Algorithms, Cryptography, Data Security, Graph Theory
Dr Len Hamey Senior Lecturer
Deputy Head of Department
Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Image Processing,
Artificial Neural Networks.
A/Prof Michael Hitchens Associate Professor
FSE A/Dean of Quality & Standards
Computer Security, Videogames, Roleplaying Games, Player/Avatar Interaction.
Dr. Muhammad IkramLecturerCybersecurity, privacy, censorship-measurement, vulnerability-analysis, and applied machine learning
Dr. Alireza JolfaeiLecturer Cyber Security, Cyber-Physical Systems Security, IoT Security, Cryptography, Cryptanalysis and AI and Machine Learning for Cyber Security.
Prof Mark Johnson Professor Data Science, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Statistical Models.
Prof Michael Johnson Professor
RPL Officer
Cyber Security, Category Theory.
Prof Dali KaafarProfessor, Scientific Director of Cyber Security Hub

Privacy-Preserving Technologies, Web Security and Malware Detection, Human Identification, Next Generation Authentication systems, Networks Measurement and Modelling.

A/Prof Manolya Kavakli Associate Professor Virtual Reality, Computer Games, Human-Computer Interaction,
Information Processing and Cognitive Modelling.
Dr. Young Choon Lee Senior Lecturer
MRes Convenor      
(OSP 2020 S1)
Distributed Systems, Cloud and Edge Computing, Data-Intensive Computing.
Dr. Guanfeng LiuLecturer
Acting MRes Convenor in 2020 S1
Machine Learning, Graph Mining, Trust Management and Security
Prof Bernard Mans Professor
FSE Interim Executive Dean
Algorithms and Complexity, Graphs, Mobile & Wireless Computing.
Dr. Mitchell McEwanLecturerGame Design and Production, Human-Computer Interaction, Player and User Experience, Natural User Interfaces, Applied Gaming, Interaction Design for Children, Intuitive Interaction.
Prof Annabelle McIver Professor Formal Verification and Modelling of Probabilistic Systems, Quantitative Logics, Quantitative Information Flow for Security.
Dr. Diego Molla Aliod Senior Lecturer
RPL Officer
Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, Bio-medicine.
A/Prof Abhaya Nayak Associate Professor Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation.

Prof Mehmet Orgun

Deputy Director of Research
Artificial Intelligence,Trust & Security,Intelligent Agents.
Dr. Matthew Roberts Senior Lecturer Programming Languages, Type Systems.
Dr. Malcolm Ryan Senior Lecturer         Artificial Intelligence, Planning, Knowledge Representation, Deep Learning,
Game Design - Ethical engagement, Crowd Simulation, Serious games.

Prof Deborah Richards

Director of Industry & External Relations
Virtual Humans, Agent-based Simulations, Virtual Reality and Simulations, Knowledge Acquisition, Serious Games (education, training and health).

Dr. Rolf Schwitter

Senior Lecturer
RPL Officer
Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Data Science.
Dr. Rajan Shankaran Senior Lecturer Cyber Security, Mobile and Wireless Networks Security,
Trust in Mobile Networks.
Prof Michael Sheng Professor
Head of Department
Web of Things, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Web Science, Service-oriented Computing, Pervasive Computing, Sensor Networks.
A/Prof Anthony Sloane Associate Professor Programming Languages, Software Language Engineering.
Dr. Stephen Smith Lecturer
RPL Officer
Department WH&S Representative
Information Systems, Green IS, IS Security, Emergency Management, eGovernment.
Dr. Zhu SunLecturer Recommender systems, deep learning and data mining.
Prof Dominic Verity Professor Category Theory, Programming Languages, Semantics and Type Theory.
Prof Yan Wang Professor Trust Management, Services Computing, Social Networks, Security.
Dr. Jia WuLecturer in Data Science
Deputy Director of HDR
Data Mining, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics.
Prof Jian Yang Professor
Director of Research
Big data analytics, Social Networks, Information Trust, Data Fusion, Service Computing, Business Process Management
Dr Xuyun ZhangSenior Lecturer in Cyber SecurityBig Data, Privacy-Preserving Technology and Cyber Security, Anomaly Detection from Big Data, Scalable Machine Learning and Cloud/Edge/Service Computing.
Dr. James Xi ZhengLecturer in Software Engineering
International Engagement Coordinator

Internet of Things, Service-oriented Computing, Pervasive Computing, Sensor Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems, Software Testing and Verification, Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics.

Dr. Yipeng ZhouLecturer in Computer ScienceMultimedia Systems, Social Multimedia, Video Recommendation, Data Mining, Internet Content Distribution and Vehicular Networks.

Professional staff

NamePosition Contact Details
Jo AboudAdmin and Outreach CoordinatorOffice:  4 Research Park Drive, 232
Phone: 9850 6331
Email:  jo.aboud@mq.edu.au
Melina Chan Department Manager Office:  4 Research Park Drive, 234
Phone: 9850 9510
Email:  melina.chan@mq.edu.au
Sylvian Chow Administrator Academic Office:  4 Research Park Drive, 232
Phone: 9850 9105
Email:  sylvian.chow@mq.edu.au
Karen LeungAdministrative AssistantOffice:  4 Research Park Drive, 230
Phone: 9850 9563
Email:  karen.leung@mq.edu.au
Jackie Walsh Administrative Assistant Office:  4 Research Park Drive, 230
Phone: 9850 9514
Email:  jackie.walsh@mq.edu.au
Grace ZhaoAdministrator Finance and StaffOffice:  4 Research Park Drive, 235
Phone: 9850 9526
Email:  grace.zhao@mq.edu.au

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Name Contact Details Areas of Interests
Dr. Tarique AnwarOffice: 4 Research Park Drive (BD Building), Level 2
Email: tarique.anwar@mq.edu.au
Data Science, Social Networks, Spatial Database, Transportation, Big Data Analytics
Dr. Amir MarashiOffice: 4 Research Park Drive (BD Building), Level 2
Email: amir.marashi@mq.edu.au
Health data science, Predictive modelling in health and Machine learning
Dr. Tham NguyenOffice: 4 Research Park Drive (BD Building), Level 2
Email: tham.nguyen@mq.edu.au
Privacy Preserving Technologies, IoT Trust and Security
Dr. Ali PourmiriOffice: 4 Research Park Drive (BD Building), Level 2
Email: ali.pourmiri@mq.edu.au
Design and Analysis of Randomised Algorithms, Distributed Computing, Theoretical Computer Science.
Dr. Tahiry Rabehaja

Office:  4 Research Park Drive (BD Building), Level 2
Email:  tahiry.rabehaja@mq.edu.au

Program Verification and Security Analysis
Dr Fariborz Sobhanmanesh

Office:  4 Research Park Drive (BD Building), Level 3
Email: fariborz.sobhanmanesh@mq.edu.au

Data Science, Machine Learning, Statistical Modeling and Business Process Analytics.  
Dr. Gioacchino Tangari

Office:  4 Research Park Drive (BD Building), Level 2
Email:  gioacchino.tangari@mq.edu.au

Privacy-enhancing technologies, Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis
Dr. Shan Emma XueOffice: 4 Research Park Drive (BD Building), Level 2
Email: emma.xue@mq.edu.au
Data Science, Graph Analysis, Business Intelligence,
Machine Learning
Dr. Shoujin WangOffice: 4 Research Park Drive (BD Building), Level 3
Email: shoujin.wang@mq.edu.au

Data mining, machine learning and recommender systems

Dr. Ian WoodOffice: 4 Research Park Drive (BD Building), Level 2
Email: ian.wood@mq.edu.au
Computational Linguistics, Emotion in Language, Neural Network Models and Memory for Neural Network Models

PhD Candidates

NameEmailPrincipal Supervisor
Mrs Amal Abdulrahmanamal.abdulrahman@students.mq.edu.auProf Deborah Richards
Mr Md Taimur Ahadmd-taimur.ahad@students.mq.edu.auDr. Peter Busch
Mr Abdulwahab Aljubairyabdulwahab.aljubairy@students.mq.edu.auProf. Michael Sheng
Mr Hamed Saleh D Alqahtanihamed-saleh-d.alqahtani@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof Manolya Kavakli
Mr Majed Alrowailymajed.alrowaily@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof Manolya Kavakli
Mr Hasan Alyamanihasan.alyamani@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof Manolya Kavakli
Mr Farshid Anvarifarshid.anvari@students.mq.edu.auProf. Deborah Richards
Ms Ava Assadi Abolvardiava.assadi-abolvardi@students.mq.edu.auDr. Len Hamey
Mr Muhammad Baigmuhammad.baig@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Manolya Kavakli
Mr Scott Buckleyscott.buckley@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Anthony Sloane
Ms Anuva Chowdhuryanuva.chowdhury1@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Manolya Kavakli
Mr Samundra Deepsamundra.deep@students.mq.edu.auDr. James Zheng
Mr Leonardo dos Santos Pinheiroleonardo.dossantospinheiro@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof Mark Dras
Mr Andrew Edwardsandrew.edwards2@students.mq.edu.auDr. Stephen Smith
Ms Adeline Fanxinyu.fan@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof Jian Yang
Ms Xiu Fangxiu.fang@students.mq.edu.auProf. Michael Sheng
Ms Natasha Fernandesnatasha.fernandes@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof Annabelle McIver
Mr Seyed Mohssen Ghafariseyed-mohssen.ghafari@students.mq.edu.auDr. Amin Beheshti
Ms Samira Ghodratnamasamira.ghodratnama@students.mq.edu.auDr. Amin Beheshti
Mr Jonas Groschwitzjonas.groschwitz@students.mq.edu.auProf. Mark Johnson
Mrs Salma Abdalla Ibrahim Mahmoudsalma-abdalla-ibrahim-mah.h@students.mq.edu.auProf. Michael Sheng
Mr Mamud Hasanmahmud.hasan@students.mq.edu.auProf. Mehmet Orgun
Mr Saad Hashmisaad.hashmi@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Christophe Doche
Mr Bayzid Ashik Hossainbayzid-ashik.hossain@students.mq.edu.auDr. Rolf Schwitter
Mr Zawar Hussainzawar.hussain@students.mq.edu.auProf. Michael Sheng
Ms Paria Jamshid Louparia.jamshid-lou@students.mq.edu.auProf. Michael Johnson
Mr Fan Jinfan.jin@students.mq.edu.auProf. Vijay Varadharajan
Mr Anish Kumaranish.kumar@students.mq.edu.auProf. Michael Johnson
Ms Peiyao Lipeiyao.li@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Jian Yang
Ms Xiaoshuai Lixiaoshuai.li@students.mq.edu.auDr. Rajan Shankaran
Mr Yitao Liuyitao.liu@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Mark Dras
Mr Charles Liucharles.liu@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Manolya Kavakli
Mr Adnan Mahmoodadnan.mahmood@students.mq.edu.auProf. Michael Sheng
Mr Omid Mohamad Nezamiomid.mohamad-nezami@students.mq.edu.auProf. Deborah Richards
Ms Thi Vanh Khuyen Nguyenthi-vanh-khuyen.nguyen@students.mq.edu.auProf. Michael Sheng
Mr Robertus Nugrohorobertus.nugroho@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Jian Yang
Mr Shantanu Palshantanu.pal@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Michael Hitchens
Ms Serena Purdyserena.purdy@students.mq.edu.auDr. Peter Busch
Ms Hedieh Ranjbartabarhedieh.ranjbartabar@students.mq.edu.auProf. Deborah Richards
Ms Chakaveh Saedi chakaveh.saedi1@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Mark Dras
Mr Jandson Santos Ribeiro Santosjandson.santos-ribeiro-sant@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Abhaya Nayak
Ms Maryam Shahpasandmaryam.shahpasand@students.mq.edu.auDr. Len Hamey
Mr Nazim Uddin Sheikhnazim-uddin.sheikh@students.mq.edu.auProf. Dali Kaafar
Mr Ali Siahvashiali.siahvashi@students.mq.edu.auProf. Mehmet Orgun
Mr Sonit Singhsonit.singh@students.mq.edu.auDr. Len Hamey
Mr Guohao Sunguohao.sun@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Yan Wang
Mr Pongsak Suvanpongpongsak.suvanpong@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Anthony Sloane
Mr Dai Hoang Trandai-hoang.tran@students.mq.edu.auProf. Michael Sheng
Mr David Walkerdavid.walker1@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Manolya Kavakli
Ms Di Wangdi.wang18@students.mq.edu.auProf. Deborah Richards
Ms Qi Wangqi.wang20@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Yan Wang
Ms Qianli Xingqianli.xing@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Yan Wang
Mr Pengbo Xiupengbo.xiu@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Jian Yang
Ms Shahpar Yakhchishahpar.yakhchi@students.mq.edu.auDr. Amin Beheshti
Mr Bin Yebin.ye@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof Yan Wang
Mr Mahmood Yousefiazarmahmood.yousefiazar@students.mq.edu.auProf. Vijay Varadharajan
Ms Zizhu Zhangzizhu.zhang@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Jian Yang
Mr Feng Zhufeng.zhu3@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Yan Wang

MRes Candidates

NameEmailPrincipal Supervisor
Mr Saruar Alamsaruar.alam@students.mq.edu.auDr. Len Hamey
Mr Mohammed Saeed Alqahtanimohammed-saeed-a.alqahtani@students.mq.edu.auDr. Rajan Shankaran
Mr Wayne Charterswayne.charters@students.mq.edu.auProf. Deborah Richards
Mr Bryce Clarkebryce.clarke1@students.mq.edu.auProf. Michael Johnson
Ms Jennifer Gielisjennifer.gielis@students.mq.edu.auDr. Rajan Shankaran
Mr Anushke Guneratneanushke.guneratne@students.mq.edu.auDr. Stephen Smith
Ms Tahereh Hassan Zadeh Koohitahereh.hassan-zadeh-koohi@students.mq.edu.auDr. Len Hamey
Ms Sarah Heimlichsarah.heimlich@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Anthony Sloane
Mr Ehsan Keshavarzianehsan.keshavarzian@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Stephen Cassidy
Ms Maryam Khanimaryam.khani@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Yan Wang
Mrs Mandeep Kaurmandeep-kaur.mandeep-kaur@students.mq.edu.au 
Ms Anupam Makhijaanupam.makhija@students.mq.edu.auProf. Deborah Richards
Mr Christopher McCutcheonchristopher.mccutcheon@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Michael Hitchens
Mr Vahid Moraveji Hashemivahid.moraveji-hashemi@students.mq.edu.auDr. Amin Beheshti
Mr Robert Newportrobert.newport@students.mq.edu.auDr. Len Hamey
Mr Daniel Onojadaniel.onoja@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Michael Hitchens
Mr Amirmohammad Pasdaramirmohammad.pasdar@students.mq.edu.auDr. Young Choon Lee
Mr Robert Paynerobert.payne@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof. Franck Cassez
Ms Hasina Rahmanhasina.rahman@students.mq.edu.auDr. Rajan Shankaran
Mr Nicholas Reynolds nicholas.reynolds1@students.mq.edu.auA/Prof Mark Dras
Mr Francesco Schilirofrancesco.schiliro@students.mq.edu.auDr. Amin Beheshti
Mr Jeffrey Smithjeffrey.smith@students.mq.edu.auProf. Bernard Mans
Mr Haibin Wuhaibin.wu@students.mq.edu.auDr. Stephen Smith
Mr Chris Yongchris.yong@students.mq.edu.auDr. Malcolm Ryan

Adjunct and Honorary Staff Appointments

Dr. Mario Alvim
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Professor Robert Dale
Honorary Professor
Professor Schahram Dustdar
Honorary Professor
Assoc. Professor Leszek Maciaszek
Honorary Research Fellow
Professor Zhiyong Feng
Honorary Professor
Dr. Niklas Fors
Honorary Research Fellow
Dr. Min Fu
Adjunct Fellow
Professor Song Guo
Honorary Professor
Dr. Peter Hoefner
Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Professor Marta Kwiatkowska marta.kwiatkowska@mq.edu.au
Dr. Dung Le
Honorary Research Fellow
Dr. Shervin Malmasi
Honorary Research Fellow
Dr. Scott McCallum
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Dr. Surya Nepal
Honorary Professor
Professor John Power
Honorary Professor
Professor Igor Shparlinski
Honorary Professor
Professor Jianwen Su
Honorary Professor
Dr. Cecile Paris
Honorary Professor
Dr. Udaya Tupakula
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Professor Vijay Varadharajan
Honorary Professor
Assoc. Professor Renata Wassermann
Honorary Associate Professor
Professor Di Wu
Honorary Professor
Professor Yi Yang
Honorary Professor
Dr. Liming Zhu
Honorary Professor

Please see a full list of staff and HDR students at Computing here

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