Academic visitors

Find out about the visitors from collaborating universities and institutions that are currently being hosted by the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Below is a list of all current and expected visitors. If you would like more information about a visitor, please talk to the Local Contact. If any details are incorrect, inform the School Office.

  • Lindsay Groves
    21/02/2020 to 20/12/2026
    Research Field: Formal Software Development, Computational Logic, Programming Language Theory, Concurrency
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Watterson

  • Will Browne
    30/04/2021 to 30/06/2024
    Research Field: Applied Cognitive Systems: Cognitive Robotics, Learning Classifier Systems (evolutionary computation) and Modern Heuristics.
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Watterson

  • Robert Biddle
    02/08/2021 to 01/08/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Watterson

  • John Lewis
    01/11/2021 to 16/09/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Watterson

  • James Noble
    22/02/2022 to 31/07/2027
    Research Field: Object-Oriented Software Design
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Watterson

  • Bryan Ng
    15/03/2022 to 28/03/2025
    Research Field: Software Defined Networking, Analytics, Big Data, Stochastic process, 802.11, SDN
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: A/Prof Ian Welch

  • Rita Garcia
    18/07/2022 to 30/06/2025
    Research Field: Engineering Education.
    Home Institution: Unity/WETA in NZ
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Watterson

  • Nik Bielski
    25/07/2022 to 31/12/2024
    Research Field: AI, ML, PL
    Home Institution: University of Canterbury
    Local Contact: A/Prof Alex Potanin

  • Alex Potanin
    16/08/2022 to 30/06/2025
    Research Field: Cyber Security, Programming Languages
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Tony McLoughlin

  • David Pearce
    01/10/2022 to 30/06/2025
    Research Field: Programming Languages, Compilers, Program Analysis, Software Verification
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Watterson

  • Frank-Peter Schilling
    01/11/2022 to 31/10/2025
    Research Field: Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
    Home Institution: Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Shanshan Tang - CO322
    02/11/2022 to 01/10/2024
    Research Field: Machine Learning, Multi-task learning, Sparse learning, and Regularised regression.
    Home Institution: Northeastern University
    Local Contact: Dr Qi Chen

  • Nan Li - CO322
    14/11/2022 to 30/11/2024
    Research Field: Evolutionary Deep Learning, Neural Architecture Search
    Home Institution: North University of China
    Local Contact: Prof Bing Xue

  • Joaquim Jorge
    15/12/2022 to 31/12/2025
    Research Field: Computer graphics
    Home Institution: Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa (IST/UL)
    Local Contact: Prof Dale Carnegie

  • Zaixing Sun - CO322
    11/01/2023 to 23/04/2024
    Research Field: Every Scheduling and resource allocation
    Home Institution: Harbin Institute of Technology in Shenzhen
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Wan-Duo Ma
    01/02/2023 to 28/02/2025
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Prof Bastiaan Kleijn

  • Mansoor Shafi
    10/03/2023 to 09/03/2025
    Research Field: Wireless Communication Systems
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Prof Dale Carnegie

  • Peter Andreae
    15/04/2023 to 31/12/2026
    Research Field: Artificial Intelligence
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Watterson

  • Tong Guo - CO348
    01/05/2023 to 30/04/2024
    Research Field: Large-Scale Global Optimization for 4D Trajectory-based Air Traffic Flow Control
    Home Institution: Beihang University, China
    Local Contact: A/Prof Yi Mei

  • Sara Gonzalez
    01/07/2023 to 30/06/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Andrew Lensen

  • Peter Lai
    03/07/2023 to 30/06/2026
    Research Field: Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Harisu Abdullahi Shehu
    26/07/2023 to 24/06/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Georgia Dix

  • Fei Ming - CO348
    01/09/2023 to 31/12/2024
    Research Field: Evolutionary computation
    Home Institution: China University of Geosciences
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Qinglan Fan
    25/09/2023 to 31/08/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Prof Bing Xue

  • Tao Shi
    25/09/2023 to 31/12/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution: Qingdao Agricultural University, China
    Local Contact: A/Prof Hui Ma

  • Long Chen - CO348
    27/09/2023 to 30/09/2024
    Research Field: Developing multi-objective evolutionary algorithms for electric vehicle routing problems.
    Home Institution: Beijing Jiaotong University
    Local Contact: A/Prof Yi Mei

  • Victoria Huang
    01/10/2023 to 30/09/2024
    Research Field: Deep reinforcement learning, evolutionary computation, multi-agent system, machine learning Home Institution: National Institute of Water and Atomospheric Research
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Aaron Chen

  • Xinxin Xu - CO322
    20/10/2023 to 18/10/2025
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Fangfang Zhang

  • Shaojin Geng - CO335
    30/10/2023 to 29/10/2025
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: A/Prof Yi Mei

  • Binh Dang
    13/11/2023 to 13/11/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Bach Nguyen

  • Ajay Kapur
    13/11/2023 to 16/11/2026
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Prof Dale Carnegie

  • Xin An - CO322
    16/11/2023 to 03/11/2024
    Research Field: Learner analytics, VR, and educational research
    Home Institution: School of Aeronautical Management Engineering, Xi'an Aeronautical Polytechnic Institute
    Local Contact: A/Prof Karsten Lundqvist

  • Li Zhang - CO322
    01/12/2023 to 31/07/2024
    Research Field: Application of big data and artificial intelligence for IoT and computer vision
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Fanglue Zhang

  • Shaolin Wang
    21/12/2023 to 20/12/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: A/Prof Yi Mei

  • Mohammad Mahdi Abdollahpour - CO261
    01/01/2024 to 30/04/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: A/Prof Jens Dietrich

  • Wojciech Jarosz - AM422
    08/01/2024 to 31/07/2024
    Research Field: CMIC
    Home Institution: Dartmouth College
    Local Contact: Andrew Chalmers

  • Baligh Al-Helali
    09/01/2024 to 08/01/2025
    Research Field: Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Genetic Programming, Symbolic Regression, Data Analysis, and DataOps
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Qi Chen

  • Peng Wang
    31/01/2024 to 31/10/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Yoonsang Lee - AM422
    01/02/2024 to 14/02/2025
    Research Field: Computer Graphics, Computer Animation, Generative models for human motion synthesis Home Institution: Hanyang University
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: A/Prof Taehyun Rhee

  • Jinjin Xu - CO322
    07/02/2024 to 31/12/2024
    Research Field: OS, Network Security, Machine Learning.
    Home Institution: Chongqing Polytechnic Institute, China
    Local Contact: A/Prof Ian Welch

  • Bilian Cheng - AM422
    01/03/2024 to 31/03/2025
    Research Field:
    Home Institution: Jiangnan University
    Local Contact: Dr Fanglue Zhang

  • Harith Al-Sahaf
    01/03/2024 to 23/03/2027
    Research Field: Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Evolutionary Algorithms, Artificial Neural Networks
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Georgia Dix

  • Shuiguang Zeng - CO334
    01/05/2024 to 30/04/2025
    Research Field: Physical Layer Authentication/Identification, Radio Frequency (RF) Fingerprinting, Wireless Device Classification with RF, Software Defined Radio
    Home Institution: Hebei Normal University, PR China
    Local Contact: Prof Winston Seah

  • Tianlei Ma - CO322
    01/07/2024 to 30/06/2025
    Research Field: Artificial intelligence, Pattern recognition, Image processing, Target detection
    Home Institution: Zhengzhou University
    Local Contact: Dr Fanglue Zhang

  • Guanqun Ai - AM413
    02/09/2024 to 29/08/2025
    Research Field: Reinforcement Learning, Multi-Agent System, Bus Timetable Scheduling, Evolutionary Computation
    Home Institution: Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    Local Contact: Dr Aaron Chen

  • Ulf Brefeld - CO334
    01/10/2024 to 28/02/2025
    Research Field: Machine Learning
    Home Institution: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
    Local Contact: Dr Heitor Gomes

  • Daniele Gambetta - AM221
    01/10/2024 to 01/03/2025
    Research Field: Generative AI models
    Home Institution: University of Pisa
    Local Contact: Prof Ali Knott

  • Emily Jin - AM221
    01/10/2024 to 30/09/2025
    Research Field: Information and Telecommunication Engineering
    Home Institution: Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
    Local Contact: Prof Winston Seah