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.

  • Yanan Sun
    23/03/2019 to 25/03/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Lindsay Groves
    21/02/2020 to 31/03/2024
    Research Field: Formal Software Development, Computational Logic, Programming Language Theory, Concurrency
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Watterson

  • Sue Chard
    01/03/2020 to 22/12/2023
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: A/Prof Ian Welch

  • Mark Poletti
    01/09/2020 to 31/08/2023
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Prof Bastiaan Kleijn

  • 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: Human Computer Interaction, Computer Security, Computer Games, Agile Software Development
    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

  • Wenbin Pei
    04/12/2021 to 30/06/2023
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Prof Bing Xue

  • James Noble
    22/02/2022 to 23/02/2024
    Research Field: Object-Oriented Software Design
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Watterson

  • Boxiong Tan - AM409
    02/03/2022 to 31/12/2022
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: A/Prof Hui Ma

  • 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

  • Tao Shi
    16/07/2022 to 31/07/2023
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: A/Prof Hui Ma

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

  • Chen Wang
    25/07/2022 to 31/12/2022
    Research Field:
    Home Institution: NIWA
    Local Contact: A/Prof Hui Ma

  • 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

  • Patrick Lam - CO259
    09/09/2022 to 31/01/2023
    Research Field: Program Languages, Program Verification
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Anslow

  • Wolfgang Banzhaf - CO334
    29/09/2022 to 15/12/2022
    Research Field: Genetic Programming and Evolutionary Machine Learning
    Home Institution: Michigan State University
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • 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

  • Atiya Masood
    06/10/2022 to 28/02/2023
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Aaron Chen

  • Guiying Huang - CO322
    10/10/2022 to 28/02/2023
    Research Field:
    Home Institution: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
    Local Contact: Dr Aaron Chen

  • Huanhuan Chen - MARU103
    26/10/2022 to 30/04/2023
    Research Field: Evolutionary Computation and Neural Networks
    Home Institution: University of Science and Technonology China
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • 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

  • Botao Jiao - CO322
    02/11/2022 to 30/11/2023
    Research Field: Stream Data Mining and Evolutionary Optimisation
    Home Institution: China University of Mining and Technology
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Cheng Xie - CO322
    02/11/2022 to 31/10/2023
    Research Field: Intelligent modeling and control of dynamic systems
    Home Institution: Harbin Institute of Technology
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Huixiang Zhen - CO322
    03/11/2022 to 08/11/2023
    Research Field: Evolutionary Automated Deep Learning for Image Anlysis
    Home Institution: China University of Geosciences
    Local Contact: Prof Bing Xue

  • Neal Glew - CO259
    07/11/2022 to 16/12/2022
    Research Field: software engineering and programming languages
    Home Institution: Google, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Anslow

  • 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

  • Tatiana Novikova - CO347
    28/11/2022 to 20/12/2022
    Research Field: Visiting as a part of our Royal-Society-awarded grant
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Alexander Doronin

  • Vlad Yakovlev - CO347
    05/12/2022 to 20/12/2022
    Research Field: Visiting VUW as a part of Royal Society grant:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Alexander Doronin

  • Zaixing Sun - CO322
    11/01/2023 to 10/01/2024
    Research Field: Every Scheduling and resource allocation
    Home Institution: Harbin Institute of Technology in Shenzhen
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Zhenshou Song - CO335
    15/01/2023 to 14/01/2024
    Research Field: Evolutionary Computation and Feature Selection
    Home Institution: Xidian University
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Tong Guo - MARU103
    01/03/2023 to 28/02/2024
    Research Field: Large-Scale Global Optimization for 4D Trajectory-based Air Traffic Flow Control
    Home Institution: Beihang University, China
    Local Contact: Dr Yi Mei

  • Martin Kropp
    29/09/2023 to 31/01/2024
    Research Field:
    Home Institution:
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Anslow

  • Thomas Bensky - CO334
    13/01/2024 to 31/03/2024
    Research Field: Genetic algorithms, constraint programming, physics
    Home Institution: California Polytechnic State University
    Local Contact: Prof Mengjie Zhang

  • Nuno Nunes - AM406
    29/01/2024 to 03/05/2024
    Research Field: Human Computer Interaction (HCI).
    Home Institution: University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Anslow

  • Valentina Nisi - AM406
    29/01/2024 to 03/05/2024
    Research Field: Human Computer Interaction
    Home Institution: University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Local Contact: Dr Craig Anslow