A/Prof. Gang Li

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Info Technology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

Gang Li, IEEE senior member, received his Ph.D. in computer science in 2005. He joined the School of Information Technology at Deakin University (Australia) as an associate lecturer (2004-2006), lecturer (2007-2011), senior lecturer (2012-2016).  His research interests are in the area of data mining, machine learning, and business intelligence.

He serves on the IEEE Data Mining and Big Data Analytics Technical Committee (2017-2018 Vice Chair), and IEEE Enterprise Information Systems Technical Committee, IEEE Enterprise Architecture and Engineering Technical Committee, and serves as vice-chair for IEEE Task force on Educational Data Mining.

He acts as an associate editor for IEEE Access (IEEE), Journal of Travel Research (Sage), Decision Support Systems (Elsevier) and Information Discovery & Delivery (Emerald), and Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences (Springer) etc. He has been the guest editor for IEEE Access, the Chinese Journal of Computer, Journal of Networks, Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier), Concurrency and Computation: Practise and Experience (Wiley) and Enterprise Information Systems (Taylor&Francis).

He has co-authored 7 papers that won best paper prizes, including IFITT Journal Paper of the Year (2017, 1st prize), IEEE Trustcom 2016 best student paper award, Journal Paper of the Year (2015, 3rd award) from IFITT,  the PAKDD2014 best student paper award, ACM/IEEE ASONAM2012 best paper award, the 2007 Nightingale Prize by Springer journal Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing. He has also conducted research projects on tourism and hospitality management. He served on the Program Committee for over 120 international conferences in artificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning, tourism and hospitality management, and is a regular reviewer for International Journals in the areas of data science, privacy protection, recommendation system, and business intelligence.

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Research interests

Data Mining and Machine Learning, Network and Data Security,  Behavior Informatics, Tourism and Hospitality

Teaching interests

I am the course director for Master of IT (S778/S779, 2017), and was the founding director for Master of Data Analytics (S777/S677, 2016) and Bachelor of computer science (S306, 2015).

My teaching interests include Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Data Structure and Algorithms, Database and Information Retrieval, Web Programming, CISCO, Multimedia Analysis, and Processing, etc.

Units taught

  • SIT742 Modern Data Science (founding unit chair, since 2016)
  • SIT111 Introduction to Computer Science (founding unit chair, since 2015)
  • SED102 Engineering Graphics and CAD (2012)
  • SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval (unit chair, since 2010)
  • SIT775 IT Services in Organizations (unit chair, since 2010)
  • SIT717 Enterprise Business Intelligence (unit chair, since 2005)
  • SIT364 Multimedia Delivery System (unit chair, 2006, since 2008)
  • SIT361 Multimedia Systems and Technology (unit chair, since 2006)
  • SIT221 Classes, Libraries and Algorithms (2005-2013)
  • SIT242 Knowledge-based System (unit chair, 2005)
  • SIT774 Web and Internet Programming (unit chair, 2007)
  • SIT783 Linux and Open Source (2005)
  • SIT337 Data Mining (2005)
  • SIT372 Data Mining (founding unit chair)
  • SIT771 Object-Oriented Programming (2004)
  • SIT272/SIT701 CISCO CCNA Program (CCNA Exploration 1/2/3/4)
  • Machine Learning (Honours Unit, unit chair, since 2005)
  • Intelligent Multimedia Processing (Honours Unit, unit chair, since 2007)

Knowledge areas

Data Science, Machine Learning, Decision Support Systems, Network and Data Security,  Behavior Informatics, Tourism and Hospitality, Business Intelligence

Expertise

data mining, machine learning, decision support systems, tourism/hospitality management
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computers
  • Information systems
  • Tourism

Professional activities

Editorial Board:

  • Journal of Travel Research (Sage, Editorial Board member)
  • IEEE Access (IEEE, Associate Editor)
  • Decision Support Systems (Elsevier, Associate Editor)
  • Interlending & Document Supply (Emerald)
  • Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences (Springer)

Grant Reviewer

  • Czech Science Foundation (2013- )

External Examiner for HDR (PhD/Msc) Thesis:

  • Curtin University, Australia
  • University of Technology (Sydney), Australia
  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Reviewer for the following international journals:

  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Frontiers of Computer Science
  • Future Generation of Computer Systems
  • Social Network Analysis and Mining
  • Information Sciences: An International Journal
  • Knowledge and Information System 
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications
  • IEEE Transactions on DSC
  • IEEE Transactions on KDE 
  • IEEE Transactions on SMC(B)
  • IEEE Transactions on SMC(C)
  • IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  • Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology
  • Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing 
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
  • Tourism Management
  • Hospitality Management

Research groups

Team for Universal Learning and Intelligent Processing (TULIP Lab) at http://www.tulip.org.au 

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Noora Hashim Mohammed Alallaq

Thesis entitled: Generative Probabilistic Models for Detection and Analysis of Astroturfing Groups in Online Social Networks

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2016

Shaowu Liu

Thesis entitled: Relative Preference-Based Recommender Systems

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2014

Huy Vu

Thesis entitled: Preference Mining Techniques for Consumer Behavior Analysis

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Associate Supervisor
2019

Faizal Riaz-ud-Din

Thesis entitled: Pattern Matching Query Verification on the Cloud

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Abid Mehmood

Thesis entitled: Identity, Location and Query Privacy for Smart Devices

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim Amain

Thesis entitled: Fault attacks on RSA and Elliptic Curve cryptosystems

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2016

Majeed Alajeely

Thesis entitled: Defence and Traceback Mechanisms in Opportunistic Wireless Networks

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2015

Warnakulasuriya Menik Randi Tissera

Thesis entitled: Information Discovery in Multi-Dimensional Autonomous Wireless Sensor Networks

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Veelasha Moonsamy

Thesis entitled: Security and Privacy of Users' Personal Information on Smartphones

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2014

Timothy Alan Wilkin

Thesis entitled: Weakly Monotonic Averaging with Application to Image Processing

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Grace Jefferson

Thesis entitled: Applications of Symbolic Computing for Symmetry Analysis of Differential Equations

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2013

Yongli Ren

Thesis entitled: Intelligent techniques for recommender systems

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2012

Jia Rong

Thesis entitled: Advanced Pattern Mining for Complex Data Analysis

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2010

Dharani Priyahansika Perera

Thesis entitled: Voice Art: Exploring Assistive Technologies for Artists with Disabilities

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Ferial Khaddage

Thesis entitled: Image Indexing for Learning Content in a Mobile Learning Environment

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology