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Professor Joan Lu is in the Department of Computer Science and is the research group leader of Information and System Engineering (ISE) in the Centre of High Intelligent Computing (CHIC), having previously been team leader in the IT department of Charlesworth Group publishing company. She successfully led and completed two research projects in the area of XML database systems and document processing in collaboration with Beijing University. Both systems were deployed as part of company commercial productions.

Professor Lu has published seven academic books and more than 200 peer reviewed academic papers. Her research publications have 1388 reads and 185 citations by international colleagues, according to incomplete statistics from the researchgate.

Professor Lu has acted as the founder and a program chair for the International XML Technology Workshop for 11 years and serves as Chair of various international conferences. She is the founder and Editor in Chief of International Journal of Information Retrieval Research and serves as a BCS examiner of Database and Advanced Database Management Systems, and is an FHEA. She has been the UOH principle investigator for four recent EU interdisciplinary (computer science and psychology) projects: Edumecca (student responses system) (143545-LLP-NO-KA3-KA3MP), DO-IT (multilingual student response system) used by more than 15 EU countries (2009-1-NO1-LEO05-01046), and DONE-IT (mobile exam system) (511485-LLP-1-2010-NO-KA3-KA3MP), HRLAW2016 - 3090 / 001 - 001.

Research Expertise and Interests

Her extensive research covers XML technology, data mining, information retrieval/extraction and visualization, mobile computing and distributed system, such as cloud computing, technology enhanced learning. She was an invited speaker for XML World, an industrial event to present XML and ontology in science and technology in USA, 2003. Her paper (Lu, 2004) was one of the top 6 accessed articles announced by Notable titles in Software Engineering 2006, World Scientific Publisher. The satellite model presented in the paper further extended the classification theory for multidisciplinary application in information retrieval and extraction. tries (2009-1-NO1-LEO05-01046), and DONE-IT (mobile exam system) (511485-LLP-1-2010-NO-KA3-KA3MP), HRLAW2016 - 3090 / 001 - 001.

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2003 2019

A Clustering Approach for Autism based Autistic Trait Classification

Baadel, S., Thabtah, F. & Lou, Z., 4 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Informatics for Health and Social Care.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Autistic Disorder
Cluster Analysis
Learning systems

An efficient framework of utilizing the latent semantic analysis in text extraction

Ababneh, A. H., Lu, J. & Xu, Q., 1 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Speech Technology. 22, 3, p. 785-815 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

analysis procedure
Vector spaces
1 Citation (Scopus)

Data Analytics: Intelligent Anti-Phishing Techniques Based on Machine Learning

Baadel, S. & Lou, Z., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Information and Knowledge Management. 18, 1, 17 p., 1950005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning systems
group work
Security of data
neural network
2 Citations (Scopus)

Development of the FE In-House Procedure for Creep Damage Simulation at Grain Boundary Level

Xu, Q., Tu, J. & Lou, Z., 5 Jun 2019, In : Metals. 9, 6, p. 1-24 24 p., 656.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Grain boundaries
Insulator Elements

Feature Selection: Filter Methods Performance Challenges

Cherrington, M., Thabtah, F., Lu, J. & Xu, Q., 16 May 2019, 2019 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCIS 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1-4 4 p. 8716478

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Learning systems
Feature extraction
Big data
Feature selection

Activities 2014 2018

  • 8 Oral presentation
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 2 International Collaboration
  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution

Development and Validation of In-House Software for Creep Damage Analysis

Qiang Xu (Speaker), Jiada Tu (Speaker), Joan Lu (Speaker)
6 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Modelling of Creep deformation and Damage

Qiang Xu (Speaker), Joan Lu (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
5 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Zhongyu Lou (Visiting researcher)
23 May 201819 Aug 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesInternational Collaboration

Fudan University

Zhongyu Lou (Visiting researcher)
23 May 201818 Aug 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Peking University

Joan Lu (Visiting researcher)
23 May 201819 Aug 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesInternational Collaboration