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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence and its application to power systems
  • Big data analytics
  • Cyber security
  • Data mining

Available to supervise research students

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About Hua Wang

Hua Wang carries out research on machine learning and data analysis, with a particular focus on data mining, artificial intelligence, deep learning, big data, privacy preserving, access control and cyber security. Hua is now a full time professor in the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC) at Victoria University.  As a Chief Investigator, Hua has successfully received six Australian Research Council (ARC) grants including four discovery grants and two linkage grants with $2.3M since 2006. He is also a successor for international grants such as two grants from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), one German–Australian grant (DAAD), one Norwegian government grant, three grants from Hong Kong and two from China.

Hua has published 232 refereed scholar papers including 46 Q1 (ERA2018 ranked) Journal papers in machine learning, cyber security, Artificial Intelligence, privacy preserving and data analysis. Representative publications are on ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation,  and IEEE Transactions on Services Computing; and Proceedings of ACL, AAAI, CIKM, ICDE, ICDM and PAKDD. Hua’s h-index is 33 based on Google Scholar website. As a principal supervisor, he currently has 14 PhD students at VU.

Hua has been an ARC reviewer since 2009. He reviews proposals each year for various proposals such as ARC DP, LP, DECRA, LIEF. Hua is the Editor-in-Chief, Featured Journals, European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) Transactions on Scalable Information Systems, and also editor for PLOS ONE and World Wide Web Journal, Springer. He is involved in many prestigious international conferences such as PC members (AAAI2019, IJCAR2019) and chairs for the International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE) 2015-2018. 

Hua is the discipline leader of technology in engineering and science at VU, and a director of Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) consisting of eight Victorian universities with substantial support from the Victorian government, with engagement of industry. He is working as a committee member for IEEE Blockchain Standards group, IEEE COMSOC Project 1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Alumni Association in Australia (JSPSAAA) and Data61 University Planning Committee. Hua sat on the Research and Research Training Committee at VU for two years.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, 2004

Key publications

Year Citation
2021 Farsi, L., Siuly, S., Kabir, E., & Wang, H. (210201). Classification of Alcoholic EEG Signals Using a Deep Learning Method. IEEE Sensors Journal, 21(3), (3552-3560).

doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.3026830

2020 Rasool, R. U., Wang, H., Ashraf, U., Ahmed, K., Anwar, Z., & Rafique, W. (201215). A survey of link flooding attacks in software defined network ecosystems. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 172

doi: 10.1016/j.jnca.2020.102803

2020 Liu, W. L., Gong, Y. J., Chen, W. N., Liu, Z., Wang, H., & Zhang, J. (201201). Coordinated Charging Scheduling of Electric Vehicles: A Mixed-Variable Differential Evolution Approach. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 21(12), (5094-5109).

doi: 10.1109/TITS.2019.2948596

2020 Siuly, S., Khare, S. K., Bajaj, V., Wang, H., & Zhang, Y. (201101). A computerized method for automatic detection of schizophrenia using EEG signals. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 28(11), (2390-2400).

doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2020.3022715

2020 Vimalachandran, P., Liu, H., Lin, Y., Ji, K., Wang, H., & Zhang, Y. (201008). Improving accessibility of the Australian My Health Records while preserving privacy and security of the system. HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS, 8(1),

doi: 10.1007/s13755-020-00126-4

2020 He, J., Rong, J., Sun, L., Wang, H., Zhang, Y., & Ma, J. (200901). A framework for cardiac arrhythmia detection from IoT-based ECGs. World Wide Web, 23(5), (2835-2850).

doi: 10.1007/s11280-019-00776-9

2020 Zhang, F., Wang, Y., Liu, S., & Wang, H. (200901). Decision-based evasion attacks on tree ensemble classifiers. World Wide Web, 23(5), (2957-2977).

doi: 10.1007/s11280-020-00813-y

2020 Bargshady, G., Zhou, X., Deo, R. C., Soar, J., Whittaker, F., & Wang, H. (200901). Ensemble neural network approach detecting pain intensity from facial expressions. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 109

doi: 10.1016/j.artmed.2020.101954

2020 Lin, Y., Wang, H., Hu, P., Yang, W., Hu, Q., Zhu, N., & Lei, F. (200901). A study on the optimal air, load and source side temperature combination for a variable air and water volume ground source heat pump system. Applied Thermal Engineering, 178

doi: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2020.115595

2020 Siuly, S., Alcin, O. F., Kabir, E., Sengur, A., Wang, H., Zhang, Y., & Whittaker, F. (200901). A New Framework for Automatic Detection of Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Using Resting-State EEG Signals. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 28(9), (1966-1976).

doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2020.3013429

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Preventing Sensitive Data Exfiltration from Insiders
From: Victoria University, ARC - Discovery
For period: 2020-2022
$600,000

Strategic Transport Modelling Development; Exploration of Representation of Planned Disruptions in Forecast Modelling
From: APR Intern
For period: 2019-2020
$20,500
Project Jigsaw
From: NEM Australasia
Other investigators: Dr Xiaocui Lou, Prof Terry De lacy, Dr Joanne Pyke, Dr Khandakar Ahmed
For period: 2019-2019
$6,745
The Impact of Planned Special Events (PSEs) on Urban Traffic Congestion
From: Data61 - CSIRO
For period: 2019-2021
$75,192
Business Processing Modelling, Information Management & Data Analytics
From: APR Intern
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Data Utility and Private Data Protection in Outsourced Environments
From: Bistone
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed

Deep Mining Neurological Abnormalities from Brain Signal Data
From: ARC - Linkage
Other investigators: Prof Yanchun Zhang
For period: 2018-2021
$371,662
Increasing data quality with group associations in outsourcing environment
From: ARC - Discovery
Other investigators: Prof Yanchun Zhang
For period: 2018-2020
$377,725

A model for decision-making in team sport complex systems: Using analytics to explain what humans can't!
From: CHAMPION DATA PTY LTD
Other investigators: Prof Samuel Robertson, Dr Damian Farrow
For period: 2017-2018
$48,226

Privacy preserving data sharing in electronic health environment
From: ARC - Linkage, Nexus Grant
Other investigators: Prof Yanchun Zhang, Prof Yuan Miao
For period: 2016-2019
$406,892

Supervision of research students at VU

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor
10 PhD Principal supervisor
5 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor
PhD (10) Principal supervisor
PhD (5) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor
1 Masters by Research Principal supervisor
5 PhD Principal supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor
Masters by Research (1) Principal supervisor
PhD (5) Principal supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Other supervision of research students

Hua is currently supervising PhD students at USQ.

Teaching activities & experience

Hua has taught units from undergraduate students to masters students at both VU and USQ.

Careers

Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.