Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data mining and big data analytics
  • Information technology and decision-making
  • Cyber security
  • Active living for health and wellbeing

Available to supervise research students

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About Yuan Miao

Professor Yuan Miao received his PhD from Tsinghua University, Automation Department, and became an associate professor within the Department of Computer Science and Technologies. His academic career further expanded to the University of Melbourne in Australia, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Victoria University in Australia. He is now a professor in the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University, and the Head of the Information Technology (IT) Discipline.

Yuan's recent research interests are in:

  • human knowledge modeling (fuzzy cognitive map, knowledge graph, decision support)
  • deep learning and natural language processing,argumentation automation
  • conversational human computer interaction (chatbots)
  • data driven storytelling and their applications in smart systems,social media mining, sentiment analysis
  • health care active living (active ageing)
  • cyber security.

Two of Yuan articles in fuzzy cognitive map modelling have been in the top 10 most cited work from 2000 in the area (Google Scholar 2000-2016). His research has been awarded with grant support from industry including Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, Google and government funding bodies including Australia Research Council, Data61 and Singapore NRF.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Tsinghua University, China
  • MEng, Tsinghua University, China
  • BSc, Shandong University, China

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Kaur, P., Siuly, S., & Miao, Y. (180101). Detection of depression from brain signals: A review study Paper presented at Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (pp. 48-57).

doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-01078-2_5

2017 Min, X., Shi, Y., Cui, L., Yu, H., & Miao, Y. (170706). Efficient crowd-powered active learning for reliable review evaluation Paper presented at ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (pp. 136-143).

doi: 10.1145/3126973.3129307

2015 Ayyubi, S. R., Ustun, T. S., & Miao, Y. (151120). Grid planning: Agent based approach for early notification of air conditioning loads to smart grid Paper presented at Proceedings of the 2015 10th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2015 (pp. 1772-1777).

doi: 10.1109/ICIEA.2015.7334398

2009 Yang, X., Miao, Y., & Zhang, Y. (091201). GP e-connect: Extends e-referrals exchange to healthcare providers' collaborations Paper presented at Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Health 2009, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2009 (pp. 147-154).

Year Citation
2012 Tao, X., Miao, Y., & Zhang, Y. (120101). Cooperative-Competitive Healthcare Service Negotiation. International Journal of Software and Informatics, 6(4), (553-570).
2011 Yang, X., & Miao, Y. (110601). Distributed agent based interoperable virtual EMR system for healthcare system integration. Journal of Medical Systems, 35(3), (309-319).

doi: 10.1007/s10916-009-9367-5

2010 Miao, Y., Miao, C., Tao, X., Shen, Z., & Liu, Z. (100201). Transformation of cognitive maps. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 18(1), (114-124).

doi: 10.1109/TFUZZ.2009.2037218

2009 Hengjie, S., Chunyan, M., Zhiqi, S., Yuan, M., & Lee, B. S. (090101). A fuzzy neural network with fuzzy impact grades. Neurocomputing, 72(13-15), (3098-3122).

doi: 10.1016/j.neucom.2009.03.009

2001 Miao, Y., Liu, Z., Siew, C., & Miao, C. (010101). Dynamic Cognitive Net-an Extension of Fuzzy Cognitive Map. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 19(5), (760-770).
2000 Miao, Y., & Liu, Z. Q. (000101). On causal inference in fuzzy cognitive maps. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 8(1), (107-119).

doi: 10.1109/91.824780

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.

ERIA Smart Cities in Australia
From: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Other investigators: Miss Sudha Subramani, Dr Khandakar Ahmed
For period: 2021-2021
Not disclosed
Digital transformation of construction industry for improved quality and safety
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Dr Zora Vrcelj, Ms Melissa Chan, Dr Malindu Sandanayake, Miss Sudha Subramani, Dr Hongen Lu, Dr Ayad Turky, Dr Teen onn Law, Dr Hua Wang, Dr Hing-wah Chau
For period: 2021-2022
$1,249,911

Developing Social Cohesion Platform for Footscray Smart City
From: Maribyrnong City Council
Other investigators: Dr Khandakar Ahmed, Prof Farzad Khosrowshahi
For period: 2020-2020
Not disclosed

Development of Cryptographic Library and Support System
From: RMIT, Victoria University
For period: 2019-2022
$319,842

Privacy preserving data sharing in electronic health environment
From: ARC - Linkage, PVC (Research and Research Training), Nexus Grant
Other investigators: Prof Yanchun Zhang, Dr Hua Wang
For period: 2016-2019
$589,808
Innovations in food safety and security traceability system: Design and implementation.
From: Ningbo GaoxinQu HengNuo Technology Co., Ltd
Other investigators: Prof Todor Vasiljevic, Prof Stephen Bigger
For period: 2016-2018
$225,000

Data analysis and assessment on the effects of sound and photodynamic therapy (SPDT).
From: SCIENCE GROUP LTD
Other investigators: Prof Hong Xu
For period: 2014-2017
$120,000

Measuring and mining genetic variation related to disbetes mellitus type II. (Nanjing Nandian funded.)
From: Nanjing Nandian Software Technology
Other investigators: Prof Yanchun Zhang
For period: 2013-2017
$139,216

Data Exchange and Service Integration with Applications in Health Information Systems
From: ARC - Linkage, Westgate General Practice Network
Other investigators: Prof Yanchun Zhang
For period: 2010-2017
$1,035,086

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
3 PhD Principal supervisor
4 PhD Associate supervisor
1 Master of Research Associate supervisor
2 Master of Research Principal supervisor
1 Master of Research Practice Associate supervisor
1 PhD Integrated Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (3) Principal supervisor
PhD (4) Associate supervisor
Master of Research (1) Associate supervisor
Master of Research (2) Principal supervisor
Master of Research Practice (1) Associate supervisor
PhD Integrated (1) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

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

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (3) Associate supervisor
PhD (3) Principal supervisor
Masters by Research (1) Principal supervisor

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2010 - Present
Professor
Victoria University
Aug 2004 - Dec 2009
Associate Professor
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2010 -
Present
Professor
Victoria University
Aug 2004 -
Dec 2009
Associate Professor
Victoria University