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 & wellbeing

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

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
2020 Lin, G., Miao, Y., Yang, X., Ou, W., Cui, L., Guo, W., & Miao, C. (201213). Commonsense Knowledge Adversarial Dataset that Challenges ELECTRA Paper presented at 16th IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2020 (pp. 315-320).

doi: 10.1109/ICARCV50220.2020.9305451

Year Citation
2022 Fahd, K., Miao, Y., Miah, S. J., Venkatraman, S., & Ahmed, K. (221201). Knowledge graph model development for knowledge discovery in dementia research using cognitive scripting and next-generation graph-based database: a design science research approach. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 12(1),

doi: 10.1007/s13278-022-00894-9

2022 Xu, Y., Sun, S., Zhang, H., Yi, C., Miao, Y., Yang, D., Meng, X., Hu, Y., Wang, K., & Min, H. (220601). Time-Aware Graph Embedding: A Temporal Smoothness and Task-Oriented Approach. ACM TRANSACTIONS ON KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY FROM DATA, 16(3),

doi: 10.1145/3480243

2022 Hu, Y., Liu, Y., Miao, C., Lin, G., & Miao, Y. (220101). Aspect-guided Syntax Graph Learning for Explainable Recommendation. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering,

doi: 10.1109/TKDE.2022.3221847

2022 You, M., Yin, J., Wang, H., Cao, J., Wang, K., Miao, Y., & Bertino, E. (220101). A knowledge graph empowered online learning framework for access control decision-making. World Wide Web,

doi: 10.1007/s11280-022-01076-5

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

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
Semantic analysis on transactions for anti money laundering
From: Novatti Group Limited
For period: 2021-2023
Not disclosed
Digital transformation of construction industry for improved quality and safety
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Prof Zora Vrcelj, Dr Malindu Sandanayake, Dr Ayad Turky, Dr Le Li, Mr Nima Izadyar, Dr Hongen Lu, Mrs Shuo Chen, Dr Melissa Chan, 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

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
3 PhD Associate supervisor
2 Master of Research Principal supervisor
4 PhD Integrated Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

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

Completed supervision of research students at VU

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

Completed supervision of research students at VU

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