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Dr Jinglan Zhang

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Computer Human Interaction

Personal

Name
Dr Jinglan Zhang
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Computer Human Interaction
Discipline *
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Information Systems, Distributed Computing
Phone
+61 7 3138 9353
Fax
+61 7 3138 0260
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2007 – present)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (2004-2006)
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (2013)
Keywords

Multimedia processing (images, audios, graphics), Big data analysis and visualization, Visual analytics, Data mining, Computer Human Interaction, Information retrieval, Machine learning, Mobile computing, Web Computing, Sensor network

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research theme

Information Technology

Research discipline

Computer Science

Overview

Dr. Jinglan Zhang is a senior lecturer in Queensland University of Technology.  She received her PhD in Information Technology in 2003 from Queensland University of Technology.  Dr. Jinglan Zhang’s broad research area falls in Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems.  In particular, her research interests include Visual and Acoustic Information (Graphics, Images, and Sound) Processing and Retrieval,  Big data analysis and visualization, Computer Human Interaction,  eScience,  software engineerig, and mobile and web applications. She has published more than 50 refereed papers and jointly received over $1M in research funding. She has successfully supervised (as principal and associate supervisor) 7 PhD students and 2 Masters by Research  students to completion. Dr. Zhang has worked as an Engineer in Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Engineering (CAD/CAE) for 8 years and a researcher in Information Technology for more than 10 years. Dr. Zhang is an accredited supervisor for PhD students. She is also a member of QUT’s college of mentoring supervisors. Scroll down to see her introduction in Chinese (张静兰 简介)

Education

From 1982 to 1990, she studied in the Department of Manufacture Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) (now renamed as Beihang University after its Chinese pronunciation), Beijing, China.  She received a Bachelor of Engineering in 1987 and Master of Engineering in 1990, majoring in the area of computer aided design.

From 1998 to 1999, she studied a Master of Computing by coursework in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University, Australia.

From 2000 to 2003, she studied as a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Binh Pham and A/Prof. Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen in the Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. She received her PhD on 9th April, 2003.

Employment

From 1990 to 1998, she worked as an engineer in Beijing Central Engineering and Research Incorporation of Iron and Steel Industry, Beijing, China (CERIS).

Dr Jinglan Zhang has worked as an associate lecturer (July, 2002 -July 2004), a lecturer  (August 2004 – July 2008), and  senior lecturer (August 2008 – present) in Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Research interests

Dr Jinglan Zhang’s broad research area falls in artificial intelligence, in particular:

  • visual and acoustic information (graphics, images and sound) processing and retrieval
  • big data analysis using machine learning and visualisation
  • computer human interaction, including information access for people with disability and older adults.
  • software engineering
  • mobile and web applications
  • computer graphics (in networked, mobile and collaborative environment)
  • user modelling/profiling

Her research applications are in eScience, in particular, environmental monitoring with acoustic sensors.

Academic achievement

Dr Zhang has published more than 80 refereed papers and jointly received over $1M in research funding. She has successfully supervised (as principal and associate supervisor) 9 PhD students and 2 Masters by Research students to completion.

Dr Zhang is an accredited supervisor for PhD students. She is also a member of QUT’s college of mentoring supervisors.

Dr Zhang has worked as an Engineer in Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Engineering (CAD/CAE) for 8 years and a researcher in Information Technology for more than 10 years.

Dr Jinglan Zhang’s introduction in Chinese

张静兰 学历简介 张静兰 1982 年入读北航机械工程系 。 在校期间学习成绩优异并积极参与和领导各项班级活动, 年年被评为校三好学生 并在1984年被评为北京市三好学生。本科毕业后,在温文彪教授指导下就读硕士研究生,主攻计算机辅助设计(CAD)。1990年顺利硕士毕业。 1998 年,在取得了8年的工程设计与计算经验以后,静兰决定到海外继续学习深造。在进修了几门计算机科学课程以后, 她收到了澳大利亚昆士兰科技大学奖学金资助,在Binh Pham教授和Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen博士指导下, 主要研究人工智能在CAD当中的应用。她刻苦钻研三年后发表多篇科技论文并顺利取得博士学位。 业务经历简介   1990年硕士毕业后静兰来到冶金部北京钢铁设计研究总院工作,担任计算机辅助设计与工程(CAD/CAE)工程师8年, 曾经参与多项国内外大型钢铁厂(上海宝钢以及泰国和印度的多家钢铁厂)的工程设计工作。静兰所在小组是该院工程计算明星, 经常接待各级部委领导视察和外国专家及国内同行来访。静兰也曾经被该院派往美国接受工程软件培训。在该院工作期间,静兰还与同事合作开发小型专业软件并发表了两篇关于钢铁厂建模与计算的学术论文,不但得到单位的好评与奖励,还为以后到海外深造奠定了基础。 2003年静兰在澳大利亚昆士兰科技大学(QUT)以优异成绩完成博士学习之后直接留校任教至今。现任高级讲师,主要从事教学,科研和学术交流领域的工作等等。张静兰是澳大利亚符合资质的博士生导师。她的研究领域主要包括人工智能与计算机软件在环境监测与网络智能方面的应用。 具体技术包括信息可视化,多媒体计算如文字,图形,图像,生物声音处理与检索,移动计算,模糊逻辑,进化计算,数据挖掘,语义网等等。到目前为止,静兰已经与同事一起成功从澳洲政府和工业界包括微软公司收到了近一百万澳元的科研经费, 发表了40余篇科技论文,成功指导完成了两名博士生和一名研究型硕士生。静兰目前是3名博士生的正导师和另外3名博士生的副导师。静兰最引以为豪的是她教授过的本科毕业生和研究生遍布全世界。 静兰是IC3K 国际会议程序委员会成员, 负责审核会议论文。她是IEEE  和 AAAI会员。她也是多个国际会议组织委员会成员。 她与同事一起成功组织了多个大型国际会议包括IEEE e-Science2010, 为本领域的学术交流做出贡献。 静兰为伟大的祖国,中国,感到骄傲。她也为能够作为一个华人在澳大利亚的知名高等学府里执教感到自豪。她充分发挥有中国成长背景和熟谙中英双语的优势,积极推进两国学术界交流与合作。 她积极地穿针引线,促成QUT与中国西北农林科技大学和太原理工大学签订了双边国际合作协议。她也促成了QUT学者与中国科学院和中国林学院同行共同申请中澳合作研究基金。静兰已经邀请并接待了多名中国大学教授到QUT访问,交流与合作。她已经指导了多名中国国家留学基金委资助的博士研究生。

This information has been contributed by Dr Jinglan Zhang.

Teaching

Call for PhD students

Contact Dr Zhang to discuss PhD research opportunities.

Teaching discipline

Computer Science

From July 2002 to present, Dr Jinglan Zhang worked as an associate lecturer, lecturer and senior lecturer in the Science and Engineering Faculty at Queensland University of Technology.
Her teaching areas include:

  • Web computing
  • Interactive computer graphics (Modelling and animation techniques, Game engine theory and applications)
  • Concurrent and distributed operating systems
  • Software development
  • Software engineering (traditional)
  • Agile software development
  • Introduction to network technologies
  • Computer architecture
  • Introduction to technical computing (MATLAB)
This information has been contributed by Dr Jinglan Zhang.

Experience

Service and professional activities

International journal editor

  • Mobile Information Systems (2015 – present)

International journal reviewer

  • Computer-aided design (Elsevier) (2005 – 2006)
  • Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (2002)

Conference program committee

  • Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD) (2012-present)
  • International Conferences on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD) (2013 – present)

Conference reviewer

  • International Multi-Media Modelling Conference (MMM) (2004 – 2006)

 

International conference organizing committee

  1. Served as the secretary of the 2nd International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment (AMIRE 2003) and helped the local chair to successfully organize this conference.
  2. Served as a member of the Local Organizing Committee of MMM2004.
  3. Served as a member of the steering committee of South East Queensland Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH.
  4. Served as a member of the Local Organizing Committee of eScience2010

Research Projects

  1. Human Data Interaction (Big Data Visual Analytics): We will research on integration of the outstanding capabilities of humans in terms of visual information exploration with the enormous processing power of computers to form a powerful knowledge discovery environment. This research will use the dataset the QUT  BioAcoustic research group has collected over multiple years. Other big datasets, such as Amazon’s product review dataset, could also be used. Research question: What are good ways to support human interaction with big data?

 

  1.  Data mining for eResearch: The QUT  BioAcoustic research group focuses on utilizing information technology to aid in scientific research. A sensor network for environmental monitoring has been established. While huge amount of data has been collected, processing and mining those data is challenging. One approach to this is to apply existing high performance computing, data management and analysis solutions to specific scientific challenges and solve the new problems that will arise. A systematic investigation on the ways for effective data analysis and pattern recognition will be conducted. We also investigate semi-automated analysis and citizen science approaches.  The QUT  BioAcoustic research group is one of the leading groups in the world in this area. Call for students: We are looking for more research students in this area. We need multiple students, and each student can work on a specific aspect of the project e.g. computer-human interaction, information retrieval, machine learning, signal processing and pattern recognition etc.

 

  1. Information accessibility for people with disability:  The web has become the primary mechanism for information delivery. However, for people with intellectual disabilities there can be significant barriers in accessing this type of information. This project aims to address the web usability issue by developing new technological solutions that allow people with intellectual disabilities to independently seek information. The research involves collaborative investigation between QUT researchers, a disability service provider and people with intellectual disabilities to understand their aspirations and current practices in accessing the web. We will bring together technical and client-centred knowledge to develop innovative information access techniques, tested in a  web app, mobile app or conventional PC app or IoT solution. We need multiple students, and each student can work on a specific aspect of the project e.g. computer-human interaction, information retrieval, user-centred and participatory design, or inclusive web design. Research question: How can we make information accessible to people with Intellectual Disability?   Note:  older adults could be another user group.

 

  1.  Image/Audio Analysis and Retrieval for Environment Monitoring: Sensor networks bring ecologists and pattern recognition researchers together to make some applications possible. These applications include real-time assessing risks from potential bird collisions, un-obtrusive observations (where the presence of humans changes some animal behaviours), and the studies of spatial and temporal variation in biological processes. This project will investigate algorithms for animal species recognition based on animal images including machine learning and image processing algorithms. We also investigate crowd-sourcing/citizen science approach in this project.  This project is part of the larger eResearch project.  We are still looking for more research students in this area.

 

  1.  Information Retrieval (IR):  Information storage and retrieval is the art and science of retrieving useful information from a collection of items that serves the user’s purpose.  The main trick is to retrieve what is useful while leaving behind what is not. The more important trick is to push the most relevant and important information onto the top 10 in the results list (the first page in web search).   We will focus on search engine technologies, including textual documents and audio/image documents.  We will also research on the evaluation of the search technologies e.g.  precision/recall metrics, human and machine based evaluation etc. Search efficiency (how fast) and effectiveness (how well) are the main goals.

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Jinglan Zhang.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
New Information Access Technologies for People with Intellectual Disability
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100800
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Framing authentic assessment of service learning within an information technology curriculum
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SD15-5151
Start year
2015
Keywords
Assessment And Feedback Practices; Information Technology; Personal Development; Service Learning
Title
Investigation of a Dynamic Collaborative Framework for Multi-Modal Devices
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0562130
Start year
2006
Keywords
Information Technology Multimedia Multimodal Devices

Supervision