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Dr Shoufeng Cao
Research Assistant
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Design
Discipline *
Information Systems, Agriculture, Land and Farm Management, Business and Management
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PhD (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
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2020-Present     Affiliate investigator at the QUT Design Lab
2020-Present     Member of QUT Blockchain Centre
2020-Present     Member of QUT BEST Centre
2018-2019         Member of UQ Service Innovation Alliance – Interdisciplinary Research Theme
2017-Present     Member of Production and Operations Management Society


Supply Chain Management, Blockchain, Digital Technology, Agricultural Technology, Information system, Risk Management, Cold Chain, Design Science, Human-machine reconcile, Value Chain

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


Dr Shoufeng Cao is currently a post-doctoral research fellow attached to the Smart Trade Hub project funded by Future Food System CRC at Queensland University of Technology. His main role is to organically configure community, digital technologies (i.e. Blockchain, IoT and Big Data) and governance in future cross-border supply chains and food systems.

Shoufeng obtained his PhD degree from the University of Queensland, Australia. He has a background in industry and policy research specialising in the value adding through intelligent risk management and strategic collaboration across Agri-industry chains in production and trade, digital supply chain, value chain and cold chain.

In September 2018, Shoufeng started his post-doc research journey from Australian Institute for Business and Economics, The University of Queensland, where he liaised with industry peak bodies (AMIA, AA and ALGA), government agencies (QDAF, NTDPIR and WADPIRD) and Hort Innovation to carry out a CRCNA funded horticultural project, where he conducted an intelligent study of production, market as well as cross-border supply chains configuration and identified regional development and strategic investment actions with the aim of digitally supporting Northern Australia’s mango, avocado and lychee industries to seize affluent Asian markets for prosperous, sustainable and healthy development.

In August 2019, Shoufeng started his new role in the QUT-BeefLedger Smart Contract project funded by Food Agility CRC, and took the responsibility of digital transformation of cross-border digital beef supply chains as well as the design and deployment of blockchain of things and smart contracts to improve the transparency, traceability and efficiency of cross-border beef supply chains and facilitate cross-border payments.

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