Prof. Liangxiu Han
Deputy Director of Informatics Research Centre
Deputy Director of MMU Crime & Wellbeing Big Data Centre
School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University,
John Dalton Building, Chester Street, M1 5GD
Liangxiu Han is a full Professor at School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University. Prof. Han is Deputy Director of Informatics Research Centre and MMU Crime and Well-Being Big Data Centre.
Prof.Han's multidisciplinary interests cover 1)
Large-scale data processing and data mining with applications in
different domains; 2) computer networks and distributed systems
(parallel/service-oriented computing/Grid/Cloud Computing/IoT);
3) Software and Knowledge Engineering; 4) Complex network theory
and nonlinear science theory (e.g. chaos, fractal/multifractal).
Having been working in both industrial and academic environments, Prof. Han has gained extensive experience in research, teaching and project management in IT field. Han has successfully contributed to over 12 important projects in UK and China, funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), EU-FP7, TSB (Technology Strategy Board), Chinese Government and industries. All these projects were nationally or internationally collaborative on a large scale across multidisciplinary teams. Han's role was either a project manager or a principal researcher. Han's responsibilities were both at technical and project management levels.
Prof. Han has also gained experience in attracting and supervising research, supervising and co-supervising postgraduate students. As PI or Co-PI, Han has successfully obtained over 12 external grants from different funding bodies and numbers of collaborations both nationally and internationally. Han was selected to participate in "Challenge Engineering 2006", funded by EPSRC. She was also an awardee of "Scottish Crucible 2010" - A prestigious leadserhip programme funded by Royal Society of Edinburgh and NESTA.
Prof. Han obtained a senior technical qualification (equivalent to Associate Professor in University in China ) from "Shanghai Senior Professional and Technical Occupation Appraisal Committee" in 2004.
Prof. Han has published numbers of papers in leading national
and international journals, prestigious conference and books as
well as documenting numbers of technical reports for projects.
Prof. Han is a member of EPSRC Peer Review College, an independent expert for Horizon 2020 proposal evaluation/review and British Council Peer Review Panel. Han is also a reviewer for IEEE computer society and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Journal of Information Science from Elsevier science, IEEE Transaction on Service Computing, Brain Computing, IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Imaging engineering, Bioinformatics, Brain Informatics, Clustering Computing, etc. and various international conferences and programme committee member of various International Conferences. She had been also involved in number of professional activities in UK and China.
Outside of her research, Han is also engaging with public
sector and was a tutor appointed by the City of Edinburgh
Council Children and Families Department for supporting teriary
community learning and development and community high school.