Steven Guan received his BSc. from Tsinghua University and M.Sc. & Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a Professor and the Director for Research Institute of Big Data Analytics at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). He served the head of department position at XJTLU for 4.5 years, creating the department from scratch and now in shape. Before joining XJTLU, he was a tenured professor and chair in intelligent systems at Brunel University, UK. Prof. Guan has worked in a prestigious organization for several years, serving as a design engineer, project leader, and department manager. After leaving the industry, he joined the academia for three and half years. He served as deputy director for the Computing Center and the chairman for the Department of Information & Communication Technology. Later he joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at National University of Singapore as an associate professor for 8 years.

Prof. Guan’s research interests include: machine learning, computational intelligence, big data analytics, mobile commerce, modeling, networking, personalization, security, coding theory, and pseudorandom number generation. He has published extensively in these areas, with 130+ journal papers and 180+ book chapters or conference papers. He has chaired, delivered keynote speech for 80+ international conferences and served in 180+ international conference committees and 20+ editorial boards. There are quite a few inventions from Prof. Guan including Generalized Minimum Distance Decoding for Majority Logic Decodable Codes, Prioritized Petri Nets, Self-Modifiable Color Petri Nets, Dynamic Petri Net Model for Iterative and Interactive Distributed Multimedia Presentation, Incremental Feature Learning, Ordered Incremental Input/Output Feature Learning, Input/Output Space Partitioning for Machine Learning, Recursive Supervised Learning, Reduced Pattern Training using Pattern Distributor, Contribution Based Feature Selection, Incremental Genetic Algorithms, Incremental Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms, Decremental Multi-objective Optimization, Multi-objective Optimization with Objective Replacement, Incremental Hyperplane Partitioning for Classification, Incremental Hyper-sphere Partitioning for Classification, Controllable Cellular Automata for Pseudorandom Number Generation, Self Programmable Cellular Automata, Configurable Cellular Automata, Layered Cellular Automata, Transformation Sequencing of Cellular Automata for Pseudorandom Number Generation, Open Communication with Self-Modifying Protocols, etc.
Steven Guan
  • Qualifications

    • B.Sc., Mathematics, National Tsinghua University
    • M.Sc., Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Experience

    • 1996 - 1998: Lecturer, School of Computer Science & Computer Engineering La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic. Australia
    • 1999 – 2006: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), National University of Singapore
    • 2006 – 2007: Chair in Intelligent Systems (tenured), School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, UK
    • 2008 – 2012: Head of Department, Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    • Adjunct Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University
    • Professor (tenured), Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    • Director, Research Institute of Big Data Analytics, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  • Research interests

    • machine learning, computational intelligence, big data analytics, mobile commerce, modeling, networking, personalization, security, coding theory, pseudorandom number generation
  • Articles

    • 130+ international journal papers
  • Proceedings

    • 110+ international conference papers
  • Chapters, cases, readings and supplements

    • 70 book chapters
  • Conference presentations

    • 45 Keynote Speeches in international conferences
  • Professional service activities

    • Honorary Chair/Conference Chair/Program Chair for 65 international conferences
  • Teaching activities

    • Computer Systems, Data Structures & Algorithms,
  • Courses taught

    • Computer Science, Digital Design Fundamentals, Multimedia & Web Technology, Computer Communication Networks,
    • Operating Systems, High Speed Networking, Technical Writing and Communication, C Language, Advanced Topics in Computer Science
    • Numerical Analysis, Computer Architecture & Organization, Distributed Systems, Computer Supported Cooperative Work,
    • Computer Communication Networks, Protocol, Performance and Routing, System Programming in Unix and C
    • Computer Systems, Data Structures, Engineering Maths, Technology Assessment, Software Engineering, Computer Science,
  • Professional memberships

    • Fellow, the South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE)
    • Fellow, International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI)
  • Awards and honours

    • Best conference paper award in Multi-Agents and Mobile Agents in Virtual Organizations and E-Commerce (MAMA'2000), International Computing Sciences Conventions (ICSC) Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Applications, December 11-15, 2000, University of Wollongong, Australia
    • Suzhou Talents-in-Need, 2009-2014 (苏州市高层次紧缺人才2009-2014年)
    • Suzhou Industrial Park Jinji Lake Double Hundred Talents Award, 2011 (首届"金鸡湖双百人才", 科教领军人才)
    • Excellent Oral Presentation Award, 2012 International Conference on Information and Intelligent Computing (ICIIC 2012), Chengdu, China, Dec. 8-9, 2012
    • Best Paper Award, the 6th FTRA International Conference on Information Technology Convergence and Services (ITCS-14), Taipei, Taiwan, October 16-18, 2014
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 88161501
  • Email
  • Address

    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park