Dr. Yuyi (Jacky) Zhu

PD of BEng Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

I work in School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem as an Assistant Professor. I received my PhD degree in Engineering at the University of Warwick. Before joining XJTLU, I worked with the Warwick Manufacturing Group, Swansea University and TATA Steel UK on a Rapid Alloy Prototyping project (raised by EPSRC with 7 million GBP funding) as a research fellow.

I lead the cooperative researches, teaching and training activities with the with industry partners, which includes Rolls-Royce, ZF, Miba Group, Dyson and many universities worldwide. The topics cover alloy design, through process simulation, thermal-mechanical simulation, oxidation behaviours, coating technologies and etc.

My expertise also covers project management, lab management, student-supervisor liaison and consultation. Since joining XJTLU, I keep working on the establishment of a more vital link between the programme, enterprises and government, in order to explore more possibilities for student’s internship programmes and future careers. I will also commit myself in strengthening the research capabilities for the school to build a comprehensive network between theory teaching and lab practising.




PD of BEng Internet of Things Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

I am an Assistant Professor and one of the founding members of the School of Internet of Things at the XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang). I received my BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 2009, 2011, and 2016 respectively.

After receiving my PhD, I worked from 2016 to 2019 as a Research Fellow in the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the Institute for Communication Systems, University of Surrey, UK. I was in charge of the networking team developing systems to enable the deployment of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) based transport networks in the 5G testbed system constructed with various industry partners, such as Huawei and Vodafone. From 2019 to 2020, I was a Senior Researcher in Agency for Defense Development (ADD) which is the only research institute for military technologies in South Korea, and developed an advanced satellite system for military communications.

My research interests cover various areas of networking based on my extensive experience of 5G, IoT, network softwarization, SDN/NFV, transport layer protocols, and satellite communications.



Dr. Jionglong Su

PD of BEng Data Science and Big Data Technology with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

I hold a PhD in Statistics (the University of Warwick) and a PhD in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (the University of Sheffield). Before joining XJTLU, I worked for the University of Warwick, University College London and Nazarbayev University where I was the Maths Head. I have held several key appointments in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, such as the Group Head in Undergraduate Studies and the Programme Director in Financial Mathematics. My research interests include bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and medical image processing. I am the principal investigator and research collaborator in several interdisciplinary research funded by the National Nature Science Foundation of China and State Key Laboratory of Software Architecture, with more than 3.5 million RMB in grant. I actively participate in the university ILEAD teaching programmes as an instructor for Chinese universities teachers. I am also the recipient of the 2017 XJTLU Outstanding Teacher Award.



Dr. Jiyao Xun

PD OF BSC INTELLIGENT SUPPLY CHAIN with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

I am a senior fellow of UK Higher Education Academy and currently work as an Associate Professor and Programme Director of the BSc Intelligent Supply Chain in School of Intelligent Finance and Business at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang). Before committing myself to academia, I was on the first batch of British No. 1 retailer Tesco’s international graduate programme and had worked in its Cheshunt head-office and Waltham Abbey Extra store.

I obtained an MSc in Management Research at Saïd Business School Oxford University and a fully-funded PhD in Business & Management at Nottingham University UK. I am passionate about the transformative power of applied business education where I was an Associate MBA Director (Asia) for a UK top 5 business school.

My research has appeared in journals such as: Psychology and Marketing, Business Strategy and the Environment, Behaviour and Information Technology, Internet Research, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, among others. I have provided consulting services to a few high-profile clients such as General Mills Häagen-Dazs (Dept. of Strategy & Innovation), and international talent programmes for a few SoEs in China (Energy), Japan (Insurance & manufacturing) and Korea (Banking).



Dr. Haochuan Jiang

PD of BEng Intelligent Robotics Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at the University of Liverpool in 2019. I gained my M.Sc. and B.Eng. degrees in Mechanical and Automation Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2013) and China University of Mining and Technology (2011). Apart from my academic experience, I took the role as the new-tech researching engineer at the Commercial Robotic R&D Center of the ECOVACS Robotic (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. in 2013-2014. I also served as an researcher in the Platform and Content Group at the Tencent Tech. (Shenzhen) in 2019. Before joining XJTLU in Sept. 2020, I was working as a post-doctoral research associate at the School of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh.

My research interests lie in the field of deep learning, machine learning, and computer vision. In particular, I am focusing on generative models, disentangled representations, image segmentation, and medical image analysis with deep learning models.




PD of BA Arts, Technology and Entertainment with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

I am a Chinese-New Zealand artist, curator and educationalist with more than 15 years of expertise in the sphere of art, creative industry and education. My practice-based work focuses on image research and image production through the realm of painting, meta drawing, object related art, and cross-disciplinary methodologies such as sound, animation and experimental performance.

I have exhibited in New Zealand, Australia, China and Europe. My works are in collections of major New Zealand art museums and institutions such as University of Canterbury and James Wallace Trust, and are among the collections of many global collectors.

Besides my art practice, I also maintain expanded curatorial practice. I have been organizing various art project initiatives in New Zealand and China over the years, and including curating a series of projects which fuse art and industrial medium of expression.



Dr. Chun Zhao

PD of BEng Microelectronic Science and Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism

I obtained my PhD degree from University of Liverpool in 2014 and was a senior research member at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology prior to XJTLU. I have contributed more than 70 peer-reviewed microelectronic-related publications and some of them have been cited by Nature Materials, Nature Communication, Advanced Materials and Advanced Functional Materials. I am serving as the publication chair of The 17th IEEE International Conference on IC Design and Technology (ICICDT 2019). I was nominated into 2018 Jiangsu Province High-level Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talent Plan. I was also the main inventor of the world's first electronic cigarette with ASIC integrated core and a founding member of a small start-up chip company in 2007 but listed on HK stock market in 2012.