Visiting Professorship

Visiting Professorship

Visiting Professorship



Prof Paul Davidsson has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the School of Internet of Things in November 2022.Prof Paul Davidsson is a Professor at Malmö University, Sweden.He was the deputy Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Society from 2009-2011, and then Vice Dean from 2012-2013, where he was responsible for research and Ph.D studies as a member of Management group, and chairing the Research and research education board. In 2004, Prof Davidsson became the founder and director of the Internet of Things and People Research Centre at Malmö University. His research interests include agent technology, artificial intelligence, information systems, computer simulation and data mining. His current application areas include transport systems, logistics, supply chain management, food, building and energy systems. His research outcomes have been published in more than 250 peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals, conference proceedings, and books. These have been cited more than 6000 times according to Google Scholar.



Prof Hepu Deng is a professor in information systems at the School of Accounting, Information systems and supply chain, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. His research interests are in the areas of decision analysis, intelligent systems, digital business, knowledge management, electronic government, e-learning, and their applications in business. The multi-disciplinary nature of his research and the emphasis on both theoretical and applied research are exemplified by numerous refereed publications in top refereed international journals listed in the Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, Engineering Compendex Index, and at major refereed international conferences including Journal of Operational Research Society, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations research, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Government Information Quarterly, Expert Systems with Applications,Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Internet Research, Transportation Research Part A and Part F, Journal of Knowledge Management, and etc.

Hepu is active in the international academic community. He acted as the Program Chair of several IEEE international conferences in Fuzzy Systems, Knowledge Discovery, Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Intelligence in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively. He was the Publicity Chair for five IEEE international conferences in China and Singapore including the 9th IEEE International Conference on Neural Information Processing (2002), the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (2002), and the 2002 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery and the organization committee member for numerous international conferences. He was and is currently a referee for many prestigious international journals including Fuzzy Sets and Systems, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, International Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Computers and Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Computational Intelligence in Finance, Journal of Operations Management, and International Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems.

Hepu is experienced in working and teaching at tertiary education in a cross-culture environment. After graduation and worked as a mathematics teacher in a High School he became an assistant lecturer and then lecturer in the Department of Business, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China. He started at the School of Computing and Information Technology, Monash University in July 1998 as a lecturer and was appointed to the School of Business IT at RMIT in 2000.




Prof Guochao Peng is a Full Professor in Information Systems in the School of Information Management at Sun Yat-Sen University, China. He holds a BSc in Information Management (1st Class Honours) and a PhD in Information Systems (IS), both from the University of Sheffield, UK. He is the Associate Editor of Journal of Global Information Management. He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI of 15 research grants funded by UK’s EPSRC, ESRC, China’s NSFC, industrial partners, University of Sheffield, and Sun Yat-Sen University, totaling over 650k RMB. Prof Peng has over 110 publications in the forms of high-quality journal papers, books, book chapters, full conference papers, and conference proceedings.  He has also been the founder and chair of a number of international conferences in information systems and smart cities. In recent years, he has been frequently invited to provide training sessions and talks (100+) to industrial partners (such as SAP, IBM, Kingdee, Foxconn, China Southern Airlines, GAC Group, Xpeng Inc, Country Garden Holdings, HSBC, ICBC, China Construction Bank – to name a few) on Digital Transformation and Smart Cities.