Dr. Xiaohui Tao, PhD

Professor (Computer Science)
Computing Discipline Team Leader
School of Mathematics, Physics, and Computing
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Tel: +61 7 4631 1576
Email: xiaohui DOT tao AT unisq DOT edu DOT au

Professor Dr. Xiaohui Tao holds a distinguished position at the University of Southern Queensland's (UniSQ) School of Mathematics, Physics, and Computing in Australia. He is the Computing Discipline Team Leader, and presides as the Chair of the ICT Programs’ Governance and Leadership Committee at UniSQ. Before assuming these pivotal roles, from 2016 to 2021, he provided esteemed leadership as the Director of various academic programs, including the Master of Data Science, Master of Information Technology, and Master of Science at UniSQ.

An esteemed scholar in Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Tao's research encompasses a wide spectrum, including but not limited to data analytics, machine learning, knowledge engineering, natural language processing, and health informatics. His academic contributions are well-recognized with over 200 publications in eminent journals such as TKDE, TOIS, TIST, INFFUS, IPM, and notable conferences including AAAI, IJCAI, SIGIR, EMNLP, ICDE, and CIKM. Beyond individual research, he spearheads a prominent research group that prioritizes innovative algorithms and systems with significant real-world applications. Additionally, he has exhibited exceptional mentorship, having successfully supervised ten doctoral candidates to completion.

Dr. Tao's contributions to the academic community have been acknowledged with prestigious awards like the Australia Research Council Grant and the Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship, as well as recognition from international conferences, namely DSinS'23, ACMHN’22, BESC’22, BI’21, WI-IAT’20, and WISE'20 and '19.

A Senior Member of both the IEEE and ACM professional bodies, Dr. Tao also contributes as the Deputy Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII). His editorial endeavours include serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Elsevier's Natural Language Processing Journal, the TCII Bulletin, and Web Intelligence (CCF C). He has further enhanced his profile by serving in key roles in conferences such as WI-IAT and BESC, and more.

Dr. Tao concluded his PhD in Information Technology from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, in 2009.



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