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Academic Biography

Prof. Victor Chang is a (Full) Professor of Data Science and Information Systems at the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies, Teesside University, UK. He joined the School in September 2019.

He was previously a Senior Associate Professor, Director of Ph.D. (June 2016 – May 2018), Director of MRes (Sep 2017 - Feb 2019) and Interim Director of BSc IMIS (Aug 2018 - Feb 2019) programs at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China between June 2016 and August 2019. He was also a very active and contributing key member at Research Institute of Big Data Analytics (RIBDA), XJTLU. He's a former Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool and Visiting Researcher at the University of Southampton, UK. Previously he worked as a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, UK, between Sep 2012 and May 2016. He was a Lecturer of IS and IT Architect at the University of Greenwich between Feb 2011 and August 2012. Prior to that, Prof Chang was the IT Service Manager at Guy's & St Thomas NHS Hospitals and KCL between July 2008 and Feb 2011. Before joining NHS, he was the IT Specialist and Researcher at the University of Southampton between August 2004 and July 2008. He worked at the University of Cambridge between October 2001 and July 2004, first as a Research Scholar at Engineering, and then as a Web Development Officer at Cavendish Lab. Before coming to the UK, he was a Web Project Leader at National Computer Systems in Singapore and Assistant Manager of UNI Computer in Sydney, Australia.

Prof Chang is one of the most highly cited researchers apart from being an international leading young scientist with reputation and track records. He worked on every project with details known. He is a highly efficient, effective, organized, responsible and self-disciplined scholar to make things happen. His most-recent publications can be viewed: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=IqIYZ14AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate 

His focus will be on funding and building more funded projects between academia, and between academia and industry. Please contact him if there're suitable funding opportunities matching his skills/experiences and your needs. 

Summary of Research Interests

·Data Science, data analysis and research for multiple disciplines (finance, healthcare, security, smart cities, geo-economics, education, manufacturing), Industry 4.0, e-Learning (all these work well for Industry 4.0)

·IT/ ICT, IT/ICT Management, MIS, Business for IT/high-tech, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, security, IS/IM research (all these work well for Industry 4.0).

· Funding, funded projects and building more funded projects with synergy between academia, and between academia and industry. 

Academic Achievements

Within 4 years, Prof Chang completed Ph.D. (CS, Southampton) and PGCert (Higher Education, Fellow, Greenwich) while working for several projects at the same time. Before becoming an academic, he has achieved 97% on average in 27 IT certifications. He won 2001 full Scholarship, a European Award on Cloud Migration in 2011, IEEE Outstanding Service Award in 2015, best papers in 2012, 2015 and 2018, the 2016 European award: Best Project in Research, 2016-2018 SEID Excellent Scholar, Suzhou, China, Outstanding Young Scientist award in 2017, 2017 special award on Data Science, 2017-2019 INSTICC Service Awards, Talent Award Suzhou 2019 and numerous awards mainly since 2011. 

Prof Chang was involved in different projects worth more than £13 million in Europe and Asia. He has published 3 books as sole authors and the editor of 2 books on Cloud Computing and related technologies. He gave 18 keynotes at international conferences. He is widely regarded as one of the most active and influential young scientist and expert in IoT/Data Science/Cloud/security/AI/IS, as he has experience to develop 10 different services for multiple disciplines. He is founding conference chair for IoTBDS, COMPLEXIS and FEMIB to build up and foster active research communities globally with positive impacts.

External Roles and Professional Activities

Prof. Victor Chang is a visiting scholar/Ph.D. examiner at several universities, an Editor-in-Chief of IJOCI & OJBD journals, Editor of FGCS, Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics (TII) and Information Fusion, founding chair of two international workshops and founding Conference Chair of IoTBDS http://www.iotbd.org and COMPLEXIS http://www.complexis.org since Year 2015 and FEMIB femib.scitevents.org since Year 2018.

PhD and Research Opportunities

For hardworking and talented students, please write to Prof Victor Chang. He will build up a dynamic, efficienct, collaborated and active research team getting funding and publications. Prof Chang's former PhD/MRes/MSc/BSc/BA graduates can always provide detailed testimonial on his resourcefulness, committment, right types of help and supervision outputs for his students.


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