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Kai QIN (Alex)

Associate Professor


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Ph.D., B.Eng., IEEE Senior Member

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Swinburne University of Technology, John Street,
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia

Office: EN509a
Phone: +(61 3) 9214 3766
E-mail: kqin@swin.edu.au






I received the B.Eng. degree from the School of Automation at Southeast University (Nanjing, Jiangsu, China) in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in 2007. In 2005, I had visited the Illinois Genetic Algorithms laboratory (led by Prof. David E. Goldberg) at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (Urbana, IL, USA) for three months. From 2007 to 2009, I had worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Vision and Image Processing Lab in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). From 2010 to 2012, I had worked in the MISTIS Team at INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes (Grenoble, France), firstly as a postdoctoral researcher and then as an expert engineer. From 2012 to 2017, I had worked in the School of Science at RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia) as a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer. Now, I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering and the Data Science Research Institute at Swinburne University of Techonogy.


My major research interests include: Machine Learning, Evolutionary Optimization, Image Processing, GPU Computing, Services Computing, and Mobile and Pervasive Computing.



I am looking for self-motivated PhD students and visiting scholars to work in my team.

  • For PhD applicants, you must have a Bachelor Degree and/or Master Degree in the related fields (click here for detailed entry requirements). If you intend to apply, please send your CV and transcript to me.

  • For visiting scholars, you should have previous research exeriences related to one or more of my research areas. I would only take 1~2 visting scholars in my team to garantee that I have enough time to work with you during your visit. If you are interested in making a visit, please send me an email with your CV.

Note: For PhD applicants funded by China Scholarship Council (CSC), Swinburne will provide a top-up and tuition fee waiver. Please contact me for detail.


Please click here to explore various research scholarship opportunities at Swinburne.



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