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Dr. Michael Sheng is a full Professor and Head of Department of Computing at Macquarie University. Before moving to Macquarie, Michael spent 10 years at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide. Michael holds a PhD degree in computer science from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and did his post-doc as a research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre. From 1999 to 2001, Sheng also worked at UNSW as a visiting research fellow. Prior to that, he spent 6 years as a senior software engineer in industries. 

Prof. Michael Sheng's research interests include Web of Things, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Web Science, Service-oriented Computing, Pervasive Computing, and Sensor Networks. He is the recipient of ARC Future Fellowship (2014), Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution (2012), and Microsoft Research Fellowship (2003).

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Projects 2017 2020

Reputation-based Trust Management in Crowdsourcing Environments

Wang, Y., Sheng, Q., Orgun, M., MQRES (International), M. (. & MQRES, M.


Project: Other

A Large-Scale Distributed Experimental Facility for the Internet of Things

Sheng, Q., Bouguettaya, A., Loke, S., Li, X., Liang, W., Benattalah, B., Ali Babar, M., Yang, J., Zomaya, A. Y., Wang, Y., Zhou, W., Yao, L., Taylor, K. & Bergmann, N.


Project: Other

Research Output 2001 2018

A learning-based framework for improving querying on web interfaces of curated knowledge bases

Zhang, W. E., Sheng, Q. Z., Yao, L., Taylor, K., Shemshadi, A. & Qin, Y. 1 Feb 2018 In : ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. 18, 3, 20 p., 35

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Collaborative location recommendation by integrating multi-dimensional contextual information

Yao, L., Sheng, Q. Z., Wang, X., Zhang, W. E. & Qin, Y. 1 Feb 2018 In : ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. 18, 3, 24 p., 32

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Device-free human localization and tracking with UHF passive RFID tags: a data-driven approach

Ruan, W., Sheng, Q. Z., Yao, L., Li, X., Falkner, N. J. G. & Yang, L. 15 Feb 2018 In : Journal of Network and Computer Applications. 104, p. 78-96 19 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Organizing XML data in a wireless broadcast system by exploiting structural similarity

Qin, Y., Sheng, Q. Z., Wang, H. & Falkner, N. J. G. Jan 2018 In : Wireless Personal Communications. 98, 1, p. 1299-1329 31 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

A Kernel-based approach to developing adaptable and reusable sensor retrieval systems for the web of things

Tran, N. K., Sheng, Q. Z., Babar, M. A. & Yao, L. 2017 18th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2017) : proceedings. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG, Vol. 10569, p. 315-329 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 10569)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding contribution