XIE Haoran, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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Assoc. Prof. XIE Haoran is an Associate Professor and Department Head at Department of Computing and Decision Sciences at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Natural Language Processing Journal (Elsevier), Computers & Education: Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier), and Computers & Education: X Reality (Elsevier), Co-Editor-in-Chief of Knowledge Management and E-Learning (HKU) the Associate Editor of International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (Springer), Array (Elseiver), International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (InderScience). He has totally published 355 research publications including 196 journal articles (60 papers as first or corresponding author), 6 edited books, 63 book chapters, 85 conference proceedings and 5 patents. Among all 196 journal articles, there are 157SCI/SSCI indexed. Some journals like IEEE TPAMI, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TCYB, IEEE TAC, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Multimedia, Information Sciences, Neural Networks, Neurocomputing, Knowledge-Based Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, Computers & Education, British Journal of Educational Technology, Educational Technology & Society, Interactive Learning Environments are top-tier journals in the related fields. Among all 63 book chapters and 85 conference proceedings, there are many papers from top-tier conferences like AAAI, IJCAI, CVPR, ICCV, ACL, EMNLP, WWW, CIKM, DASFAA, etc. He has served as 19 guest editors in special issues of journals, editors of 6 books, organization committee chairs/members of more than 57 conferences, and reviewers of 40 international journals. Till Oct 2023, his totally Google Scholar citation counts is 13,136, h-index is 44, and i-10 index is 137 at Google Scholar. One of his work about Least squares generative adversarial networks (LSGAN) which has received more than 5000 citations in Google Scholar, published in ICCV 2017 and TPAMI 2019, included by computer science courses of Stanford University and National Taiwan University, and implemented by Google TensorFlow. He has obtained 20 research awards including the World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University, Research Output Excellence Award by Lingnan University, the Teaching Excellence Award from Lingnan University, Most Cited Article from Elsevier Publisher, Literia Award 2020 (Outstanding Paper) from Emerald Publisher, the Gold Medal and the Special Award from International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada 2022 and 2019, Silver Award from International Innovation and Invention Competition Taiwan 2020, Silver Award from Geneva’s Invention Expo, Silver Award from Multimedia Grand Challenges of ACM Multimedia 2019, Outstanding Research Achievement Award from Asia Pacific Society for Computing and Information Technology, President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research in Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), Faculty’s Research Output Award in EdUHK, and 5 best/excellent paper awards from international conferences including WI-IAT 2020, ICBL 2020, DASFAA 2017, ICBL 2016 and SECOP 2015.

Research interests

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Educational Technologies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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