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Xiaohui Zhu

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Xiaohui Zhu received his BSc from Soochow University in 1999, MSc from Jiangxi Normal University in 2007 and PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2019. He is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). Before joining XJTLU, he was an associate professor at Nantong University, China. He has taught a wide range of modules including Introduction to Databases, C++ Programming, Foundation of Java Programming, C# Programming and Data Structure. From 2011 to 2017, he visited several European universities for academic exchange such as the University of Bedfordshire in the UK, the University of Edinburgh in the UK, the Tampere University of Technology in Finland and the University of Oldenburg in Germany.Dr. Zhu’s research interests include Artificial intelligence and its application, especially in multi-objective optimization, autonomous navigation and collision avoidance, fast path planning, and USV-related algorithms and applications. He has published 10+ SCI/EI papers and a book in the title of “Foundation of C# Programming”.

Research interests

AI techniques related to unmanned surface vehicles and water environment monitoring

Autonomous navigation and collision avoidance

Multi-objective optimization

Fast path planning


01.2024 - Present: Associate Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

04.2020 - 12.2023: Assistant Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

07.2017 - 09.2017: Academic visitor, University of Oldenburg, Germany

12.2015 - 02.2016: Academic visitor, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

12.2013 - 09.2014: Academic visitor, University of Edinburgh, UK

02.2011 - 08.2011: Academic visitor, University of Bedfordshire, UK

09.1999 - 03.2020:Teaching Assistant, Lecturer and Associate Professor, Nantong University


CPT106 C++ Programming and Software Engineering ||

CPT109 C Programming and Software Engineering I

CPT109, C Programming and Software Eng. I

CPT106, C++ Programming and Software Eng.

CPT105, Introduction to Programming in Java

Awards and honours

9th China Data Visualization and Analysis(ChinaVis 2022), 2rd prize, July, 2022

16th China College Student Intelligent Car Competition- Smart Restaurant Group Competition (Region Qualifier), 3rd prize, August 2021.

12th China College Students Service Outsourcing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (National Competition),3rd Prize, August 2021.

12th China College Students Service Outsourcing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (Eastern Regional Competition), 2nd Prize, June 2021.

3.6th China College Students Internet + Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (Jiangsu Province), 2nd prize, 04/10/2020

6th China International College Students Internet + Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (XJTLU), 1st prize , 04/09/2020.

China College Computer Competition - 2020 Wechat Application Development Competition (Huadong Division), 2nd prize, June 2020

5th China College Students Internet+ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (Jiangsu Division), 2nd prize, August 2020

1st Hacker Marathon Competition (sponsored by Unilever), 2nd prize, 11.10.2019.

7th Chinas Service Outsourcing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for College Students, 2nd prize, June 2018.

9th Chinas Service Outsourcing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for College Students, 3rd prize, June 2018.

Outstanding Competition Tutor of Nantong University in 2016. December 2017.

9th China Computer Design Competition for College Students, 2nd prize, July 2017.

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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Liverpool - 2019

Msc, Jiangxi Normal University - 2007

BSc, Soochow University -1999

Person Types

  • Staff


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