Jie Lu - Biography#

Prof Lu gained her PhD from Curtin University in 2000, and in the same year joined UTS. She is now a Distinguished Professor, Australian Laureate Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and IFSA Fellow. She is A/Dean (Research Excellence) in her faculty and Director of the Australian AI Institute, with >250 research staff and PhDs working on all main aspects of AI.

Lu has a total of ~500 publications, including 6 high-impact monographs, ~200 papers in esteemed journals, e.g., Artificial Intelligence (×3), IEEE Trans on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Fuzzy Systems (×25), Neural Networks & Learning Systems (×13), Cybernetics (×10), and Nature Electronics, and ~50 in leading conference proceedings e.g., NeurIPS, ICML, AAAI, IJCAI, ICDM.

Lu has attracted large external research income of >A$10M as lead Chief Investigator (CI). She has an outstanding record in ARC DPs (<20% success rate), having secured 10 as first CI. She has led one LP and 15 high-impact industry projects in fields such as transportation, telecommunication, and healthcare. She has participated in EU projects in technology risk (FP7), safeguards (Belgium), and textiles (France).

Lu has supervised 50 PhD completions at UTS, including a dual PhD graduate with Granada University and co-supervision with Gent University. All have successful careers: 50% in academia and 50% in industry.

Lu is Editor-In-Chief (EiC) of Knowledge-Based Systems (IF 8.0; ranked 16/139 in the CS&AI) with 24 associate editors (7 from the EU); EiC of International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems which is fully associated with the EU society EUSFLAT; and Associate Editor of a wide range of IEEE Transactions. She has been a Guest Editor for 13 special issues in international journals (8 of them have EU researchers as Co-Editors).

Lu has delivered 30 keynote speeches at international conferences e.g. the highly ranked WCCI/Fuzz-IEEE (2016) and IEEE-SMC (2021). She has chaired 25 international conferences – six of them in Europe.

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