Prof. Dr. Joan Lu

Dr. Joan Lu is Professor in Informatics at the University of Huddersfield (UK). Her extensive research covers information access, retrieval and visualization, XML and other data technologies, data management systems, security issues, wireless, and Internet computing.

She has been an invited speaker for various industrial-oriented events, guest speaker in UK higher education academy (HEA) on Mobile technology in classrooms, 2012, keynote speaker for international conferences (INFOCCOM13, in Portugal and The Scientific Conference 2014, in Kurdistan)

She is a research grant reviewer for The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and an external adviser for a collaboration between Leeds Mat University, UK and Sakarya University in Turkey. She was principle investigator for three EU projects from 2008 to 2012.

She published 5 academic research books and over 180 papers. Professor Lu has acted as the founder and a program chair for the International XML Technology workshop and XMLTech (USA) for 11 years (2003-2011). She also serves as Chair of several international conferences, is a regular reviewer for a number of international journals, academic research books and served as a committee member for 18 international conferences. She specializes in XML technology and mobile response technology through the latest wireless devices.

Professor Lu serves as a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), BCS examiner of Advanced Database Management Systems, and fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), She is a founder and Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Information Retrieval Research;