Dr Jixin Ma BSc, MSc, PhD

Reader

  • Joined the university in 1991, and currently:
  • Reader and PhD Supervisor in Computer Science.
  • Director of the Centre for Computer and Computational Science.
  • Leader of Artificial Intelligence Research Group.
  • Member of the Faculty's Postgraduate Research Degree Committee.
  • International Collaboration Link Tutor for overseas partners.
  • Guest/Visiting Professor of Beijing Normal University, Auhui University and Zhengzhou Light Industrial University, China.
  • Editor of many international journals and international conference proceedings.
  • Chair/Invited Keynote Speakers of several international conferences.
  • 100+ research papers in international journals and conferences.

Responsibilities within the university

Reader - Academic and Link tutor for Chinese students in Collaborations and Director of the Centre for Computer and Computational Science and Director of CIS PhD/MPhil Affairs

Course leader 2018/19

COMP1684 Artificial Intelligence

COMP1784 Introduction to Computing 1

COMP1783 Introduction to Computing 2

Director of the Centre for Computer and Computational Science, Director of CIS

Awards

  • Awarded the Best Paper Prize of the 15th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, London, U.K., 7-9 June, London, U.K., 2017.
  • Awarded the Best Application Paper Prize of the Thirty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, U.K., 2015. 
  • As a group member, won the University Research Business Development prize of 10,000 for 2008.

Recognition

  • Member of the British Computer Society.
  • Member of American Association of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Committee Member of Artificial Intelligence Special Group of the British Computer Society.
  • Committee Member of International Association of Computer and Information Systems (IEEE).
  • Member of the World Scientific and Engineering Society.
  • Member of the UK Temporal Reasoning, Artificial Intelligence and Logic Group.
  • Associate editor of International Journal "Computacion y Sistemas", Instituto Politcnico Nacional, Mxico.
  • Editor of International Journal of Software Innovation, IGI Global, USA.
  • Editor of the Journal of Polibits, Instituto Politcnico Nacional, Mxico.
  • Editor of International Journal of Computer & Information Science, ACIS, U.S.A.

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Main research areas are in the domains of Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering and Information Systems.
  • Special interests include Temporal Logic, Temporal Representation and Reasoning, Temporal Databases, Reasoning about Action and Change, Case-Based Reasoning, Pattern Recognition, Graph Matching and Information Security.

Key funded projects

  • As co-investigator with Shandong University, awarded a joint research project fund from the National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 61772311), worth £68,000, starting from Jan. 2018.
  • Awarded a joint research project fund together with Hainan University (ZDYF2017171), worth 29,000, starting from Jan. 2017.
  • Awarded a joint research project fund from the National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 61502006), worth 25,000, starting from Jan. 2016.
  • Awarded a joint research project fund from the National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 61462023), worth 45000, starting in Jan. 2015.
  • Awarded a Proof of Concept fund, Visual Time, worth 5000.
  • Secured funding for the Vice Chancellors PhD Scholarship worth 42000+ over 3 years, starting in 2012.
  • Awarded a Foreigner Expert Invitation Project fund from Beihang University - National 973 Project (2010CB327902), worth 4000, 2010.
  • Collaboration research project fund with Hainan University in China, worth 3800, as part of the National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 60772122) and the Scientific Research Fund of Hainan Provincial Education Department, Grant Number Hjkj2010-10.
  • As a group member, won the University Research Business Development prize of 10,000 for 2008. 
  • Awarded a Promising Researcher Fellowship, started from July to December 2005, worth 32297.52.
  • Collaboration research project together with An Hui University in China, titled as State Pattern Recognition Using Graph Matching with Rich Temporal References. As a component of the China NNSF project numbered "60375010" which is worth RMB260K, the sub-project started in April 2005 and is worth RMB 20K.
  • KTP (knowledge transfer partnership) project ktp000854 between PaperFlow plc & the University of Greenwich, involving advanced temporal database theory. It started in July 2004, worth 105K.

Publications

  • Outsourced Decentralized Multi-authority Attribute Based Signature and Its Application in IoT Cloud, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. 1-4, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/TCC.2019.2902380.
  • A lightweight identity-based cloud storage auditing supporting proxy update and workload-based payment, Security and Communication Networks, Vol.2019, 1-15, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8275074.
  • Privacy-Preserving and Publicly Verifiable Protocol for Outsourcing Polynomials Evaluation to a Malicious Cloud, International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics, Vol.11(4), 2019.
  • A Prior Regularized Multi-layer Graph Ranking Modelfor Image Saliency Computation, Neurocomputing, V.315, 234-245, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2018.06.072
  • An Improved Evolutionary Approach-Based Hybrid Algorithm for Bayesian Network Structure Learning in Dynamic Constrained Search Space, Neural Computing and Applications, 1-22, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s00521-018-3650-7.
  • Golf Swing Classification with Multiple Deep Convolutional Neural Networks, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, V.14(8), 1-13, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1550147718793801.
  • Contourlet-DCT Based Multiple Robust Watermarkings For Medical Image, Multimedia Tools and Applications, 1-18, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s11042-018-6877-5.
  • A Novel RFID Anti-Counterfeiting Based on Bisectional Multivariate Quadratic Equations, International Journal of Software Innovation (IJSI), 6(2), 1-9, 2018. DOI: 10.4018/IJSI.2018040101.
  • An Improved Scheme for Outsourced Computation with Attribute Based Encryption, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. 2018. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4833
  • Adaptive Digital Watermarking Scheme Based on Support Vector Machines and Optimized Genetic Algorithm, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol.2018, Article ID 2685739, 1-9, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2685739.
  • Confidentiality-Preserving Publicly Verifiable Computation Schemes for Polynomial Evaluation and Matrix-Vector Multiplication, Security and Communication Networks, vol. 2018, Article ID 5275132, 15 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5275132.
  • Logistics Exceptions Monitoring for Anti-counterfeiting in RFID-Enabled Supply Chains, In: Arai K., Kapoor S., Bhatia R. (eds) Advances in Information and Communication Networks, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol.887, Springer, 488-505, 2018.
  • Contourlet-DCT Based Multiple Robust Watermarkings For Medical Image, Proc. The 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS2018), 2018.
  • A Novel Watermarking Technology Based on Posterior Probability SVM and Improved GA, In: Sun X., Pan Z., Bertino E. (eds) Cloud Computing and Security. ICCCS 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, V.11066, 195-207, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00015-8_17.
  • Fuzzy matching: multi-authority attribute searchable encryption without central authority, Soft Computing, DOI 10.1007/s00500-017-2849-3, 26/09/2017.
  • Transfer Learning with Manifold Regularized Convolutional Neural Network, Proc. International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management (KSEM 2017), 483-494, 2017. DOI10.1007/978-3-319-63558-3_41.
  • Security Outsourcing Decentralized Multi-authority Attribute Based Signature, Lecture Notes of Computer Science 10581 (9th International Symposium of Cyberspace Safety and Security), 86-102, 2017.
  • The Public Verifiability of Public Key Encryption with Keyword Search, Proc. 9th EAI International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI 2017), 299-312, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90775-8_24.
  • Maniflod Ranking Weighted Local Maximal Occurrence Descriptor for Person Re-identification, Proc. The 15th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, 111-114, 2017 (Award: The Best Paper).
  • A Bisectional Multivariate Quadratic Equation System for RFID Anti-Counterfeiting, Proc. The 15th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, 19-24, 2017.
  • A Confidentiality Preserving Publicly Verifiable Computation for Multivariate Polynomials, Proc. The 15th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, 5-12, 2017.
  • FAP_HIS: A Simple Fuzzy-Vault Based Authentication Protocol for RFID-Enabled Healthcare Information System against Unauthorised Tracking, International Conference on Information Technology in Medicine and Education. IEEE, 171-175, 2017.
  • Modeling and Performance Analysis of Marine DTN Networks with Nodes-cluster in an Ad Hoc Sub-net, Advances in Computer Science Research (52), Atlantis Press, 2016 International Conference on Computer Engineering and Information Systems (CEIS-16), 182-187, 2016.
  • Experiment and Evaluation of Acute Rheumatic Fever Diagnosis Application, Proc. The 2016 International Conference on Computer Science and Electronic Technology, 295-298, 2016.
  • Security and Privacy for Data Mining of RFID-Enabled Product Supply Chains, Proc. Science and Information Conference (SAI) -2016, 1037-1046, 2016.
  • Development of Temporal Logic-Based Fuzzy Decision Support System for Diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic Fever/Rheumatic Heart Disease, Proc. AI2015: The Thirty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 213-228. 2015 (Award: The Best Application Paper).
  • A Conceptual Framework to Diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic Fever Based on the Temporal and Fuzzy Logic Approach" Canadian International Journal of Science and Technology", V.l2, 397-426, 2015.
  • Differential Privacy of Big Data: An Overview, Proc. The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Big Data Securityon Cloud, 7-12, 2016.
  • Development of a Decision Support System for the diagnosis of Arthritis Pain for Rheumatic Fever Patients: Based on the Fuzzy Approach, Journal of Algorithms & Computational Technology, 9(3), 265-290, 2015.
  • Object event visibility for anti-counterfeiting in RFID-enabled product supply chains, Proc. Science and Information Conference (SAI) -2015, 5, 141-150, 2015.
  • Ontology mapping for Business Process Modeling based on formal Temporal Logic, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 5(7), 95-104, 2014.
  • Fuzzy Membership Function and Input / Output Parameter for Diagnosis of Rheumatic Fever, International Transactions on Information Science and Technology, 2(6), 10-15, 2014.
  • A Computer Aided Case Tool for Temporal Knowledge Visualization, Proc. of International Conference on Computer Science and Service System, 630-633, 2014.
  • Temporal Knowledge Representation for Case Based Reasoning Based on a Formal Theory of Time, Proc. of Reasoning about Time in CBR/International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, 154-164, 2014.
  • A Dynamic Multiple Digital Watermarking Model based on Temporal Series, Ninth International Conference on P2p, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing, IEEE Computer Society, 367-371, 2014.