Jixin Ma

Professor Jixin Ma BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor of Computer Science

Dr Jixin Ma is a Professor in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, at the University of Greenwich, U.K. He is the Director of the Centre for Computer and Computational Science, and the Director of School’s PhD/MPhil Programme. Dr Ma is also a Guest/Visiting Professor of Beijing Normal University, Auhui University, Zhengzhou Light Industrial University and Hainan University, China.

Professor Ma obtained his BSc and MSc of Mathematics in 1982 and 1988, respectively, and PhD of Computer Sciences in 1994. His main research areas include Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering and Information Systems, with special interests in Temporal Logic, Temporal Databases, Reasoning about Action and Change, Case-Based Reasoning, Pattern Recognition, Graph Matching and Information Security. He has been a member of British Computer Society, American Association of Artificial Intelligence, ICIS/IEEE, and Special Group of Artificial Intelligence of BCS. Professor Ma has been the Editor of several international journals and international conference proceedings, and Program Chair/Invited Keynote Speakers of many international conferences. He has published more than 150 research papers in international journals and conferences.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Professor and PhD Supervisor
  • Academic and Link tutor for Chinese students in Collaborations

Course leader from 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

  • Best Student Paper of the 3rd International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications, 2019
  • Best Student Paper of the IEEE International Workshop on Information Theory and Multimedia Computing, 2019.
  • Best Paper of the 15th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, 2017.
  • Best Application Paper of the Thirty-fifth SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2015.
  • The University Research Business Development Prize of 10,000 for 2008.
  • A Promising Researcher Fellowship, worth £32,297.52, 2005.

Recognition

  • Executive Committee Member of Artificial Intelligence Special Group of the British Computer Society.
  • Member of the British Computer Society.
  • Member of American Association of Artificial Intelligence.
  • 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, Mexico.
  • Editor of International Journal of Software Innovation, IGI Global, USA.
  • Editor of the Journal of Polibits, Instituto Politcnico Nacional, Mexico.
  • Editor of International Journal of Computer & Information Science, ACIS, U.S.A.
  • Program Chair of the 5th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Data Science Engineering (BCD 2021), Macao, 07-09 June 2021.
  • Program Chair of the 3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition (AIPR 2020), Xiamen, 25-27 Sept 2020.
  • Program Chair of the 3rd International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering Technology (IEEE CCET 2020), Beijing, 14-16 Aug 2020.
  • Program Chair of International Conference on Computer Vision and Information Technology (CVIT 2020), Beijing 14-16 Aug 2020.
  • Deputy Program Chair of the Application Stream Executive Programme Committee of the 39th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, U.K., 17-19 Dec 2019.
  • Deputy Program Chair of the Application Stream Executive Programme Committee of the Thirty-Eighth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, U.K., 12-13 Dec 2018.
  • Deputy Program Chair of the Application Stream Executive Programme Committee of the Thirty-Seventh International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, U.K., 12-14 Dec 2017.
  • Program Chair of the 15th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, London, U.K., 7-9 Jun 2017.
  • Vice Program Chair of the Application Stream Executive Programme Committee of the Thirty-Sixth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, U.K., 13-15 Dec 2016.
  • Vice Program Chair of the Application Stream Executive Programme Committee of the Thirty-Fifth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, U.K., 15-17 Dec 2015.
  • Deputy Chair of the Application Stream Executive Programme Committee of the 34th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, U.K., 9-11 Dec 2014.
  • Vice Program Chair of AI2013, Cambridge, U.K., 10-12 Dec 2013.
  • Program Chair of the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA 2012), Shanghai, China, 15-18 Jun 2012.
  • Program Chair of the 11th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD 2010), London, U.K., 9-11 Jun 2010.
  • Chair of International Workshop on Graph Matching and Pattern Recognition (GMPR08 – MICAI08).

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

  • A joint research project fund together with Hainan University (ZDYF2018288), worth £46,000, starting from Jan 2018.
  • A joint research project fund together with Shandong University from the National Nature Science Foundation of China, worth £68,000, starting from Jan 2018.
  • A joint research project fund together with Hainan University (ZDYF2017171), worth £29,000, starting from Jan 2017.
  • A joint research project fund together with Anhui University from the National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 61502006), worth £25,000, starting from Jan 2016.
  • A joint research project fund together with Anhui University from the National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 61462023), worth £45,000, starting from Jan 2015.
  • A Proof of Concept fund, Visual Time, worth £5,000, Sept. 2014.
  • A fund for the Vice Chancellor's PhD Scholarship, worth £42,000+ over 3 years, 2012.
  • A Foreigner Expert Invitation Project fund from Beihang University - National 973 Project (2010CB327902), worth £4,000, 2010.
  • A collaboration research project fund together with Hainan University in China, worth £3,800, as part of the Scientific Research Fund of Hainan Provincial Education Department, Grant Number Hjkj2010-10, 2010.
  • The University Research Business Development prize of £10,000, 2008.
  • A Promising Researcher Fellowship, worth £32,297.52, 2005.
  • A collaboration research project together with Anhui University in China, entitled "State Pattern Recognition Using Graph Matching with Rich Temporal References". As a component of the China NNSF project worth £2,000, 2005.
  • As co-investigator, secured a KTP (knowledge transfer partnership) project ktp000854 between PaperFlow plc & University of Greenwich, involving advanced temporal database theory, worth £105,000, 2004.

Recent publications

Article

Schembri, Patrick , Pelc, Maruisz, Ma, Jixin (2020), The effect that auditory distractions have on a visual P300 speller while utilizing low-cost off-the-shelf equipment. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Computers, 9: 68 (3) 2073-431X (Online) (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/computers9030068).

Pandey, Sanjib Raj , Ma, Jixin, Lai, Choi-Hong (2020), A supervised machine learning approach to generate the auto rule for clinical decision support system. In: , , , . , Trends in Medicine, 20 (3) . pp. 1-9 ISSN: 1594-2848 (Print), (doi: https://www.oatext.com/a-supervised-machine-learning-approach-to-generate-the-auto-rule-for-clinical-decision-support-system.php#gsc.tab=0).

Liu, Jing , Ma, Jixin, Li, Jingbing, Huang, Mengxing , Sadiq, Naveed , Ai, Yang (2020), Robust watermarking algorithm for medical volume data in internet of medical things. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In: , , , . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Access, 8 . pp. 93939-93961 2169-3536 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2995015).

Shen, Wenting , Qin, Jing, Yu, Jia, Hao, Rong , Hu, Jiankun , Ma, Jixin (2019), Data integrity auditing without private key storage for secure cloud storage. IEEE. In: , , , . IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing 2168-7161 (Online) (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCC.2019.2921553).

Zhu, Binrui , Susilo, Willy, Qin, Jing, Guo, Fuchun , Zhao, Zhen , Ma, Jixin (2019), A secure and efficient data sharing and searching scheme in wireless sensor networks. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sensors, 19: 2583 (11) . pp. 1-23 1424-8220 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/s19112583).

Shen, Wenting , Qin, Jing, Ma, Jixin (2019), A lightweight identity-based cloud storage auditing supporting proxy update and workload-based payment. Hindawi. In: , , , . Hindawi, Security and Communication Networks, 2019: 8275074 ISSN: 1939-0114 (Print), 1939-0122 (Online) (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/8275074).

Sun, Jiameng , Su, Ye, Qin, Jing, Hu, Jiankun , Ma, Jixin (2019), Outsourced decentralized multi-authority attribute based signature and its application in IoT. IEEE. In: , , , . IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing . pp. 1-14 2168-7161 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TCC.2019.2902380).

Liu, Jing , Li, Jingbing, Ma, Jixin, Sadiq, Naveed , Bhatti, Uzair , Ai, Yang (2019), A robust multi-watermarking algorithm for medical images based on DTCWT-DCT and Henon map. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Applied Sciences, 9: 700 (4) ISSN: 2076-3417 (Print), (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app9040700).

Liu, Jing , Li, Jingbing, Cheng, Jieren, Ma, Jixin , Sadiq, Naveed , Han, Baoru , Geng, Qiang , Ai, Yang (2019), A novel robust watermarking algorithm for encrypted medical image based on DTCWT-DCT and chaotic map. Tech Science Press. In: , , , . Tech Science Press, Computers, Materials & Continua, 61 (2) . pp. 889-910 ISSN: 1546-2218 (Print), 1546-2226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.32604/cmc.2019.06034).

Wu, Xiaoqi , Li, Jingbing, Tu, Rong, Cheng, Jieren , Bhatti, Uzair Aslam , Ma, Jixin (2018), Contourlet-DCT based multiple robust watermarkings for medical images. Springer US. In: , , , . Springer US, Multimedia Tools and Applications, 78 (7) . pp. 8463-8480 ISSN: 1380-7501 (Print), 1573-7721 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-018-6877-5) NB Item availability restricted.

Dai, Jingguo , Ren, Jia, Du, Wencai, Shikhin, Vladimir , Ma, Jixin (2018), An improved evolutionary approach-based hybrid algorithm for Bayesian network structure learning in dynamic constrained search space. Springer London. In: , , , . Springer London, Neural Computing and Applications, 32 (5) . pp. 1413-1434 ISSN: 0941-0643 (Print), 1433-3058 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-018-3650-7).

Xiao, Yun , Jiang, Bo, Tu, Zhengzheng, Ma, Jixin , Tang, Jin (2018), A prior regularized multi-layer graph ranking model for image saliency computation. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Neurocomputing, 315 (13) . pp. 234-245 ISSN: 0925-2312 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2018.06.072).

Sun, Jiameng , Zhu, Binrui, Qin, Jing, Hu, Jiankun , Ma, Jixin (2018), Confidentiality-preserving publicly verifiable computation schemes for polynomial evaluation and matrix-vector multiplication. Hindawi. In: , , , . Hindawi, Security and Communication Networks, 2018: 5275132 ISSN: 1939-0114 (Print), 1939-0122 (Online) (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/5275132).

Zhou, Xiaoyi , Ma, Jixin, Yao, Xiaoming, Li, Honglei (2018), A novel RFID anti-counterfeiting based on bisectional multivariate quadratic equations. IGI Global. In: , , , . IGI Global, International Journal of Software Innovation, 6: 1 (2) ISSN: 2166-7160 (Print), 2166-7179 (Online) (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.4018/IJSI.2018040101).

Zhou, Xiaoyi , Cao, Chunjie, Ma, Jixin, Wang, Longjuan (2018), Adaptive digital watermarking scheme based on support vector machines and optimized genetic algorithm. Hindawi Limited. In: , , , . Hindawi Limited, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2018: 2685739 . pp. 1-9 ISSN: 1024-123X (Print), 1563-5147 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2685739).

Zhu, Binrui , Sun, Jiameng, Qin, Jing, Ma, Jixin (2017), Fuzzy matching: multi-authority attribute searchable encryption without central authority. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Soft Computing, 23 (2) . pp. 527-536 ISSN: 1432-7643 (Print), 1433-7479 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00500-017-2849-3).

Ma, Jixin , Pandey, Sanjib Raj, Lai, Choi-Hong (2015), Development of decision support system for the diagnosis of arthritis pain for rheumatic fever patients: Based on the fuzzy approach. Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd. In: , , , . Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd, Journal of Algorithms and Computational Technology, 9 (3) . pp. 265-290 ISSN: 1748-3018 (Print), 1748-3026 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1748-3018.9.3.265).

Chishti, Irfan , Ma, Jixin, Knight, Brian (2014), Ontology mapping of business process modeling based on formal temporal logic. SAI Organization. In: , , , . SAI Organization, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 5: 15 (7) . pp. 95-104 ISSN: 2158-107X (Print), 2156-5570 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050715).

Pandey, Sanjib Raj , Ma, Jixin, Lai, Choi-Hong (2014), Fuzzy membership function and input/output parameter for diagnosis of rheumatic fever. IAITCD International. In: , , , . IAITCD International, International Transactions on Information Science and Technology (ITIST), 2 (6) . pp. 10-15 ISSN: 2325-6567 (Print), 2325-6575 (Online) (doi: ).

Conference proceedings

Wang, Foqin , Zhang, Xuehan, Ma, Jixin, Tang, Jin , Zheng, Aihua (2017), Manifold ranking weighted local maximal occurrence descriptor for person re-identification. IEEE. In: , , , 2017 IEEE 15th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA. IEEE, . pp. 111-114 . ISBN: 9781509057566 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/SERA.2017.7965715).

Shi, Yao , Li, Hui, Du, Wen-Cai, Ma, Jixin , Li, Fa-Bin (2016), Modeling and performance analysis of marine DTN networks with Nodes-cluster in an ad hoc sub-net. Atlantis Press. In: , , , 2016 International Conference on Computer Engineering and Information Systems (CEIS-16. Atlantis Press, , 52 . pp. 182-187 . ISBN: 9789462522831ISSN: 2352-538X (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/ceis-16.2016.36).

Yao, Xiaoming , Du, Wencai, Zhou, Xiaoyi, Ma, Jixin (2016), Security and privacy for data mining of RFID-enabled product supply chains. IEEE. In: , , , IEEE International Conference on Science and Information Conference (SAI 2016. IEEE, . pp. 1037-1046 . ISBN: 9781467384605 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/SAI.2016.7556106).

Ma, Jixin , Yao, Xiaoming, Zhou, Xiaoyi (2016), Differential privacy of Big Data: An overview. IEEE Computer Society. In: , , , 2016 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud, IEEE International Conference on High Performanc. IEEE Computer Society, The Second IEEE International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud IEEE BigDataSecurity 2016 . pp. 7-12 . ISBN: 9781509024032/16 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BigDataSecurity-HPSC-IDS.2016.9) NB Item availability restricted.

Pandey, Sanjib Raj , Ma, Jixin, Lai, Choi-Hong (2015), Development of temporal logic-based fuzzy decision support system for diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease. Springer, Cham. In: , , , Research and Development in Intelligent System. Springer, Cham, Switzerland , XXXII . pp. 213-228 . ISBN: 9783319250304 978-3-319-25032-8 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25032-8_17).

Ma, J. , Petridis, M., Knight, B. (2013), Formulating the temporal causal relationships between events and their results. Springer International Publishing. In: , , In: Max Bramer, Miltos Petridis (eds.), Intelligent Systems XXX: Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XXI Proceedings of AI-2013, The Thirty-third SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligenc. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland . pp. 199-210 . ISBN: 9783319026206 (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02621-3_14).

Pandey, Sanjib Raj , Ma, Jixin, Lai, Choi-Hong, Njovu, Chiyaba (2013), A fuzzy logic-based decision support system for the diagnosis of arthritis pain for rheumatic fever patients. Springer International Publishing. In: , , In: Max Bramer, Miltos Petridis (eds.), Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXX: Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XXI Proceedings of AI-201. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland . pp. 259-264 . ISBN: 9783319026206 (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02621-3_18).

Wolf, Markus , Petridis, Miltos, Ma, Jixin (2013), Using structural similarity for effective retrieval of knowledge from class diagrams. Springer International Publishing. In: , , In: Max Bramer, Miltos Petridis (eds.), Intelligent Systems XXX: Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XXI Proceedings of AI-2013, The Thirty-third SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligenc. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland . pp. 185-198 . ISBN: 9783319026206 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02621-3_13).

Pandey, Sanjib Raj , Ma, Jixin, Lai, Choi-Hong (2013), Temporal logic–based fuzzy decision support system for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart diseases in Nepal. Nepalese Doctors’ Association (UK). In: , , , NDA Journal/Souvenir: 28th Annual Conferenc. Nepalese Doctors’ Association (UK), UK . pp. 23-23 (doi: http://www.ndauk.org.uk/NDA_Journal_2013.pdf).