Associate Professor Haifeng Shen - Nat Peter Faber Business School (Faculty of Law and Business)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Dr Haifeng Shen is the Discipline Leader of Information Technology in the Peter Faber Business School at Australian Catholic University (ACU). Before joining ACU in 2019, he had been a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics at Flinders University in Australia since 2009 and an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from 2003 to 2009. Dr Shen also has over six years working experience in industry as a software engineer, computer system administrator and programmer before becoming an academic.

Dr Shen's primary research expertise is in human-centred artificial intelligence and software technologies. He leads the HilstLab ( at ACU, where they conduct applied research on artificial intelligence and software technologies with an aim to develop and/or study applications that can solve real-world problems. His research has been supported by more than $2M research grants from various funding agencies, industries, and universities.

Dr Shen has published over 140 research papers at international conferences and journals, including top venues such as ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction (TOCHI), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS), International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Information and Software Technology, and IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE).

Dr Shen has supervised 8 PhD completions as the principle supervisor at Flinders University and Nanyang Technological University. Dr Shen has been a general chair or program chair for a number of international conferences such as International Conference on Information Visualization, International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging, and Visualization, Australasian Software Engineering Conference, and Australasian Human Computer Interaction Conference.


Phone :9366 (North Sydney)
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Human Computer Interaction ; Software Engineering ; Human-AI Interaction ; Simulation and Visualisation ;

Methods Expertise

Experimental ; Quantitative ; Qualitative ; Mixed Method ; Systematic Reviews ;

Research Projects

Seeking Applications

  • Fulfilling DevOps in cross-organisational service-based software systems through interface-oriented continuous integration (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)
  • Safeguarding online users against social media scams through personalised trust analytics (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)
  • A Smartphone-based Point-of-Care Quantitative Urinalysis Mobile App (Master) (Principal Supervisor)

Current Projects

  • Security in DevOps (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)
  • Context-aware Distributed Analysis & Visualisation as a Service (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)

Selected Publications


SORCER: A Decentralised Continuous Integration Platform for Service-Oriented Software Systems, in In 16th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC)

Extending Attention Span for Children with ADHD using an Attentive Visual Interface, in 22nd IEEE International Conference Information Visualisation (IV), 188-193

A smartphone-based point-of-care quantitative urinalysis device for chronic kidney disease patients., in JOURNAL OF NETWORK AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, 115 pp. 59-69


Are you a Human or a Humanoid: Predictive User Modelling through Behavioural Analysis of Online Gameplay Data, in ADVANCED ENGINEERING INFORMATICS, 33 pp. 410-424.


Web of Credit: Adaptive Personalized Trust Network Inference From Online Rating Data, in IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 3(4) pp. 176-189

Cloud for e-Learning: Determinants of its Adoption by University Students in a Developing Country, in In 13th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE), 71-78.

Sentiment analysis and visualisation in a backchannel system, in In 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI), 353-357


Online Silk Road: Nurturing Social Search through Knowledge Bartering, in ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 1193-1201


Personalized Multi-user View and Content Synchronization and Retrieval in Real-time Mobile Social Software Application, in Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 78(4) pp. 1185-1203.


Achieving Data Consistency by Contextualization in Collaborative Web-based Applications, in ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, 10(4) pp. 1-37


Inspiring Innovative Design Integration by Collaborative Exploration of Boolean Operations, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 6(2) pp. 243-250


Transparent adaptation of single-user applications for multi-user real-time collaboration., in ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 13(4) pp. 531-582