Computing, Mathematics and Engineering
A/Prof Lihong Zheng is with the School of Computing, Maths and Engineering, Charles Sturt University (CSU). She has broad expertise spanning from Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing, and data analytics, to Robotics, Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge computing. Dr. Zheng's research focus is to design, model, develop or apply image processing, computer vision, computational intelligence, machine learning techniques toward solving real-world problems in various domains, including agriculture, viticulture, and the environment. She has secured $7.4 million industry grants since 2018. Her diverse range of projects includes developing number plate recognition technology for highway monitoring systems; building IoT-based solutions to support agriculture; making farms more cyber secure, etc. She was a national winner of the Academia Award as part of the Women in IT Awards, Cisco in 2019, She also received two Research Awards at CSU. She has contributed to an increased public awareness of STEM skills through promoting, organising and mentoring a variety of national and international events and competitions. She led a CSU team who won a Runner-up award in the Internet of Things (IoT) Spartans Challenge 2017, among 250 universities globally. In addition to her active contribution to the research field of machine learning, computer vision, robotics, and biometrics identification through high-quality publications, A/Prof. Lihong Zheng is actively serving the various IEEE committees by organising international conferences and serving as an invited advisory committee member and session chair, the editorial advisory board of journals, and frequently reviewing papers for international journals and conferences.