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Dr. Lily Li

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Technology
Centre for Intelligent Systems, Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chains
21.23 - WS 05
About Me

Dr. Lily Li received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University (China), a Master of IT majoring in Software Engineering degree from the University of Newcastle (Australia), and a Ph.D. degree from CQUniversity (Australia)Lily has been a full-time academic at CQUniversity since 2002. She has been a Head of Course for Undergraduate ICT courses from 2015 to 2020. Prior to that, Lily was a discipline lead for the Software Engineering discipline. Lily’s experience consists of course coordination, teaching and learning management, curriculum design, and research. Lily has a strong engagement with local industries and communities. As a mentor, she has successfully supervised two KTP projects and collaborated with local Queensland companies. Lily was the program director for the IBMMainframe-BIT program and collaborated with Column72 from 2019 to 2022. Lily’s research interests include computational intelligence, evolutionary optimisation, and software engineering. 

Universities Worked At

Xi'an Jiaotong University
University of Newcastle


Destination Australia Scholarship (2022-2023)
Vice-Chamcellor's Award for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching, ICT Capstone Project, 2021
Educator of the Year and On-campus Educator (COIT12207), 2021
Student Voice Commendation, on-campus educator of the Year (COIT20273), 2020
Student Voice Awards for On-campus Educator of the Year 2019
Student Voice Awards for Educator of the Year 2019
Student Voice Awards for On-campus Educator of the Year 2016
Student Voice Awards for Educator of the Year 2016
Student Voice Awards for Educator of the Year 2015
Student Voice Awards for On-campus Educator of the Year 2015
Student Voice Awards for On-Campus Educator of the Year 2014

Professional Experience

Before 2002, Lily was working at Xi'an Jiaotong University for many years. Lily worked in a number of roles including lecturer, L&T administrator, and software engineer.

Since 2002, Lily had been a full time academic at CQUniversity. Her experience covers course coordination, program operation and management, curriculum design, and research.

Unit coordination and taught: Programming, Internet Applications, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Computing, Capstone Projects, ICT Industry Work Placement, and ICT Internship.

Teaching & Learning management, and leadership:

  • Head of Courses for Undergraduate ICT (2015 - 2020).
  • Head of Courses for MIT (2009-2011).
  • Discipline Leader for Application/Software Development discipline (2013-2014).
  • Program accreditation with ACS (2009, 2014, 2019).
  • Five-yearly program review for Undergraduate ICT Courses (2019).

Industry and scholarly engagement:

  1. Invited PhD thesis examiner (Murdoch University, Australia, 2020).
  2. Xian Euraisa University Curriculum Review Committee Meeting (2020).  
  3. Program director for Column72-CQU collaboration for delivering IBMMainframe course with the CQU BIT course (2019-2022).
  4. KTP project: Be Psyched Pty Ltd. (Townsville), The Airbnb of Global Allied Health Service system. Supported by Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Program by Queensland Government, 2017-2018, $10800.
  5. KTP project: GP Mx Solutions Pty Ltd. (Mackay), Application Development for Medical Centre, Supported by Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Program by Queensland Government, 2016-2017, $10800.

Journals involvement:

  • Guest editor for Axioms (2023)
  • Invited reviewer for International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing (IJMLC).
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Progress in Intelligent Computing and Applications (PICA) (2012).
  • Invited reviewer for Journal of Engineering Optimizations (EO) (2013 ).
  • Invited reviewer for Journal of Education, Informatics and Cybernetics (EIC) (ISSN:1934-7978, USA, 2010).
  • Invited reviewer for Video Education Australiasia, “ICT in the real world” ) (2010).

Conferences involvement :

  • 2020 International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Teaching and Learning (ICMSTTL 2020), 28-30 Oct. 2020, Sydney (local orgnising chair).
  • The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Applications (ICICA 2020), 25-27 June. 2020, Brisbane (local organising chair, author).
  • The 13th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems(CISIS-2019) (author).
  • 2019 International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Teaching and Learning (Plenary Speaker) (2019), 28-30 Jun. 2019, Sydney (local organising chair).
  • The 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Melbourne, Australia. (paper review, oral presentation) (2011).
  • The 22nd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI’09), Melbourne, Australia. (paper review, committee member) (2009).
  • International Conference on Networks & System Security (IEEE NSS 2009), Gold Coast, Australia. (paper review, oral presentation, committee member).
  • IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (IEEE ICIT 2009), Churchill, Australia. (paper review, oral presentation, session chair).
  • The 1st International Workshop on Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence (IEEE DMAI 2008), Khulna, Bangladesh (paper review).
  • The 6th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2008), Daejeon, Korea (paper review, oral presentation).
  • 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Cambridge, UK (paper review).
  • 2008 Second IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, Phitsanulok, Thailand (paper review).
  • 2006 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing(ICIC 2006), Kunming, China (paper review).

Professional Memberships

Australia Computer Society (ACS)

Key Achievements

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4609 Information Systems
  • 4602 Artificial intelligence

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Master of Research
Incorporating Socioeconomic Factors into the Facility Location Optimisation Problem in a Mixed Urban-Rural Population with Application to Queensland Fire Stations
Principal Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
Nephrolithiasis Detection and Analysis via CT Imagining Using Computer Vision and Deep Learning Algorithms
Principal Supervisor
Master of Informatics
Impact of social media on the performance of small businesses in Australia
Associate Supervisor
Master of Informatics
Multi-campus teaching allocation using computational intelligence approach 
Principal Supervisor
Master of Engineering
Intelligently Generating Optimal Designs and Processes for Computer Controlled 3D Fabrication
Associate Supervisor
Master of Informatics
Development of A Warehouse Model Using Machine Learning Technologies with Application in Receiving Management.
Principal Supervisor
Complete Supervision
Master of Informatics
Educational Timetabling Using Computational Intelligence Algorithms
Principal Supervisor
Research Interests

Education Systems - Higher Education

Information And Computing Sciences

Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing - Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation

Information And Computing Sciences

Information Systems - Decision Support and Group Support Systems

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