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Yueqing Xuan

PhD Candidate (Computer Science)
School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Email: yueqing.xuan[at]student.rmit.edu.au
ADM+S Bio: www.admscentre.org.au/yueqing-xuan
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About Me

I am a PhD student from the School of Computing Technologies at RMIT University and student member of Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S). I started my PhD in August 2022 and expect to complete it on or before July 2026. I work alongside my supervisors Assoc Prof Jeffrey Chan and Prof Mark Sanderson on explainability and fairness in Machine Learning and Recommender Systems. Specifically, my research aims at developing a fairness-aware and privacy-preserving recommender system, incorporating the use of machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) techniques. I am currently working on a project with a focus on analyzing user bias and item bias in recommender systems.

I have recently completed a master's degree in Information Technology at the University of Melbourne, with specialisation in Artificial Intelligence (AI). I have completed a research project and finished my master's thesis that is concerned with NLP. Specifically, we proposed a multi-modal Entity Linker that automatically recognises the object(s) of interest in the natural language commands. It is also capable of linking the textual mentions of entities to visual mentions of entities that correspond to the same real-world entities. I received a grade of 91 (First Class Honours / H1) for the research project. More details about my work are described here.

Upon finishing my research project, I continued working on the (parent) research project Humanoid robotic arm control through verbal commands as a casual research assistant at UniMelb. This project intends to develop a framework allowing people living with upper-limb disabilities to manipulate a robotic arm to perform various reaching and grasping movements. My work included deploying an off-the-shelf voice activation engine and an Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) system for the robotic arm framework. I have further integrated the framework with a humanoid robot - Reachy robot, for real-time control using voice commands. I was also responsible for controlling and interacting with Reachy to carry out various verbal commands in the lab environment.


PhD (Computer Science), RMIT University

Aug 2022 - Jul 2026 (expected)

Master of Information Technology (with Distinction), University of Melbourne

Feb 2020 - Jul 2022

Specialised in Artificial Intelligence

Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales

Jul 2015 – Jul 2018

Major in Accounting and Information Systems


Peer Reviewed Papers

Professional Service

Conference Reviewing

Academic Projects

Research Project - Multi-modal Entity Linker, University of Melbourne

Jul 2021 – Nov 2021

Rumour Detection and Analysis on Twitter, University of Melbourne

May 2021

Autonomous Player in Game Sequence, University of Melbourne

May 2021

COVID-19 Transmission Model, University of Melbourne

Oct 2020

Event Management System, UNSW

May 2018

Work Experience

Research Assistant

Nov 2021

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne

IT Support and Business Analysis Intern

Mar 2019 – May 2019

The Altius Group, Sydney

GIS Data Processing Intern

Nov 2016 – Feb 2017

Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai


Technical Skills