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About Me

I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of A/Prof. Rui Zhang. My research areas include Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning. I have co-authored seven research articles in refereed conferences and journals. Before commencing my Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) study in March 2012, I obtained my Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) / Bachelor of Computer Science double degrees from the University of Melbourne in December 2011 with First Class Honours and two Dean's Honour Awards.

I am also a Head Tutor at the university, and this is the sixth year that I have been teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate subjects. I have received two Excellence in Tutoring awards.

Contact Information

Department of Computing and Information Systems (CIS)
Melbourne School of Engineering
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Address Room 7.06
Doug McDonell Building

The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

Fields of Research

Data Mining; Information Retrieval; Big Data and Distributed Computing; Spatial Databases;


  • Andy Yuan Xue, Jianzhong Qi, Xing Xie, Rui Zhang, Jin Huang, Yuan Li. Solving the Data Sparsity Problem in Destination Prediction. The International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDBJ) August 2014. [PDF]  [BibTeX]
  • Andy Yuan Xue, Rui Zhang, Yu Zheng, Xing Xie, Jianhui Yu, Yong Tang. DesTeller: A System for Destination Prediction Based on Trajectories with Privacy Protection. International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) 2013 (Demo). [PDF] [BibTeX] [Demo]
  • Jianzhong Qi, Rui Zhang, Yanqiu Wang, Andy Yuan Xue, Ge Yu, Lars Kulik. The Min-dist Location Selection and Facility Replacement Queries. The World Wide Web Journal (WWWJ) 2013. [PDF] [BibTeX]
  • Andy Yuan Xue, Rui Zhang, Yu Zheng, Xing Xie, Jin Huang, Zhenghua Xu. Destination Prediction by Sub-Trajectory Synthesis and Privacy Protection Against Such Prediction. IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) 2013. [PDF] [BibTeX] [Slides] [Demo]
  • Jianzhong Qi, Rui Zhang, Lars Kulik, Dan Lin, Yuan Xue. The Min-dist Location Selection Query. IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) 2012. [PDF] [BibTeX]
  • Jianzhong Qi, Zhenghua Xu, Yuan Xue, Zeyi Wen. A Branch and Bound Method for Min-dist Location Selection Queries. Australasian Database Conference (ADC) 2012. (Runner-up for Best Paper Award). [PDF] [BibTeX]
  • Jin Huang, Zeyi Wen, Mukaddim Pathan, Kerry Taylor, Yuan Xue, Rui Zhang. Ranking Locations for Facility Selection based on Potential Influences. Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) 2011. [PDF] [BibTeX]
List of all co-authors of my publications



  • Recipient of the Google PhD Travel Scholarships in 2012 and 2013.
  • Recipient of the scholarships MIRS and MIFRS by the University of Melbourne, 2012-2015
  • Recipient of the Excellence in Tutoring Award in the Department of Computing and Information Systems in 2011 and 2012.
  • Graduate of the Student Ambassador and Leadership Program in the University of Melbourne in 2009.
  • Recipient of the Dean's Honour Award in the School of Engineering in 2007 and 2009.
  • I love skiing Snicker !!!