Fuhua (Oscar) Lin

fuhua (oscar) linProfessor, School of Computing and Information Systems

Email: oscarl@athabascau.ca

Dr. Fuhua Lin is a full Professor and Chair of School of Computing and Information Systems of Athabasca University, Canada. Dr. Lin obtained his PhD from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1998. Prior to working in Athabasca University, Dr. Lin was a research associte of Institute for Information Technology of National Research Council of Canada. Dr. Lin did post-doc research at University of Calagry. Since joining the faculty at Athabasca University, Prof. Lin has been actively involved in teaching, scholarly research, and service in the field of Computing and Information Systems. He is co-supervising 2 PhD theses and has supervised 30 Master theses in a variety of information systems related topics.

Dr. Lin’s current main research interest is in Reasoning Capability of Intelligent agents, Immersive and Intelligent Educational Environments, and Complex Systems Modeling. Dr. Lin has more than seventy publications, including edited books, journal papers, book chapters, conference papers, and reviews. He is the editor of book “Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents” published by Information Science Publishing. He has frequently delivered invited lectures/seminars at different academic institutions and international conferences. Dr. Lin has chaired or co-chaired many international conferences/workshops/special sessions. Furthermore, he has acted as principal and co-principal investigator on more than ten research projects funded by NSERC of Canada, Ministry of Education of China, Athabasca University of Canada, and South China University of Technology.

Dr. Lin is on the editorial boards of many international journals, such as International Journal of Web-based Teaching and Learning, International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, and International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector. He served as invited reviewers for many international journals including IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.