Domain of Research: Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
Dr. Fuhua (Oscar) Lin is a Professor and Chair of School of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology of Athabasca University, Canada. He is the group leader of Multiagent Systems within the NSERC/iCore Chair research program. Dr. Lin obtained his PhD from Virtual Reality Lab at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1998. Prior to working in Athabasca University, Dr. Lin was a Research Officer of Institute for Information Technology of National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. Dr. Lin did post-doc research at University of Calgary during 1998-1999. Since 1986, Dr Lin has been conducting research in Intelligent Systems, Multi-Agent Systems, Virtual Reality, and their applications. Dr. Lin has more than 90 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 and a co-editor of book “Intelligent and adaptive learning systems: Technology Enhanced Support for Learners and Teachers” published by Information Science Publishing. He has been invited to provide more than twenty invited keynotes/lectures/seminars at different academic institutions and international conferences. Dr. Lin has chaired or co-chaired more than 15 international or national conferences/workshops/special sessions. Furthermore, he has acted as principal and co-principal investigator on more than 12 funded research including two NSERC Discovery Grants, two NSERC Engage grants, one CFI of Canada, two research grants from Ministry of Education of China, others funding from Athabasca University and South China University of Technology. Dr Lin is leading a research group --- Intelligent Enterprise and Educational Systems Research Group. His current main research interest is in Reasoning Capability of Intelligent agents, Multi-criteria and multi-parties decision-making using the Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) approach, Virtual Reality, 3D immersive and intelligent educational environments, and complex systems modeling. Recently, Dr Lin obtained 2012 Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence (CCMATE) from Athabasca University. Dr. Lin served as the Editor-In-Chief of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) during 2010-2013. He served as invited reviewers for many international journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Educational Technologies, and International Journal of Computers and Applications. Dr. Lin is a member of AAAI, ACM, AIED, and IEEE.