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Prof. Victor Chang is a Professor of Business Analytics based at Operations and Information Management, Aston Business School, Aston University UK, since mid-May 2022. He was previously a Professor of Data Science and Information Systems at the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies, Teesside University, UK, between September 2019 and mid-May 2022. He has deep knowledge and extensive experience in AI-oriented Data Science and has made significant contributions in multiple disciplines. He has been well-established in research, funding and scholarly achievements. His contributions and offers may include:

  • AI, Data/Business Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) for Healthcare and COVID-19.
  • AI, Data/Business Analytics and IoT for Finance, Business, BI and Fintech.
  • AI, Data/Business Analytics and IoT for Cybersecurity
  • AI, Data/Business Analytics and IoT for Industry, Service sector, Government and Higher Education.
  • AI, Data/Business Analytics and IoT for social networks, weather studies, smart manufacturing, geo-economics, smart cities etc.
  • Modern ICT, including Cloud/Edge/Fog Computing and 5G/6G - digital transformation, technology adoption, frameworks, recommendations, impacts and case studies.

Prof Chang is one of the most highly cited researchers apart from being an international leading active scientist with a premier reputation and track records. He worked on every project with details known. He is a highly efficient, effective, organized, responsible and self-disciplined scholar to make things happen. His most recent publications can be viewed:, and his backgrounds are also available: . Some of his current/previous work (in US English):

His current focus is on funding and building more funded projects between academia and between academia and industry. Please contact him if there're suitable funding opportunities matching his skills/experiences and your needs. 

Summary of Research Interests

· Data Science, business analytics and research for multiple disciplines (finance, healthcare, security, weather studies, smart cities, geo-economics, education, e-manufacturing), Industry 4.0/5.0, e-Learning (all these work well for Industry 4.0/5.0)

· Digital transformation, technology adoption, frameworks, recommendations, impacts and case studies for the use of IT/ICT, IT/ICT Management, MIS, and Business for IT/high-tech, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, security, IS/IM research (all these work well for Industry 4.0/5.0). He's focused on healthcare, finance/business/service and cybersecurity domains.

· Funding, funded projects and building more funded projects with synergy between academia, and between academia and industry. 

Academic Achievements

Within 4 years, Prof Chang completed Ph.D. (CS, Southampton) and PGCert (Higher Education, Fellow, Greenwich) while working on several projects at the same time. Before becoming an academic, he achieved 97% on average in 27 IT certifications. He won a 2001 full Scholarship, a European Award on Cloud Migration in 2011, IEEE Outstanding Service Award in 2015, best papers in 2012, 2015 and 2018, the 2016 European award: Best Project in Research, 2016-2018 SEID Excellent Scholar, Suzhou, China, Outstanding Young Scientist award in 2017, 2017 special award on Data Science, 2017-2021 INSTICC Service Awards, Talent Award Suzhou 2019, Top 2% Scientist 2017/2018, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021, the most productive AI-based Data Analytics Scientist between 2010 and 2019, Highly Cited Researcher 2021 and numerous awards mainly since 2011. 

Prof Chang was involved in different projects worth more than £14 million in Europe and Asia. He has published 3 books as the sole author and the editor of 2 books on Cloud Computing and related technologies. He published 1 book on web development, 1 book on mobile apps and 1 book on Neo4j. He gave 30 keynotes at international conferences. He is widely regarded as one of the most active and influential young scientists and experts in IoT/Data Science/Cloud/security/AI/IS, as he has the experience to develop 10 different services for multiple disciplines. He is the founding conference chair for IoTBDS, COMPLEXIS and FEMIB to build up and foster active research communities globally with positive impacts.

External Roles and Professional Activities

Prof. Victor Chang is a visiting scholar/Ph.D. examiner at several universities, an Editor-in-Chief of IJOCI & OJBD journals, former Editor of FGCS, Associate Editor of IEEE TII, JGIM, Expert Systems, IJBSR, IJEBM & Cyber Security & Apps. He's also an Editor of Information Fusion, IDD and Scientific Reports journal, founding chair of two international workshops and founding Conference Chair of IoTBDS and COMPLEXIS since Year 2015/2016 and FEMIB since Year 2018/2019. He is a founding Conference Chair of IIoTBDSC

PhD and Research Opportunities

For hardworking and talented students, please write to Prof Victor Chang. He will build up a dynamic, efficient, collaborative and active research team getting funding and publications. Prof Chang's former PhD/MRes/MSc/BSc/BA graduates can always provide detailed testimonials on his resourcefulness, commitment, right types of help and supervision outputs for his students.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD Computer Science, University of Southampton

1 Oct 200930 Sept 2013

Award Date: 18 Nov 2013

PG Cert, PGCert in Higher Education, University of Greenwich

1 Aug 201115 Jul 2012

Award Date: 15 Jul 2012

MBA, MBA Technology Management

Award Date: 31 Jan 2004

MPhil, MPhil in Engineering (e-Learning), Cambridge University Engineering Department

1 Oct 200119 Sept 2002

Award Date: 18 Jul 2003

BSc, BEng (Telecom) and BSc (Physics and Computing), University of Sydney

26 Feb 199630 Jun 2000

Award Date: 15 Oct 2000

External positions

Visiting Professor (non-stipendiary), University of Southampton

1 Dec 2021 → …

Founding Conference Chair of IoTBS, COMPLEXIS, FEMIB and IIoTBDSC (funded by event sponsors)

1 Jun 2015 → …

Visiting Scientist (non-stipendiary), University of Southampton

1 Dec 201330 Nov 2021

PhD examiner of more than 10 universities globally

1 Dec 2013 → …

PI, Co-I, WP leader and key member of numerous projects

1 Aug 2004 → …


  • Q Science (General)
  • Information Systems
  • Security
  • Risk Management
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Computer Science
  • AI
  • Analytics
  • Internet of Things


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