Dr Wenjie Ruan

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Dr Wenjie Ruan
Senior Lecturer in Data Science
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
University of Exeter (a Russell Group university)

Office:
K1, Innovation Centre
Streatham Campus, University of Exeter
Exeter EX4 4RN, UK


Email: w.ruan AT exeter.ac.uk

Recruitment: I will no longer accept any UG/PGT project students due to the job change.

Short Bio

Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer in Data Science (~Associate Professor in US system) in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at University of Exeter, UK. I am also the Co-Lead of Trustworthy AI Theme, at IDSAI. Before my current position, I was a Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University. Before that, funded by the EPSRC Project - Mobile Robotics: Enabling a Pervasive Technology of the Future, I had worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Marta Kwiatkowska in the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford for two years. I received my Ph.D. degree from the School of Computer Science at University of Adelaide, Australia. During my PhD, I did a six-month research intern in IoT Tech Center (GreenOrbs), Tsinghua University. Before my PhD, I was a Control System Engineer in Institutes of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

My current research interests lie in:
(1) Robustness, Safety and Interpretability of Deep Learning Models;
(2) Interpretable Machine Learning and Its Applications in Health Data Analytics and Human-Centred Computing.

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Grants/Awards

  • PRF Project “Towards Accountable and Explainable Learning-enabled Autonomous Robotic Systems”, Funded through Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub and EPSRC; Role: PI; Time: Nov 2019 - Aug 2021 (One PostDoc and one PhD position are available for this project, please contact me if you are interested)

  • ARC DECRA Project “When Robust Deep Learning Meets Health IoT: Towards a Reliable and Explainable Health Monitoring and Caring System”, Funded by Australian Research Council, Role: PI; Time: 2020 - 2023

  • Subcontract from Project “Test Coverage Metrics for Artificial Intelligence V2”, Funded by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL); Role: PI of the subcontract; Time: Oct 2019 - March 2021

  • Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, The University of Adelaide, 2017

  • Scholarship for Outstanding Ph.D. Students Study Abroad, Awarded by China Government, 2017 (3 students majored in CS awarded in Australia, overall select 500 PhD students globally from all majors)

  • Best Student Paper, ADMA 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

  • SIGIR Travel Grant for attending CIKM 2016, Indianapolis, USA

  • Best Poster Award, The 9th ACM International Workshop on IOT and Cloud Computing, Wuxi, China

  • Highly Commended Research Poster Award, The 25th Australia Database Conference (ADC 2014) PhD School in Big Data, Brisbane, Australia