Dr. Fuhua (Oscar) Lin
Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies - School of Computing and Information Systems
Ph.D, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, China, 1998
MSc. South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, China, 1992
BSc. Applied Mathematics, SCUT, Guangzhou, China, 1982
I am teaching:
I am a member of ACM, IEEE, AIED, CAIAC, and the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).[top]
My current research interests focus on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) issues and AI technologies in Online Learning, which can be classified into two categories:
the first is to build educational simulations or interactive environments, either Web-based or virtual world based, to increase depth of knowledge or to provide access to labs. For example, my team has been developing Algorithm Visualization system (AlgoVis) to help students learn Data Structure and Algorithms.
Also, recently I have been working on multiagent learning for online scheduling in manufacuring and transportation, in which nodes can be considered as autonomous agents making distributed decisions, called strategies, on how to use the shared resources. An agent learns from interactions with its environment including the other agents, which strategies to play in order to improve its own long-term reward.[top]
Refereed Journal Publications
Maiga Chang, Denis Lachance, Fuhua Lin, Farook Al-Shamali, Nian-Shing Chen, (2015), Enhancing Orbital Physics Learning Performance through a Hands-on Kinect Game, Education and Science. Vol 40 (2015) No 180 1-12
Bo Wu, Xiaokang Zhou, Qun Jin, Fuhua Lin, and Henry Leung, Analyzing of Social Roles Based on a Hierarchical Model and Data Mining for Collective Decision-Making Support, IEEE Systems Journal, PP, 99, 1-10, January, 2015.
Leung, S., S. Virwaney, F. Lin, AJ Armstrong, Adien Dubbelboer, TSI-enhanced Pedagogical Agents to Engage Learners in Virtual Worlds", International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 11(1), 2013. 1-13. PDF
Nincic, V., Chang, M., & Lin F., dMLRid ñ An XML-Based Proof-of-Concept Mobile DRM Framework for Sharing Learning Contents among Mobile Networks, International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 2013, 180-184. PDF
Y. Liu, C. Yang, Y. Yang, F. Lin, & X. Du, (2012), Case Learning for CBR-Based Collision Avoidance Systems, International Journal of Applied Intelligence (ISSN: 0924-669X). March, 36(2), 308-319
Shabani, S., F. Lin, and S. Graf, (2012), A Framework for User Modeling in QuizMASter. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) Vol. 8, No. 3., pp.1826 - 6223. PDF
Deline, G., F. Lin, D. Wen, D. Gašević, & Kinshuk, (2009) A Case Study of Ontology-Driven Development of Intelligent Educational Systems, Special Issue on Intelligent and Adaptive Web-based Educational Systems. Int. J. of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 4(1), 66-81, January-March 2009
Ty Mey Eap, Dragan Gašević, Kinshuk, Fuhua (Oscar) Lin, (2008). Personalized Mobile Learning Content Delivery: a Learner Centric Approach, Int. J. Mobile Learning and Organisation, (Accepted)
Lin, F., Kinshuk, R. McGreal, S. Leung, D. Wen, F. Zhang, Q. Li, X. Liang, (2008), e-Advisor: A Web-based Intelligent System for Academic Advising, International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications, (ITSSA), 4(1), March 2008. pp.89-98 (ISSN: 1751-1461)
K. Stauffer, F. Lin, and M. Koole (2008), A Methodology for Developing Learning Objects for Web Course Delivery, Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 6(3), 58-68, 2008. (ISSN 1539-3100)
Holt, P., Lin, F., Wang, H., & Pu, Q. (2003). A Learner-Centered Distributed Learning Environment. WSEAS Transactions on Communications (2-3), 271-276 (ISSN: 1109-2742). (EI)
Lin, Holt, Leung & Li (2006). A multiagent and service-oriented architecture for developing adaptive elearning systems. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 16(1/2), 77-91 (ISSN: 0957-4344)
Holt, P., Lin, F., Wang, H., & Pu, Q. (2003). A Learner-Centered Distributed Learning Environment. WSEAS Transactions on Communications (2-3), 271-276 (ISSN: 1109-2742).
Lin, F., Ye, L., Duffy, V. G., & Su, C-J. (2002). Developing Virtual Environment for Industrial Training. Information Sciences, Special issue: Interactive virtual environments and distance education, 140 (1-2), 153-170 (ISSN: 0020-0255) (Impact factor of this journal 2005: 0.723, Journal Citation Reports® 2005, published by Thomson Scientific)
Shih, T. K., Antoni, G. D., Arndt, T., Asirvatham, A., Chang, C.-T., Chee, Y. S., Dow, C.-R., Jin, Q., Jung, I., Leong, H. V., Li, S.-T., Lin, F., Liu, J., Sala, N. & Wang, & Y.-H. (2003). A Survey of Distance Education: Challenges and Technologies. Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 1(1), 1-21, Jan-Mar 2003, 1-21 (ISSN: 1539-3100) (Acceptance rate: 50%)
Shih, T. K., Chiu, C-F, Hsu, H-H, & Lin, F. (2002). An integrated framework for recommendation system in e-commerce. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 102(8 & 9), 417-431. (ISSN: 0263-5577)
Lin, F. & Norrie, D. H. (2001). Schema-based conversation modeling for agent-oriented manufacturing systems. Computers in Industry, 46, 259-274 (ISSN: 0166-3615) (Impact factor of this journal 2005: 0.935, Journal Citation Reports® 2005, published by Thomson Scientific)
Holt, P., Lin, F., Stauffer, K., Jelica, G., & Shih, T. K. (2001). An Infrastructure for Developing Agents for Distance Education on the Internet. Journal of Computers, Special Issue on Distance Learning, 13(2), 77-92.
Fuhua Lin, Guangzhong Chen, Chaoxing Hong, and Guoqiang Wang, Design Scheme of Knowledge-Based Computer-Aided Exam-Paper Formation Systems, Journal of Software (软件学报), Vol. 6 Supplement, 1995, 194-201.
Fuhua Lin, Guangzhong Chen, Chaoxing Hong, Xia Wu, & Lifang Li, Knowledge Acquisition and Representation in Computer-Aided Exam-paper Formation System, Journal of South China University of Technology (Naturnal Science) (华南理工大学学报--自然科学版), Vol. 23, No. 9, 1995, 127-132.
Fuhua Lin, Guangzhong Chen, Chaoxing Hong, Shaohua Tang, & Yongping Liu, Algorithms Solving Computer-Aided Exam-paper Formation Problem, Journal of South China University of Technology (Naturnal Science) (华南理工大学学报--自然科学版), Vol. 23, No. 9, 1995, 58-65.
Refereed Conference Publications
Blair, Jeanne & F. Lin (2011). An Approach for Integrating 3D Virtual Worlds with Multiagent Systems, ISeRim workshop - IANA 2011 (March, 2011; Singapore)
Armstrong, AJ & F. Lin, (2010) Modelling and Personalizing Curriculum with Colored Petri Nets, ICCE 2010 (WIPP).
Nincic, V., M. Chang, & F. Lin (2010). dMLRid – An XML-based Proof-of-Concept Mobile DRM Framework for Sharing Learning Content among Mobile Network. 2010 International Conference on Information Security and Artificial Intelligence (ISAI 2010). Chengdu, China. Dec 17-19, 2010.
Y Liu, C Yang, Y Yang, F Lin, and X Du , (2009) Case Learning in CBR-Based Agent Systems for Ship Collision Avoidance, 12th International Conference on Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems, Japan, Dec. 2009. (accepted)
F Lin, Kinshuk, & M Dutchuk, (2009). Multiagent architecture for incorporating adaptivity feature into 3D learning environments, The 6th International Workshop on Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning Environments (MULE 2009), Sept 8-12, 2009, Athabasca University, Canada, pp 33-35,
Mark Dutchuk, Khalid Aziz Muhammadi, Fuhua Lin (2009), QuizMASter - A Multi-Agent Game-Style Learning Activity, EduTainment 2009, Aug 2009, Banff, Canada, Learning by Doing, (eds.), M Chang, R. Kuo, Kinshuk, G-D Chen, M. Hirose, LNCS 5670, 263-272.
Meller, T., E. Wang, F. Lin, & C. Yang, (2009), New Classification Algorithms for Developing Online Program Recommendation Systems, International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eL&mL 2009), February 1-7, 2009 - Cancun, Mexico, 67-72.
Chang, M., Q. Tan, T-C Liu, F. Lin, Multi-agent Architecture based Location-aware Service Project for Ubiquitous Learning, workshop of workshop on Ubiquitous Learning Models for K-12, Higher Education, and Adult Education, ICCE 2008, October 27-31, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.
S. Leung, F. Lin, D. Wen, Towards a Data-driven Ontology Engineering Framework, C1: AIED/ITS and Adaptive Learning, ICCE 2008, October 27-31, Taipei, Taiwan.
Wen, D.; Lin, F., (2008), Ways and Means of Employing AI Technology in E-Learning Systems, Advanced Learning Technologies, 2008. ICALT apos;08. Eighth IEEE International Conference on Volume, Issue, 1-5 July 2008 Page(s): 1005 - 1006
Graf, S., K. MacCallum, T-C Liu, M. Chang, D. Wen, Q. Tan, J. Dron, F. Lin, R. McGreal, & Kinshuk (2008), An Infrastructure for Developing Pervasive Learning, PerEL 2007, Hong Kong, China.
Tzu-Chien Liu, Kinshuk, Ssu-Chin Wang, Yi-Chun Lin, Fuhua (Oscar) Lin, & Maiga Chang, (2007). The Effects of Students’ Cognitive Styles upon applying computer multimedia to change statistical misconceptions, e-Learn 2007, Canada. (Accepted)
Scutelnicu, A., F. Lin, Kinshuk, T-C Liu, S. Graf, & R. McGreal (2007), Integrating JADE Agents into Moodle, The first workshop on Intelligent and Adaptive Web-based Educational Systems, ICCE 2007, Hiroshima, Japan. Nov.5-9, 2007
Deline, G., F. Lin, D. Wen, D. Gašević, Kinshuk, Ontology-Driven Development of Intelligent Educational Systems, 2007 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing, August 22-24, 2007. (Accepted)
Lin, F., Leung, S., Wen, D., Zhang, F., Kinshuk, & McGrael, R. (2007). E-Advisor: An Multi-agent System for Academic Advising, Workshop on Agent-Based Systems for Human Learning and Entertainment (ABSHLE) at Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) 2007, May 15, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Lin, F. & Wen, D. (2007). Ontologies in an Intelligent System for Academic Advising, The Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE), May 26-30, 2007 Guangzhou, China. (Acceptance Rate: 25%)
Wen, D., Fan, Xo, & Lin, F. (2006). FORPM: Boosting Users' Effect on Ontology Matching, International Workshop on Ontology Matching (poster paper). Proceedings of the 5th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2006, Athens, Georgia, USA, 231-235.
Yang, C., Lin, H., & Lin, F. (2006). Designing Multiagent-based Education Systems for Navigation Training. Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI2006). Beijing, China. July 17-19, 2006. http://iit-iti.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/iit-publications-iti/docs/NRC-48555.pdf
Lin, F., Zhang, F., & Wen, D. (2006). Developing MAS for Academic Advising, Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Agent-based Systems for Human Learning, AAMAS 2006, Future University-Hakodate, Japan, 49-54
Lin, F., Leung, S., Wen, D., & Zhang, F. (2006). An Intelligent System for Academic Advising, Proceedings of the 10th Annual Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE2006): Research and Practice on Information Technology in Education, Beijing, June 2006. (ISBN 7-900631-78-X), 101-115.
Wen, D., Xiong, J., Ally, M., & Lin, F. (2006). An SMS based knowledge querying system for mobile learning. mLearn 2006 - the 5th World Conference on Mobile Learning. Banff, Canada.
Lin, F., Li, Q., & Wen, D. (2005). Knowledge Modelling for developing program planning agents, Proceedings of International Conference of E-Business 2005, Hong Kong, Dec.6-9. 366-371.
Wen, D., Dickson, K., & Lin, F. (2005). Knowledge Modelling for Readiness Self-assessment, Proceedings of International Conference of E-Business 2005, Hong Kong, Dec.6-9. 340-345
Ally, M., Lin, F., McGreal, R., & Woo, B. (2005). An Intelligent Agent for Adapting and Delivering Electronic Course Materials to Mobile Learners, Proceedings of m-Learn 2005, H. van der Merwe & T. Brown (Eds.), Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 25-28, 2005, 1-5
Lin, F., Ally, M., Leung, S., Li, Q., & McGreal, R. (2005). Towards Agent-Enhanced Web-Based Education Systems, CD-ROM for the proceedings of the 9th Global Chinese Society for Computers in Education, 2005, June 6-9, Hawaii, USA
Hogeboom, M., & Lin, F. (2005). Constructing Knowledge Bases for e-Learning Using Protégé 2000 and Web Services, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), Taipei, Taiwan, March 28-30, 2005, 215-220, vol. 1 (ISBN ~ ISSN:1550-445X , 0-7695-2249-1)
Cao, Y., Lin, F., McGreal, R. Schafer, S., Friesen, N., Tin, T., Anderson, T., Kariel, D., Powell, B., & Anderson, M. (2004). Facilitating E-learning with a MARC to IEEE LOM Metadata Crosswalk Application. In Orchard, B., Yang, C., & Ali, M. (Eds.). Innovations in Applied Artificial Intelligence: 17th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2004, Ottawa, Canada, May 17-20, 2004. (ISBN: 3-540-22007-0), 739-748. (Acceptance Rate 52%)
Lin, F., & Poon, L. (2004). Agents for Maintaining On-line Learning Course Materials, Innovations in Applied Artificial Intelligence: 17th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2004, Ottawa, Canada, May 17-20, 2004. (ISBN: 3-540-22007-0), 848-856. (Acceptance Rate 52%)
Lin, F., Holt, P., Leung, S., Hogeboom, M., & Cao, Y. (2004). A Multi-Agent and Service-Oriented Architecture for Developing Integrated and Intelligent Web-based Education Systems, Proceedings for the Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for Web-based ITS, Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), 11-20.
Lin, F., & Lin, H., & Holt, P. (2003). A Method for Implementing Distributed Learning Environments, Proceedings of the International Conference of Information Resource Management Association. May 18-21, Philadelphia, Pennssylvania, USA, 484-487
Lin, F., Holt, P., Leung, S., Maton, C., & Holmberg, C. (2002). An Agent-Oriented Approach to Modeling Distributed Learning Systems, Proceedings of the sixth IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA 2002), Nov. 4-6, 2002, in Cambridge, USA, (ISBN: 0-88986-323-7), 124-129.
Yang, C., Lin, F., & Lin, H., (2002). Policy-based Privacy and Security Management for Collaborative E-Education Systems, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2002), (Eds.) Gustavo A. Santana Torrellas, Vladimir Uskov, May 20-22, 2002, Cancun, Mexico, ACTA Press, (ISBN: 0-88986-332-6), 501-505,
Holt, P., Pu, Q., Lin, F., & Wang, H., (2002). A Distributed Adaptive Learning Environment, Proceedings of Global Chinese Society for Computers in Education (GCCCE), Beijing China.
Yang, C., Phan, S., Kuo, P., & Lin, F. (2001). Applying Collision Avoidance Expert System to Navigation Training Systems as an Intelligent Tutor, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Industry & Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence & Expert System (IIEA/AIE), Budapest, Hungary. June 4-7, 2001. Lecture Notes In Computer Science; Vol. 2070, (ISBN: 3-540-42219-6), 941-947.
Lin, F., (2001). Modeling Online Instruction Knowledge for Virtual Training Systems using Petri Nets, Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing, August 26-28, 2001, Victoria, B.C., Canada, Conference Proceedings, Volume I, (ISBN: 0-7803-7080-5), 212-215.
Lin, F., & Holt, P. (2001). Towards Agent-based Online Learning, Proceedings of the Fourth IASTED International Conference on Computer and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2001), June 27-29, 2001 Banff, Canada, Calvert, T., & Keenan, T. (Eds.), ACTA Press, (ISBN: 0-88986-289-3), 124-129
Lin, F., Holt, P., Korba, L., & Shih, T. K. (2001). A Framework for Developing Distance Learning systems, CD-ROM Proceedings of Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for Electronic Business, Science, and Education on the Internet. SSGRR 2001 L'Aquila, Italy, Aug 6-12, 2001, the abstract in The Book of Abstracts, (IBSN: 88-85280-61-7)
Fuhua Lin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, and Alex Newcomb, (2015) User Modeling for Course Planning and Scheduling, chapter 9, 2015 Proceedings of Science and Technology Innovations, 121-136, ISBN 978-1-987973-00-6,
Jivko Hristov, Graham Lange, Fuhua Lin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Xiaokun Zhang, and Saadat Khan, (2015) Multi-Agent Well Scheduling: A Prototype Implementation Using CNP and JADE, chapter 10, 2015 Proceedings of Science and Technology Innovations, 137-153, ISBN 978-1-987973-00-6
M. Maiga, Q. Tan, F. Lin, & T-C Liu, (2009), Multi-Agent Architecture and Location-Based Ubiquitous Learning Framework, in Book edited by Q. Li & T. K. Shih, Ubiquitous Multimedia Computing, CRC Press, 341-354.
Lin, F. (2004). Knowledge Modeling for Designing Learning Objects. In R. McGreal (Ed.), Online Education using Learning Objects (pp.314-330). London: Routledge/Falmer.
Lin, F., Esmahi, L., & Poon, L. (2004). Integrating Agent Technology and Web Services into Distributed Learning Environments. In F. Lin (Ed.), Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents (pp. 184-217). Information Science Publishing.
Esmahi, L., & Lin, F. (2004). A Multiagent Framework for an Adaptive E-earning System. In F. Lin (Ed.), Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents (pp.218-241). Information Science Publishing.
Lin, F. (2002), Virtual Training Scenario Analysis Using Petri Nets. In T. K. Shih & P. P. Wang (Ed.), Intelligent Virtual World: Technologies and Applications in Distributed Virtual Environments (pp. 213-223). World Scientific Publishing Co.
Lin, F. (2001). Multimedia and Multi-stream Synchronization. In T. K. Shih (Ed.), Distributed Multimedia Databases: Techniques and Applications (pp. 245-260). Information Science Publishing.
Lin, F., Norrie, D. H., Shen, W., & Kremer, R. (2000). Schema-based Approach to Specifying Conversation Policies. In F. Dignum and M. Greaves (Eds.), Issues on Agent Communications, LNAI Vol.1916 (pp. 193-204). Springer-Verlag. (Acceptance rate: 60%) (Number of Google Scholar Citations: 19)
Su, C., Lin, F., Ye, L., Finney, C. M., & Duffy, V. G. (1997). Industrial training using virtual reality. In M.J. Smith, G. Salvendy, & R. J. Koubek (Eds.), Design of Computing Systems: Social and Ergonomic Considerations, Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics 21B (pp.989-992). Elsevier.
Lin, F. (2008). Book review: Semantic Web and Education (V. Devedzic). Educational Technology & Society, 11(3), 292-293.
McGreal, R., Anderson, T., Hubick, C., Lin, F., Sosteric, M., Tin, T., & Yasynska, O. (2005). Case Study: eduSource and the Athabasca University Digital Library Project, E-Learning Network News, 1(1). http://www.astd.org/astd/Publications/Newsletters/elearn_news/jan05_mcgreal.htm
Hogeboom, M., & Lin, F. (2004). Developing Domain Model Web Services For Agent-supported Distributed Learning Using PROTÉGÉ 2000, IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT), Learning Technology newsletter, Kinshuk (Ed.), 6(2), 42-45. (ISSN: 1438-0625)
Lin, F. (2001). A Critique of Stephen Downes' Article, “Learning Objects”: A Chinese Perspective. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. July, ISSN: 1492-3831, V2.1.
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