School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Before joining Flinders University in 2009, Dr Shen had been an assistant professor in the school of computer engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore since 2003. Dr Shen also has over six years working experience in industry as a software engineer, computer system administrator and programmer before becoming an academic.
Dr Shen’s primary research expertise is to develop and study human-centred collaborative and social software systems across a variety of platforms for people to share, communicate, interact, and collaborate with one another over communication networks. His major areas of specialisation include:
Software Engineering: collaborative software development, agile software development, and service-oriented software engineering,
Social Software Systems: social networking and social search, and
Human Computer Interaction: computer supported cooperative work, ubiquitous computing, and collaborative virtual environments.
Dr Shen has published over 80 research papers at international conferences and journals, including top venues such as ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction (TOCHI), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), IEEE/ACM Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP), ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interface (IUI), and International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL).
: Software Engineering
; Social Software systems
; Human Computer Interaction
: Learning Technologies
: Social Software Systems
Dr Shen is a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society. He was an editor for IEEE Distributed Systems Online from 2004 to 2008. He is a program co-chair of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC) and was a program co-chair of the 2013 Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI) as well as 2012 and 2011 Australasian User Interface Conferences.
Dr Shen is a regular reviewer for the two flagship CSCW/HCI conferences: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). He has often been invited as a reviewer for a number of premier international journals such as ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B and conferences such as UIST (ACM Conference on User Interface Software and Technology), IUI (ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interface), GROUP (ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work), ECIS (ACM Conference on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems), SPAA (ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures), and ICDCS (International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems).