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 research is in the interdisciplinary field of collaborative and social computing, investigating how collaborative activities and their coordination can be supported by means of groupware systems and in general how people network, communicate, and share through social software systems. These systems span a variety of platforms and environments including cloud, distributed, P2P, mobile, and virtual environments. His research covers the following multidisciplinary research areas:
: Cloud Computing
; Ubiquitous Computing
; Software Engineering
; Human Computer Interaction
: Computer in Education
: Social Computing
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 was the co-chair for Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC) 2011 and 2012 and chair for the International Workshop on Collaborative Editing Systems (IWCES) 2005, 2008, and 2011.
Dr Shen is the regular reviewer for the two flagship 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 conferences and journals, including ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP), IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMCS), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), and IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC).