Associate Professor Shaowen Qin

Senior Lecturer

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley (4.06)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Shaowen joined the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics in 2005.  She worked for Motorola Global Software Group as a senior staff engineer and program manager from 1997 to 2005. She was a lecturer at the National University of Singapore from 1993 to 1997.
Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, U.S., 1991.
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology, IL, U.S., 1987.
M. Eng. in Solid Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1985.
B.Eng. in Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1982.

Honours, awards and grants
  • ARC Linkage project: "Congestion recovery and optimisation of patient flows". 2013-2016.
  • Flinders University Collaborative Research Grants Scheme (FCRGS):" Hospital patient flow process mining and congestion relief." 2012-2013.
  • Flinders University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant, 2007
  • Australian Academy of Science Scientific Visit to China Grant, 2006
  • Motorola Six Sigma Green Belt, 2004
  • JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences) Scholarship, 1996
Key responsibilities
Director of Studies - Computing
Research expertise
Information systems
Other engineering
Other information and computing sciences
Research interests
Shaowen's current research interests include problem identification and design optimisation of complex processes and socio-technical systems through modeling and simulation; and uncertainty management and decision support methodologies for software engineering and hospital care capacity planning.
Topic coordinator
ENGR2792 Software Engineering 2
ENGR4791 Software Engineering 4
COMP2731 Software Engineering 1
COMP8731 Software Engineering 1 GE
ENGR8792 Software Engineering 2 GE
Supervisory interests
Data mining and knowledge discovery
Decision support systems
Software engineering
Systems dynamic modelling and simulation
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Software Process Simulation Modelling (1)
Associate supervisor: Software Aquisition Process Modelling (1), Software Engineering (1), Cloud Computing (1)
Associate supervisor: Software Quality Management (1)

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