Associate Professor Shaowen Qin

Associate Professor

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley Building (4.06)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

With an outstanding track record of studying in elite universities (BEng and MEng form Tsinghua University, China and PhD from Northwestern University, U.S.A); multi-disciplinary knowledge base and skill sets (Engineering Mechanics, Applied Mathematics and Software Engineering); as well as industrial experience and international exposure with a leading technology company (Motorola Global Software Division in the U.S., Singapore and Australia), Shaowen is a STEM woman in the College of Science and Engineering aiming at providing value-added contributions to the student success and research excellence that are core to University education.

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
  • International research Grants Program - Premier's Research and Industry Fund (IRGP48): " The Promulgation of Operational Research, Systems Thinking and Design Thinking within the Australian Health Care Sector". 2015- 2018.
  • Flinders University Innovation Partnership Seed Grant (IPSG): " Simulation Modeling of Hospital Systems for Decision Support". 2016-2017.
  • 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

Course Coordinator - Bachalor of Engineering (Software) (Honours)

Topic coordinator
ENGR2792 Software Engineering 2
ENGR8792 Software Engineering 2 GE
ENGR7791 Software Engineering 4
COMP7700 Honours Thesis
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)