Xianta Jiang, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, Canada, A1B 3X5

Office: EN-2010
Email: xiantaj at mun.ca
Phone: 1-709-8644096
Xianta Jiang
Short BIO: Dr. Xianta Jiang received Ph.D. in computer science from Simon Fraser University (2015) and Zhejiang University (Dual degree), studied mental workload measurement using eye-tracking technology. He then took a post-doc fellowship at Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, worked in the area of human activity detection using machine learning and wearable sensors. He also worked as a senior research associate in the Department of Surgery at University of Alberta, studied team cognition using Augmented Reality (AR) and eye-tracking technologies. Dr. Jiang is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science in Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Research Interest:
  • Intelligent Human Machine Interaction
  • Ubiquitous Computing in Healthcare
  • Human Behavior Recognition
  • Bio-signal Processing
  • Eye-tracking and Pupil Diameter
  • Human Factors
Lab Website: [UCMI]

Publications: [Google Scholar]

Teaching:
  • Data Structure and Algorithm (COMP2002)
  • Object Oriented Programming and Human Computer Interaction (COMP2001)
Trainees:
  • JingJing Zheng, PhD student, Started Fall 2020
  • - Supervisors: Dr. Xianta Jiang, Dr. Xiaoqin Zhang and Dr. Yuanzhu Chen
    - Project: Computer vision and machine learning for prosthetic control
  • Wenting Hu, Master student, Started May 2020
  • - Supervisors: Dr. Xianta Jiang, Dr. Michelle Ploughman
    - Project: Machine learning for detecting movement impairment of neurovegetative patients
  • Shuo Wang, Master student, Started May 2020
  • - Supervisors: Dr. Xianta Jiang, Dr. Bin Zheng
    - Project: Eye-tracking for myoelectric prosthetic control.
  • Mohammed Asfour, Master student, Started Fall 2020
  • - Supervisor: Dr. Xianta Jiang
    - Project: Machine Learning and Myoelectric prosthetic control.
  • Arnab Rocky, Master student, Started Winter 2021
  • - Supervisors: Dr. Xianta Jiang, Daniel Fuller
    - Project: Physical activity recognition using wearables.
  • Owen Combden, NSERC SURA (Summer 2021)
  • - Supervisor: Dr. Xianta Jiang
    - Project: machine learning for detecting movement impairment of neurovegetative patients
Editorial Boards/Conference Committees:
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Computer Science
  • Guest Associate Editor, Sensors, MDPI
  • Member of Editor Board, International Journal of Sensors
  • Session Chair, 11th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON 2020)
  • Session Chair, 2021 IEEE 11th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC2021)