School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Dr Dengsheng Zhang

Name Dr Dengsheng Zhang
Position TitleSenior Lecturer
Campus Gippsland
Room 4N234
Phone +613 51226772

Short biography

Dr Dengsheng Zhang received a BSc and a BA in 1985 and 1987 respectively. He obtained his PhD in Computing in 2002 from Monash University, Australia. He is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology at Federation University Australia. Before that, he was a senior lecturer at Monash University. Dr Zhang is also a guest professor of Xi'an University of Posts & Telecommunications.

Dr Zhang has over 25 years of research experience in the field of artificial intelligence and big data. He has published more than 100 refereed papers on international journals and conference proceedings in his career. His publications have so far attracted over 10,000 citations according to Google Scholar. One of his papers published in Pattern Recognition in 2007 has been awarded the Best Journal Article by the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR). Dr Zhang and his colleagues have won the Discovery Grant twice from Australian Research Council (ARC), the highest research funding body in Australia. He is an experienced HDR supervisor and has supervised 10 HDRs to completion including 8 PhDs. He also serves as an associate editor of WSEAS (The World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society) Transactions on Signal Processing. His book “Image Data Mining: Analysis, Features, Classification and Retrieval” published by Springer in 2019 has won the prestigious 2020 Textbook Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA).

Dr Zhang also has nearly 30 years international teaching experience and has lectured extensively on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including calculus, business statistics, business programming, web design and development, multimedia development, computer systems, computer networks, eCommerce, computer interface design and development, mobile agent, business systems, general operations, computer models for business decisions and project management.


  • GCHE (Graduate Certificate in Higher Education) - Monash University, 2006
  • PhD (Computing) - Monash University, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts - Anhui Normal University, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science - Anqing Normal Institute, 1985

Extended research profile