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Personal profile


Dr Xin Lu joined Leeds Trinity University in 2023 as an Associate Professor in Computer Science. Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecturer at Bournmeouth University and a Lecturer at Coventry University. Xin received his BSc degree in Electronic science and technology at Beijing Institute of Technology. He received his MSc degree in Electronic, Electrical and System Engineering and PhD degree in Computer Science at Loughborough University.

Xin has more than 10-year’s research experience in designing Big data analytics and deep learning enabled IoTs for both Smart factory and Smart home applications. His current research areas are within Big Data analysis and Deep Learning for Smart Systems in the areas of Intelligent Manufacturing, Digital Healthcare, and Smart City, Intelligent Edge/Fog enabled IoTs for Smart systems and human-robot collaboration for Intelligent manufacturing and digital Health.

Research interests

  • Digital twins
  • Deep learning 
  • Generative AI in HE
  • Human-robot Collaborations
  • Big data analytics
  • Intelligent Manufacturing 
  • Internet of Things
  • TinyML

Teaching and Administration

  • Course leader of MSc Data Science and AI
  • Co-Deputy Chiar of DBCDI ethics Committee 

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, Bournemouth University

1 Mar 20231 Mar 2028


  • T Technology
  • Digital Twins
  • Deep Learning
  • Meta Learning
  • Intelligent system
  • Industry 4.0
  • Big Data

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA11 - Computer Science and Informatics


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