Joan Lu

Reader in Informatic

School of Computing and Engineering


Dr Lu is Reader in Informatics. She was a Team Leader of IT Department in an industrial company before she jointed university. She has successfully conducted two industrial projects in the area of XML and database systems, collaborating with Beijing University, China, during her working in the company. Her research interests include XML technology, Object Oriented System Development, Agent technology, data management system, information access/retrieval/visulization/representation, security issues and Internet Computing. Some projects are directly linked to industrial interests, e.g. XML security with NPL, XML database with Hydro Logic Ltd, XML graphics with Cummins Turbo Technology (CTT).