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Dr Xiaomin Chen

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Industry Advisory Board - Chair

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Room 146

Building location

Polly Vacher

Areas of interest

Dr Chen's research interest covers:

  • Internet of Things
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Privacy
  • Cyber Security

Postgraduate supervision



  • Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Research projects

Dr Xiaomin Chen’s research interests lie at the intersection of Internet of Things, Machine Leaning, Cyber Security, and Data Privacy. She has rich research experience in applying mathematical, computing, engineering techniques to resolve problems in Networked Cyber-Physical Systems. She is passionate about designing algorithms, models and practical protocols that are more robust, efficient, fair, and sustainable for IoT systems, intelligent transportation systems and UAV-enabled autonomous systems. On top of the underlying networked CPS, she is also interested in practical technologies in enhancing security and privacy of data carried by the physical systems. Her recent work is focused on integrating privacy preserving solutions, such as differential privacy, federated learning, multi-party computation, blind signature into Machine Learning pipeline and striking a trade-off theoretically and empirically between data utility and privacy protection in application domains such as recommender systems, finance systems, digital healthcare, and intelligent sustainable transportation.

She has actively participated in a number of EU projects as a PI or Co-I. She is currently the Scientific Coordinator and PI for host of Horizon Europe project HarmonicAI (2024-2027) and PI for host of Horizon Europe project COVER (2023-2026). She was also Co-I for Northumbria of Horizon Europe project EVOLVE (2023-2026) and Co-I for Northumbria of EU Erasmus+ project DigiHealth-Asia (2021-2024).


Dr Xiaomin Chen is an Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science, School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences. Prior to joining University of Reading, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, UK in 2016-2023.

Academic qualifications

PhD in Mathematics, Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University, Ireland, 2013

Selected publications



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