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Dr. Xin Wang

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Dr. Xin Wang is a Research Fellow with the Web and Internet Science group at the University of Southampton. His research interests include Linked Data, query optimisation, graph databases and distributed systems. Xin has developed several efficient Linked Data query engines and is part of the development team for the Web Observatory. He has several publications on distributed Linked Data query optimisation and distributed data federation architecture. He is currently working on the IoT Observatory theme of the EPSRC'sPETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub project. Previously he worked on the European Commission project VOICE that aims to build an online open ecosystem for innovation, and he was a technical work package leader of the European Commission project EINS that builds a network of excellence in internet science. Xin holds a PhD and a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, and a BSc in Information Management from the University of Science and Technology of China.


Research interests

His research interests include Linked Data, query optimisation, distributed databases, distributed systems.



Wang, Xin, Madaan, Aastha, Siow, Boon Lin Eugene and Tiropanis, Athanassios (2017) Sharing databases on the Web with Porter Proxy. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion (WWW '17 Companion): WOW17: Workshop on Web Observatories, Social Machines and Decentralisation, Perth, Australia. 03 - 07 Apr 2017. 4 pp, pp. 1673-1676.

Madaan, Aastha, Wang, Xin, Hall, Wendy and Tiropanis, Thanassis (2018) Observing data in IoT worlds: What and how to observe? In Living in the Internet of Things: Cybersecurity of the IoT - A PETRAS, IoTUK and IET Event. Institute of Engineering and Technology, IET. 7 pp. (In Press)


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