Professor Kecheng Liu is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the Charted Institute of Management, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a full professor and holds a chair of Applied Informatics in Henley Business School, University of Reading. He is the founding Head of School of Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting (2011 - 2016) which consists of several cognate subject areas: business informatics, systems, accounting and financial management. He also founded and is the Honorary Director of Informatics Research Centre. During his academic career in British universities for more than 25 years, he has played numerous leadership roles such as director academic programmes at the Masters and PhD levels, and head of school; and served in the University Senate since 2002. He has taught courses in business informatics, information management and systems, and digital strategy and leadership at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including MBA and EMBA. During his extended sabbatical from 8/2016 to 5/2019, he served as the Executive Vice Chancellor of Wuhan College, a private university of 13,000 students in China sponsored by Charles Yidan Chen, one of the core founders of Tencent.
As an internationally renowned scholar in organisational semiotics and business informatics, more than 50 PhD students have graduated under his supervision. His research interests and publications span from organisational semiotics, digital strategy and architecture, enterprise information systems, business-IT alignment, co-design of business and IT systems, pervasive informatics, and intelligent spaces for working and living. Kecheng Liu is visiting professor in several universities in China (e.g. Renmin University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and Beijing Jiaotong University).
Please see the following links for his publications:
- Google Scholar Profile for citations of his work
- CentAUR to view his papers (some are downloadable)
- Research Gate Profile
- LinkedIn Profile
PhD research opportunity with Professor Kecheng Liu:
- Visualisation and Data Analytics from a Semiotic Perspective
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New book published in December 2015: