Hui Ma

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Associate Professor School of Engineering and Computer Science

Teaching in 2020


BE Tongji, BInfSc(Hons), MInfSc, PhD Massey

Research Interests

My research areas are databases and software engineering. I am in particular interested in:
  • distributed databases,
  • database programming,
  • database design quality,
  • web information systems,
  • XML,
  • cloud computing, and
  • service computing.

I am involved in international collaborations on service-oriented modelling and XML data modelling.


For a list of my recent publications, please see my Personal Page or the Publications Database.


  • Web Service Composition
  • Service Location Allocation
  • Translation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) Conceptual Model to the Relational Data Model
For details please visit projects.



Hui Ma is an Associate Professor in Software Engineering at School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington. She teaches on topics related to Software Engineering and Databases. She obtained a PhD in Information Systems from Massey University in 2008.

Hui's main research interests include conceptual modelling, distributed databases, service composition, service deployment and resource allocation for services. She has published over 100 fully refereed articles in internationally recognised journals and conferences, and has contributed several chapters to published books. Her research has been funded through several competitive grants, including Marsden grant from New Zealand Royal Society. She has been served as PC chairs for several international conferences, including DEXA2016, APCCM 2017, ER2017, APCCM2018 and DEXA2018. She is currently serving at local Co-chair of two international conferences (AI2018 and CEC2019) in the area of evolutionary computation and artificial intelligence.