Staff profile

Dr Bo Yuan

Lecturer in Computing and Data Science

Bo Yuan wearing a white shirt and glasses, smiling




College of Science and Engineering


School of Computing and Engineering

Research centre

Data Science Research Centre




Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am a lecturer in computing and data science with the School of Computing and Engineering and a faculty member of the Data Science Research Centre (DSRC) at the University of Derby.

My research is at the forefront of fields in artificial intelligence, specifically in the context of applied machine learning techniques and business-oriented data science to help industrial companies establish cost-effective IT infrastructures and state-of-the-art AI solutions. I am keen on teaching students at all levels to use analytics to deal with real-world problems and gain a competitive advantage of employability skill that goes beyond HE qualifications. 

I am an active researcher and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). My area of expertise includes the Industrial Internet of things, data science for business, Cloud computing architecture design, and AI-driven advanced engineering. I am also served as an academic lead who promotes strong collaboration and enhance international influence for research-intensive universities in the UK and Jiangsu Province in China.

Teaching responsibilities

Teaching in HE:

Ph.D. supervision (as the Director of Study):

Looking for bright self-motivated PhD candidates to embark upon the most trending AI and Data Science research. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you are interested.

Professional interests

Research interests

Big Data Mining, Online Social Networks, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Edge Computing, M2M Communication, P2P, Decentralised Computing.

Membership of professional bodies

Experience in industry

Ongoing Research Projects (as the Academic Supervisor):

KTP Project in Virtual Reality (2019 – 2021): Partnership between the Unversity of Derby and Bloc Digital
KTP Project in Network Services (2019 – 2021): Partnership between the University of Derby and FP Solutions.

Completed Research Project (as a KTP Data Scientist):

KTP Project in Retail Business (2017 - 2019): Partnership between the University of Derby and Solutions 4 Retail Brands

International experience

UK - China International Research Collaboration

I am the academic lead at the University of Derby for the UK-Jiangsu 20+20 World Class University Consortium to promote research collaboration between UK and China, with the following objectives:

Recent publications