Qin Xin
Professor of Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
Telephone +298 292575
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  • About
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Prof. Dr. Xin is taking charge of the following ICT courses:

  1. Computer Networks and Data Communication 

  2. Algorithms and Data Structures

  3. Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

  4. Databases and SQL


And also solely supervising the following Ph.D students at University of the Faroe Islands:

  1. Richard Guoqiang Liu (Ph.D student; commenced in May 2012) 


Research interests
  1. Main Focus: Sequential, parallel and distributed algorithms for various communication and optimization problems in wireless networks and information management systems

  2. Discrete algorithms for combinatorial problems with applications in Bioinformatics, Data Mining, and Space Research

    1. Since joining University of the Faroe Islands (UoFI) just a little less than one year ago, Prof. Dr. Xin has already contributed to UoFI 8 leading international journal papers including one in Theoretical Computer Science, one in IEEE Transaction on Computers, one in Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, two in Advances in Space Research, one in Computer and Electrical Engineering, one in Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and one in Sensor Letters, AND 6 peer reviewed conference papers including one invited paper (also received the best paper award) in the 9th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing, IFIP NPC 2012.

      • Some of recent works can be accessed shortly online HERE

      • Last updated on 30th August, 2012


    2. More Scientific contributions performed outside of UoFI can be found in my online CV or HERE


Please Contact me directly at qinx(at) concerning the funding opportunities.

Personal data

Qin Xin graduated with his Ph.D (Oct. 2002 – Oct. 2004) in Department of Computer Science at University of Liverpool, UK in December 2004. Currently, he is working as a FULL professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the Faroe Islands (UoFI), Faroe Islands. Prior to joining UoFI, he had held variant research positions in world leading universities and research laboratory including Senior Research Fellowship at Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, Research Scientist/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship atUniversity of Bergen, Norway. His main research focus is on design and analysis of sequential, parallel and distributed algorithms for various communication and optimization problems in wireless communication networks, as well as cryptography and digital currencies including quantum money. Moreover, he also investigates the combinatorial optimization problems with applications in Bioinformatics, Data Mining and Space Research. Currently, Prof. Dr. Xin is serving on Management Committee Board of Denmark for several EU ICT projects. Prof.Dr. Xin has produced more than 70 peer reviewed scientific papers. His works have been published in leading international conferences and journals, such as ICALP, ACM PODC, SWAT, IEEE MASS, ISAAC, SIROCCO, IEEE ICC, Algorithmica, Theoretical Computer Science, Distributed Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, and Advances in Space Research. He has been very actively involved in the services for the community in terms of acting (or acted) on various positions (e.g., Session Chair, Member of Technical Program Committee, Symposium Organizer and Local Organization Co-chair) for numerous international leading conferences in the fields of distributed computing, wireless communications and ubiquitous intelligence and computing, including IEEE MASS, IEEE LCN, ACM SAC, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, IFIP NPC, IEEE Sarnoff and so on. He is the Organizing Committee Chair for the 17th Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory (SWAT 2020, Torshavn, Faroe Islands). Currently, he also serves on the editorial board for more than ten international journals.