Hui Ma

Senior Lecturer School of Engineering and Computer Science

Teaching in 2017

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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 publications 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.


There is a PhD scholarship available on doing project on data-intensive service composition. For details please visit


I obtained a PhD in Information Systems from Massey University in 2008. Before I joined Victoria University of Wellington in 2008, I worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Information System at Massey University.