Hui Ma

Senior Lecturer School of Engineering and Computer Science

Teaching in 2018

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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


Hui Ma is Senior Lecturer in Software Engnieering 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 deploymment and resource allocation for serivces. She has published over 60 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 sevearal international conferences, including DEXA2016, APCCM 2017, ER2017, APCCM2018,

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ResearchInterests Database Systems, Conceptual Modelling, Software Engineering
Qualifications BE Tongji, BInfSc(Hons), MInfSc, PhD Massey
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