Dr Zhijing Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow
Building 62, Rm 1.19
 +61 2 6125 6803



PhD in Biosecurity from Academy of Military Medical Science of China


Zhijing was awarded his Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in 2010 and PhD in Biosecurity from the Academy of Military Medical Science of China in 2015.


Research interests

Zhijing's interest is modelling infectious disease spread in complex social systems. He will be working on a project to develop models of Lymphatic Filariasis, with Colleen Lau, Archie Clements, Katie Glass and colleagues at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University.


  • Xu, Z., Zu, Z., Zheng, T., Zhang, W., Xu, Q., Liu, J. (2014). Comparative analysis of the effectiveness of three immunization strategies in controlling disease outbreaks in realistic social networks. PloS one, 9(5), e95911
  • Xu, Z., Zu, Z., Zheng, T., Zhang, W., Xu, Q., Liu, J. (2014). Long-distance travel behaviours accelerate and aggravate the large-scale spatial spreading of infectious diseases. Computational and mathematical methods in medicine, 2014
  • Xu, Z., Zu, Z., Zheng, T., Zhang, W., Xu, Q. (2013). The Effects of Decision-Making Processes and Population Turnover on the Formation of Social Networks. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2013
  • Xu, Q., Zu, Z., Xu, Z., Zhang, W., Zheng, T. (2013). Space P-based empirical research on public transport complex networks in 330 cities of China. Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology, 13 (1), 193-198
  • Zhang, W. D., Zu, Z. H., Xu, Q., Xu, Z. J., Liu, J. J., Zheng, T. (2014). Optimized Strategy for the Control and Prevention of Newly Emerging Influenza Revealed by the Spread Dynamics Model. PloS one, 9(1), e84694

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