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Dr. James Xue studied BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems from the University of Nottingham and obtained a First Class Honours degree in 2004. He then studied MSc and Ph.D. both in Computer Science at the University of Warwick in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Dr. Xue worked as Postdoc Researcher and Software Developer for University of Warwick and Cardiff University before joining the University of Northampton as a lecturer in 2010.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Xue is the programme leader for BSc/HND Computing (general pathway). He is responsible for teaching the following modules:

  • Databases 3 (Level 6)
  • Databases (Level 7)
  • Group Project (Level 5)
  • Computing Dissertation (Level 6)

Research Interests

Dr. Xue’s areas of interest include distributed systems; database technologies; data mining and applications; digital healthcare, etc.


James Oakes; Computing

Intelligent Management of Virtualised Computer Based Workloads and Systems.


Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, University of Nottingham

Master, University of Warwick

PhD, University of Warwick

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Association rules Engineering & Materials Science
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Intelligent systems Engineering & Materials Science
Routing algorithms Engineering & Materials Science

Research Output 2010 2019

Measuring and Reducing the Cognitive Load for the End Users of Complex Systems

Oakes, J., Johnson, M., Xue, J. & Turner, S., 24 Aug 2019, Intelligent Systems and Applications : AISC 1037. Bi, Y., Bhatia, R. & Kapoor, S. (eds.). 1 ed. Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Vol. 1. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportConference Contribution

Web services
Large scale systems
Computer systems

Towards an Intelligent System to Improve Student Engagement and Retention

Xue, W., 21 May 2019, In : Procedia Computer Science. 151, p. 1120-1127 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

Open Access
Intelligent systems

Developing an asynchronous technique to evaluate the performance of SDN HP Aruba switch and OVS

Al-Sadi, A., Al-Sherbaz, A., Xue, J. & Turner, S. J., 2 Nov 2018, Intelligent Computing: Proceedings of the 2018 Computing Conference. Springer, Vol. 857. p. 569-580 12 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 857).

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

Open Access
Virtual reality
Patents and inventions
Packet loss
Open Access
Association rules
Access control
Composite materials

Management of Distributed Software-Defined Networks in Smart Cities.

Al-Sadi, A., Al-Sherbaz, A., Xue, J. & Turner, S., 2016. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

Smart city
Network function virtualization

Routing algorithm optimization for Software Defined Network WAN

Al-Sadi, A., Al-Sherbaz, A., Xue, J. & Turner, S. J., 1 Dec 2016, 2016 Al-Sadeq International Conference on Multidisciplinary in IT and Communication Science and Applications (AIC-MITCSA). U.S.: IEEE

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

Wide area networks
Routing algorithms
Computer networks

Simplified deployment of virtual machines using an intelligent design engine

Oakes, J., Johnson, M., Xue, J. & Turner, S. J., 1 Sep 2016, Proceedings of Science and Information (SAI) Computing Conference 2016. London: IEEE, p. 566-572

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

Cloud computing
Expert systems
Computer systems
Network protocols

Contextualised problem-based approach for teaching undergraduate database module

Xue, J., 4 Jul 2014.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

group work
online survey


A Novel Placement Algorithm for the Controllers Of the Virtual Networks (COVN) in SD-WAN with Multiple VNs

Author: Al-Sadi, A., Oct 2018

Supervisor: Al-Sherbaz, A. (Supervisor), Xue, J. (Supervisor) & Turner, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis