Mr Jianqiao Mao

Mr Jianqiao Mao

School of Computer Science
Research Student

Contact details

School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
Jianqiao Mao is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, supervised by Dr. Max A. Little (2022-present). He is awarded a studentship from the Health Data Research UK-The Alan Turing Institute PhD Programme supported by the Wellcome Trust. Before his PhD study, He worked for Alibaba Group as a data scientist, responsible for user growing strategy, data engineering and analytics.

His recent research interests focus on causal machine learning and interpretable AI.

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  • M.Sc. in Integrated Machine Learning Systems, University College London
  • B.Eng. (Honours) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow
  • B.Sc. in Finance, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China


  • Programming for Data Science (Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Spring 2023)
  • Data Science Team Project (Spring 2023)
  • Software Workshop (Autumn 2023)

Doctoral research

PhD title
Causal Machine Learning for Health Data Applications
Dr Max A. Little and Dr Leandro L. Minku


  • Causal machine learning
  • Interpretable AI


  • Jianqiao Mao, Ryan Grammenos & Konstantinos Karagiannis (2023) Data analysis and interpretable machine learning for HVAC predictive control: A case-study based implementation, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 29:7, 698-718, DOI: 10.1080/23744731.2023.2239081
  • Mao, Jianqiao, and Grammenos Ryan. "Interpreting machine learning models for room temperature prediction in non-domestic buildings." arXiv preprint arXiv:2111.13760 (2021).
  • Mao, Jianqiao, et al. "Many-to-many data trading algorithm based on double auction theory." Procedia Computer Science 174 (2020): 200-209.