Researcher biography

Shoufeng Cao is a research fellow in School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland. His research expertise focuses on blockchain for business digitalisation, blockchain for supply chain solutions and blockchain for industries. Currently, Shoufeng is working on the Indigenous bushfoods project to demonstrate application potentials of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies.

Shoufeng obtained his doctoral degree from The University of Queensland (UQ), with his thesis on system-wide risk analysis and management in global fresh produce value chains for the strategic competition of "value chain to value chain". After completing his PhD, Shoufeng started his postdoc research journeys at UQ and Queensland University of Technology (QUT), where he completed three digital transformation projects in agri-food supply chains and the industry funded by three industry-led CRCs including the CRC for developing Northern Australia (CRCNA), the Food Agility CRC, and the Future Food Systems CRC.

His research areas span from the identification of digital transformation strategies in complex multi-industry and multi-region contexts to the design, implementation, and evaluation of digital innovation solutions with end users for industrial transformation and real-world disruptive impacts. His completed projects won two Good Design Australia Awards 2020 and one of them was a runner-up of the 2021 ACS Digital Disruptors Awards in the ICT Research Project of the Year Category.