Researcher biography

Shoufeng Cao is an ARC research fellow on the "Deadly Solution: Towards an Indigenous-led Bush Food Industry" project. His research expertise lies in blockchain for business digitalisation, blockchain for supply chain solutions and blockchain for industries. Currently, Shoufeng focuses on exploring and demonstrating the transformative potential of blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the booming bushfood industry.

Shoufeng obtained his doctoral degree from The University of Queensland (UQ), with his thesis on system-wide data-driven 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 blockchain 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.