People

The Centre for Information Discovery and Data Analytics is made up of the following staff.

Acting Centre directors

Professor Falk Scholer

Research Interests: 
Information Retrieval; Evaluation; User Analytics; Computer Ethics

Professor Zhifeng Bao

Research Interests: Data Management; Data Integration; Data Visualization; Trajectory Data Analytics

Centre deputy directors

Dr. Damiano Spina

Research Interests: Information Access and Retrieval; Text Mining; Evaluation

Centre members

Professor Babak Abassi

Research Interests: Stochastic optimisation; Operational decision making; Machine learning

Professor Lawrence Cavedon

Research Interests: Biomedical Text Mining; Spoken Dialogue Interaction

professor shane culpepper

Professor Shane Culpepper

Research Interests: Information Retrieval; Algorithms; Systems; Machine Learning

professor matt duckham

Professor Matt Duckham

Research Interests: Spatial Computing; Geosensor Networks; Location Privacy; Qualitative Spatial Reasoning

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Professor Irene Hudson

Research Interests: Climate change  analytics; Multivariate stochastic systems; Spatio-temporal analysis; Artificial intelligence

professor mark sanderson

Professor Mark Sanderson

Research Interests: Information Retrieval; Search Engine Evaluation; Bibliometrics

professor flora salim

Professor Flora Salim

Research Interests: Pervasive, Mobile, Ubiquitous Computing; Context / Behaviour Recognition; Applied Machine Learning; Spatial / Time Series Data Mining

professor lewi stone

Professor Lewi Stone

Research Interests: Data Analytics; Spatial Statistics; Networks; Mathematical Modelling; Dynamics of Epidemics

Professor Karin Verspoor

Research Interests: Biomedical Natural Language Processing; Text Mining; Health Data Analytics; Artificial Intelligence in Medicine; Ontologies; Data Quality

Professor Monica Wachowicz 

Research Interests: Streaming Analytics, Edge Computing, Machine Learning on Graphs, TinyML, Geospatial Intelligence

professor jenny zhang

Professor Jenny Zhang

Research Interests: Data Mining; Text Mining; Machine Learning

associate professor jeffrey chan

Associate Professor Jeffrey Chan

Research Interests: Machine Learning; Social Network Analysis; Recommendation; Data Driven Optimisation

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Associate Professor Stephen Davis

Research Interests: Complex Networks; Machine Learning; Biometrics; Data Visualisation; Mathematical Modelling

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Associate Professor Mahdi Jalili

Research Interests: Network science; Dynamical Systems; Social Network Analysis; Recommender Systems

dr yan wang

Associate Professor Yan Wang

Research Interests: Bayesian Statistics; Spatial Statistics; Regression Analysis; Ecological / Environmental Statistics

dr vural aksakalli

Dr. Vural Aksakalli

Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning; Stochastic Optimisation; Multivariate Forecasting

dr alysha de livera

Dr. Alysha De Livera

Research Interests: Biostatistics; Statistics; Bioinformatics; Population Health

dr haydar demirhan

Dr. Haydar Demirhan

Research Interests: Bayesian Modelling; Forecasting; Time Series Modelling; Monte Carlo Simulation

dr ke deng

Dr. Ke Deng

Research Interests: Pervasive; Mobile; Ubiquitous Computing; Spatiotemporal Data Analysis

dr haytham fayek

Dr. Haytham Fayek

Research Interests: Machine Learning; Machine Reasoning; Machine Perception

dr amy griffin

Dr. Amy Griffin

Research Interests: Geovisualization; Spatial cognition; Cartographic interfaces; Health Applications

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Dr. Estrid He

Research Interests: Machine Learning; Recommender Systems; and Natural Language Processing

Dr. Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi

Dr. Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi

Research Interests: Anomaly Detection; Unusual Patterns in Data; Event Detection

dr dana mckay

Dr. Dana McKay

Research interests: Human Information Behaviour; Information Interaction; Information Equity; Privacy; Information for Social Good

Dr. Elham Naghizade

Research Interests: Privacy-Preserving Data Mining; Spatiotemporal / Geotextual Data Analytics

dr yongli ren

Dr. Yongli Ren

Research Interests: Personalisation; Recommender System; Collaborative Filtering; Web Mining Log Analysis

dr lauren l saling

Dr. Lauren L. Saling

Research interests: Cognitive Biases; Human Reasoning; Behavioural Analysis

Dr. Tabinda Sarwar

Research Interests: Health analytics; Data mining; Machine learning; Computational neuroscience

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Dr. Stella Stylianou

Research Interests: Data Analysis and Real Data Modelling; Experimental Designs; Biostatistics

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Dr. Laleh Tafakori

Research Interests: Time Series Modelling; Forecasting; Data Modelling

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Dr. Sona Taheri

Research Interests: Data mining; Machine learning; Big data analysis; optimization; cybersecurity

dr johanne trippas

Dr. Johanne R. Trippas

Research Interests: Interactive Information Retrieval; Human-Computer Interaction; Dialogue and Conversational Analysis; Health Informatics

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Dr. Xiangmin Zhou

Research Interests: Social Network Analysis; Recommender Systems; Multimedia Databases; Query Optimization

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.