Dr Shane Culpepper runs the Algorithm Design Lab (ADL) at RMIT where he works on developing scalable algorithms capable of processing and searching massive data collections.
algorithm engineering and design; information retrieval; evaluating search quality; text analytics; string processing and indexing
Energy costs now exceed hardware costs for many big data applications. Dr Culpepper researches scalable algorithms and data structures capable of processing and searching big-data collections. He focuses on developing new models capable of efficiently supporting a wide variety of modern data processing tasks.
The improvements to algorithm design which Dr Culpepper develops have the potential to deliver significant financial benefits to industry, government and academia, with applications across the science, engineering and social science disciplines.
Dr Culpepper joined RMIT in 2008 after receiving his PhD from the University of Melbourne. He has more than 50 journal and conference publications and, since joining RMIT, has been a Chief Investigator on five awarded projects worth more than $1.6 million, including three ARC Discovery projects. Dr Culpepper was awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award in 2013.
Dr Culpepper was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship and is based in the School of Science (Computer Science).