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

Centre director

Professor Shane Culpepper

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

Centre deputy directors

Professor Falk Scholer

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


Professor Flora Salim

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

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 Matt Duckham

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


Professor Irene Hudson

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

Mark Sanderson

Professor Mark Sanderson

Research Interests: Information Retrieval; Search Engine Evaluation; Bibliometrics

lewi stone

Professor Lewi Stone

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

jenny zhang

Professor Jenny Zhang

Research Interests: Data Mining; Text Mining; Machine Learning

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Dr. Vural Aksakalli

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


Dr Haytham Fayek

Research Interests: Machine Learning; Machine Reasoning; Machine Perception

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Associate Professor Zhifeng Bao

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

jeffrey chan

Dr. 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

haydar demirhan

Dr. Haydar Demirhan

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

ke deng

Dr. Ke Deng

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

amy griffin

Dr. Amy Griffin

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

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Associate Professor Mahdi Jalili

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

yongli ren

Dr. Yongli Ren

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


Dr. Damiano Spina

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

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yan wang

Dr. Yan Wang

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

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Dr. Xiangmin Zhou

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


Dr. Sevvandi Kandanaarachchi

Research Interests: anomaly detection, unusual patterns in data, event detection


Dr. Estrid He

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

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