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2020 - Research Director, Monash Data Futures Institute, Monash University.
2002 - Research Professor, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University.
1999 - Director: G I Webb & Associates Pty. Ltd., Data Mining Software and Consultancy
2015 - Technical Advisor, BigML Inc.
2017 - Technical Advisor, Froomle.
2014 - 2020 Director, Centre for Data Science, Monash University.
2008 - 2014 Director, Centre for Research in Intelligent Systems, Monash Unviersity.
1998 - 2002 Personal Chair, School of Computing and Mathematics, Deakin University.
1988 - 1998 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader School of Computing and Mathematics, Deakin University.
1986 – 1988 Lecturer, School of Computing and Information Technology, Griffith University.


IEEE Fellow, 2015
Eureka Prize for Excellence in Data Science, 2017
Australian Computer Society ICT Researcher of the Year Award, 2016
Australasian Artificial Intelligence Distinguished Research Contributions Award, 2016
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining Best Research Paper Award, 2018
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining Best Research Paper Honorable Mention Award, 2015
Australian Research Council Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award, 2014
IEEE ICDM Service Award, 2013

mortar board & diploma on whiteQUALIFICATIONS

PhD (Computer Science), La Trobe University, 1987
BA (First Class Honours in Computer Science), La Trobe University, 1982.

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I have published more than 200 scientific papers.  See also Google Scholar.

Light bulb and coins. Isolated on white backgroundGRANTS

Since 1987 I have received grants totaling more than $26 million.



Editor-in-Chief Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Springer (2005 - 2014)

  • This is the highest impact journal specifically focused on data mining.

Co-Editor Encyclopedia of Machine Learning, Springer, 2010.

Co-Editor Encyclopedia of Machine Learning and Data Mining, Springer, 2017.

Member, Editorial Advisory Board:

Member of the Editorial Boards of :

General Chair/Co-Chair:

Joint Program Committee Chair:

Member, Executive Committee, ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2017 - ongoing).

Member, Steering Committee, IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) (2014 - ongoing)

Member, Steering Committee, Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PAKDD) (2018 - onging)

Member, Executive Committee, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) (2005)

Honorary Steering Committee Member:

  • Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI)
  • Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM)

Member, Australian Computer Society National Committee on Artificial Intelligence. (1987-1988, 1999 – 2010, Honorary 2010-ongoing)

Member, IJCAI-05 Advisory Committee

President, Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE.) (1988 – 1991)

Panel Chair/Co-Chair:

Test of Time Awards Chair ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2016)

Awards co-chair:

Presenting IEEE DSAA Best Research Paper Award to David Anastasiu

I have also served on the program committees of most major machine learning and data mining conferences including senior roles in:  KDD-06 (Senior Program Committee Member), SIAM Data Mining Conference - SDM-07 (PC Area Chair), ICML-2002 (Area Chair), ICDM-2002 (Program Committee Vice-Chair).


I have undertaken consultancies for a number of Australia’s largest corporations.