Keynote Speakers

As is tradition for AusDM we have lined up an excellent keynote speaker program. Each speaker is a well known researcher and/or practitioner in data mining and related disciplines. The keynote program provides an opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leaders on what the technology offers and where it is heading. The following keynote speakers have been confirmed:

Keynote speakers

Professor Junbin Gao, The University of Sydney

Junbin Gao is Professor of Big Data Analytics at the University of Sydney Business School. Until recently his major research interest has been machine learning and its application in data science, image analysis, pattern recognition, Bayesian learning & inference, and numerical optimization etc. He is the author of 260 academic research papers and two books. His recent research has involved new machine learning algorithms for big data in business. He won two research grants in Discovery Project theme from the prestigious Australian Research Council.

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Professor Geoff Webb, Monash University

Geoff Webb is Director of the Monash University Centre for Data Science. He is a leading data scientist and the recipient of multiple Australian and International awards. He developed many of the key mechanisms of support-confidence association discovery in the 1980s. His OPUS search algorithm remains the state-of-the-art in rule search. He pioneered multiple research areas as diverse as black-box user modelling, interactive data analytics and statistically-sound pattern discovery, and his algorithms are widely deployed.

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