We’d like to welcome Zhuochen Wu to CIRES! Zhuochen joined the Centre as a Data Engineer in November 2022 and is based at Swinburne University of Technology. Her main work includes data curation, resilient data pipelines, graph databases and distributed ETL systems, with a focus on data extraction and analytics pipeline integration. Zhuochen has a degree of Master of Computing with Data Science specialisation from the Australian National University. She works closely with Chief Investigator Associate Professor Amir Aryani. She is excited by the diverse projects within the Centre and is looking forward to collaborating with other researchers to find meaningful insights from data.
We’d like to welcome Dr Shaoyang Fan to CIRES! Shaoyang joined CIRES as a Data Engineer in July 2023 at The University of Queensland. Shaoyang is a data scientist and specialises in microtask crowdsourcing, data quality, and bias. He works closely with Chief Investigator Associate Professor Gianluca Demartini, working in data curation and human computation research, including constructing crowd-sourced data curation processes. He has a PhD in Computer Science and Master of Science in Information Technology, both from UQ, and Master of Science in Econometrics from The University of Manchester.
Shaoyang is looking forward to applying his technical skills and passion for data science to make impactful contributions to the Centre.
Welcome to Dr Javad Pool who joins CIRES as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland.
Javad completed his PhD in Business Information Systems with the UQ Business School, focusing on data privacy, and the effective use of information systems, particularly in the digital health context.
He will work closely with Professors Shazia Sadiq, Marta Indulska, Andrew Burton-Jones, and Dr Ida Asadi Someh. His research aims to understand and address socio-technical challenges in information systems, including data governance, privacy, trust, data breaches, misinformation, the effective use of data, and data protection. Javad is looking forwarding to collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to advance research on information resilience and data protection practices.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rocky Tong Chen as a Chief Investigator with CIRES!
Rocky is a lecturer in Business Analytics with the Data Science group at The University of Queensland. His research interests include data mining, machine learning, recommender systems, and predictive analytics.
He joined CIRES as an Affiliate Investigator in 2021, and was the Chair of the Centre’s inaugural Information Resilience PhD School in 2022. His Centre PhD supervisions span CIRES partners Health and Wellbeing Queensland, Allianz Partners (Australia) and the Queensland Police Service.
Rocky is looking forward to developing cutting-edge data science solutions to real-world, large-scale problems. He is also committed to the research training and capacity building that will add skillful hands to new-generation industry applications.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Professor Wojtek Tomaszewski as a Chief Investigator with CIRES!
Wojtek is the Deputy Director (Research) and a Research Group Leader at the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland. He joined the Centre as an Affiliate Investigator in 2022, and brings to CIRES specialist expertise in social sciences, including quantitative research methods and statistical analysis.
He has a strong research interest in the impact of disadvantage on educational and labour market outcomes in young people. He will be an Associate Advisor for the On-demand Dataset Builder https://lnkd.in/gf33trVD PhD project which is a collaboration with the Queensland Department of Education.
As a CI with the Centre, Wojtek is looking forward to building cross-disciplinary collaborations, and working with industry partners to promote building data resources and infrastructure to support evidence-based solutions to real-world challenges.
We’d like to welcome Eslam Zaher to CIRES! Eslam joined the Centre as a PhD Researcher in April 2023 and is based at The University of Queensland. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Information Engineering from the Zewail City of Science and Technology. His research interests are focused on data-centric AI, interpretability, and natural language processing.
Eslam’s PhD project “Interpretable AI – Theory and Practice” is a collaboration with industry partner Max Kelsen, and is supervised by Dr Fred Roosta-Khorasani, Dr Quan Nguyen, and Dr Maciej Trzaskowski.
We’d like to welcome Van Nhat Huy Nguyen (Huy) to CIRES! Huy has joined the Centre as a PhD Researcher in April 2023 and is based at The University of Queensland. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) from UQ, receiving First Class Honours. His dissertation was on detecting misinformation from multiple news topics, and his research interests include natural language processing and data linkage.
Huy’s PhD project “Expanding Data Sets to Allow Improved Critical Care for Children – Inpatient Risk Prediction” is a collaboration with government partner Queensland Health, and is supervised by Dr. Sen Wang and Dr. Ruihong Qiu, and Associate Professor Kristen Gibbons and Dr. Sainath Raman (Queensland Health). His research focuses on developing inpatient risk prediction models for paediatric patients at risk of sepsis. He is inspired by the Centre’s vision to solve real-world problems, using a diverse range of expertise and technologies. He is also looking forward to collaborating with colleagues across the Centre and with Queensland Health to improve the quality of children’s healthcare.
Welcome to Dr Lei Han who joins CIRES as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland.
Lei joined the Centre in April 2023 and his passion lies in developing innovative solutions in the field of Data Science, with a particular interest in Crowdsourcing and Human Computation. He received his PhD from The University of Queensland in 2021, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at School of ITEE before joining CIRES. He will work closely with Associate Professor Gianluca Demartini and Professor Shazia Sadiq.
Lei is excited about the prospect of collaborating with colleagues who possess diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise across the Centre. He believes that such collaborations have the potential to drive valuable advances in Human-in-the-loop Artificial Intelligence. By working together, sharing knowledge and resources, and leveraging different perspectives, he is confident that they can develop innovative solutions to complex problems and make significant contributions to the field.
We’d like to welcome Jorge Retamales to CIRES! Jorge has joined the Centre as a PhD Researcher in April 2023 and is based at The University of Queensland. He holds a Masters Degree in Information Management from the University of Washington. He has extensive working experience in Analytics, with his previous role as Head of Statistics for JUNJI in Chile, a government department in the early education sector. Jorge’s PhD project “Developing Analytics-Driven Organisations” is a collaboration with business partner Aginic and supervised by Dr. Ida Asadi Someh, Professor Marta Indulska, and Emma Freya (Aginic).
He is excited about helping organizations effectively use their data products and capabilities for value creation, through collaborating with colleagues and CIRES industry partners.
We’d like to welcome Hongliang Ni to CIRES! Hongliang is a PhD researcher based The University of Queensland. Her PhD project “Bias Mitigation in Human in the Loop Decision Systems” is a collaboration with CIRES partner Queensland Police Service, and supervised by Associate Professor Gianluca Demartini, Professor Shazia Sadiq, and Nick Moss (Queensland Police Service). Hongliang’s research interests include human-in-the-loop methods and graph neural networks.
We’d like to welcome Hrishi Patel to CIRES! Hrishi is a PhD researcher based at The University of Queensland. He will be working on the “Expanding Data Sets to Allow Improved Critical Care for Children – Outpatient Risk Prediction” in collaboration with our government partner Queensland Health, partner investigator Dr Adam Irwin, Dr Sen Wang, and Professor Shazia Sadiq.
Hrishi has a Masters of Data Science from UQ, and a keen interest in machine learning, learning analytics, and data science teaching. Welcome Hrishi!
We’d like to welcome Pa Pa Khin to CIRES! Pa Pa is a PhD researcher based at Swinburne University of Technology. Her PhD project “Curating Systems of Engagement” is a collaboration with partner Astral Consulting, and supervised by Dr Paul Scifleet, Associate Professor Amir Aryani, and Marie Felsbourg (Astral Consulting). Pa Pa’s research interests include Enterprise Information Management, Systems of Engagement, and Knowledge Management Systems.
Welcome Pa Pa!
Welcome to Dr Hui Yin who joins CIRES as our first Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology.
Hui’s research focus includes natural language processing, ai, machinelearning, and data mining, with an emphasis on online social media text mining. Hui received her PhD in Data Science from Deakin University in June 2022, and was a research fellow with Deakin before joining CIRES. She will work closely with Chief Investigator Associate Professor Amir Aryani, and joins our Swinburne colleagues Paul Scifleet, Chengfei Liu, Steve Petrie, and Lufan Zhang. She is looking forward to collaborating with CIRES partners and researchers across the Centre.
We’d like to welcome Muhammed Elyas Meguellati to CIRES! Elyas is a PhD researcher based at The University of Queensland. He will be working on the Customer Data Stories project in collaboration with our industry partner Allianz Worldwide Partners Australia, partner investigator Mr Shane Downey MPhil, Associate Professor Gianluca Demartini, and Professor Shazia Sadiq.
Elyas has a Masters Degree in applied computing from the University of Malaya, and his research interests include natural language processing and deeplearning. Welcome Elyas!!
Welcome back to 2023! We’d like to extend a very warm welcome to our first CIRES Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Junliang Yu!
Junliang is based at The University of Queensland and his work will particularly focus on dealing with data sparsity and noise problems in real-world datasets, and on promoting algorithmic transparency.
During his PhD, he published over 10 peer-reviewed papers in the most prestigious conferences including the Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), World Wide Web (WWW), IEEE’s International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), AAAI, the Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), and journals including IEEE’s Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TDKE) and the International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDBJ).
Junliang’s research interests are data mining and machine learning, with a particular focus on recommender systems, tiny machine learning, and self-supervised learning. He will work closely with Centre Director Professor Shazia Sadiq and CIRES Chief Investigator Associate Professor yin hongzhi.
Junliang is looking forward to building successful collaborative relationships across the Centre and making great contributions to CIRES.
Happy Birthday to us! Today marks 1 year since we finalised our Collaborative Research Agreement and officially commenced as CIRES. It has been a fantastic first year in the Centre and we’d like to acknowledge the efforts and contributions of all our CIRES colleagues and collaborators. Thank you everyone and looking forward to the next year together!
We are delighted to announce that the Australian Research Council’s Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES) has officially commenced. Our Collaborative Research Agreement has been finalised and our important work can begin.
CIRES aims to build workforce capacity in Australian organisations and help them achieve information resilience. Our Centre brings together end-users, technology providers, and cutting-edge research, to lift the socio-technical barriers to data driven transformation. We will train a new generation of research leaders in collaboration with our Industry Partners: Aginic, Astral, Allianz Partners, Health & Wellbeing Queensland, Max Kelsen, Queensland Department of Education, Queensland Health, and the Queensland Police Service.