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I am a Founder of RDataMining.com and an RDataMining Group (LinkedIn), and an organizer of the Canberra Data Scientists Group (Meetup). I am an Adjunct Professor of the University of Canberra and a senior member of the IEEE.

I am a Data Scientist with IBM Australia. Prior to that, I was a Senior Data Scientist at Australian Government from 2009 to 2016 and an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (Industry) with University of Technology, Sydney from 2007 to 2009.

I started my research on data mining since 2001 and has been applying data mining in in Australia public sector since 2006. My current research interest is using R for data mining applications.

I have 60+ publications on data mining research and applications, including three books.

I have been a Program Chair of the Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2012-2016), a Program Chair of the 2013 International Workshop on Data Mining Applications in Industry and Government (DMApps 2013), and a program committee member for more than 60 international conferences.