Yanchang Zhao

PhD, IEEE Senior Member
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Research Interests

  • Data mining with R
  • Application of data mining and analytics
  • Data mining algorithms

Research Grants/Projects

  • ARC Linkage Project on Detecting Significant Changes in Organisation Customer Interactions Leading to Non-Compliance.
    L.Cao, X. Zhu, C. Zhang, H. Bohlscheid, H. Zhang, B. Clark, Y. Zhao, P. Newbigin, 2010-2013.
  • ARC Linkage Project (LP0775041) on Data Mining of Activity Transactions to Strengthen Debt Prevention.
    C. Zhang, L. Cao, M. Browne, Y. Morrow, R. Schurmann, P. Newbigin, F. Figueiredo and Y. Zhao, $469,000, 2007-2009.
  • UTS ECRG (Early Career Researcher Grant) project on Efficient Mining of Negative Sequential Patterns.
    Y. Zhao, $24,941, 2009-2010.
  • UTS ECRG (Early Career Researcher Grant) project on Combined Association Rule Mining.
    Y. Zhao and H. Zhang, $25,000, 2008-2009.

Work History

  • November 2015 to present
    Adjunct Professor, University of Canberra
  • November 2011 to present
    Senior Data Scientist, Australia Government
  • May 2009 to November 2011
    Senior Data Mining Specialist, Department of Human Services, Australia
  • January 2007 to November 2009
    Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (Industry), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia


  • Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (Industry), 2007-2009.

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Member of the IEEE
  • Member of the IAPA (Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia)
  • Member of Canberra R User Group