Professional Activities

Adjunct Position and Professional Memberships 

Group Organization

Conference/Workshop Organisation 

  • Program Chair of the Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2012-2016, 2018-2020)
  • Registration Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2020)
  • Exhibit & Demo Co-Chair of the ACM SIGKDD 2015
  • Organizing Committee member of the International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining (Data Mining 2015)
  • Program Chair of the International Workshop on Data Mining Applications in Industry & Government (DMApps 2013), in conjunction with PAKDD 2013
  • Chair of the International Workshop on Domain Driven Data Mining (DDDM'07, DDDM'08, DDDM'09), in conjunction respectively with KDD'07, ICDM'08 and ICDM'09

Assessor/Editorial Board Member

  • An assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC), since 2011
  • A member of the IGI Global's Editorial Advisory Review Board, since 2008
  • A member of the IARIA Data Analytics Advisory Committee
  • A member of the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Advanced Computer Research (IJACR), since 2012
  • A member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management (IJDMMM), since 2009
  • A member of the Editorial Board of Advances in Analytics, since 2014
  • Guest Editor of the Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS)
  • Guest Editor of the Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (JRPIT)

Invited Talks, Keynotes and Short Courses

  • A short course on R and Data Mining at CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, December 2018, March 2019, November 2019 and March 2020,
  • Invited talk at the Emerging Technology Interest Groups (ETIG) seminar at UniSA, Adelaide, Australia, 11 February 2020,
  • Invited talk at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, 12 July 2019,
  • Invited talk at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, 11 January 2019,
  • Tutorial on R and Data Mining at the AusDM 2018 Conference, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia, 29 November 2018,
  • Invited talk at the Department of Social Services (DSS), Canberra, Australia, 31 October 2018,
  • Invited talk on Data Mining and Analytics - Techniques and Case Studies, Australian National Auditing Office (ANAO), Canberra, Australia, 30 October 2018,
  • Invited talk at the Melbourne Business Analytics Conference, the Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 13 July 2017
  • Tutorials on Machine Learning with R, the Melbourne Data Science Week, Melbourne, 29 May - 2 June 2017
  • Invited talk on Hadoop, Spark and R, the La Trobe EoY Analytics Symposium, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 17 November 2016
  • The R and Data Mining Short CourseUniversity of Canberra, 7 October 2016
  • Machine Learning 102 Workshop for the Big Data and Analytics course, the S P Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai, India, 30 May - 5 June 2016
  • Invited talk on Twitter Data Analysis with R at the Making Data Analysis Easier Workshop Organised by the Monash Business Analytics Team (WOMBAT), Monash University, Melbourne, 18-19 Feb 2016
  • R and Data Mining workshop for the course of Master of Business Analytics, Deakin University, Melbourne, 28 May 2015
  • Invited talk at the Statistical Modelling and Computing Workshop, Geoscience Australia, 8 May 2015
  • Half-day workshop on R and Data Mining, at AusDM 2014, Brisbane, Australia, November 2014
  • Association Rules Mining and Classification with R, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Canberra, Australia, October 2014,
  • Introduction to Data Mining with R, Twitter, San Francisco, US, October 2014
  • Association Rule Mining and Text Mining with R, Amazon, Seattle, US, October 2014
  • Keynote speech on Analysing Twitter Data with Text Mining and Social Network Analysis at the CONAIS 2014, Mexico, October 2014
  • One-day workshop on Data Mining with R, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT), Mexico, September 2014
  • Introduction to Data Mining with RUniversity of Canberra, Australia, September 2013
  • Time Series Analysis and Mining with R, Canberra R Users Group, Canberra, Australia, July 2011

Program Committee Member

  • The AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2017-2020)
  • The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2018-2020)
  • The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2018-2020)
  • The ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2020)
  • The Pacific Rim International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2010-2020)
  • The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD 2015-2018)
  • The ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2015-2016)
  • The International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2009-2018)
  • The IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2008-2014, 2016, 2018)
  • The IFIP International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing (IIP 2016, IIP 2018)
  • The Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2005-2006, 2008-2011, 2016-2017)
  • The Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2007-2011, 2017)
  • The International Conference on Data Analytics (Data Analytics 2013-2018)
  • The IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2011, 2014-2015)
  • The IFIP International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice (AITP 2015)
  • The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2014)
  • The 2009 Joint International Conferences on Asia-Pacific Web Conference and Web-Age Information Management (APWeb-WAIM 2009)

Reviewer for Journals

  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Knowledge and Information Systems
  • Journal of Statistical Software
  • World Wide Web Journal
  • International Journal on Data Science and Analytics
  • The R Journal
  • Information Sciences
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
  • IEEE Internet Computing
  • Neurocomputing
  • Language Resources and Evaluation

  • International Journal of Software and Informatics

  • International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
  • The Web Intelligence Journal
  • Web Intelligence and Agent Systems
  • Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology