Professional Activities

Adjunct Position and Professional Membership 

Group Organization

Conference/Workshop Organization

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

Invited Talks/Keynotes

  • 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 2017-2018)
  • The ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2015-2016) Applied Data Science Track and Industry and Government Track
  • The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD 2015-2017) Applied Data Science Track and Industrial Track
  • The Pacific Rim International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • The IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2008-2014, 2016)
  • The International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2009-2017)
  • The IFIP International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing (IIP 2016)
  • The Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2005-2006, 2008-2011, 2016-2017)
  • The IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2011, 2014-2015)
  • The 2009 Joint International Conferences on Asia-Pacific Web Conference and Web-Age Information Management (APWeb-WAIM 2009)
  • The IFIP International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice (AITP 2015)
  • The Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2007-2011, 2017)
  • The International Conference on Data Analytics (Data Analytics 2013-2017)
  • The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2014)
  • The IEEE SMC UK&RI 6th Conference on Cybernetic Systems (IEEE CS'07)
  • The IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT'07-11)
  • The IADIS European Conference on Data Mining (ECDM’07-15)
  • The International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining (WISM’09, WISM'11)
  • The Knowledge Discovery and Business Intelligence track, the Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2013 & 2015)
  • The International Workshop on Domain Driven Data Mining (DDDM'10, DDDM'11)
  • The International Workshop on Data Mining Application in Biologically Inspired Databases (Bioinsp’2013)
  • The International Workshop on Topic Feature Discovery and Opinion Mining (TFDOM'10)
  • The IEEE International Workshop on Semantic Aspects in Data Mining (SADM'10)
  • The International Conference on Data and Knowledge Engineering (ICDKE'12)
  • The International Workshop on Data Analytics for Evidence-based Healthcare (DAEBH 2015)
  • The International Workshop on Data Analytics for Targeted Healthcare (DANTH '13-14)
  • The First International Workshop on Sentiment Discovery from Affective Data (SDAD'12)
  • The International Workshop on Web Personalization and Recommender Systems (WebPRES'10)
  • The International Workshop on Web Personalization, Reputation and Recommender Systems (WPRRS'11)
  • The International Workshop on Behavior and Social Informatics and Computing (BSIC’13)

Reviewing for Journals/Conferences

  • 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
    • Web Intelligence and Agent Systems
    • Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology
  • Conferences
    • The ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD'07, '08)
    • The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM'06, '07, '09, '11)
    • The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD'05, '06, '07, '08, '10)
    • The SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM'09)
    • The Fifth International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT’05)

    • The Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'04, '05, '06)

    • The 2008 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI'08)

    • The Second International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control (ICICIC'07)