Get to Know Geoff Webb

Professor Geoff Webb is the Director of the Monash University Centre for Data Science. He was editor-in-chief of the premier data mining journal, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery from 2005 to 2014. He has been Program Committee Chair of the two top data mining conferences, ACM SIGKDD and IEEE ICDM, as well as General Chair of ICDM. He is a Technical Advisor to BigML Inc, who have incorporating his best of class association discovery software, Magnum Opus, as a core component of their cloud based Machine Learning service. He developed many of the key mechanisms of support-confidence association discovery in the late 1980s. His OPUS search algorithm remains the state-of-the-art in rule search. He pioneered multiple research areas as diverse as black-box user modelling, interactive data analytics and statistically-sound pattern discovery. He has developed many best-of-class machine learning algorithms that are widely deployed. Professor Webb recently won the 2017 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Data Science in recognition of his research project investigating unification of discriminative and generative approaches to machine learning. Click here to see an announcement on the award and find a short video on his work. Continue…

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DVP Speaker Geoff Webb Wins 2017 Eureka Prize

IEEE Computer Society DVP Speaker Professor Geoff Webb, Monash University, was awarded 2017 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Data Science by the Australian Museum. The Eureka prizes are annual Australian science prizes awarded in the fields of scientific research & innovation, science leadership, science communication & journalism, and school science. Continue…

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Fakhrul Yusoff Lectures on Gamification in Pakistan

On April 27 and 28, Fakhrul Yusoff, a Distinguished Visitor Program speaker from Region 8 and a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Science Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), visited two universities in Pakistan—COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Abbotabad and Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad. Continue…

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