We are a diverse group in terms of research interests, background, technical skills, and cultural perspectives.

Researchers

Lexing Xie
associate professor, ANU computer science;
machine learning and optimization, NICTA @lexing
Projects: predicting popularity on social media; visual memes on YouTube; a network of picture tags; mapping the macrosopic structure of the event web.
Before the ANU: IBM T J Watson Research Center
Dongwoo Kim

Research Fellow, ANU Computer Science
machine learning, NICTA
Projects: Machine Learning, Topic models, Bayesian nonparametrics, Computational Social Science
Before the ANU: KAIST
Marian-Andrei Rizoiu
Research Fellow, ANU Computer Science
Data61
Projects: predicting popularity on social media; Humany Dynamics
Before the ANU: University Lumière, Lyon.
Alexander Mathews
PhD Student, ANU Computer Science
machine learning, NICTA
Projects: understanding object naming; generating image captions; multimedia analysis; visual semantics
Before the ANU: The University of Western Australia
Swapnil Mishra

PhD Student, ANU computer science;
ORG @ Data61(NICTA)
Projects: popularity prediction in social media, topic modeling
Before the ANU: Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, India
Dawei Chen

PhD Student, ANU Computer Science;
machine learning, NICTA
Projects: recommender system with active learning
Before the ANU: ICT, CAS
Siqi Wu

PhD Student, ANU Computer Science;
machine learning, NICTA
Projects: social media popularity prediction
Before the ANU: The University of Melbourne
Umanga Bista

PhD Student, ANU Computer Science;
Machine Learning
Projects: Picturing Knowledge
Before the ANU: Logpoint Nepal | Institute of Engineering (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
Minjeong Shin

Research Engineer, ANU Computer Science;
Projects: multimedia knowledge graphs, interactive ranking systems.
Before the ANU: LG Electronics; KAIST
Rui Zhang

MS Student, ANU Computer Science;
Projects: popularity in social media, stochastic processes, deep learning.
Before the ANU: Shanghai Jiaotong University
Quyu Kong

MS Student, ANU Computer Science;
Projects: Analysing information diffusions in a large scale social network.
Before the ANU: Zhejiang University
Yifei Zhang

MS Student, ANU Computer Science;
Projects: Quantifing user influence in retweet cascade.
Before the ANU: Zhengzhou University

Liyao Tang

Honour Student, ANU Computer Science;
Projects: Profiling Geographical Features from Satellite Images
Before the ANU: Beijing Institute of Technology

Current and recent collaborators


Alumni

Aditya Mogadala

PhD student, visiting from AIFB of KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2017
Currently: PhD student, AIFB @ KIT
Anila Sahar Butt

PhD, ANU Computer Science 2016
Thesis: Ontology Ranking: Finding the Right Ontologies on the Web
Currently: CSIRO, Canberra
Suvash Sedhain

PhD, ANU Computer Science 2016;
machine learning, NICTA
Thesis: A Unified Approach to Collaborative Filtering via Linear Models and Beyond
Currently: TabCorp, Sydney

Honglin Yu

PhD, ANU Computer Science, 2015
Dissertation: Understanding the Popularity Evolution of Online Media - A Case Study on YouTube Videos
Currently: Research Fellow, ANU College of Business and Economics

Yicong Du

Honours, ANU Engineering, 2017
Thesis: Learning Mixtures of Phylogenetic Trees
Currently: MS student, Carnegie Mellon University
Qianyu Zhang

Honours, ANU Computer Science, 2014
Thesis: Image Annotation with High Level Words using Generalized Attributes
Currently: Software Engineer, Google
Yanxiang Wang

Honours, ANU Computer Science, 2012
Thesis: Social Event Detection with Interaction Graph Modeling
Currently: Developer at Lonely Planet, StartMyGig

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We have two PhD openings in 2018: one on Modeling Online Attention and one on Picturing Everyday Knowledge. We are also looking for research fellow candidates with passion and compelling track record.
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