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- Text and index compression
- Text indexing methods, index construction
- Information retrieval heuristics
Rodger Benham (joint with Shane Culpepper, at RMIT)
Alfan Wicaksono (joint with Justin Zobel)
Unni Krishnan (joint with Justin Zobel)
Alicia Ziying Yang (joint with Andrew Turpin)
Linh Huynh (completed an ME in 1994)
Mario Selvestrel (completed an MEngSc in 1995)
Andrew Turpin (completed a PhD in 1998)
Tony Wirth (completed an MSc in 2000)
Owen de Kretser (completed a PhD in 2000)
Kusnadi (completed MCS in 2003)
Mike Liddell (completed a PhD in 2003)
Raymond Wan (completed a PhD in 2003)
Vo Ngoc Anh (completed an MSc in 1998, PhD in 2004)
Nick Lester (joint with Justin Zobel, completed a PhD at RMIT in 2006)
Yi Li (completed a MCS in 2007)
Shane Culpepper (completed a PhD in 2007)
William Webber (joint with Justin Zobel, completed an MEngSc in 2006, PhD in 2010)
Sri Devi Ravana (completed a PhD in 2011)
Stefan Pohl (joint with Justin Zobel, completed a PhD in 2011)
Yugo Kartono Isal
(awarded a doctorate by the University of Indonesia,
Rodrigo Cánovas (joint with Andrew Turpin, completed a PhD in 2015)
Ching Lih Lim (joint with Tony Wirth, completed an MPhil in 2015)
- Xiaolu Lu (joint with Shane Culpepper, completed a PhD at RMIT in 2018)
Out and about, getting the job done...
William Webber, Stefan Pohl, Yuye Zhang, and Sri Devi Ravana, engrossed in SIGIR proceedings,
Anh Ngoc Vo, Laurence Park, Stefan Pohl, and Yuye Zhang
in Singapore during SIGIR,
A photo album of activities at SIGIR 2007
Alistair, John Tait (Sunderland University), and Gary Marchionini
(University of North Carolina), Joint PC Chairs of
at the banquet in Salvador, Brazil,
Justin Zobel (RMIT), Bruce Croft (UMass), and
Dave Lewis (Consultant)
in Salvador, Brazil, during SIGIR,
A photo album of activities at SWIRL 2004
Dave Hawking (CSIRO), Justin Zobel (RMIT), and
Andrew Turpin (Curtin University)
at Lanach Castle, Dunedin, prior to the ACSW'2004 Conference Dinner,
Ross Wilkinson (CSIRO), Justin Zobel (RMIT),
Andrew Turpin (Curtin University), and Alistair,
in the ICT Building at the University, November 2003
(picture by Ricardo Baeza-Yates).
Gad Landau, Alberto Apostolico, and Alistair,
in Fukuoka Japan,
attending the 2002 International Symposium on
Combinatorial Pattern Matching.
Mike Ciavarella, Mike Liddell, and local Utah
resident Art Pollard, at the 2002 IEEE Data Compression Conference.
Alistair and Andrew Turpin,
attending the 2002 Australasian Computer Science Conference.
Alistair and Gonzalo Navarro (University of Chile)
at the San Rafael Glacier, Chile, attending the 2001 SPIRE String
Processing and Information Retrieval Conference.
Raymond Wan, Alistair, and Anh Ngoc Vo
in New Orleans,
Louisiana, attending the 2001 SIGIR Information Retrieval Conference.
Alistair, Mike Liddell, Yugo Isal, and Tony Wirth
Utah, attending the 2001 IEEE Data Compression Conference.
I have been involved in the organisation of these activities:
Australasian Computer Science Week, ACSW, February 1996
ACM-SIGIR Conference on Research and Development
in Information Retrieval, SIGIR, August 1998
Strategic Workshop on Information Retrieval, SWIRL, December 2004
Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ADCS, December 2004
Fifty Years of Computing at the University of Melbourne, June 2006
Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval, SPIRE, November 2008
Strategic Workshop on Information Retrieval, SWIRL, February 2012
- CIKM 2015 was in Melbourne in
In 2018 I am teaching two subjects in the School:
ammoffat / unimelb.edu.au
December 19, 2017
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