Andrew Turpin's Brief Bio
Academic Employment History
Associate Director, Melbourne Connect.
Providing overall academic leadership and strategy until the Executive Director arrives in 2022.
Director, Melbourne Data Analytics Platform: MDAP.
I helped establish MDAP in late 2018, and we have grown to a team of about 20 brilliant data and computational scientists with backgrounds as diverse as geography, archeology, physics and law.
Senior Academic Convenor
Petascale Campus Initiative.
With my fellow academic convenors, we have been helping Central Services build
computing infrastructure and workforce to support research at Melbourne.
I am winding down my involvement mid 2021 as I take up the Associate Director role in Melbourne Connect.
Associate Professor and Deputy Head (Engagement),
Department of Computing and Information Systems,
University of Melbourne. Teaching, researching, coordinating the department's engagement with business,
government and the community.
Associate Professor and
ARC Future Fellow, Department of Computing and Information Systems,
University of Melbourne. Four year project working on computational
modelling of retinal axon pathways and their connection to the visual
Senior Lecturer and ARC QE2 Fellow in the Department of Computer Science
and Information Technology at RMIT University, Melbourne.
Research focussed on algorithms for searching large bodies of text. I
supervised several PhD students to completion. In the final year I led the
Storage Analysis and Retrieval Discipline in the group, managing the
budget, staff workplans, etc.
Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Curtin University, Perth. I
taught many undergraduate courses,
including first year Java and second year algorithms to large classes.
Managed to get my first ARC Discovery Project on "Smart Algorithms for
Visual Field Assesment".
Postdoctoral Fellow at Devers Eye Institute and Oregon Health and Sciences
University. Projects included computational problems in glaucoma research.
Teaching duties included teaching Networks to medical postgrads.
PhD at Melbourne University entitled "Efficient Prefix Coding".
- October 2017. J. Lewis, A. Turpin, E. Baekkeskov, A. Carson and R.
Foa. ARC Discovery DP180101711 (3 years). "Understanding political debate and policy decisions using big data". $342,000.
- August 2015. F. Scholer and A. Turpin.
Google Research Award.
"Magnitude Estimation for the Evaluation of Search Systems."
- July 2015. A. Turpin, A.M. McKendrick, P. Artes and S. Zysset.
ARC Linkage (3 years).
"Next Generation Vision Testing: Combining Kinetic and Static Stimuli."
HAAG-STREIT AG: $35K p.a. plus in-kind.
- June 2013. A. Turpin, A.M. McKendrick, C. Hazelbank and G. Zinser.
ARC Linkage (3 years).
"Exploiting high resolution images of the retina to customise vision tests."
Heidelberg Engineering: $35K p.a. plus in-kind.
- October 2012. M.A. Sanderson, F.N Scholer, A. Turpin,
B. Croft and J. Callan.
ARC Discovery (3 years).
"Sub-collection retrieval: understanding and improving search engines".
- August 2012. J. Denniss and A. Turpin.
Melbourne University Reserach Collaboration Grant 2012-2013.
"Enabling clinical testing of perimetric research"
October 2010. A. Moffat, S.J. Puglisi, A. Wirth, J.S. Culpepper, A. Turpin.
ARC Discovery (3 years).
"Efficient and effective algorithms for searching strings in secondary storage"
2011: $120K 2012: $120K 2013: $120K
October 2009. A. Turpin and A.M. McKendrick.
ARC Linkage (3 years, partner Heidelberg Engineering).
"Smart algorithms for visual field assessment"
ARC Money 2010: $53K 2011: $48K 2012: $51K
September 2009. A. Turpin.
ARC Future Fellowship (4 years).
"Smart Algorithms Linking Medical Image Data and Measures of Dysfunction"
2010: $97K 2011: $197K 2012: $196K 2013: $97K
M. Wu, A. Turpin, S.J. Puglisi, F. Scholer and J. Thom.
Microsoft Research, Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet
Economics (1 year).
"Extracting Query Semantics from Past Query Sequences to Support
October 2007. A. Turpin and S. Puglisi.
ARC Discovery (3 years, Simon as APD).
"Indexes Allowing Fast and Efficient Text Search"
2008: $75K 2009: $75K 2010: $75K
December 2005. A. McKendrick and A. Turpin.
ANZ Trustees (William Buckland Foundation).
"Determining the Relationship Between Anatomical Damage and Loss of Vision
October 2005. J. Zobel and A. Turpin. ARC Linkage Grant (3 years) with
Panviva as collaborating partner.
"Accurate Context-Aware Search for Managed Document Collections"
Total: $218,334. 2006: $79K 2007: $93K 2008: $93K
October 2004. H. Williams and A. Turpin.
ARC Discovery Grant (5 years) with myself as QE2 Fellow.
"Using Past Queries for Fast and Accurate Web Searching"
Total: $364,196. 2005: $62K 2006: $63K 2007: $65K 2008: $66K 2009: $68K.
October 2003. A. Turpin and A. McKendrick. ARC Discovery Grant (3 years).
"Design and analysis of optimal algorithms for automated perimetry".
Total: $156,730. 2004: $70K 2005: $39K 2006: $41K
March 2003. P.G.D. Spry, A. McKendrick and A. Turpin.
"Accuracy and Precision of Clinical Visual Field Tests".
Charitable Trust for United Bristol Hospitals (1 year). #6242.
- August 2006. A. Turpin, F. Scholer, L. Abel.
collaborating with Sensis Pty Ltd.
"Dissecting Summaries: Eye Tracking Assessment of Web Search Result