Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor,
School of Computing and Information Systems,
the University of Melbourne
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate & International Research.
Mail: School of Computing & Information Systems, University
of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Australia.
Office: Computing & Information Systems; room 9.25, Level 9,
Doug McDonell Building.
Executive assistant: Sharon Renaut, +61 3 8344 8479, firstname.lastname@example.org
Some current activities ...
How To Write Your First Thesis
(Gruba and Zobel, 2017, also available as
How To Write A Better Minor Thesis, 2014).
Intended for students who are undertaking their first research project (in any discipline),
for example as a one- or two-semester subject in a coursework program.
How To Write A Better Thesis (Evans, Gruba, and Zobel, third
edition, 2011), published in Australia by
internationally by Springer.
Intended for students undertaking a PhD in any discipline.
Writing for Computer Science
(Zobel, third edition, 2015).
Intended for students or researchers who need to communicate about their work in the mathematical
sciences, in particular computer science.
Research interests ...
Search engines and information retrieval
Algorithms and data structures
A list of my
may be a better guide.
Another area of interest is how to get the greatest impact out of
our research, in particular, how to be sure that our results are correct
and how to accurately predict the behaviour of an algorithm in a
What basis should we have for choosing amongst methods?
What is the computing equivalent to the 'properties of materials' that
are necessary in engineering?
I'm also interested in computing history, in particular CSIRAC.
(And there's also my calculators.)
Always open to suggestions!
And ... new research students welcome. Speaking of which:
PhD students ...
- Qingyu Chen, PhD, bioinformatics.
- Mohammad Oloomi, PhD, bioinformatics.
- Wan Yu, PhD, bioinformatics.
- Gad Abraham.
PhD, "Scalable Approaches for Analysis of Human Genome-Wide Expression and Genetic
- Halil Ali.
PhD, "Effective Web Crawlers".
- Nikolas Askitis.
PhD, "Disk-Based Data Structures for Strings".
- Dirk Bahle.
PhD, "Phrase Querying and Browsing for Large Text Collections".
- Yaniv Bernstein.
PhD, "Detection and Analysis of Co-Derivatives in Large Text Collections".
- Bodo Billerbeck.
PhD, "Efficient Query Expansion".
- Adam Cannane.
PhD, "Compression for Large Collections".
- Miji Jooyoung Choi.
PhD, "Coreference Resolution for Biomedical Pathway Data".
- Pauline Chou.
PhD, "Efficient Computation and Summarisation of Iceberg Cubes with Bounding".
- Daryl D'Souza.
PhD, "Query Dispatch and Document Retrieval in Distributed Document Systems".
- Jun Jie Foo.
PhD, "Effective and efficient Co-derivative Image Detection".
- Steven Garcia.
PhD, "Access Ordered Indexes".
- Steffen Heinz.
PhD, "Efficient Index Construction for Text Databases".
- Tim Hoad.
PhD, "Video Representations for Effective Retrieval from Large Collections".
- Marcin Kaszkiel.
PhD, "Indexing and Retrieval of Passages in Full-Text Database Systems".
- Shanika Kuruppu.
PhD, "Compression of Large DNA Databases".
- Nick Lester.
PhD, "Efficient Index Maintenance for Text Databases".
- Brian Lowe.
PhD, "A Data Model and Query Language for Structured Document Databases".
- Wayne Jenkins.
PhD, "Robust Learning Algorithms".
- Sara Mukherjee.
MAppSci, "Compression Techniques for Numerical Databases".
- Corinna Ng.
PhD, "Content-Based Retrieval of Speech using Information Retrieval Techniques".
- Van Be Hai Nguyen.
MAppSci, "A Vietnamese Information Retrieval System".
- Andrew Peel.
PhD, "String Hashing For Collection-Based Compression".
- Michael Persin.
MAppSci, "Efficient Implementation of Text Retrieval Techniques".
- Stefan Pohl.
PhD, "Boolean and Ranked Information Retrieval for Biomedical
- Qingyu Chen.
- Falk Scholer.
PhD, "Query Association for Effective Retrieval".
- Jan Schroeder, PhD, bioinformatics.
- Milad Shokouhi.
PhD, "Distributed Retrieval from Independent Collections".
- Ranjan Sinha.
PhD, "Efficient Sorting of Large Sets of Strings".
- Santha Sumanasakera.
PhD, "Indexing High-Dimensional Data in Image Database Systems".
- Yohannes Tsegay.
PhD, "Compaction and Compression for Efficient Text Retrieval".
- Sandra Uitdenbogerd.
PhD, "Music Information Retrieval".
- Phil Vines.
PhD, "Information Retrieval Systems for Large-Alphabet Languages".
- William Webber.
PhD, "Measurement in Information Retrieval Evaluation".
- Hugh Williams.
PhD, "Indexing and Retrieval for Genomic Databases".
- John Yiannis.
PhD, "Fast Database Query Evaluation with Compression".
- Ying Zhang.
PhD, "Improved Cross-Lingual Retrieval via Vocabulary Discovery and Disambiguation".
- Ying Zhao.
PhD, "Authorship Attribution in Large Text Collections".
Here are some
vaguely useful sites.
But wait, there's more.
My webpage of some paintings by
Eugen von Kahler (hosted offsite).
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