I am a senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, The University of Auckland. I completed my P.hD. at the Department of Computer Science, University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Research Interest

  • data science, knowledge discovery and data mining
  • handling concept drifts and reoccuring models
  • association rule mining and pattern mining
  • anomaly detection
  • social network analysis
  • information retrieval


Publications listed in DBLP and Google Scholar.
Some of my selected publications can be viewed here as well.

Professional Activities (2014 - 2017)

Program Committee:

2017 PAKDD, ECML/PKDD, Australian Data Mining Conference, ACM SigKDD (Applied Data Science Track)
2016 ECML/PKDD, Australian AI Conference, Australian Data Mining Conference, ACM SigKDD (Applied Data Science Track), KDIR
2015 IJCAI (ML Track), ECML/PKDD, Australian Data Mining (AusDM), IJCAI (ML Track), SIGKDD (Industry Track), Australasian Document Computing Symposium
2014  ECML/PKDD, Australian Data Mining (AusDM), Australasian Document Computing Symposium
Organizing Committee:
2016 Local Arrangement Chair for PAKDD
2015 Publicty Chair for CIKM

Expert System and Application, IEEE TKDE, DKE, Neurocomp, IJDWM, KAIS, WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery


Current Supervision

    PhD Candidates
  1. Alex Peng (2017) - Deep Learning (co-supervised with Dr Pat Riddle)
  2. Benavides Prado (2016) - Meta Learning and Transfer Learning (co-supervised with Dr Pat Riddle)
  3. Robert Anderson (2016) - Data Stream Mining (co-supervised with Prof Gill Dobbie)
  4. Monica Bian (2015) - Social Network Mining (co-supervised with Prof Gill Dobbie)
  5. Ian Wong (2016) - Feature Selection and Engineering (co-supervised with Prof Gill Dobbie)

Graduated Students

    PhD Students
  1. David Huang (PhD). Change Mining on Data Streams, 2012 - 2015
  2. Mohammad Abdullatif (PhD). Automatic Citation Analysis, 2011 - 2015
  3. Sidney Tsang (PhD). Online Auction Fraud Detection, 2011 - 2015

    Masters Students
  1. Kylie Chen (M.Sc. by Research) - Proactive Drift Detecion Data Streams (2015) - (co-supervised with Dr Pat Riddle)
  2. Eric Lim (M.Sc. by Research) - Network Intrusion Detection (2015) (co-supervised with Prof Gill Dobbie)
  3. Michael Xing (M.Sc. Data Science) - Anomaly Detection to Detect Webbots in Massive Multi Role Playing Online Games (2015) (co-supervised with Prof Gill Dobbie)
  4. Gloria Li (M.Sc. Data Science) - Anomaly Detection for recommender systems (2015) (co-supervised with Dr Pat Riddle)
  5. Manish Kukreja (M.Sc. Data Science) - ABCD-SE: Automatic Bayesian Covariance Discovery with Stable Extrapolation (2015) (co-supervised with Dr Pat Riddle)
  6. Monica Bian (M.Sc. by Research) - Graph Mining on Data Streams (2015) (co-supervised with Prof Gill Dobbie)
  7. David Zhang (M.Sc. by Research) Reoccuring Patterns in Data Streams (2012 - 2013) (co-supervised with Prof Gill Dobbie)
  8. Thomas Lynch (M.Sc. by Research) Regular Pattern Mining in Data Streams (2011 - 2012 ) (co-supervised with Prof Gill Dobbie)

Visiting Students

  1. RĂ©mi Somdecoste-Lespoune from Enseirb-Matmeca, France (2015)
  2. Wei Zhou Chongqing University, China (2014)