Dr. Yanchang Zhao is a Data Scientist with IBM Australia and an Adjunct Professor with the University of Canberra. Previously, he was a Senior Data Scientist with the Australian Government from 2009 to 2016 and an Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Industry (APDI) with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) from 2007 to 2009. He received his PhD degree in Computing Science at UTS in 2007.
He is a Founder of RDataMining.com, an RDataMining LinkedIn group (23,000+ members) and the Canberra Data Scientists Meetup Group. He is an IEEE Senior Member and a Steering Committee Member and Program Chair of the AusDM Conference (since 2012), and has been a Program Committee member for 80+ academic conferences, incl. KDD 2015-2016, ECML PKDD 2015-2017 and AAAI 2017. He has 10 years’ hands-on experiences in government data analytics and has authored/co-authored about 60 publications (incl. 4 books) on data mining research and applications. His book titled R and Data Mining – Examples and Case Studies has been widely used as a reference book for university courses on data science and analytics.