Our people

Our people

Founder and Director

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Dr Amin Beheshti


Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence, DataX Research Centre, Future Communications Research Centre, School of Computing

Phone: +61 2 9850 6344

Prof. Dr. Amin Beheshti is a Full Professor of Data Science at Macquarie University, and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at UNSW Sydney, Australia. Amin is the founder and director of the Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence, the head of the Data Science Lab, and the founder of the Big D… View full profile

Deputy Director

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Jian Yang

Professor


Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence, DataX Research Centre, Future Communications Research Centre, School of Computing

Phone: 0298509584

Prof Jian Yang is the Director of Research in the School of Computing. She received her PhD in Data Integration  from The Australian National University in 1995. Before she joined Macquarie University, she worked as an associate professor at Tilburg University, Netherlands (2000-2003), a senior rese… View full profile

Research Director

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Dr Jia Wu


Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence, DataX Research Centre, Future Communications Research Centre, School of Computing

Phone: +61 2 9850 9540

Dr Jia Wu is currently an Associate Professor (Professor in North America), and the Research Director for the Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence at Macquarie University. He is the Director of HDR (Higher Degree Research) and was an ARC DECRA Fellow in the School of Computing at Macquarie Uni… View full profile

Director of Policy and Communications

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David Orsmond

Professor


Department of Economics

Phone: 0298507416

Extensive experience in policy advice and research across a range of countries in regard to macroeconomics, housing markets, financial markets and regulation, the mining sector and emerging economies.… View full profile

Program Leaders:


ProgramLeader
Neuroscience and Artificial IntelligenceProf. Antonio Di Ieva (Macquarie Medical School)
Data Curation, Storytelling, and Generative AIProf. Amin Beheshti (School of Computing)
Knowledge GraphDr. Jia Wu (School of Computing)
Internet of ThingsProf. Michael Sheng (School of Computing)
Business Process Management/AutomationProf. Jian Yang (School of Computing)
Economics of Artificial IntelligenceProf. David Orsmond (Department of Economics)
Smart EntitiesProf. Mohsen Asadnia (School of Engineering)
Ethical AIDr. Xuyun Zhang (School of Computing)
Responsible AIA/Prof. Babak Abedin (Department of Actuarial Studies & BA)
Explainable AIDr. Rita Matulionyte (Macquarie Law School)
AI and EducationProf. Matt Bower (School of Education)
AI and LawProf. Niloufer Selvadurai (Macquarie Law School)
AI and SustainabilityDr. Foad Taghizadeh (School of Engineering)
AI and Music EcosystemDr. Richard Savery (Department of Media, Creative Arts)
Digital Borders and AI AdaptationDr. Umut Ozguc (School of Social Sciences)
Natural Sciences and AIDr. Rachael Dudaniec (School of Natural Sciences)
Information Systems and AIDr. Emma Xue (School of Computing)
Embodied AI: From Vision-Language to ActionDr. Yuankai Qi (School of Computing)

Industry Leaders:


Industry StreamLeader
AI-enabled Education ProcessesStephen Elbourn (ITIC)
AI-enabled Policing ProcessesFrank Schiliro (Australian Federal Police)
AI-enabled Banking ProcessesSrini Goluguri (TCS/EY)
AI-enabled Industry ProcessesRichard George (Faethm by Pearson)
AI-enabled Identity Verification ProcessesNick Gatland (Locii/trUUth)
AI-enabled Real Estate ProcessesDr. Pooyan Asgahri (Domain)
AI-enabled Healthcare ProcessesDr. Hamid Alinezhad (Biomedical Lab, UNSW Sydney)
AI-enabled Security ProcessesKaveh Fanian (IBM)
AI-enabled Law ProcessesA/Prof. Daniel Ghezelbash (UNSW Sydney)

Members:



The Centre for Applied AI funds the Data Science Lab and the Big Data Society at Macquarie University to cover the full spectrum of topics related to Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Big Data.

Data Science Lab Members:

Visit the Lab Website (CLICK HERE)

Big Data Society Members:

Visit the Society Website (CLICK HERE)

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