DIRECTOR

A/PROF. GUANDONG XU

Dr. Guandong Xu currently is an Associate Professor affiliated with School of Software and Advanced Analytics Institute at University of Technology Sydney following a VC Postdoctoral Fellow in Centre for Applied Informatics at Victoria University. He received MSc and BSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, China. He gained PhD degree in Computer Science from Victoria University. After that he worked as a Postdoc research fellow in the Centre for Applied Informatics at Victoria University and then Research Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is an Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Tokyo in 2008.




NEWS

  • Ben Culbert has won the “Best Student Paper Award” in the 2018 Australasian Database Conference at Gold Coast
  • DSMI and OnePath have exhibited "A-enhanced underwriting" at CeBIT 2018
  • CFS and AAi entered the 2017 national finalist of Australian Marketing Excellence and NSW Awards in “Customer Research Insights” and “Customer Retention”
  • A/Prof. Guandong Xu delivered a speech at the CSC Conference on Experience the Art of Transformation in Insurance March/2017
  • UTS-Colonial First State project wins 2017 customer insights award for Best Customer Insights and Highly Commended in the category Best Industry Application of Data Analytics
  • 2017 PhD Scholarships available, and welcome for Application.
  • 2017 International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC'2017), AGH-University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland on 16-18 Oct, 2017 (IEEE CIS Sponsored)

EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH

  • Department of Human Services (DHS)/Centrelink
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • Microsoft Australia
  • NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI)
  • Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Insurance Australian Group
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PROJECT

  • ARC-Linkage Project (LP140100937), Lead CI, Amount AU$660K, 2015-2018
  • AI-enhanced Life Insurance underwriting automation and optimization, Lead CI, Amount AU$250k, 2017-2018
  • Personality mining via text mining, Lead CI, Industry Project, Amount AU$250k, 2017
  • ......

PUBLICATION

  • T. Liang, L. Chen, J. Wu, G. Xu, Z. Wu. SMS: A Framework for Service Discovery by Incorporating Social Media Information, IEEE Transaction on Service Computing (accepted in Nov 2016)
  • L. Hu, L. Cao, J. Cao, Z. Gu, G. Xu, D. Yang, Learning Informative Priors from Heterogeneous Domains to Improve Recommendation in Cold-Start User Domains. ACM Trans. Inf. Syst. 35(2): 13:1-13:37 (2016)
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INTEREST

  • Predictive Modelling
    • Client Churn Prediction Risk Modelling
  • Behavioral Modelling
    • Profiling & Segmentation Cohort Mining
  • Recommender System
    • Social Recommendation
    • POI Recommendation
  • Natural Language Processing
    • Personality Mining
    • Sentiment Analysis
  • Semantic Computing
    • Knowledge Graph & Embedding
    • Representation Learning
  • Visualization

HIGHLIGHT

Top 25 Analytics Leaders Award #9 by Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia, 19 June 2018

Media release re: ANZ and UTS collaboration on AI supported underwriting, CeBIT 2018 feature showcase

Invited presentation regarding the big data virtualization in UTS FEIT Data Arena

Attended the PAKDD 2018 conference in Deakin University, Melbourne

Invited talk at DXC Conference on "AI – the impact and insights for Insurance", 7 March 2018

UTS-Colonial First State project wins BigInsight Data Innovation Award for Best Customer Insights and Highly Commended in the category Best Industry Application of Data Analytics

Colonial First State Awards for Marketing Excellence: Consumer Research Insights & Consumer Retention

Invited talk at CSC Conference on "Experience the Art of Transformation in Insurance", 2017

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