About Me

Kia Ora,

I am a Data Scientist with a speciality in Natural Language Processing working in the financial sector.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Multi-Agent Systems and Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Research Interests
My research interests lie in the areas of data mining, recommender systems, multi-agent systems, and autonomous robotics.

Teaching
I have taught the following courses:

  • Lecturer in Charge (2015-16) – Advanced C++ Programming (3rd year/masters, 160 students)
  • Assistant Lecturer (2015-16) and Tutor (2010, 2012-16) – Engineering Design in Computing (2nd year, 135 students, Java)
  • Tutor (2013-15) – Project Management and Ethics in Computer Science (3rd year, Agile Scrum)

Education
In 2013 I completed my PhD in distributed auction algorithms for task allocation in multi-robot and autonomous systems (you can download the final version here). At UNSW I was a member of the Artificial Intelligence Research Group.

Previously, I completed my Bachelors and Honours degrees at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand where I was a member of the Complex Systems and Simulations Research Group within the Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences. My research at honours and undergraduate levels focused on agent based vehicle traffic simulation and congestion modeling.

Page last updated: July 2019.