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Prof. Dr. Mark Sanderson

School of Computer Science and Information Technology, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Mark Sanderson is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. As the head of the RMIT Information Retrieval group, he is particularly interested in evaluation of search engines, summarisation, geographic search and log analysis. Prof. Sanderson is an associate editor of ACM Transactions on the Web and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He is also a co-editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval.



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Prof. Dr. Naomie Salim

Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Professor Salim’s main research goal is to design new algorithms to improve the effectiveness of searching and mining new knowledge from various kinds of datasets, including unstructured, semi-structured and structured databases. The current focus of her research is on chemical databases and text databases to support the process of computer-aided drug design, text summarisation, plagiarism detection, automatic information extraction, sentiment analysis and recommendation systems. The output of the research has been incorporated into a number of software such as UTMChem Workbench, KimiaSpace and NADI Natural Products Database System to support drug design and drug optimisation process, UTMCLPD Cross Language Plagiarism Detection System to summarise documents and check for plagiarism and Oricheck for cross-language idea similarity checking and plagiarism detection. She has been involved in 53 research projects out of which she heads 21 of the projects. She has authored over 170 journal articles. Among the research and innovation awards received by Professor Salim are the PECIPTA 2011 Gold Medal award for her UTMCLP cross-language semantic plagiarism detection system, the I-inova 2010 Gold Medal award for her Islamic Ontology-based Quran search engine, BioInnovation 2011 Bronze Award for UTMChem Workbench Molecular Database System, iPhex Gold Medal Award for innovation in teaching and learning, UTM 2011 Best Research Award, UTM 2014 Best Research Award and the INATEX Distinction Award (1998). She is a fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and heads the Soft Computing Research Group UTM.



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Prof. Dr. Geoff Webb

Center of Data Science, Monash University, Australia