Prof. Guandong Xu
Professor in Data Science, Advanced Analytics Institute, University Technology Sydney
Dr Guandong Xu is an Associate Professor at School of Software and Advanced Analytics Institute at Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology, Sydney. Currently he leads the Data Science and Machine Intelligence lab consisting of 15 Postdocs, Research Associates, and Research Students, and takes the role of Computing Science (honours) Program Coordinator at FEIT. Guandong has had 190+ publications in the areas of Data Science, Machine Intelligence, Recommender Systems, NLP, and Social Computing. Since 2015, he has led a dozen of research and industry projects in data science, predictive analytics, behaviour analytics, risk modelling, and customer engagement, gaining income totalling over $3M from ARC, governments, and industries. As recognition of his research impact and industry contribution, his team has been awarded the 2016 BigInsight Data Innovation Award in “Best Customer Insights”, 2017 Australian Marketing Institute Marketing Excellence Award NSW winner in “Consumer Research Insights” and “Customer Retention”, 2018 Top 10 Analytics leaders by Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia, and Best Industry Application of Data Analytics and AI winner of 2018 BigInsights Data and AI Award.