Short Biography

Wayne Wobcke is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. His research spans the theory of intelligent agents, dialogue management and personal assistant applications, and data mining for recommender systems. He has collaborated extensively with industry as Programme Manager and Project Leader in two CRCs since 2002 (Smart Internet Technology CRC and Smart Services CRC), leading a team of seven academic and research staff. He has published over 90 papers, winning a best paper runner up award and a deployed application paper award, and received over $4 million in research funding. He has served as Programme Committee Chair of two major Artificial Intelligence conferences and given two invited addresses at international workshops, on intelligent agents in healthcare and social media analytics. A recent highlight is the deployment of a recommender system in online dating on a major Australian dating site with over 250,000 active users.

Wayne Wobcke (wobcke@cse.unsw.edu.au)
Last modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014