Who is behind the Lens
Dr Richi Nayak
Associate Professor of Computer Science, QUT
Dr Richi Nayak is Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Queensland University of Technology. She is an internationally recognised expert in data mining and web intelligence. She has combined knowledge in these areas very successfully with diverse disciplines such as Social Science, Science and Engineering, in order to technology transfer to real world problems to enhance or change their practices and methodologies. Her particular research interests are data mining and knowledge discovery, and in recent years she has concentrated her work on semi-structured document mining, Web intelligence and Social Network Analysis. She has been successful in attaining over $1 million in competitive external research funding over the past five years in the area of data mining. Her research and scholarship has resulted in about 110 refereed publications including two edited books, ten book chapters, thirteen journal articles and over eighty five conference articles. She holds several editorial appointments, including the International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence, the International Journal of Knowledge-Based & Intelligent Engineering Systems, the International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management. She is regular reviewer of several international conferences and journals in the field of data mining and web intelligence. She has supervised ten HDR students to completion in the area of data mining. She is currently supervising eight HDR students. She is founder and leader of the Applied Data Mining Research Group at QUT. Members of this group have a strong interaction with real world industries and work on the multidisciplinary projects. She has received a number of awards and nominations for teaching, research and service activities.