THE 20TH AUSTRALASIAN DATA MINING CONFERENCE 2022 (AUSDM’22)Western Sydney, Australia, 12 - 16 December 2022
Machine Learning with Impact
Professor Fang Chen
Distinguished Professor Fang Chen is an award-winning, internationally-recognised leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science. She is passionately innovative in her work, architecting and implementing data-driven solutions to problems met in governments and industries. Her experience in solving these real-life complex problems in large-scale networks span across transport, water, energy and agriculture. Fang is also actively involved in promoting ethical, human-centred AI.
In terms of personal recognition, Fang is the winner of the “Oscar” of Australian science – the Australian Museum Eureka Prize 2018 for Excellence in Data Science. She is the 2021 winner of the Australia and New Zealand “Women in AI” Award in Infrastructure, and a 2021 winner of the NSW Premier’s Prize of Science and Engineering. She is also the Australian Water Association’s “Water Professional of the Year”, awarded in 2016.
Through impactful successes, the multidisciplinary team she led has won major industry awards on the national level such as the ITS Australia National Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2018; NSW iAwards 2017; VIC iAwards 2019 and 2020; and the National Award and NSW “Research and Innovation Award” 2018 and 2022 from the Australian Water Association.
Fang is a member of the inaugural NSW Government AI Advisory Committee. She also serves on the expert panel of the Singapore National Science Foundation, and on several boards, including ITS Australia. She has 350 publications and 30 patents in 8 countries. Currently, Fang is the Executive Director of Data Science at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Executive Director of the UTS Data Science Institute.
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