Associate Professor, UNSW

Wayne Wobcke is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.

He currently leads a multi-disciplinary team of data scientists and social scientists, with the aim of researching: (i) efficient methods for extracting information from high velocity streams of rich text data (such as social media and news feeds), (ii) methods for combining information from multiple asynchronous data streams to build up a knowledge base of information about entities, places and events, (iii) using insights from social science to build and evaluate predictive models for events of interest to analysts, and (iv) methods to determine sentiment and stance (orientation towards political issues) from social media posts.

Recent work focuses on the use of data science in humanitarian contexts led by Professor Fleur Johns (UNSW Law), in collaboration with UN Global Pulse and Pulse Lab Jakarta.

Experience

  • 2002–present
    Associate Professor, UNSW