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Cecile Paris

Chief Research Scientist, Data61, CSIRO

I am a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO’s Data61. I lead a CSIRO-wide research programme on Collaborative Intelligence, one of CSIRO’s Future Science Platforms. I have a PhD from Columbia University (New York) in Artificial Intelligence. With over 35 years of research management experience and 300 refereed articles, I have made fundamental contributions to natural language processing, user modelling and social media analytics. My work has often been multidisciplinary and rooted in practical concerns, with the desire to have impact in the real world. I am a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and of the Royal Society of NSW.


  • –present
    Chief Research Scientist, Knowledge Discovery & Management, CSIRO


  • 1987 
    Columbia University, New York (USA), PhD, Computer Science/Computational Linguistics
  • 1982 
    Columbia University, New York (USA), MSc, Computer Science
  • 1980 
    University of California at Berkeley (USA), BA (Hons), Computer Science