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Senior Research Scientist, Data61

Dr. Haohui Chen is a Senior Research Scientist at Data61, CSIRO, specializing in applied statistics, machine learning, natural language processing, and computational social sciences. His profound understanding of structured and unstructured datasets has been instrumental in numerous research and industrial projects, where he has developed efficient NLP AI models. His key strengths lie in utilizing these insights for complex socio-economic modelling and analysis. He has evaluated societal impacts of shifts in automation technologies, employment structures, work skills, and labour force participation. Haohui's notable contributions extend to high-profile research projects, including the National Digital Capability Framework and the Green Energy Jobs Dictionary. Additionally, he serves on the editorial board of Humanities and Social Sciences Communications (a Nature Portfolio journal). Throughout his career, Haohui has co-authored influential papers published in peer-reviewed journals, some of which have been featured in Science News and the Washington Post. He also participated in the Shanghai Open Data App Challenge (SODA) in 2015 and won the Excellence Award.


  • 2016–present
    Senior research scientist, CSIRO
  • 2013–2016
    Postdoctoral research fellow, NICTA


  • 2012 
    University of Melbourne, PhD