Dr Oliver Obst is an Associate Professor in Data Science at
Western Sydney University, in Parramatta, Sydney, Australia, and the Director for Research for the School of Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Previously, he was leader of the Data Mining Team at
CSIRO, where he worked from Aug 2007 to Jan 2016, a lecturer at the
University of Newcastle (2006/07), and a Post-doc at the University of
Bremen, Germany (2006).
He received a PhD in Computer Science (2006) from the University of
Koblenz-Landau, in Koblenz, Germany, and a Master's degree in Computer
Science ("Diplom-Informatiker", 1999), from the same University.
Oliver's research interests include machine learning, neural networks
and information theory. He has experience in data
analytics with applications in sensor networks, energy, astronomy, and
robotics. He is a member of the board of trustees of the RoboCup federation (an
organisation to foster research and education in AI), and served as a
PC member of scientific conferences such as NIPS, ICML, IJCAI and AIStats.