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Rohitash Chandra

Senior Lecturer, UNSW Sydney

Dr Rohitash Chandra is a Senior Lecturer in Data Science at the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics. Dr Chandra leads a program of research encircling methodologies and applications of artificial intelligence; particularly in areas of Bayesian deep learning, neuro-evolution, climate extremes, geoscientific models, and mineral exploration. Dr Chandra has developed novel methods for machine learning inspired by neural systems and learning behaviour that include transfer and multi-task learning, with the goal of modular deep learning. His current interest is uncertainty quantification and deep learning with applications to language models, vaccine research, and COVID-19. Apart from science, Dr Chandra takes a lot of interest in literature and humanities and has edited and published poetry collections. His current research explores the use of deep learning-based language models for studying ancient philosophical texts. Dr Chandra is a strong advocate of human rights and diversity and is a UNSW Cultural Diversity Champion (2021-2023).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, UNSW


  • 2012 
    Victoria University of Wellington, Artificial Intelligence

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE