Research Interests

​My research interests include the application of Big Data and Machine Learning techniques to real-world problems in various domains, including biology and biomedicine. In particular, I'm interested in Deep Learning, Text Mining, Network Analysis and Graph Mining.  

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2018: Doctoral Fellow, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2010-2011: Pre-doctoral fellow, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2007-2009: Database developer / Datamining specialist, Datamine Ltd., New Zealand
  • 2002-2005: Research Programmer, Machine Learning Group (WEKA group), University of Waikato, New Zealand

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, KU Leuven, Belgium, 2018
  • M.Sc. in Computing Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand, 2007
  • B.Sc. in Computing Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand, 2002

Awards and Distinctions

  • (2010) Ph.D. scholarship from European Research Council (under MiGraNT project)
  • (2006) University of Waikato Masters Research Scholarship
  • (2005) Research Award/Scholarship from the Machine Learning research group of Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato