Professor Javen Qinfeng Shi

Professor Javen Qinfeng Shi
 Position Professor Probabilistic Graphical Model Group
 Org Unit Australian Institute for Machine Learning
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0324
 Location Floor/Room 1.06.A ,  Australian Institute for Machine Learning ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Professor Javen Shi is the Founding Director of Probabilistic Graphical Model Group at the University of Adelaide, Director in Advanced Releasing and Learning of Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML), and the Chief Scientist of Smarter Regions. He is a leader in machine learning in both high-end AI research and also real world applications with high impacts. 

    He is recognised both locally and internationally for the impact of his work, through an impressive record of publishing in the highest ranked venue in the field of Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition (22 CVPR papers), through an impeccable record of ARC funding (including his DECRA, 2 DP as 1st CI, 4 LP as Co-CI). He has published over 80 peer reviewed papers, over 80% are at ERA [A/A*].  He has over 5000 Google Scholar citations with h-index 31. Google Scholar ranks him 7th globally in Probabilistic Graphical Models, and 3rd globally in Counterfactuals.  

    He has transferred his research to diverse industries including agriculture, mining, sport, manufacturing, bushfire, water utility, health and education. Recent awards include 1) 2nd place from a global mining competition OZ Minerals Explorer Challenge 2019 (over 1000 participants from 62 countries), 2) Golden prize (1st place) from Volkswagen in 2019 (digital factory powered by AI), 3) Finalist of SA Department of Energy and Mining’s Gawler Challenge 2020 (over 2k participants from 100+ countries) with his team’s work being considered as “The most innovative modelling” by the judge panel, and 4) the top winning team (in collaboration with USC and CSIRO) in AUS/NZ Bushfire Data Quest 2020 using AI to predict fire scar and spread.  

    He has initiated Smarter Regions CRC bid to empower regional Australia to gain the maximum benefit from the AI revolution and to transform existing industries and grow a technology sector in and for regional Australia.

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Entry last updated: Saturday, 15 May 2021

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