Brief Biography

Allan Hanbury is Senior Researcher and Privatdozent at the TU Wien, Austria, and leads the Data Science Research Studio at the Research Studios Austria FG. He is coordinator of the Austrian ICT Lighthouse Project, Data Market Austria, which is creating a Data-Services Ecosystem in Austria, and coordinator of the EU-funded KConnect project on technology for analysing medical text. He was scientific coordinator of the EU-funded KHRESMOI Integrated Project on medical and health information search and analysis, and is co-founder of context.flow, the spin-off commercialising the radiology image search technology developed in KHRESMOI. He also coordinated the EU-funded VISCERAL project on evaluation of algorithms on big data. His research interests include data science, information retrieval, multimodal information retrieval, and the evaluation of information retrieval systems and algorithms. He is author or co-author of over 100 publications in refereed journals and refereed international conferences.

He was born in George, South Africa in 1974. He was awarded the B.Sc. degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics in 1994, the B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Physics in 1995, and the M.Sc. degree in Physics in 1999, all from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics in 2002 from the Mines ParisTech, France, and the Habilitation in Practical Informatics from the TU Wien, Austria, in 2008.

Full CV

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Numerical Descriptors

h-index: 30 (using Google Scholar)
Erdos Number: 6 (using the AMS collaboration distance calculator)

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