Brief Biography

Allan Hanbury is Professor for Data Intelligence at the TU Wien, Austria, and head of the E-Commerce Research Unit in the TU Wien Faculty of Informatics. He is also faculty member of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna. He was scientific coordinator of the EU-funded Khresmoi Project on medical and health information search and analysis, and is co-founder of contextflow, the spin-off company commercialising the radiology image search technology developed in the Khresmoi project. He is coordinator of DoSSIER, a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, educating 15 doctoral students on domain-specific systems for information extraction and retrieval. He also coordinated the EU-funded VISCERAL project on evaluation of algorithms on big data, and the EU-funded KConnect project on technology for analysing medical text.

His areas of research include Data Science, Information Retrieval, Semantic Analysis and Search, Information Retrieval Evaluation, Recommender Systems, Data Mining and Machine Learning. He is author or co-author of over 150 publications in refereed journals and refereed international conferences. He contributes to research and innovation strategy development in Austria and Europe, and regularly gives talks on topics related to his research.

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.

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