Dr. Longbing Cao, Ph.D., Scientific Advisor
Longbing Cao is a professor of information technology at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. As the founding Director of the university’s research institute: Advanced Analytics Institute, he created a few successful showcases that have been widely recognized, such as the only Australian group specially mentioned in the Australian government papers on big data, and the ATO annual reports and OECD reports on taxation analytics.
Motivated by focusing on both high quality research and high impact development, he proposed several new concepts and supporting theories and tools, including non-IIDness learning, behaviour informatics, domain-driven data mining, and agent mining. He has also been leading many large analytical projects for the federal and state governments and large businesses in both Australia and China.
Longbing has been a key driver of several global initiatives in data science and analytics. He initiated the globally first research degrees in analytics: PhD Analytics and Master of Analytics (Research) in 2011 at UTS.
He is the chair of the IEEE Task Force on Data Science and Advanced Analytics and the IEEE Task Force on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-cultural Computing, and the chair of the ACM SIGKDD Australia and New Zealand Chapter.
He also founded the IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Data Science and Analytics and the book series editor of the Data Analytics book series with Springer.