Researcher Profiles

Javen Shi

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I am leading a machine learning team developing efficient algorithms and systems that can evolve and learn from massive amounts of data in almost any domain, and be capable of reasoning and decision making with super-human performance.

Professor Ian Reid

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Ian Reid's research interests span a wide range of topics in Computer Vision and Machine Learning, with a particular interest in using cameras as sensors for robotic applications such as for autonomous vehicles..

Ms Wanru Gao

Post Graduate Student
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I'm currently a lecture in the Optimisation and Logistic group in the School of Computer Science of University of Adelaide. My research interests include:
Algorithm Analysis
Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms
Multi-objective Optimization
Combinatorial Optimization

Dr Atma Ivancevic

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Atma Ivancevic is a postdoctoral researcher at the Adelaide Medical School, Neurogenetics Research Program. Her background includes an undergraduate degree in mathematics, recently conferred PhD in bioinformatics (awarded the Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence), and several attempts at freelance science writing. Her current project in the Gecz lab (@GeczSquadGoals) involves designing and optimizing pipelines to identify the genetic causes of intellectual disabilities, particularly epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

Dr Miranda Ween

NHMRC Research Associate
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Ween in Completed her PhD in 2010 in Cancer biology and then undertook a postdoctoral position in the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases with a focus on lung pathogenic bacteria and metal biology. In 2015, Dr Ween was invited to join the Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease Laboratory. Here she investigates how smoking affects inflammation in the lung, and the ability of macrophages to phagocytose lung pathogenic bacteria. Dr Ween also studies the mechanisms into COPD, a lung disease which affects up to 1.5 million Australians.

Dr Darren Plett

ARC Senior Research Associate
Faculty of Sciences

Darren's research goal is to improve the yield of cereal crops to provide more food for an expanding world population. He is using agricultural biotechnology techniques to discover the genes which regulate plant tolerance to abiotic stress. He then alters these genes to improve the tolerance of crop plants to stresses such as low soil nutrients, drought and salinity.

Associate Professor Cassandra Collins

Associate Lecturer in Viticulture
Faculty of Sciences

Cassandra is an Associate Professor in Viticulture.

After completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and a PhD in Horticulture, she gained experience in the wine industry as a cellarhand, an assistant winemaker and a viticulturist. However, a love of plants and a passion for research and teaching led to a role as a research fellow with the South Australian Research and Development Institute and the University of Adelaide, and then to her current role as a lecturer.