Professor Justin Zobel

  • Room: Level: 09 Room: 9.25
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Bioinformatics and health informatics
  • Research methods
  • Search engines and information retrieval

Personal webpage

http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/jzobel

Biography

Professor Justin Zobel is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate and International Research). He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne and, prior to returning to Melbourne in 2008, worked at RMIT and NICTA. Prof Zobel is an associate editor of the International Journal of Information Retrieval and in 2008-9 was President of the CORE association of Australasian Departments & Schools of Computer Science. In the research community, he is best known for his role in the development of algorithms for efficient text retrieval. He is the author of "Writing for Computer Science", third edition, and co-author of "How to Write a Better Thesis", third edition and "How to Write a First Minor Thesis". His interests include search, bioinformatics, fundamental data structures, and research methods.

Recent publications

  1. Salehi, B.; Spina, D.; Moffat, A.; Sadeghi, S.; Scholer, F.; Baldwin, T.; Cavedon, L.; Sanderson, M.; Wong, W.; Zobel, J. A Living Lab Study of Query Amendment in Job Search. 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2018. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018, pp. 905-908. DOI: 10.1145/3209978.3210082
  2. Spina, D.; Maistro, M.; Ren, Y.; Sadeghi, S.; Wong, W.; Baldwin, T.; Cavedon, L.; Moffat, A.; Sanderson, M.; Scholer, F.; Zobel, J. A preliminary comparison of job, talent, and web search. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2018, Vol. 2140.
  3. Chen, Q.; Wan, Y.; Zhang, X.; Lei, Y.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Comparative Analysis of Sequence Clustering Methods for Deduplication of Biological Databases. Journal of Data and Information Quality. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018, Vol. 9, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1145/3131611
  4. Chen, Q.; Zhang, X.; Wan, Y.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Search Effectiveness in Nonredundant Sequence Databases: Assessments and Solutions.. Journal of computational biology : a journal of computational molecular cell biology. 2018. DOI: 10.1089/cmb.2018.0198
  5. Bouadjenek, MR.; Verspoor, K.; Zobel, J. Automated detection of records in biological sequence databases that are inconsistent with the literature. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE. 2017, Vol. 71, pp. 229-240. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2017.06.015
  6. Chen, Q.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Benchmarks for measurement of duplicate detection methods in nucleotide databases.. Database. 2017. DOI: 10.1093/database/baw164
  7. Graham, Y.; Baldwin, T.; Moffat, A.; Zobel, J. Can machine translation systems be evaluated by the crowd alone. Natural Language Engineering. CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS. 2017, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 3-30. DOI: 10.1017/S1351324915000339
  8. Chen, Q.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Duplicates, redundancies and inconsistencies in the primary nucleotide databases: a descriptive study. Database. OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2017, Vol. 2017, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1093/database/baw163
  9. Bouadjenek, MR.; Verspoor, K.; Zobel, J. Learning Biological Sequence Types Using the Literature. International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2017, Vol. Part F131841, pp. 1991-1994. DOI: 10.1145/3132847.3133051
  10. Bouadjenek, MR.; Verspoor, K.; Zobel, J. Literature Consistency of Bioinformatics Sequence Databases is Effective for Assessing Record Quality. . 2017. DOI: 10.1101/101873
  11. Bouadjenek, MR.; Verspoor, K.; Zobel, J. Literature consistency of bioinformatics sequence databases is effective for assessing record quality. Database. OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2017, Vol. 2017, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1093/database/bax021
  12. Fray, K.; Morgan, K.; Wirth, A.; Zobel, J. Practical adaptive search trees with performance bounds. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2017. DOI: 10.1145/3014812.3014836
  13. Choi, M.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. A categorical analysis of coreference resolution errors in biomedical texts. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE. 2016, Vol. 60, pp. 309-318. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2016.02.015
  14. Chen, Q.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Benchmarks for Measurement of Duplicate Detection Methods in Nucleotide Databases. . 2016. DOI: 10.1101/085324
  15. Choi, M.; Liu, H.; Baumgartner, W.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Coreference resolution improves extraction of Biological Expression Language statements from texts. Database. OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2016, Vol. 2016. DOI: 10.1093/database/baw076
  16. Chen, Q.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Duplicates, redundancies, and inconsistencies in the primary nucleotide databases: a descriptive study. . 2016. DOI: 10.1101/085019
  17. Chen, Q.; Wan, Y.; Lei, Y.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Evaluation of CD-HIT for constructing non-redundant databases. Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2016. IEEE COMPUTER SOC. 2016, pp. 703-706. DOI: 10.1109/BIBM.2016.7822604
  18. Chen, Q.; Zobel, J.; Zhang, X.; Verspoor, K. Supervised Learning for Detection of Duplicates in Genomic Sequence Databases. PLOS ONE. PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE. 2016, Vol. 11, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159644
  19. Chen, Q.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Evaluation of a machine learning duplicate detection method for bioinformatics databases. Proceedings of the ACM Ninth International Workshop on Data and Text Mining in Biomedical Informatics. ACM. 2015, pp. 4-12. DOI: 10.1145/2811163.2811175
  20. Goudey, B.; Abedini, M.; Hopper, JL.; Inouye, M.; Makalic, E.; Schmidt, DF.; Wagner, J.; Zhou, Z.; Zobel, J.; Reumann, M. High performance computing enabling exhaustive analysis of higher order single nucleotide polymorphism interaction in Genome Wide Association Studies. Health Information Science and Systems. SPRINGER. 2015, Vol. 3, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1186/2047-2501-3-S1-S3

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