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. The 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR '18. 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. Mary Ann Liebert Inc. 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. Bouadjenek, MR.; Verspoor, K.; Zobel, J. Automated Detection of Records in Biological Sequence Databases that are Inconsistent with the Literature. . Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 2017. DOI: 10.1101/101246
  7. Chen, Q.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Benchmarks for measurement of duplicate detection methods in nucleotide databases.. Database. Oxford University Press (OUP). 2017. DOI: 10.1093/database/baw164
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Bouadjenek, MR.; Verspoor, K.; Zobel, J. Learning Biological Sequence Types Using the Literature. Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management - CIKM '17. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2017, Vol. Part F131841, pp. 1991-1994. DOI: 10.1145/3132847.3133051
  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. Bouadjenek, MR.; Verspoor, K.; Zobel, J. Literature Consistency of Bioinformatics Sequence Databases is Effective for Assessing Record Quality. . Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 2017. DOI: 10.1101/101873
  13. Fray, K.; Morgan, K.; Wirth, A.; Zobel, J. Practical adaptive search trees with performance bounds. Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference on - ACSW '17. ACM Press. 2017. DOI: 10.1145/3014812.3014836
  14. 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
  15. Chen, Q.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Benchmarks for Measurement of Duplicate Detection Methods in Nucleotide Databases. . Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 2016. DOI: 10.1101/085324
  16. 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
  17. Chen, Q.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Duplicates, redundancies, and inconsistencies in the primary nucleotide databases: a descriptive study. . Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 2016. DOI: 10.1101/085019
  18. Chen, Q.; Wan, Y.; Lei, Y.; Zobel, J.; Verspoor, K. Evaluation of CD-HIT for constructing non-redundant databases. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM). IEEE COMPUTER SOC. 2016, pp. 703-706. DOI: 10.1109/BIBM.2016.7822604
  19. 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
  20. 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 - DTMBIO '15. ACM. 2015, pp. 4-12. DOI: 10.1145/2811163.2811175

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