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. 2018. 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. Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen * Lehrstuhl Informatik V. 2018, Vol. 2140.
  3. Chen Q, Wan Y, Zhang X, Lei Y, Zobel J, Verspoor C. Comparative Analysis of Sequence Clustering Methods for Deduplication of Biological Databases. ACM JOURNAL OF DATA AND INFORMATION QUALITY. Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2018, Vol. 9, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1145/3131611
  4. Bouadjenek M, Verspoor C, Zobel J. Automated detection of records in biological sequence databases that are inconsistent with the literature. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS. Academic Press. 2017, Vol. 71. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2017.06.015
  5. Bouadjenek MR, Verspoor K, Zobel J. Automated Detection of Records in Biological Sequence Databases that are Inconsistent with the Literature. . 2017. DOI: 10.1101/101246
  6. Chen Q, Zobel J, Verspoor C. Benchmarks for measurement of duplicate detection methods in nucleotide databases.. Database (Oxford). Oxford University Press. 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 University Press. 2017, Vol. 23, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1017/S1351324915000339
  8. Chen Q, Zobel J, Verspoor C. Duplicates, redundancies and inconsistencies in the primary nucleotide databases: a descriptive study. DATABASE-THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL DATABASES AND CURATION. Oxford University Press. 2017. DOI: 10.1093/database/baw163
  9. Bouadjenek M, Verspoor C, Zobel J. Learning Biological Sequence Types Using the Literature. ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2017, Vol. Part F131841. DOI: 10.1145/3132847.3133051
  10. Bouadjenek M, Verspoor C, Zobel J. Literature consistency of bioinformatics sequence databases is effective for assessing record quality. DATABASE-THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL DATABASES AND CURATION. Oxford University Press. 2017, Vol. 2017, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1093/database/bax021
  11. Bouadjenek M, Verspoor C, Zobel J. Literature Consistency of Bioinformatics Sequence Databases is Effective for Assessing Record Quality. . 2017. DOI: 10.1101/101873
  12. Fray KS, Morgan KJ, Wirth A, Zobel J. Practical adaptive search trees with performance bounds. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2017, Vol. Part F126226. DOI: 10.1145/3014812.3014836
  13. Choi M, Zobel J, Verspoor C. A categorical analysis of coreference resolution errors in biomedical texts. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS. Academic Press. 2016, Vol. 60. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2016.02.015
  14. Chen Q, Zobel J, Verspoor C. 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 C. Coreference resolution improves extraction of Biological Expression Language statements from texts. DATABASE-THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL DATABASES AND CURATION. Oxford University Press. 2016, Vol. 2016. DOI: 10.1093/database/baw076

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