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2019 Laureate Profile: Professor Jie Lu



Professor Jie Lu

Professor Jie Lu 

Administering Organisation: University of Technology Sydney
Discipline area: Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences

Fellowship project summary: 

FL190100149: The project aims to create a novel research direction – autonomous machine learning for data-driven decision-making – that innovatively and effectively learns from big data to support decision-making in complex (massive, uncertain, dynamic) situations. A set of new theories, methodologies and algorithms will give artificial intelligence the ability to learn autonomously from data to enable machine learning capability to effectively handle tremendous uncertainties in data, learning processes and decision outputs, particularly enabling smart learning in massive domains, massive streams, and massive-agent sequentially changing environments. The project’s outcomes are expected to improve data-driven decision-making in multiple industry sectors.

Australian Research Council funding: $3,280,000

About Professor Lu

Jie Lu is a Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean (Research Excellence) in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney. She is the Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, which currently has 40 academic staff and 180 PhD students who research theoretical foundations and advanced technologies for artificial intelligence and to drive progress in related areas. She also serves as Editor-In-Chief for Knowledge-Based Systems. 

Professor Lu’s research interests include decision support systems, fuzzy transfer learning, recommender systems and concept drift detection.

For her research achievements, Professor Lu was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2018 and a Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association in 2017. She was awarded the 2018 Computer Journal Wilkes Award, the 2019 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, the 2019 Engineers Australia’s Most Innovative Engineer Award.

Find out more about Professor Lu’s research by visiting her profile page on the University of Technology Sydney website. For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page on the ARC website.

Image credit: University of Technology Sydney.

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