Maia Angelova Turkedjieva (Director)

Professor of Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Professor Maia Angelova received her PhD from the University of Sofia. Before she came to Deakin University, she has worked as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Physics, the University of Sofia, Lecturer in Physics in Somerville College, University of Oxford and joined the Department of Mathematics at Northumbria University, in the United Kingdom in 1997 where she became a Professor in 2004. Her research interests lie in biomathematics and mathematical physics.


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Chandan Karmakar (Deputy Director)

Senior Lecturer of Computer Science

Dr Chandan Karmakar received his PhD from the University of Melbourne ( Australia) in 2012. He is currently working as a Lecturer, in the school of Information and Technology, Deakin University, Australia. He has extensive research experience in Biomedical devices and Signals processing, IoT in Healthcare, Health Informatics and AI in Healthcare. Dr Karmakar has published more than 120 refereed research articles (including one book). For further details of his publications, please explore his: Google Scholar, ResearchGate accounts.

Gang Li

Professor of  Info Technology

Gang Li, IEEE senior member, received his Ph.D. in computer science in 2005. He joined the School of Information Technology at Deakin University (Australia) as an associate lecturer (2004-2006), lecturer (2007-2011), senior lecturer (2012-2016).  His research interests are in the area of data mining, machine learning, business intelligence, tourism/hospitality management and decision support systems. He serves on the IEEE Data Mining and Big Data Analytics Technical Committee (Vice-chair 2017-2019), IEEE Enterprise Information Systems Technical Committee, IEEE Enterprise Architecture and Engineering Technical Committee, and act as chair for IEEE Task Force on Educational Data Mining (2020-2023), and an associate editor for Journal of Information & Knowledge Management (World Scientific), Journal of Travel Research (Sage, A*), Decision Support Systems (Elsevier, A*), Interlending & Document Supply (Emerald), and IEEE Access (IEEE), Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences (Springer). 


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Sutharshan Rajasegarar

Senior Lecturer of Computer Science

Dr Sutharshan Rajasegarar received his PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2009. He is currently a senior lecturer with the School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include anomaly/outlier detection, machine learning, sports and health analytics, computer vision, Artificial Intelligence (AI), wireless communications, cybersecurity, and Internet of Things (IoT).


Ye Zhu

Senior Lecturer of Computer Science

Dr Ye Zhu got his PhD in Machine Learning and Data Mining with a Mollie Holman Medal for the best doctoral thesis of the year from Monash University in 2017. He achieved his M.Sc. in Computing at Imperial College London, UK. His research works focus on the fields of data mining and machine learning. Particular topics include clustering analysis, anomaly detection, similarity learning and their applications for pattern recognition and information retrieval. Most research outcomes have been published in top-tier conferences and journals, including SIGKDD, PAKDD, AAAI, Artificial Intelligence Journal, Pattern Recognition Journal and Machine Learning Journal. He is an IEEE Senior Member and ACM Member. 








Ria Rushin Joseph

Lecturer in emerging technology and quantum computing

Dr Ria Rushin Joseph received her PhD from the Swinburne University of Science and technology. Before she came to Deakin University, she has worked as postdoctoral researcher at the FSET, Swinburne University. She was the university topper in her bachelor’s degree in Physics by securing 98% marks. She was also the recipient of the prestigious Victoria India doctoral scholarship. Her research interests lie in Quantum computing, stochastic differential calculus and Quantum optics.


Secondary Members

Dr Ming Liu

Dr Jan Carlo Barca

Dr Sunil Aryal

A/Prof Jianxin Li

Dr Sergey Polyakovsky

Dr Chatu Ranaweera

Dr Rasul Esmaeilbeigi

Dr Imali Dias

Dr Mohamed Reda Bouadjenek 


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