Curriculum Vitae of Peter Christen

Current Address:
Research School of Computer Science
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Building 108, North Road
Australian National University
0200 Canberra, ACT
Australia
  
Ph:   +61 2 6125 5690
Fax: +61 2 6125 0010
  
E-Mail: Peter.Christen (at) anu [dot] edu {dot} au
WWW: http://cs.anu.edu.au/~Peter.Christen


Education:
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Department of Computer Science, University of Basel, Switzerland,
    September 1995 - February 1999.
    Dissertation: A Parallel Iterative Linear System Solver with Dynamic Load Balancing.
    Advisors: Prof. Dr. Christian Ullrich and Prof. Dr. Clemens Cap
    Summary

  • Diploma in Computer Science Engineering (Master of Science)
    Department of Computer Science, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland,
    October 1988 - July 1995.
    Thesis: Test- und Diagnosesoftware für Alpha7 (in German).
    (Test- and diagnose software for Alpha7)
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Anton Gunzinger

Employment:

  • Associate Professor
    Research School of Computer Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia,
    January 2013 - today.

  • Senior Lecturer
    School/Department of Computer Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia,
    January 2007 - December 2012.

  • Associate Dean (HDR)  (Higher Degree Research)
    ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia,
    July 2009 - June 2011.

  • Graduate Studies Field Convener, Computer Science
    Research School/Department of Computer Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia,
    April 2008 - August 2009.

  • Lecturer/Researcher
    Department of Computer Science, FEIT, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia,
    January 2001 - December 2006.

  • Postdoc Researcher
    Computer Sciences Laboratory, RSISE, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia,
    October 1999 - December 2000.
    Funded by grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the Novartis Stiftung, vormals Ciba-Geigy-Jubiläums-Stiftung.

  • Lecturer in Technical Computer Science II
    Department of Computer Science, University of Basel, Switzerland,
    April 1999 - July 1999.

  • Teaching and Research Assistant
    Department of Computer Science, University of Basel, Switzerland,
    September 1995 - March 1999.

  • Industrial internship
    Basler Insurance Company, Basel, Switzerland,
    April 1992 - July 1992.

Publications:

Grants and Awards:

  • 2014: Received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Supervision.

  • 2013: Received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Supervision

  • 2013: Co-investigator for the Administrative Data Research Centre - Scotland; UK Economic and Social Research Council, 2013 to 2018.

  • 2012: Chief investigator for ARC Discovery Project DP130101801 "Privacy preserving record linkage on multiple large databases", 2102 to 2016.

  • 2012: Received a ANU 2012 Top Supervisor Award for excellence in research supervision.

  • 2011: Received a ANU 2011 Top Supervisor Award for excellence in research supervision.

  • 2010: Principle investigator for Google Research Award "Preference Elicitation for Social Recommendation", 2010 to 2011.

  • 2010: Chief investigator for ARC Linkage Project LP100200079 "Exposing the Anonymous Attacker: Detecting Identity Crimes using Real-Time Entity Resolution on Large Dynamic Databases" with industry partners Veda and Funnelback, 2010 to 2013.

  • 2007: Principal investigator for the ANU Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) Faculty Research Grant Scheme (FRS) RG82/2008 "Secure data mining and data matching computing platform".

  • 2004: Chief investigator for the NSW Department of Health collaborative project "Research into Record Linkage to Geocoding of Addresses using Geocoded National Address Files", 2004 to 2005.

  • 2003: Chief investigator for ARC Linkage Project LP0453463 "Investigation and Development of Parallel Large Scale Record Linkage Techniques" with industry partner NSW Department of Health, 2004 to 2006.

  • 2002: Principal investigator for the AICS #1-2001 (ANU-Industry Collaboration Scheme) start-up grant "Parallel Techniques for High-Performance Record Linkage Techniques", funded by the Australian National University (ANU) and the NSW Department of Health, 2002 to 2003.

Professional Activities:

  • Co-organiser for the programme Data Linkage and Anonymisation to be held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Co-organiser for the workshop Data Integration and Applications (DINA), held at IEEE ICDM, Shenzhen, December 2014.
  • Conference Co-Chair and Steering Committee member for the Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM), Canberra, November 2013.
  • Since 2006: Member of the steering committee of the AusDM conference series.
  • Co-organiser of the Open Source in Data Mining workshop, held at PAKDD, 2009.
  • Since 2012: Senior program committee for PAKDD.
  • Program committee for IEEE Big Data, 2013; ACM SIGKDD, 2013 to 2015; IEEE ICDM 2014 and 2015; VLDB, 2012; plus over twenty workshops held at top tier conferences over the past ten years.
  • Reviewer for many top tier journals, including Elsevier Information Systems; International Journal of Information Fusion; Annals of Applied Statistics; IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering; Springer Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery; Springer Statistics and Computing; Elsevier Data and Knowledge Engineering; ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality; Springer Information Retrieval; Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association; International Journal of Health Geographics; SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing; as well as several book proposals.
  • 2014: Reviewer for the Canadian Research Council and the US National Science Foundation.
  • 2012: Peer Reviewer for the ARC Excellence in Research for Australia.
  • Since 2010: International Reader for the Australian Research Council (ARC).

  • MPhil thesis examiner Monash University, 2015.
  • PhD thesis examiner University of Leipzig, 2014.
  • PhD thesis examiner Leiden University, 2014.
  • PhD thesis examiner Queensland University of Technology, 2013.
  • MSc thesis examiner University of Canberra, 2011.
  • PhD thesis examiner University of Sydney, 2011.

Graduated Research Students:

  • Dr Dinusha Vatsalan (PhD, 2014)
  • Dr Zhichun (Sally) Fu (PhD, 2014)
  • Dr Warren Armstrong (PhD, 2012)
  • Dr Paul Thomas (PhD, 2008)
  • Mr Zhen Yang (MPhil, 2008)
  • Mr Irwan Krisna (MComp Honours, 2009)
  • Mr Agus Pudjijono (MComp Honours, 2008)
  • Mr Xiaoyu Huang (MComp Honours, 2008)
  • Mr Ying Hua Zheng (CS Honours, 2007)
  • Mr Daniel Belacic (CS Honours, 2005)
  • Mr Puthick Hok (CS Honours, 2004)
  • Mr Justin Xi Zhu (CS Honours, 2002)
  • Ms Julia Lovell (CS Honours, 2001)

Membership:

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