Prof. Justin Zobel – How to Give a Research Better Presentation

Date: 11th October
Time: 4.30pm
Location: VLSCI Boardroom, 187 Grattan St, Carlton.

Description: In the lead up to our Student Symposium, Professor Justin Zobel will give a talk on oral and poster presentations. He will consider how to approach the task of preparing for a presentation; what to include and what to omit; common mistakes students make when presenting (and how to avoid them);  and tips on how to deal with questions and audiences.

Biography: Justin Zobel is Professor and Head of the University of Melbourne’s Department of Computing & Information Systems.  Professor Zobel received his PhD from the University of Melbourne and for many years was based at RMIT University, where he led the Search Engine group; subsequently he led the Computing for Life Sciences activities at NICTA VRL and is the Bioinformatics theme leader at the VLSCI’s Life Sciences Computing Centre.  In the research community, Professor Zobel is best known for his role in the development of algorithms for efficient text retrieval, which underpin applications such as search engines deployed on the web as well as problem areas as diverse as genomic analysis and plagiarism detection.  He is an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information Retrieval, and an associate editor
of ACM Transactions on Information Systems, Information Processing & Management, and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.

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