Researcher biography

Shane Culpepper is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Queensland in St. Lucia, Australia. Before joining the University of Queensland in 2023, Professor Culpeper held a continuing academic position at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Melbourn in 2008. His research focuses primarily on building better Search and Recommendation Systems. Over his 16 year career, Professor Culpepper has supervised 19 PhD students and co-authored more than 120 peer reviewed papers with 127 different research collaborators on problems such as algorithm efficiency and scalability, new machine learning algorithms for search and recommendation systems, and evaluating search and recommendation engine quality. Professor Culpepper is also an active member in the international research community. In the last 5 years, he has been a program co-chair for international conferences such as SIGIR and CIKM, and co-organized conferences such as WSDM and SWIRL. Professor Culpepper previously held an ARC DECRA fellowship in 2013 as well as an RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Princpal Researcher fellowship in 2017. Before joining the University of Queensland. Professor Culpepper was the founding director of the Centre for Information Discovery and Data Analytics at RMIT University. In total, he has been a chief investigator on 11 reseach grants totalling ~$3.5 Million AUD. For more information, see his personal hoomepage.