- I am a keen scuba diver and member of the ANU Scuba Club.
- Besides breathing, my main activity under water is taking pictures.
My research interests:
Data matching (record linkage, entity resolution). I am interest in computational aspects (scalability and real-time matching), as well as privacy issues in data matching.
I have written a book titled Data Matching - Concepts and Techniques for Record Linkage, Entity Resolution, and Duplicate Detection, which has been published by Springer in their Data-Centric Systems and Applications in August 2012. For details (including a PDF file of preface, table of contents, and references) see the data matching book page.
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I have received a Diploma in Computer Science Engineering from ETH Zurich in 1995, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Basel in 1999 (both in Switzerland).
My research interests are in record linkage and data mining, with a focus on privacy and machine learning aspects of record linkage. My research so far has resulted in nearly 200 articles in these areas, including the monograph Data Matching by Springer in 2012, and the book Linking Sensitive Data (with co-authors Thilina Ranbaduge and Rainer Schnell) also by Springer in 2020. I am also the main developer of the Febrl (Freely Extensible Biomedical Record Linkage) open source data cleaning, deduplication and record linkage system.