Finance Academics - Research Leaders


Area of Expertise





Sanjay Chawla is Professor of Pattern and Data Mining in the School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney. He served as the Head of School during 2008-11. His research work has appeared in leading data mining journals and conferences including ACM TKDD, Machine Learning, IEEE TKDE, DMKD, ACM SIGKDD, IEEE ICDM, SDM, and PAKDD. He is an associate editor for IEEE TKDE and serves on the editorial board of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery.

Areas of expertise:Data Mining, Learning in adversarial environments


Among the top 1000 authors publishing in the finance literature over the last 50 years, Mike Aitken is also a successful entrepreneur who founded both the CMCRC and its predecessor organisation SIRCA ( Uncanny business acumen led him to establish the SMARTS Group, a private Australian company that set the standard in real-time security market surveillance and sold to NASDAQ-OMX in 2010.

Areas of expertise:Insider Trading, Market Manipulation, Microstructure


David R. Gallagher is a Research Director at the Capital Markets CRC Limited and a Professor of Finance at the University of Wollongong. 

Areas of expertise:Portfolio management


Mark Johnson is a Professor of Language Science (CORE) in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University. He was awarded a BSc (Hons) in 1979 from the University of Sydney, an MA in 1984 from the University of California, San Diego and a PhD in 1987 from Stanford University. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT from 1987 until 1988, and has been a visiting researcher at the University of Stuttgart, the Xerox Research Centre in Grenoble, CSAIL at MIT and the Natural Language group at Microsoft Research.

Areas of expertise:Computational Linguisitics


Jane Hall is the Director of Strategy for the Centre and Professor of Health Economics in the UTS Business School. She was the founding Director of CHERE and held that position until 2012. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. In 2012 she was recognized with a UTS Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence in Research Leadership. In 2011 she was awarded the inaugural Professional Award made by the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand, for her outstanding contributions to research, developing the field and mentoring others.

Areas of expertise:Health Economics, Control

Associate Professor

Federico Girosi is an Associate Professor in Population Health at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University and the Head of Research of the Health Market Quality program of Capital Markets CRC. Dr. Girosi is a health economist and a data scientist whose interests span a wide range of topics. 

Areas of expertise:Health Economics, Data Mining


Professor Adam Elshaug is an internationally recognized researcher and policy advisor with expertise in reducing waste and optimizing value in health care.

Areas of expertise:Health Policy, Disinvestment, Eradicating waste and optimizing value in health care, Health Technology Assessment, Health Services Research, Clinical Epidemiology, Health Economics, Stakeholder engagement in health care policy reform


Musa Mammadov (Mamedov) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Federation University Australia. He is a member of the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO). Dr Mammdov holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and Ph.D. in Mathematics & IT from the Federation University Australia.

Areas of expertise:Optimization and Optimal Control Theory / Dynamical Systems / Data Mining

postdoctoral researcher

Arif Khan is a postdoctoral researcher in complex systems research group at the University of Sydney. His key research interests are in the fields of complex networks, data mining, healthcare informatics, computer graphics and visualisation.

Areas of expertise:Chronic disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases


Dr Kathy Tannous is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Research at Western Sydney University. Her current research areas include the evaluation of Fire and Rescue New South Wales Home Fire Safety Checks Program from the firefighters' perspective.She is a senior lecturer in the School of Business with an active research program in aspects of health economics, economic evaluation studies, and community care. Lecturing experience spans over 18 years and across a number of tertiary institutions in areas of Economics, Finance, and Management.

Areas of expertise:Fire, safety, aboriginal fire safety, insurance, health, finance

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