Professor Dacheng Tao is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science at The University of Sydney. Professor Tao’s research interests include artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, deep learning, statistical learning and their applications to neuroscience, robotics, video surveillance and medical informatics. His research is at the forefront of heralding the next generation of autonomous machines, which will have a monumental impact on key aspects of industry and the economy, including driverless cars, automated manufacturing and environmental change monitoring/emergency detection.
He has significantly contributed to national and international AI technology, systems development and knowledge. His research results have expounded in one monograph, as well as more than 500 publications in prestigious journals and prominent conferences, with several best paper awards—such as: the best theory/algorithm paper runner up award in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) 2007; the best student paper award in IEEE ICDM 2013; the 2014 ICDM 10-year highest-impact paper award; and the 2017 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. In 2015–2016, Professor Tao was ranked as a Highly Cited Researcher for Engineering and Computer Science by Thomas Reuters.