PROF Rui Zhang

PROF Rui Zhang


  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Data analysis and Data analytics
  • Database systems
  • Management of Data and Information



  • Rui Zhang is a Professor and Reader in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. He has been an Australian Research Council Future Fellow ( ).

    He obtained his Bachelor Degree from Tsinghua University and PhD from National University of Singapore. He has been a visiting scientist at AT&T labs-research New Jersey, Microsoft Research Redmond, and Microsoft Research Asia.

    His research interest includes big data, cloud computing, database, data mining, artificial intelligence, deep learning and information management in general, particularly in areas of indexing techniques, moving object management, web services, data streams and sequence databases.

    If you are looking for a PhD supervisor, please visit my personal website ( ) before sending me an email.   


Member of

  • ACM. Member 2011 -
  • ACM SIGSPATIAL. Member, Vice Chair (2012), Chair (2013) 2011 -
  • IEEE. Member 2010 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, National University of Singapore 2006
  • BSc (Hons), Tsinghua University 2001

Awards and honors

  • Research Excellence Award, Department of Computer Science and Sofware Engineering, University of Melbourne, 2007
  • First prize for advanced maths competition, Maths Association of Beijing, 1999


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I'm recruiting PhD students who will be working in areas of big data, artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, data mining and information management in general. I'm also interested in high-performance computing including using cloud computing, distributed computing (such as map-reduce) and modern hardware. Students are preferred who have strong study records, especially in mathematics or algorithms, and of course, who are hardworking. If you are interested in being my student, please read the message on my homepage ( ) carefully and then send me an email with the requested information.