Andrew Lampert

Andrew Lampert

Research Engineer

Contact

Corner Vimiera and Pembroke Roads,
Marsfield NSW 2122

Tel: 61 2 9372 4702
Email

Projects

  • Social Network Identification in Noisy Text (Australian Customs and Border Protection Service)
  • Requests and Commitments in Email
  • Emergency Situation Awareness from Automated Web Text Mining

Science Area

  • Human Computer Interaction

Biography

Andrew Lampert joined CSIRO after several years developing software in the internet and telecommunications industries. He currently works as a Research Engineer in the Information Engineering Laboratory, and is based at the CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory in Marsfield, Sydney.

Andrew's expertise lies in the fields of natural language processing, text analysis and computational linguistics. He has significant experience analysing, architecting and implementing complex, distributed software applications to demonstrate and deliver research to customers in real-world environments.

Andrew’s research focuses on intelligent information extraction, aggregation and delivery, tailored to the context of a user's interaction. Andrew has specific expertise and a long-standing interest in language analysis tasks related to email and other forms of computer mediated communication and conversational data. Andrew's PhD research is exploring how to automatically identify tasks (requests and promises for action) in email messages and how to exploit the structure of the email conversations in which they occur. His research has been published and presented in high-impact international conferences and journals, and has been awarded several best paper and best presentation awards.

Andrew is also deeply involved in the wider research community. Since 2002, Andrew has coordinated a public research seminar series at CSIRO, and since 2005, Andrew has served as an elected member of the executive committee (currently as secretary and treasurer) for the Australasian Language Technology Association. He regularly serves on program committees and reviews papers for local and international conferences and journals, and is a member of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

Academic Qualifications

2012 (expected) PhD, Macquarie University, Computational Linguistics (Expected Completion Date)
2006 MSc, Macquarie University, Speech and Language Processing
2001 BSc, University of Melbourne, Mathematics
2001 BEng with Honours, University of Melbourne, Software Engineering

Recent Professional Experience

2002-Present Research Engineer, CSIRO
2001-2002 Business Analyst, Telstra Corporation
1998-2000 Network Engineer, Ocean Internet
1997-2000 Academic Tutor, University of Melbourne

Achievements & Awards

2010 Excellent Abstract Award, Macquarie University Computing Doctoral Conference
2010 Excellent Presentation Award, Macquarie University Computing Doctoral Conference
2009 Best Submission, Macquarie University Computing Mini-Conference
2007 Best Presentation Award, Australasian Document Computing Symposium
2007 Partnership Excellence Award (team award), CSIRO
2006 Best Paper Award, Australasian Language Technology Workshop
2006 Partnership Excellence Award (team award), CSIRO
2006 Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for academic excellence in Master of Science studies, Macquarie University
2005 Best Poster and Demonstration Award, CSIRO ICT Centre Science and Engineering Conference
2005 Recognition Award for continued excellence in relationship management with a major research partner, CSIRO
2004 Individual Performance Award for outstanding achievement in software engineering and applied research, CSIRO
2004 Best Presentation Award, CSIRO ICT Centre Science & Engineering Conference
2003 Business Excellence Award (team award) for attracting $2 million of industrial research funding, CSIRO
1996-1998 CRA (Rio Tinto) Scholar
1996 Dean's Prize, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne
1995 Australian Students Prize, Australian Government prize awarded to top 0.1% of students in Australia
1994 Rotary Award for General Excellence, Rotary Club of East Keilor, Victoria

Summary of Science & Technical Output

Books/Book chapters 1
Journal 1
Refereed Conference/Workshop 21
Technical/Client Reports 27
Invited Presentations 3
Patents 0

Grants

2010 Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund Grant for Annotating Exact Requests and Commitments in Email Text
2010 HCSNet Winterfest Scholarship
2010 Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund Grant
2009 HCSNet travel bursary to attend and present at the Next Generation Search Workshop, Blackheath
2008 Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund Grant
2008 HCSNet travel bursary to attend and present at the Next Generation Search Workshop, Melbourne
2005 HCSNet travel bursary to attend and present at the Next Generation Search Workshop, Melbourne

Student Supervision

2008-2009 Daniel Breese, Vacation Scholar and Intern, ANU
2006 Marc Hermann, Intern
2005-2006 Joan Giralt Duran, Intern (Jointly supervised with C Paris)
2005 Emma Collyer, Work Experience Student, Cheltenham Girls High School
2004-2005 Julien Phalip, CSIRO Intern (Jointly supervised with N Colineau)
2004 Ardrian Hardjono, Vacation Scholar, UNSW (Jointly supervised with N Colineau)
2000 Greg Duck, Adrian Koh, Rohan Papillo, Hamish Fawns, Karen Hall, Bradley Crouch, 3rd year Software Engineering industry project, University of Melbourne

Science Citizenship

2011 Program Committee for Australasian Language Technology Association
2011 Program Committee for Seventh Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference
2011 Program Committee for NextMail'11
2010 Session chair for Public Lecture at the Australasian Language Technology Workshop
2010 Program Committee for Sixth Asia Information Retrieval Society Conference (AIRS 2010)
2010 Program Committee for Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2010)
2009 Reviewer for CHI
2009 Reviewer for Computational Linguistics Journal
2009 Program Committee for Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2009)
2009 Co-Chair for International Workshop on Email in E-Commerce and Enterprise Contexts (E3C) at IEEE CEC 2009, Vienna, Austria
2009-present Elected Secretary and Treasurer of the Executive Committee for the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA)
2008 Program Committee for Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA 2008)
2008 Reviewer for Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS)
2008 Program Committee for AAAI Workshop on Enhanced Messaging (EMAIL-08)
2008 Reviewer for Computational Linguistics Journal
2008 Reviewer for CHI
2007 Technical Program Committee for Knowledge-based user interfaces at ICAS
2007 Student Representative on HCSNet SummerFest Organising Committee
2006-present Member of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
2005-present Elected Member of the Executive Committee for the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA)
2006 Session Chair, Australasian Language Technology Workshop
2006 Local Organising Committee for ACL-Coling Conference
2005 Session Chair at OzCHI Conference, Canberra
2004-2007 Member of the Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association
2003-Present Member of the Australasian Language Technology Association
2002-Present CSIRO HAIL Seminar Coordinator

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