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Dr Didi Surian is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI), Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI). He has a PhD in Information Technologies from The University of Sydney. Didi has over 10 years research experience in machine learning, data mining, and information retrieval (Google Scholar). He is an active reviewer for several journals and venues (BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, IEEE Access, Algorithms, AMIA Annual Symposium, etc.).

Research interests

Health informatics; evidence synthesis; automation of systematic reviews; machine learning; information retrieval; data mining; outlier detection;

Research student supervision

Eliza Harrison. MRes (completed in 2020, co-supervised with A/Prof Adam G. Dunn). Thesis: Using machine learning methods to detect health claims made in online forums.

Rabia Bashir. PhD (completed in 2019, co-supervised with A/Prof Adam G. Dunn). Thesis: Using software engineering principles to improve the completeness and efficiency of the systematic review ecosystem. Awarded the 2019 Ramy Razavian Dean's Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research.


Information about scholarship opportunities for prospective international graduate (MRes and PhD) students can be found on MQ International Scholarship Round and Scholarships for International Students webpages.


Education/Academic qualification

Information Technologies, PhD, Novel applications using latent variable models, University of Sydney

Award Date: 29 Apr 2016

Electrical Engineering, Master, Design of ATMEL ATMega8535 compatible microcontroller IPCore using VHDL, University of Indonesia

Award Date: 9 Jan 2008

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor, Design of room surveillance system on local area network, Tarumanagara University

Award Date: 5 Sept 2003


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