Host & Supporters

Host was created and is maintained by Prof Longbing Cao and a group of international volunteers across countries, regions, areas and domains.

Dr Longbing Cao (@LinkedIn) has been working on promoting Data Science research, education and development since he was a CTO in business intelligence and then joined academia. In 2007, he named the first Australian lab Data Science and Knowledge Discovery lab at UTS. In 2011, he founded the first Australian group Advanced Analytics Institute at UTS which was the only group mentioned in several government papers. In 2011, he established the world-first research degrees: Master of Analytics (Research) and PhD: Analytics. In 2012, he established the annual Big Data Summit (, which provides a platform for bridging the gap between academic, industry and government. In 2013, he founded the IEEE Task Force on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) and IEEE Task Force on Behavior, Economic and Soci-cultural Computing (BESC). In 2014, he established the IEEE Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (IEEE DSAA: and the ACM SIGKDD Australia and New Zealand Chapter ( In 2015, he started the International Journal of Data Science and Analytics (with Springer:

His main efforts in the past decades have been made on studying data science fundamental issues (in particular non-IID learning and behavior informatics) and better practice and actionable discovery for enterprise analytics and decision-support. He and his team have been working on real-life big data analytics issues for many governmental and industrial organizations inside and outside Australia, including capital markets, social warfare, taxation, immigration, financial service, telecommunication, banking, insurance, airline business, transport, and education. Their work has led to significant amounts of dollar (in billions) savings for relevant organizations, and strong impact by addressing challenging governmental and business problems, recognized in governmental reports, media articles/program and OECD report.


Supporters receives support and sponsorship from a variety of sponsors and supporters to respective activities, including IEEE DSAA conference, IEEE TF-DSAA, and Big Data Summit, in particular:

International Institute of Data & Analytics






ANZ KDD chapter