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Then COVID hit us and spent two years confined to Monash region of Victoria, Australia.  But I have continued to support conferences with meta-reviewing and senior-PCing at places like ICLR 2021, ICML 2021, IJCAI 2021, ACL-IJCNLP 2021, IJCAI 2020, EMNLP 2020, NeurIPS 2020 and ICLR 2020.

Tutorial on “Foundations of Supervised Learning” given at SEA-MLS,  Jakarta 2019. Senior PC: AAAI 2019, ACML 2018, IJCAI 2018.   Provocatively titled invited talk “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” given at ACML 2018.  Its about the role deep learning is playing in machine learning.  Other talks in 2018 given to Amazon Bangalore, Helsinki, Istanbul and Hong Kong.   Senior PC for UAI 2017, ACML 2017 and KDD 2017. PC for AISTATS 2017, ICML 2017, NIPS 2017, EMNLP 2017.

“Simpler Non-parametric Bayesian Models,” invited 3 hour tutorial at Australasian Lan-
guage Technology Association Workshop (ALTA), December 2016 at Monash University.  Senior PC for IJCAI 2016 and KDD 2016. PC for UAI 2016, ACML 2016, ICML 2016, NIPS 2016, AI&Stats 2016.

Invited 2 day tutorial “Introduction to Data Science,”  for graduate students at KAIST (Daejoen, Korea) 2015 on Dec. 28-29th.  Invited talk “Making Topic Models more Usable,”  at CIKM 2015 Workshop on Topic Models, October 19th, 2015.  Tutorial at MLSS Sydney 2015.  Senior PC for KDD 2015, AI&Stats 2015.

Guest Editorial Board for ECML-PKDD 2014, Senior PC for ACML 2014, PC for NIPS 2014, UAI 2014. COLING 2014, ACL 2014, AAAI 2014.

General Chair for Asian Machine Learning Conference (ACML) 2013, being held in Canberra, Nov 13-15th. Senior PC for IJCAI 2013 and ECIR 2013. PC for NAACL 2013, ECML-PKDD 2013, ICTIR 2013, CIKM 2013, UAI 2013, NIPS 2013.

Gave a tutorial “Discrete Non-parametric Methods for Machine Learning and Linguistics” at AI 2012 on Dec. 4th. Co-chair of Asian Machine Learning Conference (ACML) 2012, being held in Singapore, along with Steven H.-C. Hoi.   Senior PC for SDM 2012, ECIR 2012, AAI-25 (Australasian Joint Conf. on AI) and PC for UAI 2012, CIKM 2012, PGM 2012, NIPS 2012.

Co-organising MLSS Singapore 2011.  Senior PC for  IJCAI 2011, CIKM 2011, ACML 2011 and SWM2011 (workshop at IJCAI), PC for KDD 2011.  Local arrangements for ALTA 2011.

Co-chair for European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD) 2009.

Gave a tutorial at 1st Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML’09), November 2-4, 2009, Nanjing, China.  Slides in “one per page with some URLs” and “4 per page but no URLs“.

Editorial board for the Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery and New Generation Computing. Previously on editorial board for the Machine Learning Journal, Statistics and Computing, Applied Intelligence and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.

Served on program committees and/or reviewing for AAAI, IJCAI, UAI, KDD, COLT, ICML, ECMLPKDD, ECIR, SIGIR, PAKDD, NIPS, Discovery Science, AI and Statistics, WSDM and WWW.  Co-Chair forInternational Workshop on Intelligent Information Access, Helsinki, July, 2006, Second International Workshop on Open Source Information Retrieval at SIGIR in Seattle, August 2006, Workshop on Web Search Technology – from Search to Semantic Search at the 1st Asian Semantic Web Conference, Beijing, September, 2006.

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