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Dr Lan Du is a senior lecturer in Data Science and AI at Monash University, Australia. He is also the director of Postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Information Technology. His research interests are centred on the intersection of machine/deep learning and natural language processing, with a particular focus on areas such as active learning, uncertainty estimation, knowledge distillation, and topic modelling. He is also interested in exploring their applications in diverse domains, including public health and marketing. His research team is currently developing cutting-edge NLP technologies for AI-enabled medical/market analysis. He has published more than 80 high-quality research papers in almost all top conferences/journals in machine learning, natural language processing and data mining, such as NeurIPS, ICML, ACL, EMNLP, AAAI, TPAMI, IJCV, TMM, and TNNLS. He has been serving as an editorial board member of the Machine Learning journal and ACM transaction on Probabilistic Machine Learning, a special issue editor of Mathematics, an area chair and a senior program committee member of the AAAI conference on Artificial Intelligence, and a program committee member/reviewer of all the top-tier conferences in machine learning and natural language processing. As a chief investigator, he has successfully secured three Category 1 grants in the last three years, which include one NHMRC ideas grant, one ARC DP grant, and one MRFF grant. The total research funding secured amounts to AUD 3M.