Professor Kerry Taylor

BSc (Hons 1) Computer Science UNSW; PhD Computer Science and Technology ANU
Associate Professor (Data Science)
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: +61 2 6125 8560

Areas of expertise

  • Web Technologies (Excl. Web Search) 080505
  • Pattern Recognition And Data Mining 080109
  • Conceptual Modelling 080603
  • Decision Support And Group Support Systems 080605
  • Database Management 080604
  • Interorganisational Information Systems And Web Services 080612
  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing 0801

Research interests

My research interests broadly cover ontologies, semantic web and linked data, machine learning and data mining, sensor networks and IoT, and spatial data systems, and especially problems at the intersection of all those topics.



Kerry joined the Australian National University in January 2016.  She spent the previous six months working on a UN 'big data' project with Australian Bureau of Statistics,  after 20 years at CSIRO as a principal research scientist  in the polyonymous IT research division. She has also worked as an IT practioner in consulting, publishing, education and government, in Sydney, Montreal and Oxford. 

Her research has focused on data management, integration, mining and machine learning in interdisciplinary contexts, especially employing logic-based and semantic approaches. Much of her recent work addresses data issues in IoT.

She has lectured in logic programming,  networking, software engineering  and agile project management.  Currently she lectures in data mining and convenes the ANU's postgraduate programs in applied data analytics.  From 2015-2017 she co-Chaired the joint Spatial Data on the Web working group of the W3C and the OGC.

Kerry holds a BSc (Hons 1)  in Computer Science from UNSW 1983 and a PhD in Computer Science and Technology from the ANU in 1996. She is a Visiting Reader at the University of Surrey UK, and has been a Visiting Fellow at University of Melbourne.

She serves on the Editorial boards of Knowledge-Based Systems and  International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and many conference programme committees including ISWC, ESWC, and WWW.


Available student projects

I am looking for honours and PhD students who would like to work with me on

  • Linked Data (Semantic Web) Mining
  • Data integration for the Internet of Things
  • Semantic Sensor Networks
  • Spatial Web of Things
  • Ontology visualisation and editing
  • Health ontolgies with application to medical research and clinical care
  • Open Government Linked Data
  • Ontology modularisation by design and extraction
  • Ontology-mediated interdisciplinary science
  • Agile project management for a data analytics project


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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