Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate & International Research, University of Melbourne
Professor Justin Zobel is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate & International Research, with responsibility for the University's PhD and MPhil cohorts and for international research linkages. His most recent prior appointment was as Head of the University of Melbourne's School of Computing & Information Systems. In his research community, Professor Zobel is best known for his role in the development of algorithms for efficient web search, and also works in bioinformatics and fundamental algorithms. He has long-standing interests in academic conduct and research methods, and is the author of three texts on graduate study skills.
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