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FEIT Research & Development Seminar: Some Tips about ARC DP proposals: Personal Experience - Prof Chengqi Zhang, QCIS, UTS

Presented by Prof Chengqi Zhang

FEIT Research and Development Seminar: Grant proposal writing is a part of academic life in most universities. It is becoming more and more important to evaluate the achievements of academic staff. However, it is more and more difficult to get the proposals approved by funding bodies, because more academic staff submit the grant proposals, whilst funding amounts do not increase.

This seminar can't tell you “how to write a good proposal”, as it is very difficult to convince the audience. What I will try to provide are “some tips to avoid a low quality proposal”. As I have been an ARC College Member in 2012 and assessed 100 ARC DP proposals, I would like to share some common concerns from assessors. I hope that the tips in this seminar will help you improve the quality of your ARC DP proposals.

About the Speaker:

Chengqi Zhang has been a Professor of Information Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia since December 2001. He is currently the Director of the UTS Priority Research Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems (QCIS). He has also been the Chairperson of the Australian Computer Society’s National Committee for Artificial Intelligence since 2005. He has been appointed as a Member of College in Australian Research Council from 2012 to 2014. Prof Zhang obtained his PhD degree from the University of Queensland in 1991 and Doctor of Science (DSc) from Deakin University in 2002.

Prof Zhang’s research interests include “Multi-Agent Systems”, “Data Mining”, and their integration. He has published more than 200 papers in these research areas. His most notable paper was published in “Artificial Intelligence” in 1992 – the most prestigious journal in the Artificial Intelligence field. He has also published many papers in first class international journals, such as IEEE and ACM Transactions. He has been invited to present twelves keynote/invited speeches at international conferences and workshops. His research team, under his leadership, has attracted more than AU$3 million in research grants from the Australian Research Council.  He has assessed more than 300 grant proposals for Australia, Hong Kong, China, New Zealand, and Israel. 

In 2011, Prof Zhang  received  the UTS Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Leadership Award and the NSW Science and Engineering Award in the Engineering and Information and Communications Technology category.

Prof Zhang has been the Associate Editor for several international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering from 2005 to 2008. He has been the Chair of the Steering Committee for the International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering, and Management since 2006. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of ACS. He has been the General Co-chair for ICDM 2010 and several other international conferences. He is also the Local Arrangements Chair for the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2017.


22 November 2012
14:30 - 16:00
City - Broadway CB02 Level 4, Room 10
All Welcome
Barbara Munday

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