Dr Chang Wei Tan

Research Fellow @ Monash University

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About

I am a Research Fellow at the Department of Data Science and AI, Monash University. My research focuses on Machine Learning and Time Series Analysis. I completed my PhD at the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, under the supervision of Professor Geoff Webb, Dr François Petitjean and Dr Paul Reichl. My thesis titled “Time series classification at scale” focused on Scalable Time Series Classification, where I developed faster and more efficient algorithms to handle large time series datasets. I am fortunate to be awarded the Mollie Holman medal by Monash University for the best doctoral thesis in the Faculty of Information Technology. I have also applied time series analysis to improve railway track maintenance in collaboration with the Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) at Monash University.

My Research Interest

  • Machine Learning
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • EEG Research
  • Railway Engineering
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

Research

Working papers

  1. C. Tan, C. Bergmeir, F. Petitjean, and G. Webb, "Time Series Regression"

Publications

  1. C. Tan, F. Petitjean, and G. Webb, "FastEE: Fast Ensembles of Elastic Distances for time series classification" in Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 2019 doi
  2. C. Tan, F. Petitjean, and G. Webb, "Elastic bands across the path: A new framework and method to lower bound DTW" in 2019 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM19), SIAM, 2019 doi
  3. C. Tan, M. Herrmann, G. Forestier, G. Webb, and F. Petitjean, "Efficient search of the best warping window for Dynamic Time Warping" in 2018 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM18), SIAM, 2018 Best Research Paper Award doi
  4. C. Tan, G. Webb, F. Petitjean and P. Reichl, "Machine learning approaches for tamping effectiveness prediction" in 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference (IHHA), IHHA, 2017
  5. C. Tan, G. Webb, F. Petitjean and P. Reichl, "Tamping Effectiveness Prediction Using Supervised Machine Learning Techniques" in First International Conference on Rail Transportation (ICRT), Southwest Jiaotong University, 2017 doi
  6. F. Wu, C. Tan, M. Sarvi, C. Rudiger and M. Yuce, "Design and Implementation of a Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network Platform Based on XBee" in 2017 IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2017), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 2017 doi
  7. C. Tan, G. Webb, and F. Petitjean, "Indexing and classifying gigabytes of time series under time warping" in 2017 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM17), SIAM, 2017 doi

Program committees / Refereeing

Journals

Conferences

Achievements

Awards

  1. 2019 - Mollie Holman Medal awarded by Monash University for the best doctoral thesis in the Faculty of Information Technology
  2. 2018 – Best Research Paper Award awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Math (SIAM) International Conference on Data Mining 2018 (SDM18).
  3. 2018 – SIAM Student Travel Award awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Math (SIAM) International Conference on Data Mining 2018 (SDM18) to selected students traveling to a SIAM conferences.
  4. 2017 – SIAM Student Travel Award awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Math (SIAM) International Conference on Data Mining 2018 (SDM17) to selected students traveling to a SIAM conferences.
  5. 2015 – Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Honour List 2014 awarded by Monash University to students in recognition of attaining an average of 80% or above in 2014 academic year.
  6. 2014 – Third Prize in Final Year Project Poster Competition, Academic Award awarded by Monash University ECSE Department to the student with the best final year project poster voted by academic staffs at the ECSE poster night. During this event, ECSE final year students showcase their project to academic staffs, and industry partners.
  7. 2014 – Jack Wilson Prize Award awarded by Wilson Transformer to level 3 Electrical Engineering student who shows the greatest proficiency and initiative in Electrical Power Engineering.
  8. 2013 – Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Honour List 2012 awarded by Monash University to students in recognition of attaining an average of 80% or above in 2012 academic year
  9. 2012 – Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Honour List 2011 awarded by Monash University to students in recognition of attaining an average of 80% or above in 2014 academic year
  10. 2012 – Golden Key International Honor Society Award. This is a life-long award for the top 15% based on academic achievement.

Scholarships

  1. 2018 – Monash University Postgraduate Publications Award (PPA). The PPA provides support for high-achieving students who, having submitted their thesis, wish to write up some of their research for publication while they await the result of their examination.
  2. 2015 – Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship. APA scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a HDR in Australia. It is currently known as Research Training Program (RTP) scheme.
  3. 2015 – Monash University Faculty of Engineering Summer Research Scholarship 2014/2015. Summer research program for high achieving students to assist lecturers in researches during the summer.
  4. 2014 – Monash University Faculty of Engineering Summer Research Scholarship 2013/2014.Summer research program for high achieving students to assist lecturers in researches during the summer.

Experiences

Work

  1. 2019 Aug – Current – Research Fellow – Department of Data Science and AI, Monash University
  2. 2018 Apr – 2018 Dec – Teaching Associate (ENG1002) – Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE), Monash University
  3. 2018 Jan – 2018 Apr – Data Research Associate (Intern) – DataSpark Singapore
  4. 2015 Jun – 2017 Nov – Teaching Associate (ENG1002, ECE4058) – Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE), Monash University
  5. 2014 Jun – 2015 Dec – Research Assistant – Biomedical Integrated Circuits and Sensors Laboratory (BICS), Monash University
  6. 2012 Dec – 2013 Feb – Electrical Engineer (Intern) – Sarawak Energy
  7. 2012 Jan – 2012 Feb – Electrical Consultant (Intern) – Perunding ElecMec

Volunteering

  1. 2016 Jan – 2017 Apr – Assistant Secretary, Monash IEEE Student Branch
  2. 2016 Jun – Year 8 ChallENGe – Faculty of Engineering, Monash University
  3. 2012 Jun – MUISS Winter Swoop – Monash University International Student Society (MUISS)

Competitions

  1. 2018 May – 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) – Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
  2. 2017 May – 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) – Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Lab Visits

  1. 2019 December – Visiting Researcher to Professor Tony Bagnall's Group at School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA) – Norwich
  2. 2018 May – Visiting PhD Student to Professor Eamonn Keogh‘s Lab at Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of California (UCR) – Riverside

Contact

I am available on LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Twitter as well as Github. Otherwise, feel free to drop me an email at the email address below.

Location:

Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University