Chief Investigator


Dr Rohitash Chandra (University of NSW)

Master of Science (Artificial Intelligence)
PhD (Artificial Intelligence)

Rohitash is a Senior Lecturer in Data Science at the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics. Dr. Chandra has a built a program of research encircling methodologies and applications of artificial intelligence; particularly in areas of deep learning, neuro-evolution, Bayesian methods, climate extremes, solid Earth Evolution, reef modelling and mineral exploration. Dr. Chandra held a Sydney Research Fellowship at the School of Geosciences and Centre for Translational Data Science, The University of Sydney (2017 – 2019).

Prior to this, he has taken roles as Research Fellow in Machine Learning at Rolls Royce @Corp Lab, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics at Victoria University of Wellington (January to June 2012), Lecturer in Computing Science at the University of the South Pacific (2013- 2015). Dr. Chandra is originally from Nausori, Fiji with a Girmit heritage.