Dr Tony Smith

Senior Lecturer (Computer Science)

Qualifications: MSc Calg PhD Waikato

Contact Details

Room: G.2.26A
Phone: +64 7 838 4453
Extension: 4453

About Tony

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, and earned my PhD at the University of Waikato.

Research Interests

A general theme of my research is adaptive systems. My background is in artificial intelligence and machine learning, with particular focus on language processing problems. More recently I have been spending quite a bit of time working on bioinformatics projects, and on applications of reinforcement learning within autonomous agents.

I am a member of the editorial board for the International Journal on Intelligent Data Analysis, and a charter member of (among other things) the Australasian Language Technology Association.

Recent Publications

  • Peng, M., Sundararajan, V., Williamson, T., Minty, E. P., Smith, T. C., Doktorchik, C. T. A., & Quan, H. (2018). Exploration of association rule mining for coding consistency and completeness assessment in inpatient administrative health data. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 79, 41-47. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2018.02.001 Open Access version:

  • Peng, M., Sundararajan, V., Williamson, T., Minty, E. P., Smith, T. C., Doktorchik, C. T. A., & Quan, H. (2018). Data on coding association rules from an inpatient administrative health data coded by International classification of disease - 10th revision (ICD-10) codes. Data in Brief, 18, 710-712. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2018.02.043 Open Access version:

  • Smith, T. C., & Frank, E. (2016). Introducing machine learning concepts with WEKA. In E. Mathé, & S. Davis (Eds.), Statistical Genomics: Methods and Protocols (Vol. 1418, pp. 353-378). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-3578-9_17

  • Sarjant, S., Pfahringer, B., Driessens, K., & Smith, T. (2014). A Direct Policy-Search Algorithm for Relational Reinforcement Learning. In G. Zaverucha, V. Santos Costa, & A. Paes (Eds.), Inductive Logic Programming (pp. 76-92). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44923-3_6

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