About Me


I have worked for more than a decade in both academia and the health sector in New Zealand and am currently studying towards my PhD in Machine Learning at the University of Waikato. My supervisiors are Professor Bernhard Pfahringer, Dr Tony Smith and Dr Jacob Montiel. My PhD research focuses on using machine learning techniques to extract information from medical free-text data.

I hold two Master’s degrees: One from the University of Auckland specialising in Applied Mathematics (with first class Honours) and the other from the University of Waikato specialising in Machine learning (with first class Honours). I am motivated by the advancements of technology, and what AI can do to improve the health sector and patient care.

Research Areas

  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing
  • Health informatics
  • Information extraction
  • Data mining
  • Information retrieval
  • Patient privacy