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Professor Geoff Holmes

Geoff Holmes

Dean of Computing & Mathematical Sciences

Qualifications: BSc(Hons) PhD S'ton

About Geoff

I received my degrees in Mathematics from the University of Southampton, England. My PhD involved the development of software packages to assist Mathematicians in solving Einstein's field equations in General Relativity. This was how I got started in Computer Science. After graduating I became a Research Assistant at the Electrical Engineering Department of Cambridge University, England where I was a member of large team working on a speech understanding system. I took up a position as Lecturer in Computer Science in 1987. In 1993 I was appointed Senior Lecturer.

Research Interests

My research interests are fairly broad. I have always held an interest in Computer Speech and have supervised several projects at Waikato on that topic, in particular, speech recognition and speech compression. I currently have two PhD students working on speech compression. I am part of the Department's Machine Learning group where I concentrate my efforts on the application of Machine Learning to agricultural domains. Through my interests in Machine Learning I have recently become very interested in the concept of knowledge discovery in databases.

Recent Publications

  • Gomes, H. M., Bifet, A., Read, J., Barddal, J. P., Enembreck, F., Pfahringer, B., . . . Abdessalem, T. (2019). Correction to: Adaptive random forests for evolving data stream classification (Machine Learning, (2017), 106, 9-10, (1469-1495), 10.1007/s10994-017-5642-8). Machine Learning. doi:10.1007/s10994-019-05793-3

  • Leathart, T., Frank, E., Pfahringer, B., & Holmes, G. (2019). Ensembles of nested dichotomies with multiple subset evaluation. In Q. Yang, Z. -H. Zhou, Z. Gong, M. -L. Zhang, & S. -J. Huang (Eds.), Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: Proc 23rd Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2019), LNCS 11439 Vol. Part I (pp. 81-93). Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-16148-4_7

  • Leathart, T., Frank, E., Pfahringer, B., & Holmes, G. (2019). On calibration of nested dichotomies. In Q. Yang, Z. -H. Zhou, Z. Gong, M. -L. Zhang, & S. -J. Huang (Eds.), Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: Proc 23rd Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2019), LNCS 11439 Vol. Part I (pp. 69-80). Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-16148-4_6

  • Bifet, A., Gavaldà, R., Pfahringer, B., & Holmes, G. (2018). Machine learning for data streams with practical examples in MOA. MIT Press. Retrieved from https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/machine-learning-data-streams

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Holmes, Prof Geoffrey 4405 geoff FG.1.01 Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Holmes, Prof Geoffrey 4405 geoff FG.1.01 Institute for Security and Crime Science

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