Bernhard Pfahringer

I'm a professor with the Computer Science Department at the University of Waikato,
and also a co-director for our new AI Institute: here is my full CV.


27 Apr 2021:
Launch of the AI Institute - Te Ipu o te Mahara - at Waikato University

26 Feb 2021:
A brand new DGX-A100, for our Deep Learning PhD students :-)

11 Feb 2021:
Classifier Chains: A Review and Perspectives This was prompted by the 2019 ECMLPKDD Test of Time award for our 2009 paper on "Classifier Chains for Multi-label Classification".

I am an experimental Machine Learning researcher.
I enjoy building ML systems, and to measure and
evaluate them on both artificial and real world data.
The goal is to gain a better understanding of
and insights into their inner workings.
This in turn supports improvements for existing algorithms,
as well as the development of genuinely novel algorithms.
For more details see my publications, software, students below.


The Moa book (“Machine Learning for Data Streams with Practical Examples in MOA”).

Open source software

Teaching 2021
Teaching 2020
Teaching 2019

Research students 2021
Name Degree Topic
Vithya Yogarajan PhD Machine learning based information extraction from free-form medical text
Chen Zheng PhD Detecting non-obvious neuroimaging abnormalities using deep learning-based generative models
Max Mi Li PhD GPU algorithms for geometry-aware big data clustering
Attaulauh PhD Semi-supervised Deep Learning
Rajchada Chanajitt PhD Malware prediction based on memory forensics and deep learning
Zhou Johnson Zhentao PhD Predictive Maintenance for Electricity Generators and Networks
Nuwan Gunasekara PhD Stream Mining
Hongyu Wang PhD User-friendly deep learning
Yibin Sun PhD Stream Mining
Cameron Gillespie BCMS Honour's Improving flood prediction using Rain radar data

I also collaborate with some PhD students from other universities:

Name University Topic
Alessio Bernardo Milano, Italy Mitigating class imbalance in streaming data
Guilherme Cassales Santa Maria, Brazil Parallel stream learning
Fabricio Ceschin Parana, Brazil Malware detection
Saulo Martiello Mastelini São Carlos, Brazil Incremental regression trees

Pronounciaton guide
Pfahringer is reasonably close to Wharinga in Te Reo Maori, or to Fariga in Samoan.

Last updated: 26 Feb 2021