Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Marbacher Weg 6
mail: 35032 Marburg, Germany
packages: 35037 Marburg, Germany
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After completing a bachelor's degree majoring in O/P and I chemistry from Adelaide University, I subsequently completed a Master of Information Technology from Flinders University where my focus was on programming (Java, C/C++, Prolog), machine learning and artificial intelligence topics.

My masters research was conducted at the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics of Flinders University under the supervision of Dr Richard Leibbrandt and Professor David Powers. The research focussed on augmenting a Hidden-Markov Model (HMM) automatic speech recognition system with topic information as elucidated from documents, web data, etc. that were read and written by the user of the system. These data were used to train a probabilistic topic model, an unsupervised learning method that uses a Bayesian process called Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA). This is a generative statistical model where, based on the assumption that topics will have a Dirichlet prior, two outputs can be learned from the data; the distribution of topics given words and the distribution of topics over a series of documents. These data were then used to affect the language model probabilities in the speech recogniser in real-time as the topic the user was discussing changed, contextualised by their topic history. The overall aim was improvement of the guess by the speech recogniser of the words being said by the user and eventually augmenting the system with other modes of input (e.g. lip shape/distance measurements) via data fusion techniques. Additionally, I have conducted research into text modelling and sentiment analysis of large text datasets in development of learning and predictive models using combinations of techniques such as topic models and Conditional Random Fields (CRF).

In addition to the above, I have worked in research since 2007, working primarily as a statistician/biostatistician in alcohol addiction research for the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction with Professor Ann Roche and followed by work in breast cancer epidemiology for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in collaboration with Professor David Roder. Prior to this, I have worked in various government and private sector roles such as bio/statistician and as an intelligence analyst for the Sexual Crime Investigation Branch of South Australia Police.

I commenced with the Kolb lab as a PhD student in November 2014 as part of the SynChemBio collaboration.



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