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Associate Professor Kok-Leong Ong Associate Professor, Business Analytics

Kok-Leong has attracted over $620,000 in research grant related to data analytics research and has served in over 50 Program Committees of international conferences related to analytics, including the prestigious KDD (2015 and 2017) and PAKDD (2006, 2018 and 2019). He is also a Steering Committee Member of AusDM since 2010. Kok-Leong has co-chaired in various roles in different conferences since 2006 and has served as a reviewer for over 20 journals throughout his academic career. He is currently a Section Editor of Business Analytics with the Australasian Journal of Information Systems (ABDC A) and has also served as an industry judge for the Victoria iAwards and the SAP-RMIT University Analytics Competition. In addition, Kok-Leong has received a best paper award in 2007 and has two invited papers in 2003 and 2012. He was also an invited speaker at the recent Emerging Big Data Technologies Summit 2016. Kok-Leong’s research has also demonstrated real-life impact. For example, his work on using analytics to improve community well-being was featured by the European Commission in Science for Environmental Policy and many of his papers were ranked by Altmetric to be in the top 25% and 5% of publications.

In addition to his high personal teaching effectiveness, Kok-Leong is also a leader in analytics education. Between 2015 - 2016, he was a member of the CRD D2D Education & Training, where he contributed to the design of a national competency framework. He was one of the members that started Australia’s first degree in Business Analytics at Deakin University and led the creation of the Business Analytics suite at La Trobe University. Under his leadership, the Business Analytics suite at La Trobe was recently the only one of the two Australian based Analytics Master to be admitted into the prestigious 2019 QS Ranking of Business Analytics Master. He has won five teaching awards in his career, including two HoS Teaching Excellence award in 2009 and 2011, the Deakin Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011 and two awards from LBS for Exemplary Contribution to Mission in 2016 and 2017.

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