Our lab researches machine learning and its application to cheminformatics, bioinformatics, and computational sustainability. We are always interested in interesting new research areas both for applied and fundamental machine learning. Currently, we are particularly interested in reliability of machine learning models, adversarial machine learning, and bias, with applications in chemistry, epidemiology, and environmental research.

To learn more about our lab, check out our publications or read more about our research and projects.

You can join us as PhD student, Honours student, or other postgraduate student. You can also visit our lab as visiting researcher or student.

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  • Joerg Simon Wicker wrote the following post Tue, 07 May 2024 11:56:39 +1200Congrats Katharina Dost!#^https://youtu.be/wkY4QP4KpMQ?t=6838
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  • Joerg Simon Wicker wrote the following post Wed, 20 Mar 2024 00:41:09 +1300Attacking the Loop: Adversarial Attacks on Graph-based Loop Closure DetectionJonathan Kim's latest paper – Attacking the Loop: #Adversarial Attacks on Graph-based Loop Closure Detection –  attacking loop closure in #SLAM. Check it out here.
  • New publication alert!'Making waves: Enhancing pollutant biodegradation via rational engineering of microbial consortia'https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004313542301196X?via%3Dihub
  • Likes @enviPath's Note New data package: EAWAG-SLUDGE !EAWAG-SLUDGE contains biotransformation data from activated sludge experiments extracted from 27 scientific articles, including our own paper by Trostel et al. (2023)https://envipath.org/package/7932e576-03c7-4106-819d-fe80dc605b8a

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Long, Derek; Eade, Liam; Dost, Katharina; Meier-Menches, Samuel M; Goldstone, David C; Sullivan, Matthew P; Hartinger, Christian; Wicker, Jörg; Taskova, Katerina

AdductHunter: Identifying Protein-Metal Complex Adducts in Mass Spectra Journal Article

In: Journal of Cheminformatics, vol. 16, iss. 1, 2024, ISSN: 1758-2946.

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Miller, Catriona J; Golovina, Evgenija; Wicker, Jörg; Jacobson, Jessie C; O'Sullivan, Justin M

De novo network analysis reveals autism causal genes and developmental links to co-occurring traits Journal Article

In: Life Science Alliance, vol. 6, no. 10, 2023.

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Dost, Katharina; Pullar-Strecker, Zac; Brydon, Liam; Zhang, Kunyang; Hafner, Jasmin; Riddle, Pat; Wicker, Jörg

Combatting over-specialization bias in growing chemical databases Journal Article

In: Journal of Cheminformatics, vol. 15, iss. 1, pp. 53, 2023, ISSN: 1758-2946.

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Bensemann, Joshua; Cheena, Hasnain; Huang, David Tse Jung; Broadbent, Elizabeth; Williams, Jonathan; Wicker, Jörg

From What You See to What We Smell: Linking Human Emotions to Bio-markers in Breath Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, pp. 1-13, 2023, ISSN: 1949-3045.

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Roeslin, Samuel; Ma, Quincy; Chigullapally, Pavan; Wicker, Jörg; Wotherspoon, Liam

Development of a Seismic Loss Prediction Model for Residential Buildings using Machine Learning – Christchurch, New Zealand Journal Article

In: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1207-1226, 2023.

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Proceedings Articles

Kim, Jonathan; Urschler, Martin; Riddle, Pat; Wicker, Jörg

Attacking the Loop: Adversarial Attacks on Graph-based Loop Closure Detection Proceedings Article

In: Proceedings of the 19th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, pp. 90-97, 2024.

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Pullar-Strecker, Zac; Chang, Xinglong; Brydon, Liam; Ziogas, Ioannis; Dost, Katharina; Wicker, Jörg

Memento: Facilitating Effortless, Efficient, and Reliable ML Experiments Proceedings Article

In: Morales, Gianmarco De Francisci; Perlich, Claudia; Ruchansky, Natali; Kourtellis, Nicolas; Baralis, Elena; Bonchi, Francesco (Ed.): Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases: Applied Data Science and Demo Track, pp. 310-314, Springer Nature Switzerland, Cham, 2023, ISBN: 978-3-031-43430-3.

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Chang, Luke; Dost, Katharina; Zhai, Kaiqi; Demontis, Ambra; Roli, Fabio; Dobbie, Gillian; Wicker, Jörg

BAARD: Blocking Adversarial Examples by Testing for Applicability, Reliability and Decidability Proceedings Article

In: Kashima, Hisashi; Ide, Tsuyoshi; Peng, Wen-Chih (Ed.): The 27th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), pp. 3-14, Springer Nature Switzerland, Cham, 2023, ISSN: 978-3-031-33374-3.

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Chen, Zeyu; Dost, Katharina; Zhu, Xuan; Chang, Xinglong; Dobbie, Gillian; Wicker, Jörg

Targeted Attacks on Time Series Forecasting Proceedings Article

In: Kashima, Hisashi; Ide, Tsuyoshi; Peng, Wen-Chih (Ed.): The 27th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), pp. 314-327, Springer Nature Switzerland, Cham, 2023, ISSN: 978-3-031-33383-5.

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Miscellaneous

Wicker, Jörg; Krauter, Nicolas; Derstorff, Bettina; Stönner, Christof; Bourtsoukidis, Efstratios; Klüpfel, Thomas; Williams, Jonathan; Kramer, Stefan

Cinema Experiments 2013 Miscellaneous

2023.

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Stönner, Christof; Edtbauer, Achim; Derstorff, Bettina; Bourtsoukidis, Efstratios; Klüpfel, Thomas; Wicker, Jörg; Williams, Jonathan

Cinema Experiments 2015 Miscellaneous

2023.

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Unpublished

Graffeuille, Olivier; Lehmann, Moritz; Allan, Matthew; Wicker, Jörg; Koh, Yun Sing

Lake by Lake, Globally: Enhancing Water Quality Remote Sensing with Multi-Task Learning Models Unpublished Forthcoming

Forthcoming, ISSN: 1556-5068.

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Lyu, Jiachen; Dost, Katharina; Koh, Yun Sing; Wicker, Jörg

Regional Bias in Monolingual English Language Models Unpublished Forthcoming

Forthcoming, (accepted at the ECML / PKDD 2024 Journal Track).

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Hua, Yan Cathy; Denny, Paul; Wicker, Jörg; Taskova, Katerina

A Systematic Review of Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis: Domains, Methods, and Trends Unpublished Forthcoming

Forthcoming.

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Dost, Katharina; Tam, Jason; Lorsbach, Tim; Schmidt, Sebastian; Wicker, Jörg

Defining Applicability Domain in Biodegradation Pathway Prediction Unpublished Forthcoming

Forthcoming.

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Hafner, Jasmin; Lorsbach, Tim; Schmidt, Sebastian; Brydon, Liam; Dost, Katharina; Zhang, Kunyang; Fenner, Kathrin; Wicker, Jörg

Advancements in Biotransformation Pathway Prediction: Enhancements, Datasets, and Novel Functionalities in enviPath Unpublished Forthcoming

Forthcoming.

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Chang, Xinglong; Dost, Katharina; Dobbie, Gillian; Wicker, Jörg

Poison is Not Traceless: Fully-Agnostic Detection of Poisoning Attacks Unpublished Forthcoming

Forthcoming.

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Chang, Xinglong; Dobbie, Gillian; Wicker, Jörg

Fast Adversarial Label-Flipping Attack on Tabular Data Unpublished Forthcoming

Forthcoming.

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