Jörg Simon Wicker

Senior Lecturer | School of Computer Science | The University of Auckland
Senior Lecturer | School of Computer Science | The University of Auckland

I am senior lecturer at the School of Computer Science of the University of Auckland, CTO of enviPath, and lead the Machine Learning Group at UoA. My main research area is machine learning and its application to bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and computational sustainability. Before joining the University of Auckland in 2017, I did a PostDoc at University of Mainz, Germany, and a PhD at Technical University of Munich, Germany. My current research focuses on diverse areas ranging from reliability of machine learning algorithms, particularly in respect to adversarial learning and bias to applications in epidemology, SLAM, environmental research, and cybersecurity.

I am currently looking for PhD, Honours, or Masters students, if you are interested in any of my research areas, contact me by mail. Also check the Supervision page for funding information.

We won the Ig Nobel Prize!

Together with Nicolas Krauter, Bettina Derstroff, Christof Stönner, Efstratios Bourtsoukidis, Achim Edtbauer, Jochen Wulf, Thomas Klüpfel, Stefan Kramer, and Jonathan […]

Journal Articles

Bensemann, Joshua; Cheena, Hasnain; Huang, David Tse Juang; Broadbendt, Elizabeth; Williams, Jonathan; Wicker, Jörg

From What You See to What We Smell: Linking Human Emotions to Biomarkers in Breath Journal Article Forthcoming

In: Forthcoming.

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Pullar-Strecker, Zac; Dost, Katharina; Frank, Eibe; Wicker, Jörg

Hitting the Target: Stopping Active Learning at the Cost-Based Optimum Journal Article

In: arXiv preprint, 2021.

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

Holistic Evaluation of Biodegradation Pathway Prediction: Assessing Multi-Step Reactions and Intermediate Products Journal Article

In: Journal of Cheminformatics, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 63, 2021.

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

Intriguing Usage of Applicability Domain: Lessons from Cheminformatics Applied to Adversarial Learning Journal Article

In: arxiv, vol. 2105.00495, 2021, (preprint).

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Stepišnik, Tomaž; Škrlj, Blaž; Wicker, Jörg; Kocev, Dragi

A comprehensive comparison of molecular feature representations for use in predictive modeling Journal Article

In: Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol. 130, pp. 104197, 2021, ISSN: 0010-4825.

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Inproceedings

Dost, Katharina; Duncanson, Hamish; Ziogas, Ioannis; Riddle, Pat; Wicker, Jörg

Divide and Imitate: Multi-Cluster Identification and Mitigation of Selection Bias Inproceedings

In: 26th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD2022), pp. 149–160, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2022, ISBN: 978-3-031-05935-3.

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

Semi-Supervised Conditional Density Estimation with Wasserstein Laplacian Regularisation Inproceedings Forthcoming

In: Proceeding of the Thirty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Forthcoming.

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Poonawala-Lohani, Nooriyan; Riddle, Pat; Adnan, Mehnaz; Wicker, Jörg

A Novel Approach for Time Series Forecasting of Influenza-like Illness Using a Regression Chain Method Inproceedings

In: Altman, Russ; Dunker, Keith; Hunter, Lawrence; Ritchie, Marylyn; Murray, Tiffany; Klein, Teri (Ed.): Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, pp. 301-312, 2022.

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

SymbioLCD: Ensemble-Based Loop Closure Detection using CNN-Extracted Objects and Visual Bag-of-Words Inproceedings

In: 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 5425-5425, 2021.

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SymbioLCD: Ensemble-Based Loop Closure Detection using CNN-Extracted Objects and Visual Bag-of-Words