Director – Institute of Data
University of Western Australia (UWA)
Professor Eun-Jung Holden from The University of Western Australia (UWA) has leading expertise in the application of data science in earth sciences. She became the inaugural Director of UWA’s Institute of Data in 2021. Professor Holden completed her BSc, MSc and PhD from UWA in computer science, specifically in fields of computer vision and visualization. She established and now leads the Geodata Algorithms Team at UWA. The team works closely with the resource industry to develop innovative and deployable data science solutions to assist the modelling of geology and resource. Her team’s research outcomes are disseminated to global end-users through the commercialization of CET Grid Analysis and CET Porphyry Detection extensions for Seequent’s Oasis Monaj; and televiewer image analysis methods in the Image & Structure Interpretation Workspace for ALT’s WellCAD. The team’s research also resulted in two industry driven patents on machine assisted drillhole data interpretation methods. She currently leads a major industry funded research engagement named UWA-Rio Tinto Iron Ore Data Fusion Projects. Prof Holden’s team won the UWA Vice Chancellor Award in Impact and Innovation in 2015 and she was a winner of the Women in Technology in WA (WiTWA) Tech [+] 20 Awards in 2019.