Brief Biography (updated Feb 2014)

Associate Professor Madhu Chetty obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1992. As an academic/researcher, he has worked in several universities such as University of Melbourne; V. National Institute of Technology (earlier VRCE),  India; Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and at Monash University. While at Monash, from 1995-2000, A/Prof Chetty worked in the ECSE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) department. Subsequently, he joined the Gippsland school of Information Technology, Monash University. With Gippsland campus of Monash joining Federation University Australia, he is now works as full time Associate Professor at the new university from 1st January 2014. Madhu was also invited to work as Visting Academic Faculty at India's prestigious IIT Bombay (2013-2014). Further, as a Visiting Fellow, he worked and collaborated at the renowned Systems Biology Research Centre at University of Warwick (2013).  In his capacity as a honorary Principal Fellow in School of Eng, University of Melbourne, Madhu continually collaborates with highly acclaimed UoM research staff from Elec Eng: Prof Rob Evans and Prof Terry Caelli. As an Associate Professor (adjunct) in Faculty of IT, Monash University, he is contributing actively in their IITB-Monash research program. A/Prof Madhu Chetty has also been the approved Research Contributor to NICTA.

Madhu's main research interests are in the area of Optimisation, Computational intelligence, Machine learning and Systems modeling -- for example, Genetic Algorithm, Memetic Algorithm, Bayesian Network, Neural Network, Fuzzy system, S-system model, State space models, large scale system modeling using ordinary differential equation or probability theory etc. He has interests in the application of the CI techniques specifically to life science problems, e.g.  protein folding prediction, modeling and inference of genetic network, feature selection in micro array gene expression data, etc.  As detailed in List of Publications, A/Prof Chetty has number of publications in various high quality and high impact factor journals (includes various ERA A*, ERA A), peer reviewed international conferences (includes CORE rank A) and book chapters. One of the journal had impact factor of 22 in 2013. He also has published in large number of CORE A ranked peer reviewed conferences. Recently, in 2013, one of their paper presented in APBC conference in Vancouver was awarded the Best Paper prize. Frontiers Publishers, where a journal article co-authored by Madhu was published, has now entered into alliance with Nature Publishing. In editorial role, he is Associate Editor of Elsevier's Neurocomputing journal. He also served as guest editors for two special journal issues published by Elsevier and was also editor for Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics for Springer. He has supervised few post-doctoral researchers and also number of doctoral research students working in machine learning, optimisation and computational intelligence. As main supervisor, he has supervised about 10 PhD students. Currently, five PhD students are working under his supervision.

He has also been recipient of research grants to support his research. Recently, as the Australian lead researcher and jointly with researchers from Chemical Eng at IITBombay and Prof Ross Coppel, deputy dean of medicine faculty at Monash, they have received over A$625 K for 3 years for research in "Solar bio-fuel and Carbon sequestration: Role of genetic network" from Australia- India Strategic Research fund.

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As part of his professional engagement activities, as Chair, he is serving  of the IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) technical committee on bioinformatics since 2008. He also served as Chair of Task Force formed by IEEE CIS bioinformatics committee on 'Research and international collaborations'. In 2008, Madhu was General Chair of IAPR sponsored international conference on 'pattern recognition in bioinformatics (PRIB'08) and in 2009 he served as General co-chair for PRIB'09. Since 2010, he is serving PRIB as member of its Steering Committee. In past, he has also been Program Chair of CIBCB organising committee, Technical Chair etc.

In his administrative capacity at Monash, he served as Deputy Head of School, UG Course Coordinator, Honours program coordinator, Programming discipline leader, member of faculty committees, e.g associate professor promotion committee, education committee, NICTA scholarship committee etc. He is currently serving as a Science Faculty Board member at Federation University Australia. A/Prof. Chetty is a senior member of IEEE and Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India).