ARC Future Fellowship: A/Prof Michael Sheng, Efficient Management of Things for the Future World Wide Web


A/Prof Michael Sheng has been awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship. This recognition of Michael’s work is outstanding, with only 7 Future Fellowships being awarded in Information and Computing Sciences across Australia this year. The fellowship will continue from 2014 to 2018, with total funding of $757,452 for the following project:

The future World Wide Web will connect billions of physical objects, which will offer exciting capabilities to change the
world and improve the quality of human lives, just as what the Web has done in the past 20 years. Effectively and
efficiently managing things is one inevitable challenge in this new era and is much more complicated than managing
traditional Web documents. This project aims to focus on this key problem and develop novel techniques for linking
resource-constrained things to the Web, searching them using a new search engine, as well as discovering latent
relationships among things for advanced management tasks such as things recommendation and composition.

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