Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Applications of machine learning and probabilistic reasoning
  • Artificial Intelligence and law
  • Data mining and sport
  • Dispute resolution
  • Information technology and decision-making

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About John Zeleznikow

John Zeleznikow has conducted research and taught in Australian, US, French, Dutch, Israeli, Belgian, German, UK and Polish universities for 48 years. He has worked in mathematics, computer science, law and business schools. He is the author of four research monographs, 88 refereed journal articles and over 200 refereed conference articles. He has also won over A$8 million in competitive research grants.

John has successfully supervised 20 PhD students (including one who is a professor at Harvard Medical School), six postdoctoral fellows and over 50 honours students. On 16 November 2005, he and a former PhD student Dr Emilia Bellucci won their heat of ABC television's New Inventors program for software that assists divorcing couples to negotiate their disputes.

Over the past 25 years, Professor Zeleznikow has focused on how artificial intelligence can be used to enhance decision-making. Specific examples have been created in the domains of law, negotiation and sport. His research findings have been utilised by law and mediation firms, Victoria Legal Aid, Relationships Australia Queensland, Victorian Institute of Sport, Australian Institute of Sport, and Relationships Australia Victoria.

Professor Zeleznikow’s previous positions include Director of The Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning at the University of Edinburgh Law School, Head of the Department of Computer Science at Latrobe University and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Business and Law at Victoria University.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University, Australia, 1980
  • Graduate Diploma in Computing, University of Melbourne, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours, Monash University, 1973

Key publications

Year Citation
2010 Lodder, A. R., & Zeleznikow, J. (100101). Enhanced dispute resolution through the use of information technology.

doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511777554

2004 Stranieri, A., & Zeleznikow, J. (040101). Knowledge Discovery from Legal Databases. Springer Law and Philosophy Library Volume 69.

Year Citation
2012 Lodder, A., & Zeleznikow, J. (120101). Artificial intelligence and online dispute resolution (pp. 61-82). Eleven International Publishing.

Year Citation
2013 Conrad, J. G., & Zeleznikow, J. (130911). The significance of evaluation in AI and law: A case study re-examining ICAIL proceedings Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (pp. 186-191).

doi: 10.1145/2514601.2514624

2012 Carneiro, D., Novais, P., Andrade, F., Zeleznikow, J., & Neves, J. (120101). Context-aware Environments for Online Dispute Resolution (pp. 196-206). Recife, Brazil: Editira Universitaria, UFPE.

Year Citation
2016 Ebner, N., & Zeleznikow, J. (161001). No Sheriff in Town: Governance for Online Dispute Resolution. Negotiation Journal, 32(4), (297-323).

doi: 10.1111/nejo.12161

2013 Dwyer, D., Ofoghi, B., Huntsman, E., Rossitto, D., McMahon, C., & Zeleznikow, J. (130101). The Elimination Race in Track Cycling: Patterns and Predictors of Performance. Journal of Science and Cycling, 2(2), (6-12).
2006 Oatley, G., Ewart, B., & Zeleznikow, J. (060401). Decision support systems for police: Lessons from the application of data mining techniques to "soft" forensic evidence. Artificial Intelligence and Law, 14(1-2), (35-100).

doi: 10.1007/s10506-006-9023-z

2005 Lodder, A., & Zeleznikow, J. (050101). Developing an Online Dispute Resolution Environment: Dialogue Tools and Negotiation Systems in a Three Step Model. Harvard Negotiation Law Review, 10 (287-338).
2001 Zeleznikow, J., & Nolan, J. R. (010601). Using soft computing to build real world intelligent decision support systems in uncertain domains. Decision Support Systems, 31(2), (263-285).

doi: 10.1016/S0167-9236(00)00135-4

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

The use and abuse of social media by separating parents.
From: Relationships Australia Victoria
Investigators: Prof Elisabeth Wilson-evered
For period: 2017-2018
$10,000

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • Relationships Australia Queensland

    Financial support and professional advice as contribution to Linkage Grant on enhancing Negotiation Support systems

  • Australian Institute of Sport

    Financial and professional contributions from Australian Institute of Sport and Tennis Australia to conduct research in tennis data analytics

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
13 PhD Principal supervisor
3 Masters by Research Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (13) Principal supervisor
Masters by Research (3) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
7 PhD Principal supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (7) Principal supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Other supervision of research students

8 PhD students and 1 Masters by research student were successfully supervised to completion at La Trobe University

Teaching activities & experience

Research related courses

  • BMO6630 Research Methods
  • BGP7711 Business Research Proposal
  • BGP7712 Business Research Project
  • BGP7730 Business Research Project.

Alternative dispute resolution and the workplace units

  • LLW3002 Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • BMO5544 Industrial Relations
  • BMO5567 Workplace Dispute Resolution.

Information systems

  • BCO6671 The Information Professional
  • BCO6672 Contemporary Issues in Information System.

 

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Mar 2001 - Oct 2003
Director of Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning
University of Edinburgh
Jan 1998 - Jan 2019
Visiting Professor
Bar Ilan University
Jan 2000 - Feb 2003
Research Fellow
Glasgow Caledonian University
Jan 1987 - Jan 2001
Senior Lecturer
LaTrobe University
Jun 1985 - Dec 1987
Lecturer
RMIT
Sep 2008 - present
Marie Curie Research Fellow
Poznan University of Business and Economics
Sep 2015 - present
Research Fellow
Tallinn University of Technology
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Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Mar 2001 -
Oct 2003
Director of Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning
University of Edinburgh
Jan 1998 -
Jan 2019
Visiting Professor
Bar Ilan University
Jan 2000 -
Feb 2003
Research Fellow
Glasgow Caledonian University
Jan 1987 -
Jan 2001
Senior Lecturer
LaTrobe University
Jun 1985 -
Dec 1987
Lecturer
RMIT
Sep 2008 -
present
Marie Curie Research Fellow
Poznan University of Business and Economics
Sep 2015 -
present
Research Fellow
Tallinn University of Technology
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Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Aug 1977 - Aug 1979
Councillor
City of Caulfield
Sep 1973 - Sep 1993
Executive Member
Australian Jewish Welfare and Relief Society
Mar 2014 - Nov 2019
Member Governance Committee
Jewish Care Victoria
Nov 2019 - Nov 2019
Member
Victorian Multicultural Commission's Regional Advisory Council for the Southern Metropolitan Region
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Aug 1977 - Aug 1979
Councillor
City of Caulfield
Sep 1973 - Sep 1993
Executive Member
Australian Jewish Welfare and Relief Society
Mar 2014 - Nov 2019
Member Governance Committee
Jewish Care Victoria
Nov 2019 - Nov 2019
Member
Victorian Multicultural Commission's Regional Advisory Council for the Southern Metropolitan Region

Awards

Year Award
2005

New Inventors Weekly Program - ABC TV

2013

Best Paper - Australian Conference on Information Systems

Invited keynote speeches

Year Title/Description
2009

The need to incorporate justice into Negotiation Support Systems

Second Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT 2009), Poznan Poland, April 28 2009

2008

Incorporating interests and fairness in the development of Negotiation Support Systems

Group Decision and Negotiation Conference. Coimbra, Portugal, June 17-20, 2008

2019

How can AI enhance dispute resolution?

IP Mediation Conference Alicante, 30-31 May 2019

2019

Law, Governance and Artificial Intelligence

German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) 10th Annual Conference, “Governing the Future: Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence, Dataism”, 19-20 October, 2019, Lebua At State Tower Bangkok

2019

Online Dispute Resolution: From Futuristic Opportunities to Current Opportunties

Resolve Conference 2019, Grand Stamford Adelaide Hotel, Glenelg, 25-26 March 2019

2018

Artificial Intelligence and Online Dispute Resolution

University College London and UK House of Lords

2017

Decision Making: Human vs Machine

Brave New Worlds: Challenges for Evidence in the 21st Century, 4-5 March 2017, John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University

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