J. Shane Culpepper

Shane and Miette


I am an ARC DECRA Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Computer Science & Information Technology, and a member of the Information Storage and Retrieval Research Group.


My current work focuses on how to design efficient algorithms and data structures for a wide variety of information storage and retrieval problems. Broadly speaking my research interests include information retrieval, text indexing, data compression, natural language processing, experimental algorithmics, and scalable distributed/parallel computing. If you're interested, see my research and publications pages.

Potential Postgraduate Students

If you are interested in these topics and wish to pursue a research career, please read the information included on my Phd and Postdoc recruiting page to find out more about current opportunites and selection criteria.

Postgraduate Students

  1. Xiaolu Lu
  2. Farhana Murtaza Choudhury
  3. Ronny Sabapathee
  4. Gaya Jayasinghe
  5. Matthias Petri (completed PhD in 2013)


I completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008 under the venerable Alistair Moffat. I am a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia and I currently reside in lovely Melbourne, Australia. Before entering academia, I spent several years in various technical roles in industry. For more details, refer to my curriculum vitae.

My Thesis Wordle

Wordle: JSC Thesis
Last Update: 20 July 2014