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Dr Henry Petersen

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Senior Software Engineer


 Henry is a senior software engineer and data scientist in the City Futures Research Centre (CFRC) at UNSW. He is responsible for developing the National Housing Data Exchange as part of the AHDAP (Australian Housing Data Analytics Platform) project as well as the acquisition and development of new data assets. He has worked at UNSW since 2017 as both a software engineer and research associate, with other projects focused on identifying local methods for mitigating excess urban heat as part of the High Performance Architecture cluster.


Prior to this he has worked on projects involving a range of government, industry, and academic partners across a number of fields including GIS, bioinformatics, text mining, biomedical information retrieval, and image processing. He received his PhD from the School of IT at the University of Sydney in 2016 and has an interest in data mining/machine learning with a particular focus on supporting real users via integration with practical workflows.


Journal articles

Thackway W; Randolph B; Peterson H; Pettit C, 2024, 'Bondi to Byron: divergent pathways in NSW’s Metropolitan and regional rental markets during the COVID-19 pandemic', Australian Geographer, 55, pp. 69 - 94,

Li C; Dong Z; Ding L; Petersen H; Qiu Z; Chen G; Prasad D, 2022, 'Interpretable Memristive LSTM Network Design for Probabilistic Residential Load Forecasting', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 69, pp. 2297 - 2310,

Petersen H; Poon J; Poon S; Loy C, 2017, 'Better Rulesets by Removing Redundant Specialisations and Generalisations in Association Rule Mining', Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 21,

Petersen H, 2016, 'Generating High Precision Classification Rules for Screening of Irrelevant Studies in Systematic Review Literature Searches', Generating High Precision Classification Rules for Screening of Irrelevant Studies in Systematic Review Literature Searches

Petersen H; Poon J; Poon SK; Loy C, 2014, 'Increased Workload for Systematic Review Literature Searches of Diagnostic Tests Compared With Treatments: Challenges and Opportunities', JMIR medical informatics, 2

Conference Papers

Roper J; Hudson P; Petersen H; Pettit C; Russell T; Ng MKM, 2022, 'Colouring Australia: a participatory open data platform', in ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, ISPRS International Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Sydney, pp. 229 - 235, presented at 7th Smart Data Cities & 17th 3D GeoInfo, Sydney, 19 October 2022,

Petersen H; Loy JPSPC; Leeflang M, 2013, 'Partially automated literature screening for systematic reviews by modelling non-relevant', in JOINT WORKSHOP, pp. 43 - 43

Petersen H; Poon J, 2011, 'Enhancing short text clustering with small external repositories', in Proceedings of the Ninth Australasian Data Mining Conference-Volume 121, Australian Computer Society, Inc., pp. 79 - 90, Australian Computer Society, Inc.

Petersen H; Poon J, 2009, 'Reworking Bridging for Use within the Image Domain', in International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, Springer, pp. 832 - 839, Springer


Ding L; He B; Petersen H; Craft W; Qi J; Yang S; Santamouris M; Prasad D, 2019, Assessing the Impact of Solar Photovoltaics and Air Conditioning Waste Heat on Urban Heat Island Effects,

Ding L; He B; Craft W; Petersen H; Osmond P; Santamouris M; Prasad D; Bartesaghi Koc C; Derksema C; Midlam N, 2019, Cooling Sydney Strategy,

Ding L; Petersen H; Craft W, 2019, Microclimate and Urban Heat Island Mitigation Decision-Support Tool, CRC for Low Carbon Living,,

Craft W; Petersen H; Haddad S; Ding L; Santamouris M, 2019, Mitigating Urban Heat for the Green Square Town Centre Redevelopment,