Eun-Jung Holden

Professor, BSc MSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M006), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 648 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
1994 …2021
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Professor Eun-Jung Holden received her BSc, MSc and PhD in computer science from the University of Western Australia.  Her postgraduate and postdoctoral research focused on developing visualisation and automated pattern recognition techniques for hand gestures.  She made a transition to geoscience in 2006, and has been developing advanced data analytics methods and tools to assist the extraction of geological information/knowledge from diverse types of data used by geoscientists, which ranges from regional scale spatial data to drill hole and other mine scale geodata.  She is currently leading the UWA-Rio Tinto Iron Ore data fusion projects which aim to achieve machine-assisted modelling of geology/resource through transformational and interpretive data science solutions

She established and leads the Geodata Algorithms Team at UWA, which effectively spans the boundaries of computational science and geoscience and links academia and industry.  Their research outcomes were disseminated to global end users through diverse technology transfer pathways such commercialisation and public release of software products.  Three suites of geodata analytics algorithms namely CET Grid Analysis and CET Porphyry Detection extensions for Geosoft’s Oasis Montaj; and Image Structure and Interpretation module for Advanced Logic Technology (ALT)’s WellCAD were commercialised in partnership with Geosoft (based in Canada) and ALT (based in Luxembourg).  These products have been sold widely across minerals and oil and gas industries.  Her research team won innovation the UWA Vice Chancellor Award in Impact and Innovation in 2015.


  • Resource data analytics
  • Automated pattern recognition
  • Mineral exploration data analysis
  • Geoscientific data mining
  • geodata analytics

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Research Output 1994 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

GeoDocA – Fast analysis of geological content in mineral exploration reports: A text mining approach

Holden, E. J., Liu, W., Horrocks, T., Wang, R., Wedge, D., Duuring, P. & Beardsmore, T., 1 Aug 2019, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 111, 102919.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mineral exploration
mineral exploration
1 Citation (Scopus)

Incorporating conceptual and interpretation uncertainty to mineral prospectivity modelling

Burkin, J. N., Lindsay, M. D., Occhipinti, S. A. & Holden, E. J., Jul 2019, In : Geoscience Frontiers. 10, 4, p. 1383-1396

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
fuzzy mathematics
mineral deposit

Machine learning assisted geological interpretation of drillhole data: Examples from the Pilbara Region, Western Australia

Wedge, D., Hartley, O., McMickan, A., Green, T. & Holden, E. J., 1 Nov 2019, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 114, 103118.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning systems
Iron ores
iron ore
3 Citations (Scopus)

The spatial-temporal patterns of land cover changes due to mining activities in the Darling Range, Western Australia: A Visual Analytics Approach

Vasuki, Y., Yu, L., Holden, E. J., Kovesi, P., Wedge, D. & Grigg, A. H., 1 May 2019, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 108, SI, p. 23-32 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient rehabilitation
Learning systems
land cover
Learning algorithms
Bauxite mines

Projects 2008 2021


Vice Chancellor’s Award in Impact and Innovation

Mike Dentith (Recipient), Eun-Jung Holden (Recipient), Peter Kovesi (Recipient), Jason Wong (Recipient) & Daniel Wedge (Recipient), 2015