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Congratulations to the 2014 Impact Awards Winners

February 26, 2015

Congratulations to the 2014 Impact Awards Winners! Wealth Creation- Water Pipes, ITL, Fang Chen, Carly Perry, Yang Wang, Zhidong Li, Bin Li, Bang Zhang, Ronnie Taib, Yi Wang This team is truly impressive in its diligence, professionalism, client focus, passion to bring fundamental new science to create wealth for Australia, take that capability to international […]

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NICTA startup, Saluda Medical, receives $10 million in Series B financing

February 23, 2015

“Saluda Medical has today announced that it has received $10 million in Series B financing bringing a breakthrough treatment for chronic pain one step closer to reality. The company, a successful spin-out from NICTA, Australia’s Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, is developing world-first neuromodulation technologies that will improve the treatment of […]

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Conrad Sanderson from CVRG receives NICTA Engineering Award!

February 23, 2015

Conrad Sanderson has been chosen for his Armadillo library. Armadillo is an open-source matlab replacement library with 83,000+ lines of code for numerical computation.  Built by Conrad to support his earlier work in Computer Vision, it has become one of NICTA’s unsung successes.  During 2014, the Armadillo library has had large world wide impact. It was […]

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Popular friends on social media can help save you from disasters

February 20, 2015

You may think your social media friends are only good for keeping you up with all the latest gossip and trends but research published today has found they can also help save you in the event of any natural disaster, especially if they’re your popular friends. These days, online social networks play a prominent role […]

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Nicholas Mattei gets a mention in Technology Review (German edition)

February 20, 2015

ORG researcher Nicholas Mattei, of the Algorithmic Decision Theory unit, gets a mention in a Technology Review (German edition) article about using science fiction to make CS students reason about the ethical aspects of AI. Go to article.

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Well Done Toby Walsh – Another Successful ORG Summer School

February 16, 2015

The Third International Optimisation Summer School was held 11-16 Jan 2015 in Kioloa, NSW. It attracted 47 students including 16 females (34%), 61% of the students were from Australia, with the remaining students from Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, US, and Malaysia. 45% of students where undergraduate, 21% were Masters students, and the rest where PhD students. […]

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Toby Walsh featured on Sydney Morning Herald’s piece on Artificial Intelligence and War

February 16, 2015

NICTA Optimisation Research Group’s research leader Toby Walsh has been interviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald in a piece regarding the perils of Artificial Intelligence and its changes of encouraging war. “There are many arguments, legal, ethical, political and technical for a ban,” Toby Walsh, head of the Optimisation Research Group at Australia’s research body NICTA and chair […]

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CVRG’s senior researcher Yi Li in the News

February 13, 2015

There has been plenty of recent media attention recently on some work by NICTA’s Yi Li and collaborators at the University of Maryland that shows robots learning to cook by watching YouTube videos. Congratulations to Yi Li, Senior Researcher in Computer Vision for his contribution. Read the story in the Australian newspaper here.

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Fatih Porikli wins the best paper

February 12, 2015

CVRG Leader Fatih Porikli received the Best Poster Paper Award at the IEEE Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS) 2014 Conference (top-tier venue) in Seoul, Korea for the paper: Counting People by Clustering Person Detector Outputs authored by Ibrahim Topkaya, Hakan Erdogan, and Fatih Porikli.

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Workshop on Benchmarking Road Detection Algorithms

February 12, 2015

Workshop on Benchmarking Road Terrain and Lane Detection Algorithms for In-Vehicle Application will be held in June 2015, Seoul, Korea, in conjunction with IEEE-Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2015. Organizers: Jose Alvarez and Jannik Fritsch Workshop website

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