Smart infrastructure on the way

August 25, 2015

Australia has reached a turning point in history where modern data technology will change the face of commercial road transport as we know it, according to Professor Bob Williamson, interim-CEO of the National Information and Communications Technology Research Centre Australia (NICTA). Read the full article here.


Our ML researchers have figured out how YouTube videos become viral and a video’s lifecycle of popularity

August 18, 2015

PhD student Honglin Yu’s thesis work with Lexing Xie and Scott Sanner on Measuring and understanding social media popularity is covered ANU Reporter magazine:  


NICTA tackles looming gridlock

August 12, 2015

With the population in our capital cities projected to double by 2050, Australia is facing a looming road infrastructure crisis, ­according to one prominent local technologist. Dean Economou, technology strategist at Australia’s premier IT research centre NICTA, said the current road infrastructure in Australian cities was clearly ill-equipped to deal with rising traffic pressures. He […]

Bob at PAPIs15

Bob Williamson was a keynote speaker at PAPIs ’15 Conference

August 11, 2015

Prof Bob Williamson was the keynote at the 2nd International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps. This conference was held on 6 & 7 August in Sydney and online. Bob talked about Predictive Technologies and the Prediction of Technology. Mark Reid was part of a panel discussion on research challenges facing predictive APIs.


Melbourne to Host 2016 ITS World Congress

August 7, 2015

Although it’s more than a year away, preparations are already underway for the 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. I had the opportunity to talk with Rob Fitzpatrick, Director ofIntelligent Transport Systems Australia, to get a preview of what will be happening. Listen to the radio interview here.


Green Light Day Promotes Industry Careers

July 24, 2015

New South Wales students will have the chance to find out more on transport and logistics career paths tomorrow with the annual Green Light Day event taking place across the state. Read the full story here:


Paul Scott and Sylvie Thiebaux win Best Paper award at ACM e-Energy conference

July 18, 2015

Congratulations to PhD student Paul Scott and Sylvie Thiebaux who were awarded Best Paper for “Distributed Multi-Period Optimal Power Flow for Demand Response in Microgrids” at the International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy 2015) in Bangalore, India. The paper describes distributed algorithms for optimally coordinating a large number of households equipped with PV, […]


Suranga Seneviratne – winner of Engineering Excellence Awards at IESL NSW Chapter

July 16, 2015

Congratulations to Suranga Senviratne  for receiving the Engineering Excellence Award – Best Paper Published (Highly Commended Award) from IESL (Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka) NSW Chapter for his paper titled “Early detection of spam mobile apps” published at WWW 2015.  


Embracing new technology will support the mining industry to manage costs and their business more effectively.

July 15, 2015

Eric Nettleton, Senior Business Manager with NICTA’s Environment Business Team, discusses the importance of embracing new technology in the mining industry. “Successful organisations need to have a very clear strategic technology plan, which includes addressing the technology, workflows, people and skills required. The right technology, embedded as a core business process, can drive business value.” […]


National Map – Winner at the 2015 NSW IAwards

July 14, 2015

The National Map project was successful in winning the “Service: Government” Category in the 2015 NSW IAwards. The National Map ( is software developed by NICTA and hosted by Geoscience Australia for the Commonwealth Department of Communications. The National Map provides web-based access to Australian spatial data. The National Map initiative has been undertaken to […]

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