unearthed sydney

Congratulations to ML Researchers for winning Unearthed Sydney 2015 Hackathon

September 1, 2015

Unearthed is a 54-hour open innovation event focused on the resources sector. Software developers, data scientist, designers, and industry insiders come together to develop prototype solutions to resources sector problems. Unearthed Sydney is Big Data focused with large operational, maintenance, geological and additional data sets opened for participants to work with. This year the Unearthed […]


Well Done Fang Chen

September 1, 2015

NICTA’s Fang Chen was recently invited to a workshop on “Trust in Autonomy” organised by the US Air Force, Army, Navy and DARPA. The workshop collected interdisciplinary experts from Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Human Factors, AI, Robotics, Human Computer Interaction, Linguistics, and Computer Science to discover, shape and champion basic science that will profoundly […]


Congratulations to our 2015 National iAwards Winners

August 31, 2015

Congratulations to COVIU® for taking home the iAward for the Regional Inclusion & Community category! COVIU® is an emerging start-up company specialising in developing an innovative digital service delivery platform underpinned by extensive WebRTC research and high level User Experience design.  It is an integral solution in delivering government, health and education services by connecting people […]


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, […]

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