100 Tb/s Electro Optical Network
Aims to develop technologies that will permit next generation electro-optical systems to achieve data rates in excess of 100 Tb/s.
Applications for sensor technologies with a particular focus on cameras and CCTV, for the detection and analysis of safety and security threats.
Artificial Intelligence for the Smart Grid
NICTA is developing technology to automate the management of electricity transmission and distribution networks. Businesses, households and the environment will all benefit from more reliable, energy-efficient power supplies.
Assistive & Adaptive Bionics
This project is concerned with investigating how bionic devices can be designed to be more adaptive to user needs and how other pervasive technologies can be utilised to guarantee more useful deployment.
Supporting the personal navigation markets rapidly growing data requirements using technologies and systems to automatically create and update maps.
Automated Microscopic Cell Tracking
Reducing the cost of doing biological experiments as well as the time taken to do them using tools that provide a more efficient way of extracting biologically relevant information from video sequences of live cells. Potentially this could lead to wider applications in the development of drug discovery and clinical screening.
Developing the foundations and practical techniques for filtering information from the large volumes of data produced by emerging high-throughput biomedical technologies, in particular high throughput sequencing technologies, often referred to as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), but also a range of other, more cost effective technologies.
Biomedical Devices & Signal Processing
This project covers the development of wireless 3D kinetic sensors for the measurement and monitoring of patients in clinics, at home or most normal environments. Current work involves the monitoring of Parkinson patients but the applications are very broad and apply to the aged, home care and even rehabilitation. This project has close engagement with the Health & Life Sciences Business Team.
This project has close engagement with the Health & Life Sciences Business Team. Visit the team's research page for more information.
The Biomedical Informatics team is developing techniques to provide easier and faster access to valuable information buried in biomedical texts, saving time and cost for biomedical researchers and clinicians, and potentially enabling new insights and discoveries. This project has close engagement with the Health & Life Sciences Business Team.
NICTA is a member of Bionic Vision Australia, a national consortium of researchers working on developing a retinal prosthesis, or bionic eye, capable of restoring the sense of vision to people with blindness.
Business Adaptation and Interoperation
Creates the understanding and technologies that let organisations work together effectively at both business and technical levels.
The Computational Genomics group tackles problems in the processing and interpretation of biomedical data. This project has close engagement with the Health & Life Sciences Business Team.
Constraint Programming Platform
Developing technologies to help organisations such as freight, logistics and transportation companies and local, state and federal governments to better utilise their assets, resources and infrastructure.
Cooperative Multi-Agent Formations and Networks
Using a set of scientific tools, such as shape and motion control, location estimation and sensor networks for applications such as defence, fighting bushfires and surveillance.
Decision Support for Incident Management
NICTA and the NSW Transport Management Centre are collaborating to improve traffic incident handling through early prediction of clearance time and other crucial business factors. Using advanced Machine Learning techniques on historical incident handling data, patterns of normal and abnormal actions can be identified and used to provide decision support to operators, and efficient communication to the road users.
Advances in molecular profiling technologies have resulted in large quantities of data being generated for a range of human diseases. The key challenge is to systematically analyse these diverse datasets to deepen our understanding of the molecular basis on disease, and to improve diagnosis and prognosis. We focus on major killers such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, where we integrate information in a clinical setting to build predictive models. This project has close engagement with the Health & Life Sciences Business Team.
Distributed Game Platform
Delivering complex applications such as massively multiplayer online games over the Internet quickly and cheaply by using decentralised techniques to manage networks and data.
Fraunhofer Project Centre on Transport and Logistics
This project is a strategic collaboration between Fraunhofer IESE and NICTA. A major activity of the project is the Future Logistics Living Lab, in conjunction with SAP Research.
Researchers working on Fundamentals project contribute high impact theoretical results, useful design algorithms and methodologies in the area of control and signal processing.
This project is undertaking fundamental and applied research into new modelling, optimisation and control techniques for future electricity networks.
Geothermal Data Fusion
Geothermal energy is not fully utilised in Australia because it is extremely difficult to locate, expensive to extract and can be detrimental to the environment. NICTA aims to solve the problem by developing software that will enable geothermal companies and government decision-makers to better understand what makes a good geothermal site, and where the best target sites for geothermal resources are.
GiFi/Ultra High Speed Wireless
The GiFi project developed the world's first integrated transceiver on CMOS. Research on this project is continuing with researchers seeking to develop 20+ Gbps short range transceivers operating at both 60GHz and 94GHz.
Goanna (Software Bug Detection)
Keeping product launch timetables on track and saving money using a fast, scalable and precise software solution that detects bugs and other software vulnerabilities automatically during the development process.
Human Performance Improvement
Small, smart devices to collect interpret, transmit and monitor biometric data reliably; supporting emergency services workers, athletes and defence personnel.
Imaging Spectroscopy for Scene Analysis
Identifying potential threats to bio-security and plant health using cameras that capture imperfections invisible to the human eye.
There are estimates that one in five Australians will suffer a period of chronic pain in their lifetime. Many others will suffer from neurological disorders - such as Parkinson's Disease - which produce debilitating physical symptons. NICTA is developing small, sophisticated and inexpensive implantable therapies that will help these people.
Intelligent Fleet Logistics
Developing technology solutions to help organisations such as freight, logistics and transportation operators better utilise their mobile assets and resources under diverse constraints.
The goal of the Mesh Protocols project is to develop new adaptive network protocols for Wireless Mesh Networks for a wide range of challenging and deployment scenarios, including Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery, Mining and Public Safety & Security applications.
Nanowire Antigen Detection
The ONE project has developed a new functionalised nanowire based detection system that is able to detect antigens down to femto molar concentrations. Using new modelling techniques for nanowires we were able to show that they exhibit a unique frequency relationship that can be exploited to build sensors that are extremely sensitive but are also compatible with CMOS process. Devices have been fabricated and are now being tested in the lab.
Opinionwatch is a visual document explorer designed to help users understand the major topics of their document set, drill down topic areas that they are interested in, and possibly identify trends through our visualisations.
ROACH is a small, low cost, single chip automative radar build on 65nm CMOS process for operating in the 76-77 GHz frequency band for long range and short range automotive radar applications, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation, Blind Sport detections, Stop & Go Functions, etc., with a maximum detection range around 200 meters.
Service Delivery and Testbed Framework
Service delivery: Reducing energy costs and environment footprint of distributed service delivery platforms, such as TV set-top boxes by investigating schemes that minimise the energy cost.
Testbed framework: Facilitating future Internet research and increasing scientific rigor in the networking field by developing and deploying a unified framework to control, measure and manage federations of networking testbeds.
Smart Mobile Content Distribution
A solution with the ability to predict user behaviour by combining a userís online social network and the userís environment through the multitude of sensors on a mobile phone.
Social TV Demonstrator
Once the National Broadband Network is in place, the skyís the limit with the amount of television programming and online content we will be able to access. The challenge is how to make sense of this information deluge in a way that has meaning to us as individuals. NICTA is developing technology that will allow Australians to navigate the maze of choices available to them.
Smart Transport and Roads
Traffic managers and road users will be able to predict and respond to traffic conditions using technology that will increase the capacity of our roads infrastructure, make urban travel more predictable, efficient and environmentally friendly.
Structural Health Monitoring
The safety, security and fitness for purpose of roads, bridges and other transport infrastructure is the subject of NICTA's innovative approach to intelligent systems for continuous monitoring of critical assets.
Systems & Computational Biology
This project is focused on investigating techniques for the modelling and measurement of biological phenomena with a specific focus on the interactions between different levels of biological organisation.
The Trusted Networking Project research outcomes aim to breach the gap between short and long range mobile wireless technologies to enable new services based on collaborative techniques and user generated content
Trustworthy Embedded Systems
The most trustworthy and reliable operating system kernel on the planet by providing ultimate mathematical assurance that the seL4 high-performance microkernel works correctly.
Ultra-high Speed Wireless Network
Ultra high-speed technology integrated on a single chip which promises to deliver up to ten times the data rate of todayís wireless systems at around one-tenth of the cost. It will remove the need for cables in the home and could be incorporated into multiple devices.
Visual Processing for the Bionic Eye
Helping to enable the development of a bionic eye using computer vision-based technologies for wearable visual assistive devices and visual prostheses for the visually impaired.
NICTA's FarmNet project is developing an online platform that will utilise the Commonwealth's National Broadband Network to bring together data and information from myriad sources and formats to transform decision making in farm management.