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CIC Seminar

Date: February 15, 2017

Time: 1pm to 2pm, followed by afternoon tea

Location: CLT Learning Space, Building 105, Room 107

Speaker: Dr Kevin Chai

Title:  From detecting cats to meteors: a machine learning approach

Abstract:
Machine learning is used in our everyday lives from using search engines, digital personal assistants (Siri, Google Now), receiving personalised news and movie recommendations to even detecting cats and meteors in images. This talk is intended for audiences that are interested in machine learning and how they can apply it in their own projects. The first part of the talk provides an introduction to machine learning, artificial neural networks and deep learning with a focus on modelling image data. The second part walks through a project that involved developing a deep learning model to detect meteors undertaken by the Curtin Institute for Computation with researchers from the Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy (CIRA) and the Desert Fireball Network (DFN).

About the speaker:
Dr Kevin Chai is a Data Scientist with Curtin’s Institute for Computation. Kevin has a background in data mining and machine learning and, has applied these technologies in domains such as health, medicine, education, business and the Web.

RSVP:  For catering purposes, please email Linda Lilly by COB Monday 13 February