ARC Australian Laureate Fellow receives accolade for her pioneering work in pattern recognition and big and lean data—14 March 2018

Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Laureate Fellow and Alfred Deakin Professor Svetha Venkatesh, who is the Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA), and co-director of Deakin’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2), has been inducted into the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

An initiative of the Victorian State Government, the Honour Roll acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding achievements of women in Victoria and recognises their dedication as leaders, innovators and mentors.

Professor Venkatesh joined more than 600 other Victorian women inducted since the Honour Roll began in 2001.

Professor Venkatesh’s ground-breaking work in pattern recognition and big and lean data has led to two start-up companies, including the award-winning iCetana, which uses video analytics to detect potential security threats in large data sets and is now deployed with customers in the Middle-East, Europe, the Americas, South East Asia and Australia.

Other achievements include a health analytics program to help doctors predict suicide risk in patients. Professor Venkatesh also played a key role in PRaDA’s development of the TOBY Playpad app, which is providing therapy for children with autism around the world.

Media Issued by Deakin Universtiy.

 

Image: ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and Alfred Deakin Professor Svetha Venkatesh
Credit: Professsor Venkatesh

Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018