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2017 Laureate Profile: Professor Svetha Venkatesh

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Professor Svetha Venkatesh

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Administering Organisation: Deakin University
Discipline Area: Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences

Fellowship project summary

Pattern analysis for accelerating scientific innovation (FL170100006)

This project aims to determine how pattern recognition can be harnessed to accelerate and expand the capability of experimental optimisation that underpins scientific innovation. Disrupting current experimental methods, this new framework will use data-driven models to guide humans through experimental complexity. The expected outcomes of the project include advancing the theory and practice of pattern recognition in Bayesian optimisation by solving both fundamental and translatory problems, totally transforming the way complex experimental explorations can be done. The project will establish Australia as a leader in innovation led productivity in the 4th industrial revolution, which will include ground-breaking investigations into the use of pattern recognition to navigate complexity in the experimental process.

Australian Research Council funding: $3,016,065

About Professor Venkatesh

Professor Svetha Venkatesh is an Alfred Deakin Professor at Deakin University, where she is Director of the Strategic Research Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics. Professor Venkatesh’s research interests lie in machine learning, probabilistic models, data mining, health analytics, multimedia and social media analysis. Professor Venkatesh’s research has led to frontier technologies in large-scale pattern recognition in big data and several start-up companies. Professor Venkatesh was elected a Fellow of the International Association of Patter Recognition in 2004 for contributions to formulation and extraction of semantics in multimedia data, and is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. 

Find out more about Professor Venkatesh and her research by visiting her profile page on Deakin University website.

For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page on the ARC website.


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