Innovation Showcase 2023

2 November 2023 4:00pm7:00pm
Don't miss the 2023 Innovation Showcase, a unique opportunity for EECS students to showcase their end of year projects to industry partners and the UQ community.
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Girls in Computing

15 November 2023 6:00pm7:30pm
UQ's Girls in Computing event provides an excellent opportunity to discover the exciting and endless career options available in technology, software engineering and computer science.

Immersive Data Visualisation and Interactive AI

20 September 2023 1:00pm
Speaker: Dr Maxime Cordeil (University of Queensland)
In this talk I will first briefly introduce my previous work in Immersive Analytics, which includes the visualisation of abstract and 3D data in multiple XR scenarios. I will then present my recent work on immersive and interactive 3D point cloud classification through a dialogue with a machine learning model in Virtual Reality, to support a classification task.

Towards Cost-Efficient Federated Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning with Learnable Aggregation

20 September 2023 1:00pm
Speaker: Yi Zhang
We introduce a client-server framework designed to fortify MARL in real-world scenarios, achieving scalability, parallelization, and privacy preservation.

Enhancing Vision-and-Language Navigation with Multi-modal Prompts

20 September 2023 12:00pm
Speaker: Haodong Hong
Our research introduces a novel task, Vision-and-Language Navigation with Multi-modal Prompts (VLN-MP), in which instructions consist of both natural language and images as prompts.

Towards Robustness: Boosting Approaches for Learning from Positive and Unlabeled Data

19 September 2023 2:00pm
Speaker: Yawen Zhao
By overcoming three key challenges, we aim to work towards PU boosting methods which have superior performance alongside computational efficiency and minimal dependence on hyperparameter tuning.

Model Selection and Model Generalizability of Deep Neural Networks

19 September 2023 2:00pm
Speaker: Ekaterina Khramtsova
In this research, we explore various methods for assessing the generalisability of Deep Neural Networks on OOD samples within different scenarios, namely for model selection and for performance estimation.

Graph Neural Networks for Large Dynamic Graphs

13 September 2023 1:00pm
Speaker: Yanping Zheng (DATA61-CSIRO)
My research focuses on improving the scalability and expressiveness of dynamic graph neural networks.

Generating data-driven continuous optimization problems for benchmarking

8 September 2023 11:00am
Speaker: Sara Hajari
In this research, a detailed exploration of problem instance generation is carried out, and possible ways this approach can be used in benchmarking practice are discussed.

Trustworthy Recommendation under Limited Data

7 September 2023 11:00am
Speaker: Chenhao Zhang
My research aims to improve recommendation systems in low-data scenarios, benefiting small and medium-sized companies and responding to public emergencies.

Machine learning guided scientific experiments

6 September 2023 3:00pm
Speaker: Cheng Soon Ong, Data61, CSIRO
The AI hype claims that everything can be solved by AI. The reality is that while there are many exciting advances in recent years, many open problems remain.

Automating Expertise in Format Identification: From Experts, Through Novices, to Machines

4 September 2023 12:30pm
Speaker: Shaochen Yu
As the role of data amplifies in decision-making, our methodologies promise efficient and streamlined solutions in format identification.

On the Role of Human and Machine Metadata in Crowdsourced Data Annotation

4 September 2023 11:00am
Speaker: Jiechen Xu
The process of data annotation, also referred to as data labeling, is a crucial step in various research fields like machine learning and behavioral studies.

Generalized Out-of-distribution Detection: Theory and Algorithm

23 August 2023 1:00pm
Speaker: Dr Zhen Fang (University of Technology Sydney)
In this talk, we will present the latest advancements in OOD detection theory, and OOD detection algorithms.

A Study on Practical Bluetooth Map-matching

22 August 2023 11:00am
Speaker: Zichun Zhu

Progressive Image generation between large gap domains with hierarchical disentangled representations

17 August 2023 10:00am
Speaker: Tianren Wang
This project will study the explicit form of a latent space to make the learning process more accurate and interpretable.

How to Detect Out-of-Distribution Data in the Wild? Challenges, Research Progress and Path Forward

16 August 2023 10:00am
Speaker: Sharon Yixuan Li (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
I will introduce a new algorithmic framework, which jointly optimizes for both accurate classification of ID samples, and reliable detection of OOD data.

Data Analysis for Multimedia

9 August 2023 1:00pm
Speaker: Prof Phoebe Chen (La Trobe University)
There is a large number of possible applications that can benefit from the analysis of multimedia data.

Task-aware Retrieval with Instructions

2 August 2023 1:00pm
Speaker: Akari Asai (University of Washington)
We study the problem of retrieval with instructions, where users of a retrieval system explicitly describe their intent along with their queries.

Two-Day Face-to-Face Power Transformer Tap Changers-Design, Maintenance and Testing CPD Course

20 July 2023 8:30am21 July 2023 5:45am
This two-day face-to-face course will bring industry professionals together for dialogue and sharing of knowledge to better understand the operation of tap changers, as well as the design, maintenance and testing thereof. This tap changer course will deliver the theoretical background information necessary along with "hands on" practical experience to understand the issues of tap changes faced by modern power systems and their operators. This course is aimed at procurement, asset strategies, operations and maintenance managers and engineers in generation, transmission and distribution, renewables manufacturing mining industrial and infrastructure organizations.

Memory-efficient Recommendation

12 June 2023 3:00pm
Speaker: Yunke Qu

Mitigating Imbalanced Data Distribution in Heterogeneous Information Networks

12 June 2023 2:00pm
Speaker: Xinyi Gao
This comprehensive experimental study demonstrates that SNS consistently outperforms existing methods in different benchmark datasets.

Estimating Causal Effect: Challenges and Countermeasures

12 June 2023 1:00pm
Speaker: Hechuan Wen
Causal inference is increasingly important in guiding decision-making in high-stake domains, such as healthcare, education, e-commerce, etc.