Congratulations to Dr Ashad Kabir, Dr Nathan Robinson (Fed Uni) and Dr Liang Wang (Newcastle Uni) who received external funds from Soil CRC PhD Scholarship with an amount of $133,000. The project title is “Development of a grower focused mobile app for estimation, analysis and recording soil properties”. (CSU Reference Number RM-103364)
Congratulations to the following colleagues who received external funds from Cyber Security CRC (CSCRC):
* Project title: “Privacy-preserving data collection for statistical aggregation”, PhD scholarship for a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Tanveer Zia, Professor Zahid Islam and Dr Ba Dung Le. Funding amount: $180,000. (CSU Research Office Project Reference Number: 0000103352).
* Project title: “A novel technique to detect and protect sensitive data against malware attacks in hyper-connected network”, PhD scholarship for a PhD student under the supervision of Associate Professor Rafiqul Islam, Professor Zahid Islam and Dr Arif Khan. Funding amount: $180,000. (CSU Research Office Project Reference Number: 0000102972).
Congratulations to Professor Zahid Islam, Dr Michael Bewong and Dr Ryan Ip for receiving an external fund with an amount of $31,245 from VetCompass Australia. The project title is "VetCompass Data Investigation".
Congratulations to Associate Professor Lihong Zheng for receiving an external fund with an amount of $589,525 from Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. The project title is “Weed mangers guide to remote detection. Understanding opportunities and limitations of multi-resolution and multi-modal technologies for remote detection of weeds in heterogeneous landscapes.
Congratulations to the following 2020 DSRU Summer Scholarship recipients who each receive an amount of $2,800 for conducting a research project. Many thanks to all three members of the assessment committee: Professor Tanveer Zia, Professor Rafiqul Islam and Professor Lihong Zheng.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Zahid Islam who has received an external fund for an amount of $30,030 (including GST) from the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment and Data61, CSIRO. The project title is “Database Schema Matching”. [CSU Research Office Project Reference Number: 0000103179]
Along with Associate Professor Philip Birch, Associate Professor Zahid Islam is a co-recipient of funding from NSW Police for an amount of $15,000. The project title is "Crime and Disorder Audit, Wagga Wagga". [CIs: Philip Birch and Zahid Islam. CSU Research Office Project Reference number: 0000103092.]
DSRU researchers are working on COVID-19 related research. Eleven members of DSRU have received funding from the CSU COVID-19 Research Grant. The projects are:
Congratulations to members of DSRU Professor Manoranjan Paul and Associate Professor Yeslam Al-Saggaf who were successful in obtaining an external funding from Centre of Work and Safety, NSW Government for an amount of $107,998. The project title is “Investigating the psychological barriers to accepting advice from ‘thinking’ machines in the workplace”. [CI: Dr Ben Morrison, Charles Sturt.]
Congratulations to Associate Professor Manoranjan Paul and his collaborators who have been awarded Soil CRC PhD scholarships! Projects (lead supervisor, co-supervisors)) include:
* Developing a hyperspectral imagery based decision support system for soil assessment using vegetation pattern (Manoranjan Paul - Charles Sturt University, Leigh Schmidtke - Charles Sturt University, Manzur Murshed - Federation University)
* Drone-based multimodal imaging for effective soil health assessment, monitoring, and decision support systems (Shyh Wei Teng - Federation University, Manzur Murshed - Federation University, Manoranjan Paul - Charles Sturt University, Ferdous Sohel - Murdoch University)
The organising committee sincerely thank all participants, committee members, reviewers and helpers who contributed to The 2nd Applied Statistics and Policy Analysis Conference 2019. We hope all of you have enjoyed your time at the conference. Some photos will be uploaded to the conference website later. Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Daniel Waters, Professor Chris Blanchard and Associate Professor Zahid Islam who were successful in obtaining an external funding from Food Agility CRC Australia for an amount of $135,000. The project title is “Image Analysis for Whole Grain Rice Quality”.
Congratulations to Dr Azizur Rahman who was successful in obtaining the Australian Research Council (ARC)-Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) grant for an amount of $3,000. The project title is “Applied Statistics and Policy Analysis Conference 2019 at the Charles Sturt University” [Project ID: 0000102864].
Congratulations to Dr Azizur Rahman who was successful in obtaining the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities grant for an amount of $6,000. The project title is “The 2nd Applied Statistics and Policy Analysis Conference 2019” at the Charles Sturt University” [Project ID: 0000102816].
Congratulations to DSRU colleagues for their excellent contributions in the following Fields of Research (FoR) resulting in outstanding achievements in the latest ERA 2018 evaluation.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Manoranjan Paul and his collaborators who were successful in obtaining the ARC DP grant for an amount of $380,000. The project title is “Efficient multi-view video coding with cuboids and base anchored models” [Project ID DP190102574].
Dr M. Arif Khan of the DSRU and his international co-authors was honoured with the Best Paper Award at the IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization in August 2018 held in Reykjavik, Iceland. The paper, selected among 91 competition papers, is entitled “Systematic Study of Feed Line and Ground Plane Modifications for Design of Miniaturized Wideband Antennas”.
Associate Professor Manoranjan Paul received the ICT Researcher of the Year 2017 award by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). This recognises his contribution across the wide range of research areas such as video technology, e-health, data science, computer vision, medical imaging, machine learning in terms of citations, publications, grants, impact on his organisation, industry and the wider community.
DSRU welcomes Miss Jing Wang, who is visiting from Bournemouth University, UK as EU Marie Curie Fellow. Jing will be working on the application of machine learning in multimedia and recommending systems as part of the EU Horizon 2020 project - High Dimensional Heterogeneous Data based Animation Techniques for Southeast Asian Intangible Cultural Heritage Digital Content (AniAge), of which CSU is an international partner.
Members of DSRU have successfully secured CSU's official partnership in EU COST Action CA16101 - "MULTI-modal Imaging of FOREnsic SciEnce Evidence (MULTI-FORESEE)- tools for Forensic Science". CSU's role is to host EU researchers on their Short Term Scientific Missions, contribute to international training, and supporting networking events. CSU is the only organisation of COST International Partner Countries (i.e. non-COST States). More details can be found at http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA16101?parties.
We are planning to host the 16th Australasian Data Mining conference (AusDM) in December 2018.
Our Predictive Risk Stratification Tool for reducing avoidable hospital readmission for MLHD, NSW Health has received the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Innovation Award 2017.
Cybersecurity Workshop 2017
The Cybersecurity workshop will be held at the Young Service Club, Young on 11 May 2017. We invite researchers and industry experts in the field of cybersecurity to attend the workshop.
The CenWest Innovate community was launched by Professor Vann at CSU in Bathurst on Wednesday 29 March.
GPU clustersTwo GPU clusters ordered with funding from CM3 have arrived at CSU - Bathurst. The clusters will be used for deep learning applications: one will be available to students and the other for research applications.
Remote Health using Technology Workshop - RHT 2017
The Remote Health using Technology - RHT 2017 - workshop will be held at the Young Service Club, Young on 9 February, 2017. We invite researchers and industry experts in the field of e-health to attend the workshop.
The Honours Seminar for the Data Mining group will take place on 26 September 2016 at 11am in Room 301 of Building 1292 in Bathurst and can be viewed by video conferencing.
CM3 and National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at CSU on ABC Rural: Wine industry soon to have smartphone app advising on irrigation and harvesting.
CM3 in the CSU news: Optimising grape harvest for wine style.
A poster entitled "Smartphone imaging tool to assess grapevine berry and bunch characteristics" by B. Pailthorpe, E. Kraeva-Deloire, N. Bordes, K. Suklje, L. Schmidtke and A. Deloire was presented at the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference and Trade Exhibition.
Dr Kenneth Li-minn Ang, from the CSU School of Computing and Mathematics in Wagga Wagga has joined the phone-based imaging tool project. funded by AGWA.
Best wishes to Prof. Junbin Gao for his new appointment at the University of Sydney Business School.
Dr Feng Lu Ge has joined CM3 to work on the phone-based imaging tool project. funded by AGWA.
The paper presented by P. Podder, M. Paul, T. Debnath, and M. Murshed, (2015), " An Analysis of Human Engagement Behaviour Using Descriptors from Human Feedback, Eye Tracking, and Saliency Modelling," at the Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA-2015) conference received an award for adding a new research dimension in the conference.
The grant submitted by Profs A. Deloire, B. Pailthorpe, J. Gao, Drs K. Suklje, L. Schmidtke and N. Bordes to Wine Australia was successful. Further details will be provided soon.
Dr Z. Islam received funding from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
The Video/Image Coding, Processing, and Understanding - VICPU-2015 workshop is being held at CSU, Bathurst campus.
The Video/Image Coding, Processing, and Understanding - VICPU-2015 - workshop will be held at CSU, Bathurst campus on 3-4 November, 2015.
We invite students to present a poster at VICPU-2015.
Grant Development Workshop
Professor Pailthorpe participated to the grant development workshop held at CSU - Wagga Eagga.
Customers centre stage at seminar: Western Advocate Story on Council talk to Regional Businesspeople
Professor Steven D'Alessandro from CSU gave a presentation as part of a series of seminars organised by the Bathurst Regional Council. The topic "how to get more customers" attracted 70 local business owners.
2015 Faculty and Division Awards
Congratulations to CM3 researchers:
Successful Research Infrastructure Block Grant
Cyber Security Symposium - International Hotel, Wagga Wagga
40th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Brisbane