A/Prof Ruili Wang has been invited to be a member of the editor board of the journal of Applied Soft Computing (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-soft-computing/). This is an addition to the Associate Editor role for the journal of Knowledge and Information Systems. (http://www.springer.com/computer/information+systems+and+applications/journal/10115 )
Professor Runyi Yu from the Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, is visiting the Language and Speech Processing Group for a year. In collaboration with his host Associate Professor Ruili Wang, Prof. Yu will carry out research in the areas related to speech and image processing. Link to his research.
Associate Professor Julian Jang-Jaccard has joined the staff at the Centre for Information Technology. Associate Professor Jang-Jaccard was previously at the CSIRO in Australia, and her recent research has focused on cybersecurity and telehealth. She replaces Associate Professor Dave Parsons, who has taken a role as National Postgraduate Director at MindLab.
Dr Maria Vasardani from the University of Melbourne Department of Infrastructure Engineering is visiting the GeoKnowledge Lab for 2 weeks. Dr Vasadarni will be working with Dr Kristin Stock on the development of methods for identifying contextual aspects of natural language expressions describing location. Contextual information is important in helping computers to accurately understand location descriptions in the way that humans do. Link to Maria’s page.
A new PhD student has joined the GeoKnowledge Lab in the Centre for Information Technology. Akintoye Ogundiya will be studying the extraction of disaster information from textual sources including social media, and will be supervised by Dr Kristin Stock and Dr Suriadi Suriadi. Welcome Akin!
Associate Professors Ruili Wang and Stephen Marsland have both been appointed members for the Mathematical and Information Sciences Panel. Congratulations!
Dr Teo Susnjak appeared on TVNZ series Seven Sharp to give his opinion on the likelihood of killer robots taking over the world. View.