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September 2015

With the NSW Government’s early August announcement of its plans to establish a whole-of-government data analytics centre and formation of Data 61, data analytics gains increased prominence in the business community.
AAi HDRs Renhua Song and Jing Ren presented at the academic conference GIW/InCoB 2015, which was held in the beautiful Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan
With researchers like Dr Paulo Shakarian from Arizona State University who spoke on the subject of “AI decodes Islamic State strategy” and Prof Hugh Durrant-Whyte from Sydney University who spoke on “Data Science for the Science community”, KDD2015, the first Australian edition of the largest international conference in data analytics, attracted 1192 registrations.

July 2015

Big Data has ushered in an exciting new age in data exploration and utilization and offers a unique opportunity to identify new trends and patterns in diverse and emerging types of data. Every day, around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated. In fact, 90% of the data in the world today was created in the last two years!
Are you sick and tired of wasting time in the shops, looking for that perfect outfit, trying on an endless number of different ensembles in different fitting rooms in different stores only to find that the garment you have chosen is either not flattering, the colour doesn’t suit you or you simply don’t like it?
Formally opened by NSW Minister for Innovation the Hon Victor Dominello MP, the sensory augmenting capabilities of the UTS Data Arena allow researchers to observe interrelationships, patterns and anomalies not normally seen in data portrayed in a 2D format. This interactive 3D visualisation system enables the exploration and visualization of data.

May 2015

Led by A/Prof Jian Zhang, AAi’s Multimedia and New Media Analytics research group demonstrated their intelligent video surveillance and multimedia search project at the 2015 Sydney CeBIT event on 6 May.
UTS held an internal Data Science Symposium on Friday 15 May as part of their vision to build a UTS Data Science Community
A major value of data science lies in its ability to help people understand their data and discover potentially important knowledge from the data.

April 2015

The full program of AAi short courses is now available at the Institute’s website.
AAi is acutely aware of how the Government continues to apply advanced analytics to enhance its productivity and operations
K Ananth Krishnan, Global CTO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) met with Prof Ian Burnett, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

March 2015

The full program of AAi short courses is now available at the Institute’s website.
Connecting rules from paired miRNA and mRNA expression data sets of Hepatitis C virus patients
Sentiment Polarity Detection helps discover user opinions
Dr Shonali Krishnasway, Institute for Infocomm Research, Visits AAi

February 2015

Key Technology Partner Strengthens research collaboration
Want to Get Ahead of the Field?
Adversarial Data Science for Business Security
International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology Visit of Chinese Academy of Engineering delegation

October 2014

Another huge success for annual Big Data Summit in 2014

September 2014

Following the huge success of the annual Big Data Summit in 2013, AAi is organising the 2014 Big Data Summit in October.

August 2014

World leading Chief Data Officer Dr Usama Fayyad joins UTS:AAi as an international board member
Invited by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Prof Longbing shared his views on deep behaviour analytics to a group of over 30 senior analytics professionals from various government departments as a means of motivating and inspiring professional practice in analytics within the government. Our young PhD candidate, Shameek Ghosh, has also been invited to share his health informatics research at HISA NSW’s 3rd Young Talent Time event.
The paper by Qian Liu, Jinyan Li and Zhenhua Li on Using B-factor-related features for accurate classification between protein binding interfaces and crystal packing contacts won the Best Paper Award (BMC Bioinformatics) at the recent International Conference on Bioinformatics. It proposes to use four features related to B factor for the classification between biological interfaces and crystal packing contacts. The proposed computational methods have a potential for large-scale and accurate identification of biological interactions from the experimentally determined structural data stored at the Protein DataBank which may have diverse interface sizes.
A new monograph, Metasynthetic Computing and Engineering of Complex Systems, by Prof Longbing Cao, has recently been put online by Springer. The book uses the systematological methodology in addressing system complexities in open complex giant systems, for which it may not only be effective to apply reductionism or holism. The book aims to encourage and inspire discussion, design, implementation and reflection of effective methodologies and tools for computing and engineering open complex systems and problems. Researchers, research students and practitioners in complex systems, artificial intelligence, data science, computer science, and even system science, cognitive science, behaviour science, and social science, will find this book invaluable.

July 2014

Following the huge success of the annual Big Data Summit in 2013, AAi is organsing the 2014 Big Data Summit in October.
Funded through the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, the project, in partnership with the ATO, aims to build theoretical breakthroughs and novel tools for deep analytics and active management of non-self-finalising (NSF) individual and business behaviours.
The paper on “Tertiary structure-based prediction of conformational B-cell epitopes through B factors” with lead author, A/P Jinyan Li of AAi has been accepted by the International Society of Computational Biology and was presented at the 22nd Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, held on 11-15 July in Boston, USA.
AAi honorary visiting student, Marco Rossetti from Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy is an Endeavour Scholarship recipient and had been with the Institute for six months. He shared his views with us and found being a visiting student is an incredible experience.

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